Liga Klavina”s illustrations can transport you to your favorite book of fairy tales from childhood. Hailing from Latvia, artist and illustrator Klavina creates these timeless images using watercolor and ink. She uses delicate lines and soft colors to bring favorite characters, both old and new, to life.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Under the Stars
Elements – Earth
A Storm is Coming
At Mother”s Grave
Twilight and Mist
Winter Fairy Tale
Her work”s classic, traditional look is appealing in its nostalgic feeling and approachable nature. However, Klavina keeps her work fresh and modern with subtle, sophisticated color choices and a looseness of paint application that makes the images appear to shimmer. The light, quick brushstrokes and linework prevent the images from becoming too stuffy or heavy. The cleanly drawn faces have a modern look, and the result is a blend of the classic with the new. Though her work deals with fairy tale and fantasy, her images remain grounded thanks to their subtlety. However, that”s not to say they aren”t perfectly magical.
You can see more of Klavinas work on deviantART, as well as on Facebook.