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  1. Vania Zouravliov

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    Vania Zouravliov is an artist and illustrator. Born in Vladimir, Russia, he currently lives and works in London. Labeled a child prodigy, his macabre illustrations have covered the pages of books, magazines, albums, and hung on gallery walls across the world.

    Zouravliov grew up in an artistic family. His mother was an art teacher and so his picked up painting from a very young age. His adolescent influences were both typical and unusual. The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians, included among them. Soon enough, he labeled a prodigy. He appeared on several Russian television shows. By age 13, Zouravliov was exhibiting internationally.

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  2. Nika Goltz (1925 – 2012)

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    Nika Goltz has been called, “one of the most talented and productive Russian children’s book illustrators.” In a career lasting over five decades, Goltz illustrated more than 100 children’s books.

    Goltz was born 1925 in Moscow. She grew up in her grandmother’s single-storey wooden house. Goltz’s mother imparted her with a love for classical literature. Her father, George P. Goltz, was a very successful architect. He was also an excellent set designer and graphic artist. He often worked from home. Architectural designs were sprawled across the dining room. Nika, inspired by and interesting in her father’s work, would often draw by his side.

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  3. Mikhail Vyrtsev

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    Mikhail Vyrtsev, aka Reey Whaar, is a Russian watercolour artist. Born in 1988, Moscow, Vyrtsev studied cooking for a year then changed to graphic design. He worked as shipment handler for Danone before realising that he really wanted to be an illustrator.

    His satirical and surreal watercolour paintings have been featured in magazines including Playboy, Men’s Health, PROsport, and Psychologies. Vyrtsev combines humour with the unsettling, positions objects uncomfortably close together, uses desaturated colors and faithful details to create poignant illustrations.

    You can find more of his work on his website, and follow him on Instagram.

  4. Andrey Osadchikh

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    Andrey Osadchikh is a freelance Animator, Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Moscow, Russia. He studied Animation & Multimedia at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).

    His portfolio is made up of curious characters, breathtaking backgrounds and detailed pencil illustrations. In his older work, he explored various style, but his more recent illustrations are displaying a strong anime influence. Amidst the client work, you will find Tekkon Kinkreet and Akira fan art.

    Osadchikh has a great sense of colour, whether using a muted or saturated palette, a textured or flat brush, his colours always strengthen the illustration.

    You can see more of Andrey Osadchikh’s work on Behance and follow him on Instagram.

  5. Manga Mondays ~ Ilya Kuvshinov

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    Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator and storyboard artist originally from Moscow, Russia, but whom currently resides in Yokohama, Japan. Much of his personal work consists of pin-ups influenced by video games and film. Beautifully and sensitively rendered, Kuvshinov is able to paint alluring female characters without the need to sexualise them (for the most part).

    His artwork has amassed a large and loyal fanbase which is evident when looking at his Patreon page. Currently, 827 patrons are supporting Kuvshinov with a healthy $3,821.36 per week. Allow me to pick up my jaw before I continue.

    Kuvshinov also posts process videos and animations to his YouTube and Vimeo channels. A few months ago he posted a wonderful fan letter in the form of an animation for his favorite manga Sing Yesterday for Me, which you can watch here.

    Find more of Ilya Kuvshinov’s work on his DeviantArt page and keep up-to-date with him on Facebook.

  6. Kozhevnikov Yuriy

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    Kozhevnikov Yuriy is a Russian creative with all kinds of aesthetic skills, so his illustrations are often an amalgamation of different techniques. Photo-manipulation plays a big role in his work, along with 3D and digital painting, often coming together to create strange realities. If you visit his portfolio, you’ll also find website design, logo and identity work, advertising and more.