Tiurina Marija’s fascinating crowded scenes are enough to ignite the dullest minds. This artist and illustrator from Lithuania, who resides and works in London, UK, explains her work on her website, thus, “My main areas of creative focus are digital illustration and watercolor paintings. However, I also step outside those fields to play around with collage, photography, sculpture and mixed media artworks.”
The children’s book containing Marija’s crowded scenes, where children are supposed to spot themselves, combines the elements of ‘I Spy’, ‘Where’s Waldo?’ and video games on the same theme. What’s unique about her book is it can be personalized by selecting from one of the 12 avatars that best matches your child’s features. She places the image in six different crowded scene universes. What’s more, the child’s name is also printed on the cover of the book.
The aim of this book is to allow children to hunt themselves through crowded scenes. Marija holds the option to create the child’s alternative versions, such as archaeologists, chefs, paranormal investigators, and the like. Such is the popularity of this book that it has sold 160,000 copies worldwide.
Marija enjoys a following of over 145,000 fans on Instagram alone.