Rita Nikiforova (Latvia)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

It happened intuitively. I was happy when drew the first lines. I felt the urge to draw something that is true and honest: friendship. I appreciate friendship and kindness. These are pure feelings. Each of us has a person in our life with whom we want to share our feelings. Then I continued to follow my feelings, coloring it in the colors that this book radiates.

What's the story about?

The story is about true friendship. A story of genuine care, of supporting each other in a difficult moment. It is a story about people who bring light into our lives. Who provide support in the darkest moments and help us find the right path. It is true, pure friendship and care for each other.

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

I was very touched by the name and idea of the competition. It is a new opportunity in life and an interesting experience. The competition helps me to express myself as a young illustrator and to see the works of other talented artists as well. This is an opportunity to discover a new world. This is the first book I have drawn.

Your story is dedicate to...

Find your inner light…


I was born and currently live in a beautiful seaside town, Liepaja (Latvia). I enjoy drawing since childhood and I participated in creative art classes. As a kid, I spent a lot of time in nature, drawing trees and animals. I still enjoy spending time in nature. My childhood dream was to run colored pencil factory. I graduated at the art highschool and after that I got a bachelor’s degree in University, where I learned my skills with graphic software and I realized that it is very exciting to draw illustrations. Later I also got a master’s degree in art. I recently set up a small studio at home, where I spend most of my time drawing.

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