Check Mate
Posted 3 years ago and submitted by Mariya Prytula | Share link: http://illo.cc/66881


This fall, I quickly sketched a pair of friends playing chess. It kind of begged to be turned into a kid’s illustration because as much as I love tea and all sorts of cookies, I think we need a little update on a tea party.

I remember how impressed I was with my friend who knew how to play, but it wasn’t until I saw this pair of girls play, that I decided it was time to learn myself. I need to learn to stop apologizing when I take down someone’s chess piece though.



Mariya Prytula
Children's Illustrator
Austin, USA
                               
www.mvprytula.com…

Specializes in watercolor picture books, black and white middle grade interiors, and nature illustration.

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Profile updated 30th September, 2019
Member since 4th January, 2016
Awards
IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards winner, Reader's Choice Illustration Gold Award winner
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Mariya has the exceptional ability to make fantasy more vivid and vibrant. I love the subtle texture and the outrageous detail and realism, as well as the simplicity of it. _________ The illustrations in Little Moss, Big Tree are outstanding. Light pastel watercolors fill the page and invite the reader to escape and all the trees, snail, animals, and leaves are illustrated accurately with soft hues of color. __________ You taught me what was possible and expected when working with other artists.You were so patient with me while working through an unfamiliar etiquette. It was a real kindness.
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