The world filled with wonders

  • Stebuklų pripoškėjęs pasaulis
    Senovės lietuvių dievai ir sakmės apie juos
    (The world filled with wonders/The old Lithuanian gods and stories about them)
     
    Virgina Sukyte
     
     
    In the spring 2015, i was asked by very young publisher "700 eiluciu" http://www.700eiluciu.lt/ to join an new book project about old Lithuanian gods. I was very curious and happy to be part of such book as i didn't know much about this subject and it seamed like a perfect opportunity to get to know Lithuanian pagan religion bit more in details. In the beginning of the project i was aware that the time is very short (3 moths) and the amount of illustrations is very large. And with this awareness, i stepped in to commitment to create the illustrations. Never the less, soon enough i realized that time and the style i chose, is very difficult to combine. In the end i made 39 illustrations in the A2 size. So now, as the project is finished i would like to share some of my learning, that i take with me for the next project to come. Never underestimate given time for the wished quality. Stand by your own rules for the contract and always listen to your heart. I am happy with some of my works and yet, i see the potential if i had 3 more moths, or half of the number of illustration. So i feel bit sad, that i simply had no time to realize my ideas and imagination the way i saw it. In the book you will fined 39 illustrations and only 30 selected for the gallery.
     
    All illustrations are created with pencil, watercolors, POSCA markers and Photoshop.
     
    Publisher: 700 eiluciu/ http://www.700eiluciu.lt Lithuania
    Writer: Virgina Sukyte
    Cover and book designer: Birute Bikelyte

     
     
     
  • PRAKORIMAS / THE MAIN GOD
  • Water and Wind Giants
  • HOW PERKŪNAS WAS HUNTING THE DEVIL
  • PERKŪNAS / THE GOD OF SKY
  • VELNIAS / THE DEVIL
  • SAULE / SUN
  • HOW GOD CREATED THE EARTH
  • MENULIS / THE MOON
  • GABIJA / THE GODDESS OF FIRE
  • TELIAVELIS, THE GIANT BLACKSMITH
  • MEDEINA, THE GODDESS OF THE FOREST
  • DEATH
  • BARZDUKAS
  • COSMIC TREE
  • WHY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE TIME OF THE DEATH
  • HOW THE BOY FOUND LUCK
  • MAN AND THE KITE
  • NERINGA
  • KAUKAI - THE GHOSTS OF THE DEAD CHILDREN
  • FROG-MAN
  • KITE - THE SPIRIT THAT MAKES YOU RICH
  • BANGPUTYS - GOD OF THE SEA, WIND AND STORM
  • KAUKAS
  • EXCHANGED CHILD
  • VAIZGANTAS - THE GOD OF LINEN
  • ORPHAN AND THE GRASS SNAKE
  • WITCHES
  • PILNYTIS - GOD OF FULLNESS
  • THREE AXES
  • THE GRASS SNAKE