Estonian Illustrators: Viktor Aleksejev

Another in my series on Estonian illustrators.  Here are some (but not all) of the illustrations he rendered for a Russian edition of ‘Thumbelina’.  I find the colors and textures in Aleksejev’s images to be the most striking facets of them, particularly on the plants and animals.  In fact, the human figures here seem to be almost an afterthought; Aleksejev clearly preferred drawing nature over people.

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Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (1)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (2)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (2)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (3)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (3)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (4)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (4)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (5)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (5)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (6)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (6)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (7)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (7)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (8)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (8)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (9)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (9)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (10)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (10)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (11)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (11)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (12)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (12)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (13)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (13)

Viktor Aleksejev - 'Thumbelina' (14)

Viktor Aleksejev – ‘Thumbelina’ (14)