Elaborate book covers have been Aniko Kolesnikova’s passion since 2009. The Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck , specializes in creating dragon-, animal-, bird-, fantasy-, and nature-inspired polymer journals. She occasionally takes custom orders, too.
The cover of the book was extraordinary: a wise owl looked from the cover of one book, tiger footprints filled with morning dew in another book, and two colorful dragons looking for hugs in the third book. All these covers are spectacular, very fitting for the magical arcana tomes ... or low fantasy books modeled in the Roses War by a writer who makes fans endlessly wait for more. You know who you are!
Currently based in the United Kingdom, Kolesnikova is entirely dedicated to the creative life and polymer clay. He runs his own YouTube channel where he shows off his products and holds tutorials for people who are interested in making their own works. The piece is traded on Etsy. And in the end, it was a busy day working on clay, making films, doing research, and trying "to smile a lot". Kolesnikova has made YouTube tutorials on journal cover design too, so if binding with skin isn’t your thing, she’ll teach you how to do it with polymer. Check out some of her work below:
By the way, polymer clay isn’t actual clay; it’s based on PCV (third most produced plastic in the world) resin, and can be baked in a kitchen oven. Just don’t try to eat it!
Source: https://www.demilked.com/geek-fantasy-polymer-clay-book-covers-aniko-kolesnikova/ | Check