A Brief Look: The Illustrations of Darya Shnykina

 

In her illustrations for Folio Society‘s hardback edition of Mansfield Park, Moscow-based illustrator Darya Shnykina moves the viewer inside the murmurings and conversations of the characters. She is looking for the angles, the looks, that betray the privacy of her subjects. Her digital brushwork lends her figures a sense of life, of movement. Each illustration is uncluttered, with Shnykina’s focus on Fanny Price and those closest to her.

Shnykina’s work moves between analong and digital creation, treating each with the same humanistic approach. In her personal series Places I’d Love to Live In, that humanity remains. The landscape becomes a home, vista as life itself. Shnykina’s skill lays in her ability to make each illustration personal, to pull her subject matter close inside and have it speak clear and quietly.

 

Illustration for Folio Society's edition of 'Mansfield Park' by Darya Shnykina

Illustration for Folio Society’s edition of ‘Mansfield Park’ by Darya Shnykina

 

Illustration for Folio Society's edition of 'Mansfield Park' by Darya Shnykina

Illustration for Folio Society’s edition of ‘Mansfield Park’ by Darya Shnykina

 

Illustration for Folio Society's edition of 'Mansfield Park' by Darya Shnykina

Illustration for Folio Society’s edition of ‘Mansfield Park’ by Darya Shnykina

 

Illustration for Folio Society's edition of 'Mansfield Park' by Darya Shnykina

Illustration for Folio Society’s edition of ‘Mansfield Park’ by Darya Shnykina

 

'Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall' by Darya Shnykina

‘Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall’ by Darya Shnykina

 

'The Hemingway Mask' by Darya Shnykina

‘The Hemingway Mask’ by Darya Shnykina

 

'Black Monday' by Darya Shnykina

‘Black Monday’ by Darya Shnykina

 

'Places I'd Love to Live in' by Darya Shnykina

‘Places I’d Love to Live in: Methow Cabin, Eggleston Farkas‘ by Darya Shnykina

 

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