Lev Tokmakov . Russian Childrens’ Illustrator
There’s an amazing blog by Will Schofield where the inspiration for this post on Soviet Illustrator
Lev Tokmakov has sprung from. These illustrations are taken from a 1973 book called
‘ Fairy Tales about Animals ‘. They have a beautiful watercolour feel to them as though they’re
paintings from ceramic surfaces.
There’s such expression in the faces of the animals and an underlying darkness that reminds me of
Thanks to irtroit for the wolf image here. The four lower illustrations are taken from another book
called ‘ Katya in Toy City ‘ from 1973, and taken from the russian site Da-zdra-per-m.
More biography info about Lev available on this translated page here.