Yuta

An illustrated story / Introduction

“They say, thousands of years ago a great number of people lived all over the world. Their cities were shining day and night, bursting from violent songs. They were so loud, the earth itself shattered. From within came Beasts; silence rode on their backs. They swept the world clean, devastating cities and turning people to dust. Only a few survived — who fled into snow deserts and kept quiet. After awhile, Wolves got bored with no prey in sight and crawled back into the earth to sleep. But the most restless are still roaming the lands, sniffing the loud and the sinful. No one has witnessed them for eternity, but people say, no one who did lived. Ages blurred the fear, though mothers still whisper to their kids “Don’t cry, or wolves will hear you!” And no one ever sings.

They say, if you walk through the woods and hear a voice in your head, it’s a sleeping Wolf’s mind touched you.

Look at the sky and think of nothing.

Don’t wake them.”

“Yuta” is my beloved project, an illustrated book about a girl who meets a wolf in a forest of old secrets. Its premise was inspired by folk tale of Red Riding Hood, but I’m telling my own story.

The book is fully written; right now I’m working on illustrating it. It will be published in two languages — Russian and English, and will have around 60 colour artworks inside. For interior illustrations I chose to mix digital and traditional media (mostly watercolours and acrylic patterns and decorations). I’m working on it in my free time, so if you fancy helping me, consider to support me through my Patreon. I will appreciate it immensely!

I will keep this little corner updated and show more story and art with time (god, I wish I had a couple of months to work just on that!). If you have any questions, feel free to ask them!

Artworks of “Yuta”