Margarita Kukhtina (@gitkadraws) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Margarita is an artist based in Moscow, Russia. Her style is delicate, soft, smooth and all around very cute. I find her artworks to be perfect for illustrating books (which she does by the way!) cause they are very nice and calming. I think the calming part comes straight from the palettes she choses to paint with, avoiding bright colors and embracing instead a majority of soft tones.
It’s strange to say but even colors like pink, brown and yellow sometimes do feel like cold colors on her paintings, despite sitting on the warm side of the spectrum. I know it’s just a feeling but she gives them just the right amount of strength so that they mix up very nicely and smoothly with the rest of the palette. If you’re seeking for finesse and relaxing art I think her style might be exactly what you’re looking for.
To say the first piece is interesting is an understatement, there are quite a few things you should be focusing on here (plus one extra on her IG, we’ll be there in a second). First of all this is one of those palettes in which you clearly see a big amount of warm colors in the background, but if I were to ask you “is this painting a warm one or a cold one?” I’m not sure you could breeze out “warm” as an answer at least not before thinking a bit. Then there are the rock-statues below the characters which are amazing, a wonderful idea and they look fantastic. On top of that if you follow the link below to her IG page you’ll find attached to this post a quick guide on dynamic compositions that is surely going to be cool and I hope also helpful!
The second piece is soooo cute and relaxing, swipe it on IG to find out how she thinks about colors when painting and explore the worlds of contrast and complimentary. You’ll be able to understand her thinking process behind this and all her other artworks and learn how to create harmonious and balanced color palettes. I think it’s one of her best skills so I definitely recommend you to check that out!
What do you think about Margarita? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!