Imagine A Forest explores the unique style of illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova, which is rooted in the rich traditions of Eastern European folklore. This design guide features instructions and tips on how to draw your own beautiful art in a modern folklore style. Create charming flowers, birds, animals, fairy tale characters,mythical creatures and more. The lush and captivating illustrations and encouraging advice featured in these step-by-step tutorials will guide you through Dinara's gorgeous folk-art drawings and inspire you to create your own. Dinara even gives you design ideas and project suggestions so you can make and decorate practical things with your beautiful art. With Imagine A Forest, you can transform your everyday world into a beautiful Eastern European fairy tale.
Dinara Mirtalipova is a self- taught illustrator/designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she eventually landed in snowy Ohio. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, she inhabited Uzbek/Russian folklore that still influences her work. For a long time Dinara has been among illustrators and designers at American Greetings. She left her creative role at American Greetings in February 2014 to pursue her ever growing freelance career and to start a new chapter as a free spirit independent designer. Currently Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, OH.