Artist Spent 4 Years Illustrating Forgotten Creatures From Welsh Folklore

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C.C.J. Ellis is a fantasy illustrator and Author from Bangor, North Wales. Their work is inspired by fantasy and mythology, drawing inspiration from ancient cultures and a variety of countries. They work mainly with pen, ink and watercolour and occasionally use Photoshop and ProCreate. Continue reading »

Meet the Fashion Designer Whose Fantastical Creations Reimagine Folklore for Modern Times

A young Chuvash born artist Polina Osipova is already shaping up to be a huge finding for big couture houses and those who share a love for astonishing artworks. Thanks to her unique (and we mean it) vision, she was recently requested to work with Gucci. But there is more that we can be proud of. Her idea of limelight on folk motives makes our heart melt. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist & Illustrator Sakyu Creates Yōkai Monsters from Modern Objects and Phenomena

Japanese artist and illustrator Sakyu has a fertile imagination when it comes to yōkai. Paying homage to the artistic style and the visual conventions of yōkai woodblock prints, she enjoys creating entirely new yōkai based on modern objects and phenomena. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Beautiful Polish Folklore Costumes In A Painting-Like Style

According to a photographer Anna Węcel: “My name is Anna Węcel, and I show the beautiful Polish folklore in a painterly way. I’m a children’s photographer from Poznań, who created a “Painterly folklore project”. The project aims to show how beautiful, varied, and colorful folk costumes from different regions of Poland are. Continue reading »

The Dark Pen and Ink Drawings of Richey Beckett

Richey Beckett is a pen and ink illustrator based in the Welsh countryside. He has lent his detailed and intricate line to the record covers of some of the world’s biggest bands: Foo Fighters, Pixies, Queen of the Stone Age… Continue reading »

Sin Eater: Illustrations from The Heart of The Herefordshire Countryside by Matthew Glover

Matthew Glover is the creator of Sin Eater Illustrations, he lives deep in the heart of Herefordshire’s countryside. Here his fascination of nature and British folklore grew, working in a traditional pen and ink style his artwork is highly detailed and is all created by hand. Continue reading »

“Laughing Tears, Crying Smile”: The Superb Illustration Art Works Of Julia Zhuravleva

Julia Zhuravleva is a Moscow-based Russian illustrator and comic book artist. In her works she often turns to the theme of Russian folklore. Sometimes her works are filled with sadness, melancholia and surrealism, but more often they are imbued with light and purity. Continue reading »

A Mixture Of Innocence, Beauty, Violence, Decadence, Japanese And Russian Folklore – In Bizarre Works By Vania Zhuravlev

Characters from Russian fairy tales and Japanese folklore, demons, dead bodies and beautiful women from brothels – these are the main subjects and themes in the works by Vania Zhuravlev, a Russian artist who emigrated to London and who creates graphic art in a style very reminiscent of Russian engravings of the early 20th century. Except that there is a lot more sex and death in them. Continue reading »

Beautiful Slavic Folklore With Julia Galimova

Another photography event has happened in Russia with famous Russian models Julia Galimova and Ekaterina Soboleva. The photographer that made these amazing photos was Andrey Yakovlev and he did his best to display a beauty of Russian Slavic folklore with a help of his Art-director Lili Aleeva and hair Stylist Oxana Zavrzina. All in all we can say they did the right scene and the whole photography set really has that Slavic folkish touch to it. Enjoy these amazing photos and make sure to visit Slavic rural areas when you drop by because there’s a hidden beauties in them. Continue reading »