Marija Tiurina is an absolutely fab London-based illustrator. We got a sneak peak behind the scenes of the crazy work that goes into her amazing pieces…
The Town of Thoughts
The Town of Thoughts is my latest work and god knows it took me a while, not only because I’ve been too busy with less interesting stuff lately, but also because it’s an ink pen drawing on A2 size pastel paper…
It took me a couple of months and involved a lot of dotting, which is a rewarding technique requiring quite a lot of patience.
Girls in tubs
This is an A3 watercolour painting – girls in tubs on tub-like girls…
Nesting doll art
I was given an awesome wooden nesting doll one Christmas. I used every material that wanted to stay on! Acrylics, watercolor, gouache, pencils, pens, markers, etc.
All year I’d been hating myself for not being able to do anything with it even though I wanted to.
Now it’s finished, covered with eyes, hands, mouths and random objects.
When trying to handle the smallest one, for the first time my hands felt huge and clumsy, and all he’s got now is a sad little eye to look at a big evil world around him.
I see him as a small and dark, but pretty lonely soul of the whole layered creature.