“The Firebird” is a book that gathers six Russian folk tales published in Portuguese by Brazilian publisher Berlendis&Vertecchia for which I made the illustrations.
The illustrations for this book are made in gouache in flat colours and with a very reduced palette. They are mainly inspired by ornamental motives in traditional Russian clothing.
In every illustration there is a predominance of landscape over characters, which always appear small and distant.
To rhythm the book, the backgrounds of the double-page illustrations use, one by one, all the hue of the book´s colours.
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