“Beasts, feathers, and grass.”
These are the elements that embellish this collection of illustrations by Russian freelance illustrator Ivan Belikov (pseudonym Further Up). I previously featured Belikov’s Social Networks project, a series of illustrations depicting interpretations of various social media sites based on his perception. Since then, he’s been illustrating more fascinating pieces and every time he shares a new work, I can’t help but to be awestruck; I think Belikov deserves another feature.
Belikov’s body of illustrations vary from t-shirt designs, posters to cover art designs for bands like City of the Lost
. Among all of his works, one prominent project is Herbariy: The Interpretation of Coat of Arms
. The main concept of the project is to create an interpretation based on the general elements of different countries’/capitals’ coat of arms. This personal series of illustrations were made according to historical references and descriptions of each coat of arms.
What I noticed about Ivan’s illustrations is his incredible attention to detail paired with his distinct stroke style to make his creations look as realistic as possible. This is why his works are equally astonishing even if you look at his illustrations as fragments or as a whole.
Wander into the imaginary wildlife and environment of Ivan Belikov with these wonderful illustrations featured below.
Follow Ivan Belikov on the web: Dribble
, and Tumblr
[ All images via further-up.tumblr.com ]