Khajuraho - unique architecture in India. It was a post in SkineArt with the drawing by Rene Fijten of this interesting architecture from 1000 years ago, It is a huge complex of 25 temples, built around the year 1000 and hidden in the jungle for centuries. In this rainy evening I am drinking tea with honey and lemon and can't stop admiring human genius, building such a jewel.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Chuckie was named by my daughter when she was 7 after the Chuckie from "Rugrats", red haired funny character from cartoon. He was my first cat, before I thought that I am a dog person. He used to ride in my daughter's doll baby carriage, sometimes wearing white hat with the frills, sometimes deliberately jump into the stroller and roll till it stops, hitting the wall. Now he is a patriarch of the family and often get tossed around by Fellini, younger generation. :-) Ink in watercolor Moleskine A4.
Monday, September 27, 2010
This is the last page of my Moleskine large. Very sad. Really liked it Watercolor paper. My A4 is too big, seems require more work and responsibility. It started with "Chinese bakery" on October 30, 09. Anyway I used ink (mixed myself) and played a little with Axe-cut strokes in the hair, holding brush angular, Pentel water brush is the best.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Couple of minutes per sketch with ink and pencil, tried this Axe-cut strokes with outline brushpen on the guy in sunglasses.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
In the process of cooking Vegetable Parmesan. I used ink only here, I just love the process, used couple of Faber-Castell artists pens, with brush nibs, to add a bit of color. In WC Moleskine Folio, I believe, it calls. One day I will buy bunch of different color inks and experiment wilder and bigger.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Chebureki is a traditional food in Uzbekistan, sort of huge deep fried ravioli, stuffed with meat, or potato, or vegetables with cheese or mushrooms. Not far from me is a restaurant, where every Wednesday most of it cost a dollar, less then half a price. When I was an art student, near my college, in the heart of Moscow, on Sretenka street was a small cafe, where we often went for lunch break to eat burning hot chebureki. So I drew it on my favorite checkerboard plate (MacKenzie-Childs wannabe) with markers and Uni-ball Onyx.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Illustration to a song, I got somewhere on internet and liked to listen while driving. I got this image in my head, behind a girl is her sorrow, kinda motherly sorrow. Today I found this song on Youtube and read that the woman who sings it made words and music herself. Again I am standing alone, again I am smoking, mama...
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Visiting my friends. I used Winsor and Newton small watercolor only. Was a little too weird not to have regular red, here is Alizarin crimson, but I mixed it a little with yellow and it gave me red. Before I was thinking to get separately red, white, payne gray, ochre, umber and siena, to complete my earthy favorites, but I did this in what was included in this set, and even used little attached palette instead of separate one. I think it is enough. At first I put in the tin red from russian "White Nights", but compare to Winsor and Newton paints it felt like painting with shoe cream, so I took it out. Meat was delicious, so I wanted to pay tribute to this spontaneous party and our drawing session afterwards.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
F train seats are really uncomfortable, you just facing the whole row of people, no privacy at all. So I sketched in little squared Moleskine really fast, so people won't get mad, that I looked at them. Pencil Shorty.
Really pretty place, some kind of a park with boats and trees along the Belt, I looked at many times. On the way to White Planes, struggling in traffic, it was a moment of happiness. Sepia ink and Faber-Castell colored pencils in my red Moleskine.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I combined pages from my Moleskine and tried to do gradient overlay in PS, as wonderful artist Ester told me (she posted the whole tutorial in may on her site, thank you so much again, Ester), but , of course, being a newbie in PS, I messed around without big success. So here more quick drawings, where I tried to catch proportion and character.
The day I will consider bad if it wont be for sketching people on my way. I had a very few minutes per sketch, because people changed their spots, got called and I didn't want them to notice my stare. I used Shorty pencil in my Moleskine calendar.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Grill place in Brooklyn. I used orange and graphite leads in Shorty pencil in Moleskine plain book. I wish Worther will have browns and sepia colors leads, like Koh-i-noor for their 5'6 leads. And, may be, dirty blueish-umber for second plan. I checked, Shorty only comes with plain bright colors. But anyway it was a pleasure to deal with Shorty.