Cover Reveal for Little Moss, Big Tree Picture Book now on Kickstarter
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After two years of research, field-sketching and painting I am very excited announce my new illustrated children’s picture book – Little Moss, Big Tree. Set against the changing seasons, Little Moss, Big Tree is a celebration of the friendships that leave lasting impressions, the moments in life that cause us to pause and reflect, and the enduring magic of the natural world. You can check out the campaign on my Kickstarter page.

Composed in beautifully lyrical language and boasting detailed watercolor illustrations for a classic feel, the book outperformed its original goal of raising $5000, currently landing at appoximately $13,000 raised, with nearly 450 backers, and still 10 fundraising days to go. In addition, the book was picked by Kickstarter as a “Project We Love” selection.

We really want to share this book with everyone. If you’d like a deeper look behind the scenes please follow me on Instagram and don’t forget to check out the campaign.

Mariya Prytula
Children's Illustrator
Austin, USA

Specializes in picture books, book covers, black and white middle grade interiors, and nature illustration. Water based media is my jam but Procreate is a close second!

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IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, Moonbeam Award Best Illustrator, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards winner, Reader's Choice Illustration Gold …
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Prytula’s painted illustrations are fantastic, rendering realistic, incredibly detailed nature scenes with swirls of color and texture. - Kirkus Review _________ 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. - Client feedback
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