Russian Tales have pictures in them that are every bit as bright as the pictures that Ivan Bilibin creates. Indeed, there are few artists whose works fit the tales they illustrate as well as his. These are the pictures I see in my head. These are the pictures I want to get into yours.
This picture is the beginning of The Frog Princess. Three princes each shoot an arrow into the air to find their brides – but an eagle catches the arrow of the youngest and drops it into a swamp, where a frog finds it and fulfils her destiny. You will find a picture of that elsewhere, on the Russian Tales page.