Fantasy Commission
Posted 8 months ago and submitted by Mariya Prytula | Share link:

In my most recent private commission for a client, I was asked to create a 16×20 inch piece based on my 5×7 inch study (last image) created two years earlier. The client requested two mermaids instead of one to be more personable since she has two daughters. We went back and forth a few times on the thumbnails and decided to replace the crashing waves with a serene and magical reflection of the moon to give the piece an enchanting atmosphere.

This was the finished result. I used 21k moon gold on the moon, reflection and the stars.

If you have a project that requires fantasy, children’s, or nature illustration, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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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