Sunday, February 8, 2015

Some Russian children's book illustrations

I have been fascinated by Russian (and other Eastern European) illustration for awhile. I'm not knowledgeable about it.  I just like it, especially the somewhat primitive, folk-art style of pieces like those I share below.

The first three are by Igor Galanin.


The next is by Nikolay Kochergin.

I don't know who did the next one, but I love how the bright, cozy, domesticity contrasts with the dark, frosty outdoors. I also love the layer of autumn leaves under the snow. 

These can all be found on Library Things, a blog showcasing Russian children's books. The blogger sells Russian children's books on Etsy at HannaRivka.


  1. I didn't know I like this kind of Russian art. My world gets larger every day! Really like what you did in your last post, especially your angel. Hope you have a great week!

    1. I'm really glad when I share something that wasn't just new for me! Thanks for stopping by. I hope your week is great too.

  2. Gorgeous inspiration! These colors and details and textures are combined so perfectly together. I can't help wondering how you can make something with that style :)