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Maria Sainte (@saintemaria) sees negative space as a positive quality. “I love the feeling of air around an object,” says Maria, an illustrator from Orel, Russia. “It allows you to see the thing stripped down, without the unnecessary details.” She creates hand-painted fashion illustrations — often in muted color palettes and avant-garde silhouettes, which remind her of traditional Asian costumes. “Illustrating is the perfect way for me to combine things I love in life: fashion garments, art, simplicity and artistic freedom.”