Monday, May 31, 2010

Page 3.

Another experiment.


Rita's driveway. Memory pen in WC Moleskine.

Quick impression of Verrazano bridge from the balcony.

View from not my balcony.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Lazy morning.

I love to draw with sepia, it takes my mind off my problems, sad thoughts. I live in a moment.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Morning coffee.

It is every day little ritual, making coffee. My favorite time of the day, when everything is promising, starting, possible. I wanted to do it in sepia, like you see it through eyelashes just awakening eyes.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


 Blooming trees announce beginning of new spring, new hope. It passes so quickly, that I tried to hang on, to prolong, to absorb, to remember. Somewhere in Brooklyn, Midwood area. Colored pencils in Moleskine.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Men @ work.

Little scene near Brighton 12. Ink, Pitt pen.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Getting gas in NJ.

Our usual stop for gas in NJ. Alex went to get coffee and "Subway" sandwich and I had fun. Color added later with my Pentel 8-in-1 pencil.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


"Selena's Diner". Went to get burgers on the way from Hudson.

Morning impression.

Family under the blooming tree.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Morning exercise. Video.

After chewing some books on a book shelf Fellini did morning exercise with me: I am on the floor, he is on the bed.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

West 6 street in Brooklyn.

We went to get cat and dog food in "Pet delight", so my husband left me alone in the car for 15 min with Lamy Safari. That was so refreshing.

Waiting in the medical office.

 Sitting too close to other people, while waiting in the medical office, didn't let me draw easily, so only one sketch in sepia.

Under the F train.

Spent few minutes sketching on McDonald Ave.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wish you where here.

This is for April challenge on SkineArt "Wish you where here." I did portrait of my mother in silver point and Moleskine book in front. I got recently 2 pencils with silver wire from Bob from Scotland.  Amazing. What a warm and wonderful person he is. I just expressed interest  in it and he sent it to me. 
I am really happy that I try to put my visual thoughts on paper, no matter how hard sometimes it feels to draw it. This what my first teacher use to say, do it, even it feels sometimes you don't have enough skills or energy.

Yellow car.

Cute yellow car in Midwood, Brooklyn. Used my new small Parker pen, I got for 10 bucks on Ebay in Moleskine plain.

Dragon fruit.

I bought it to try it exotic flavor with the thought to draw it.  It was not that delicious as it is so pretty. Watercolor Lucas in WC Moleskine.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Deadly lines. Monthly challenge in SkineArt.

Deadly lines. Who are they? Where are their dreams? They are us, we live their dreams, we dream their lives.


Morning exercise instead of breakfast, have to go for blood test breakfasless. Than will spoil myself with bagels and caviar (bought cheap on Brighton). Today looked at my eldest cat Chuckie, he has front teeth missing, and thought, he, probably says "Shmeow" instead of  "Meow"...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Another page from my drawing diary.

List to do, sketch of the car for client, movie, no time to cook, so guy in Chinese place near home, ruins. Used really cool pencil, Pentel, 8 colors in one. Multi8.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Update on murals.

Towards the end. Client wants small boat with the lady with parasol and barefooted boy fisherman. Will do it later, when fabric will come for cabana.
 Need some work in front, rocks, grass, reflection on the water, work on 2 birds. Later.
Wall with the fountain. Fountain built in, in the middle would be lion face or rosette. Some texture on the bricks done with plaster.  Edge in front is pretty cool, looks real, this tiles. Flowers and leafs need more work. All later, when fabric will be delivered. Fabric would be faded blue and cream stripes, like at  old french beaches.

Another hair dye.

Till hair dye dries in a glass saucer I can try couple of more drawings.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Bouquet, drawn with hair dye (organic), used for turning Pig into raccoon by striping his tail. Reminds me drawing on rice paper, something to do with Sumi-e.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

King's Highway, corner of W 6 street.

Went to buy cat food, drew for couple of minutes. Kuretake 13 has huge potential, we just have to slowly approach each other. 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

McDonald Ave in Brooklyn.

McDonald Ave under the  F train.  Industrial street with auto shops, tire shops, metal work, heating supplies. Was waiting for Alex. Trying to use Kuretake 13 in Moleskine plain sketchbook.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Corner of 64 str.

Today after buying chinese sweets  for lunch (no food at home), I sketched this sunny street, italian and jewish neighborhood.  Amazing aromas of cooking food, I can only imagine what herbs and spices where used for that meat, flew in my car windows. People passed, children played outside, sun, love in the air. Than I saw a bаld guy in a shirt with the sign : "I don't discriminate, I hate everybody." That was pretty weird. What planet he fell from?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Threw color on Mural on the right.

Today was so hot and humid there, 87 degrees. Need more details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Second day spent on murals.

Columns and moldings also faux finished as antiqued, all was white plaster before, and balustrade painted on the top.
This one with rotunda.

May 4.

You would think that after spending the whole day painting a mural all drawing itches would be gone at night, but no. So another scribbling about my day and little things I met and email-reminder about tomorrow's plans. Ink, colored pencils.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Sketch of rotunda for mural on right side of the pool room. Today I drew it in this wonderful Japanese chalk, I got recently on Jetpens. Here ink and Rotring pen in Moleskine.  Previous sketch was disassembled for 2 murals across each other.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sketch for mural, watercolor.

This was done with my old Shin Gansai set of watercolors. This delicate blues and greens I like. Composition suppose to be extremely stretched vertically. Now I need to work out an architectural structure, so tomorrow I wont have a minute wasted.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I used Kuretake 13 brush pen, I thought ink is not gonna be touched by water, but when I used Inktense pencils and water brush ink got washed out a bit.
Here is Photoshoped version, I think really cool. Now I'll drag myself outside to get some food and fresh air.