Marysya Rudska

watercolours, beasts and birds
  • Whales

    Bird Сalendar 2020

    Commission work for the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds. Ukrainian folklore is full of birds of all kinds — magical and clairvoyant, evil and wise. This project is a crossover between birdwatching and fairy tales.
    Ukraine Charity / Promotional merchandise

Little Owl (Athene Noctua)

Rook (Corvus Frugilegus)

Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia Turtur)

Eurasian Magpie (Pica Pica)

White Stork (Ciconia Ciconia)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco Peregrinus)

Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)

House Sparrows (Passer Domesticus)


Local History / Christmas traditions / Editorial

In this Local History's issue, I've illustrated an article about an ancient Christmas tradition in Ukraine and other countries.

Local History / Dnipro sturgeon / Editorial

I've illustrated an article about the comparison sturgeon population in the Dnipro river in the past and nowadays.

Literature calendar 2024 / Personal project

There is a list of reading recommendations accompanied by illustrations for every month of the year.

Literature calendar 2023 / Personal project

To share my passion I created a calendar with a Ukrainian poem for each month of the year accompanied by my illustration.

Local History / Vasyl Stus / Editorial illustration

I've illustrated an article about Ukrainian poet Vasul Stus

Tosya Reads / Reading blog illustration

Illustration for kid's YouTube reading channel

Local History / Magazine cover

According to paleontologists a significant part of Ukraine was the bottom of an ancient shallow sea.

Scuba / Editorial illustration

story about an adventurous dive trip to Scotland


whales, dolphins and porpoises

Bird Сalendar 2020

Ukrainian folklore birds

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

illustrations for a Gerald Durrell book

Bird Calendar 2019

endangered species of Ukraine


dinosaurs, ichthyosauri and pterodactyls

Our Birds

illustrations for a book on birds

Calendar 2018 "Carpathians"

who lives in the mountains?

Deep Ocean Fish

inktober 2017


children's book by Ira Tsilyk about Kyiv

Bird Tongue Twisters

illustrations for a children's book