…It is all about line, black line on a white paper. I do work with colour, but a black line on a white paper is what I prefer to use to communicate my ideas…
Living in Canada, Mariya Paskovsky has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer since 2005. She creates somewhat whimsical and modern lifestyle illustrations.She loves Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha, Erté, Gustav Klimt, and William Morris. She finds a great inspiration in Art Nouveau and Art Deco with its capricious ornaments and wavy flowing lines, and its somewhat exaggerated search for perfection and beauty. Graduated from the Graphic Design program at Université de Québec à Montréal, Mariya combines the purest graphic elements with ornamentalism of Art Nouveau. When creating characters for her illustrations Mariya tries to imagine a story, a dialogue, a certain emotion that her girls and boys live in and experience in their present moment.
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