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Artist Katya Maleev Creates a Fantastical World

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: katyamaleev and behance.net
The work of Katya Maleev, an illustrator based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is utterly charming and whimsical. Full of fantastical scenes, Katya Maleev's latest crop of artworks compiled over the last few months truly show off her skill and talent. Whether personal or commercial, the illustrations adhere to a child-like imagination that will delight people of all ages.

Working in collaboration with art director Fil Dunsky, Katya Maleev illustrates intricate scenes that are as much full of detail as they are whimsy. From duck-faced characters to a man named Karl and his everyday escapades, a storybook could easily be put together with these adorable illustrations. Yet what will really enamor people is Katya Maleev's use of pale colors and soft lines.