Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Shin Gansai watercolors.

My 20 year old set by Holbein and something new I got on Ebay. Completely different pigments.

January doodle.

I carry my Moleskine everywhere, and whenever I have a minute to myself, I take it out and scribble, even wipe my brush at lunch, even add a memo to myself. So this sketch went through Subway trip, Luster stone sponge, evening tea with my favorite french blue mints, stare at my military phone and to do list.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

B Train.

Ink, touch of old Pelikan paint in pocket Moleskine.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Theme challenge for January in SkineArt.

Its me in my father's jacket from old suit, I loved to wear, with my favorite toy french rabbit given to me by my father's mistress at a time. I named him Tiopa. And amazing toy gun I loved to play with and kept under my pillow. I used 2 Conceal brushes for make up I got in CVS pharmacy for ten bucks and watercolor Lukas in WC Moleskine.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

At dusk.

78 street in Brooklyn. NY. I decide to fool around with colored pencils on the top of my beloved ink. And The was unnecessary. :-)

Architecture of modern Moscow.

Architecture of Moscow
I was really impressed by this and want to share. Take a look.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Doodle at lunch.

I have 3 Moleskines in my work book bag daily: planner, sketchbook, old planner for scribbling and old info. Don't you think its a little too obsessive?  :-)

Doing ribbons in girl's room

carpet is dusty shade of purple

Sunday, January 17, 2010

3D still life on the wall in the kitchen.

Finished project. Texture and color.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


exercise in figure drawing

Friday, January 15, 2010


Hard to draw in such crowded space when people facing each other, so I had to fold myself into something not noticeable.

A little bit of love.

Taken from my phone. He squeezed himself into my work room and start expressing love, so I could not throw him from the table.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Neptune Ave, January 10.



I simply could not  resist the pleasure to rattle my drawing tools for a few minutes in the freezing car.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sketch on the wall for 3D.

Tomorrow will be added relief. Its for the kitchen. Fun, but I got so tired.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Greatest Triumph.

When I was 20, I rode horses, swam,  rode a bike, skied, but I never ice skated. My best friend, who visited me for sketching on weekends, once told me, there should be nothing in this world you can't do, she said, trust me. And after midnight, when yard was empty, we went to the ice skating rink. Since that it was our little secret, we skated at night for years. She died 22 years ago. And I never ice skated since then. And never will.

Neptune Ave, Brooklyn.

It was too dark and too cold to draw. I need headlight like Lapin has and fingerless gloves like Gabi Campanario has.  Or I have to move to Florida to draw palm trees. Lamy Safari in pocket moley and running nose.

Friday, January 8, 2010

86 street and Hachapuri.

Scrolls study for upcoming project and 86 street, where you can get wonderful Georgian (from Black Sea) food. Hachapuri is thin flat bread, stuffed with melted cheese.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

F Train.

On the way home from Manhattan I sketched this stripy man. We went to our wonderful dentist, Inna helped him with Facebook and I bought a lot of hot sugary nuts. I finished sketch at home with Tradio.
In the evening I showed to Inna amazing works by Stoneturtle, his drawings for "Master And Margarita".

Click on the link in Russian under each of his drawings to see it larger.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Real quickie while waiting in the dark car. Produced by half frozen fingers. Ink in pocket Moleskine.


I used both hands in this study.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last Chance.

While my friends were skiing, I sketched at the frozen parking lot in the middle of snowy village my daughter's favorite restaurant "Last Chance". Food is nice and the owner is a sweetheart. You can get there amazing violet gum and mints, old fashioned, smelling like perfume.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My kidz.