Saturday, July 31, 2010

Waiting @ night.

Near Q train entrance. Scribble in ink.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brighton Beach 4, fruit store.

View from the curb. Shopping for fruits. Train is above, making conversation impossible and casting blue shadows. Vintage watercolor in Moleskine WC A4.

Marine Park bridge.

Sepia ink in watercolor Moleskine and my tools, I used for it. The car is police horse driving car.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My little work station near computer table.

Sketch with Palomino on Brighton.

We went to get some food on Brighton for beet salad and I sketched people there. Palomino pencil is HB, but gives such rich gradation.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Latvian soup.

Friend of mine made a surprise for us : this unusual Latvian bread and fruit soup with wipped cream. Besides being delicious, it was just beautiful and so unexpected. So I wanted to stop the moment and enjoy it to the full extend. I used my new love this vintage watercolors in Arches book. Paper is amazing.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer magic.

Portrait, made in one of the beautiful summer days Upstate.

Brighton 13. "Arkadia".

Shopping on Brighton Beach could be a crazy adventure.  I used vintage watercolor by American Crayon Sandusky Company, colors are really fun, so puritan. In Holbein sketchbook.

Helele - little happy song to go with insane and happy Brighton.

I really enjoy this music.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Anatomy of the knee.

Mother and a child I've met in the waiting room,  sketched with Falcon. Drawing of the knee brought sweet memories of anatomical studies in my first college, when I was 18 and so eager to learn. I got E in his class, Konyaev, he had red neck and was old, in his 40ies,  I think. He let me choose color for walls in college, I was very proud.

Little song, I got yesterday.

We no speak Americano.

Palomino pencil and Tape.

Sketches with Palomino pencil and tape measure on my table, done with this vintage watercolor "Old King"

Night sketching on the Q train.

Scissors on my table and faces.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thai food on the top of Subway scribble.

Pen, watercolor and other stuff from my drawing kit.

Another Moleskine day.

Red truck on 3 Ave, subway shaky sketches and 3 new markers from "Pearl".

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day in Moleskine.

Running through my day with Moleskine plain and some art supply.

Sketch for entrance room.

Эскиз для хама.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Drawn with Palomino pencil, recommended by Bob from Scotland, really the best pencil I ever had.

On the way to Grand Central. NY Subway. I was very thankful that the guy slept and I didn't have to pretend that I am not looking.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Sketching on the way: from the train platform, face on a subway, my disappointment  in Apple store on 57 street, while waiting for Alex, went there with guys to play with Ipad at 1 in the morning and it was such a slow boring version of my Imac. Iphone was better, but not for my dirty fingers in paint and tiny lettering. I want computer as big as 7 feet.

Subway faces.

Subway cars shaking and jumping, so as my hand with precious Falcon. But drawing made my trips back and forth to the City much more tolerable, even so late.

Union Square.

White cupolas. Running through the day.

Subway sketches.

Late night sketches. Getting familiar with my Falcon.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Going to Queens.

My drawing diary. Pen, pencils, ink in Moleskine Sketch.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Life in Moleskine, another page.

Sketched people on a Subway and at the hospital. Little bridge for Machi.
Sketched with Pieni ball pen from JetPens.


Trying sepia J.Herbin in new book, Hemp Sketch. I saw someone (on Flickr) in India doing watercolor in Hemp book with effect of a rice paper, so I had to get this book on my yesterday's trip to Manhattan. But it made in different countries, his in Malasia, so paper is not the same. May be his was Hemp Watercolor? Anyway, tried my new Falcon here. After such an intense day in Queens, anything seems like heaven. And we did amazing salad from zucchinis, my Grandmother's recipe.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Canal street.

My dream came true.
What a cool day. I showed couple of my drawings in Moleskine to a guy, I was buying my pen from, because inside,  my soul was dancing and I wanted to hug everybody. He really liked it, showed it to the other man, and than gave me a present, really nice italian black ink, which usually comes with $2000 fountain pens, Italiane Vetrerie Foresta. I felt like a kid, who skipped class and discovered the Universe. I keep it a secret.
Here I sketched people on Subway in Pieni ball pen.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shore Parkway.

My beloved Sepia again. In WC pocket Molley.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Honey store.

Honey store in Hunter. We love this place. It is not just best honey in the world, but they have amazing lollypops, salad dressing from Germany I love, fruit cake in winter and other amazing things.

Inna's breakfast, finished.

I took honey from honey cream jar for my sandwich and then noticed that I made a heart. So true. We enjoyed breakfast (mine is not on the picture) and conversation.

Drive me.

All bridges bring you to Manhattan. Ink and 2 watercolors.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


"Gelbstein"- best bakery in town, bought there peach tart for Alex and amazing apple boolochki. Eat half of boolochka in the car and licked powder on my lips all the way on Garden State Parkway. Sepia ink in A4 Moleskine.

Photo of sketching cup of coffee.

Wonderful moment of the morning and my big sketching bag, I took with me to draw with couple of friends.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Impression  of night in the city. 

Fellini in a hat.

Is he not adorable?


Colgate Lake. Watercolor and ink.

Cup of coffee.

It was the most amazing cup of coffee I had for a long time. In the background red sakura from the wall in house paint and trunk of lilac tree I start sketching on the top.