Ekaterina Panikanova’s Gorgeous, Whimsical Book Paintings

If you’ve ever opened an old book and felt like a dark, beautiful new world came spilling out onto your fingers, well, Ekaterina Panikanova probably knows how you feel. The St. Petersburg-born artist, whose work we recently spotted over at Colossal, creates strange and whimsical scenes by painting on the insides of books and other vintage papers with black ink and moving these elements around at will. Check out some of the best from Panikanova’s portfolio after the jump, and then be sure to check out her website for even more.

Photo Credit: Ekaterina Panikanova
Image Credit: Ekaterina Panikanova