My name is Irina Novikova. I am a graphic artist.
Drawing began to interest me at an early age; the first subjects for me were fantastic birds and animals. I have a degree in art from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures and a BA in graphic design from MGTA.
The main techniques that I use are watercolor, ink, gouache, and acrylic. I love experimenting and mixing different materials. I draw a lot on environmental topics. The first big series that I drew is The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds.
I make illustrations, invent various creatures and stories for them, draw nature and portraits. I like to do whole-line drawings, composing the composition in my head first. I am inspired by baroque music and black-and-white films. Lately I’ve been leaning more and more towards symbolism.
Irina Tall (Novikova) is an artist, graphic artist, and illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art, and also has a bachelor’s degree in design.
Her first personal exhibition “My soul is like a wild hawk” (2002) was held in the Maxim Bagdanovich Museum. In her work, she raises themes of ecology and draws on anti-war topics. In 2005, she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. She writes fairy tales and poems and illustrates short stories. In 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week. In 2022, her short story was included in the collection The 50 Best Short Stories and her poem was published in the collection of poetry The Wonders of Winter.