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Alluring Fantasy Illustrations of Animal Spirits by Alexandra Khitrova

Russian artist Alexandra Khitrova creates ethereal illustrations that have an alluring sense of fantasy. The soft, dreamlike works feature the setting sun, brilliant night sky, and the animal spirits who inhabit it. We see an owl, bison, elephants, whales and even jelly fish presiding over the desolate landscape below. Their presence is calming, and we feel a sense of tranquility within Khitrova's beautiful illustrations.

Khitrova began her career as a motion graphics artist and within the last year decided to explore concept illustration. It was a completely new venture for her, but the reaction to her work was positive. She was soon getting commissions for her new style, and it's only grown from there. Khitrova is now working with a team of writers and artists on a feature film.

Alexandra Khitrova deviantART page
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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