Modern Folklore Magic

Modern Folklore Magic - student project

A great project for Inktober!:) If you're interested to learn more about INKs here is my class which covers a-a-a-ll  inky topics.

I’ve started with a warm-up and practised basic lines and swirls (I do this every time – it’s so relaxing)

After getting more confident and serious (just kidding, it’s all about expressing yourself) I started working on floral leaves and decided to add some red accents. Messy chaos full of paints, but it’s the exciting part too.

Painting berries are one of my favourite things. Especially when using “secret invention” made of match and sponge. Ashberries are cheerful, comfortable to paint and can be combined with beautiful compositions.

Used some of berries elements in Firebird design)


This Khokhloma style repeat pattern is also created from scanned berries lined drawing.



Time for the most exciting part. Nesting dolls (Matryoshkas) are so beautiful and diverse. I love when the color pops up, so I used complementary contrasts. After coloring our friend in Photoshop, I used her as a postcard adding some folklore design elements.





Thanks for watching and hope you’ll enjoy folklore as much as I do!

Berlin-based Artist

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