When you think of different countries, there are various parts of their culture that come to mind. Whether it is the food, traditional dress or landscape, there is something unique and defining about each country around the world. To create something artistic and beautiful that honors these unique aspects of different cultures is a beautiful way to make the world a more intriguing place. And this is exactly what Lera Kiryakova does through her art. Lera is a freelance artist based in Russia that creates beautiful digital illustrations of countries from across the globe. Lera has been making digital art for over 10 years, and is also a freelance illustrator. She makes things like these cultural artworks, but also works in game development. She has even published a how-to book for beginners in 2019, and has worked with several different clients through her amazing digital designs. These illustrations are captivating and show the beauty and authenticity of so many different cultures. She displays these illustrations on her social media, like Instagram where she has over 382,000 followers.
For one of her illustrations, Kiryakova made a beautiful creation of a Chinese woman. She has two buns in her hair with flowers and chopsticks with a tassel as hair accessories. She wears a red silk robe and golden sash. Accompanying her, are two fiery but adorable dragons that are perfectly for cuddling.
For her India rendition, she creates a woman who is adorned in traditional garb that is colorful and pretty. She has several jewelry pieces including a piece that resembles a Tikka headpiece and a nose ring with an attached chain. She has a snake wrapped around her waist and a traditional Bindi on her forehead.
For the country of Ukraine, her illustration is of a cheery woman who has her hair braided in ribbons and a crown of beautiful flowers. Her animal friend is a fun duck. She also has a beautiful white blouse and several pretty beaded necklaces.
For her USA illustration, she chose to recreate a Native American. She has a traditional Native headdress with feathers and captivating colorful makeup. She has on a fringed animal skin attire with a shield and spear. Her pals furry friends are a bird and curious raccoon.
For Japan, her illustrated woman wears a beautiful colorful robe, with two buns in her hair with flowers and a gold tiara. She feeds sushi with chopsticks to a very happy and hungry Shiba Inu puppy, a traditional Japanese dog.
For Russia, her fun illustration features a woman with a beautiful headscarf and traditional Russian dress. She has a necklace of tasty bagels and is holding a very terrified chicken.
For her African illustration, she features a woman with breathtaking eyes and traditional face painting. She wears traditional African jewelry with big earrings and choker neck jewelry called an Ankara. She balances a golden vase on her head with a mouse sneaking within, and holds a cuddly little baby lion.
For Mongolia, her illustration is of a beautiful woman in traditional Mongolian attire and a fur hat called Lovuuz. She has stunning jewelry in her hair and holds a baby goat and a leather flask.
Hawaii’s illustration is a fun feature of a woman singing to a parrot while playing the ukulele. She has a cute shell necklace and wears beautiful flowers in her hair.
Her Mexico illustration is of a woman celebrating the Day of the Dead with amazing skeleton makeup. She holds a cactus while a playful monkey swings from her arm. Her look is perfected with colorful roses in her hair with ribbons.