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Nadiia Doicheva | Book-illustrations „Northern Lights”

Illustrations for the book „Northern Lights”
(first part of the trilogy „His dark materials” – written by Philip Pullman).
 "His Dark Materials" is a trilogy of fantasy novels, consisting of "Northern Lights" (1995), "The Subtle Knife" (1997), and "The Amber Spyglass" (2000). It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes.

Jordan College (the place where this story began)

1) The Characters appearing in the book:
 Master of Jordan College
 Iorek Byrnison
 Lord Asriel
 Marisa Coulter
 Iofur Raknison
 Farder Coram
 Adèle Starminster
 Serafina Pekkala
 John Faa
 Billy Costa
 Tony Costa
 Dr. Cooper​​​​​​​
Nurse Klara
 Roger Parslow
 Lyra Belacqua
 Tony Makarios
 Lee Scoresby
 Martin Lanselius
 Ma Costa
 Jotham Santelia
2) Some scenes from the book:
Lord Asriel demonstrates the properties of dust and pictures of a city from a parallel world to scientists at Jordan College.


Serafina Pekkala, the queen of the witch clan, hurries to help Lyra in the fight                                                         against enemies.                                                                                                                              

Adam and Eve.
Pullman in his book interprets the biblical story.
Inspired by Albrecht Dürer's woodcut showing Adam and Eve, I did a painted re-interpretion of the couple with a more realistic darker skin color.  

Girls in Bollvangar with their Dæmons. ("Dæmons" are the external physical manifestation of a person's "inner-self" that takes the form of an anima.

The witch Serafina Pekkala and the young Farder Coram.
Witches can live for about 1000 years, and for a long time they retain youth and beauty. While the age of humans is limited.

                                          ▼ Liberated children's Dæmons in Bollvangar.                                                           

Lira's conflict with Mrs. Coulter in her London apartment.

Farewell of Lira to Iorek Byrnison

Aletiometer. A golden device,  which shows the truth.
It's secrets are availableonly to some scientists and … a girl called Lira.


                                                                   ▼ Three parts of a book                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ▼ Elements depicted on the aletiometer                                                                               

Spreads  & Intros

First sketches (done with pencils)

Sketches  (done in watercolor)

Book Title

All illustrationy done by Nadiia Doicheva

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 Now I work on the 2nd & 3rd books of the trilogy.
So, to be continued!

Nadiia Doicheva | Book-illustrations „Northern Lights”

Nadiia Doicheva | Book-illustrations „Northern Lights”

Nadiia Doicheva – Illustrations for the book „Northern Lights” (written by Philip Pullman). All images are copyrighted by Nadiia Doicheva.