Check Mate
Posted 3 years ago and submitted by Mariya Prytula | Share link:

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

Mariya works watercolor magic to create children's and nature illustrations.

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Profile updated 13th August, 2019
Member since 4th January, 2016
IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards 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.
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