Illustration for the Adobe contest — Discover Your Lukomorye. The objective of the contest was to re-think the Lukomorye described by A. Pushkin in his poem "Ruslan and Ludmila" and make my own version of it. Lukomorye is a fictional land in Russian folklore.
My story tells about the creation of the world as we know it. It all started at the dawn many centuries ago. Three sages appeared from the sea — the Mighty Mermaid, the Wise Cat and the Sly Fish. The Mighty Mermaid is holding the First Tree on her shoulders — this is the source of all life. The Wise Cat helps us to make right, honourable decisions. The Sly Fish challenges us and makes our lives a bit more spicy and exciting.
I like the idea of a strong woman holding the whole world on her shoulders. It makes me feel safe and a little bit more confident about the future.