Ivan Belikov, a Russian artist, has produced a series of illustrations depicting his interpretation of various countries coats of arms.

Taking inspiration from his travels of Russia, Ukraine and the Netherlands, Ivan created the first 3 illustrations in this series. He has since expanded his collection to include a few more countries.

He did his research on the origins and the symbolism contained in each coat of arms to remain true to each country’s heritage while making his own interpretations.

Ivan’s illustrations are beautifully detailed and very well-thought out. While he is able to evoke a sense of ferocity to his illustrations, he also shows a real respect for each country’s coat of arms. We can’t wait to see more of his work!

Please show Ivan some love by visiting his portfolio and by following him on Instagram @further_up.









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