May 31, 2011

when sweet Lady Octopus sleeps

... there's nobody to watch over our city...

I just started doodling, and after pencil, I added some ink, then some colour pencils, then I absolutely needed a touch of the famous gold, and it's acrylic paint, and then some white acrylic too, and it would have all been fine if only I hadn't started (and finished) it all on a piece if simple 80g copy paper... 

May 27, 2011


Northern Park House flyway runs over Maja's playground. Her friends don't pay much attention to whizzing and flapping noises, but she often gets pretty distracted. Sometimes she howls and yelps, and it sounds so nostalgic. I keep wondering: what does she have to be nostalgic about? This is her first and only house. No house has ever left her, or deserted her, or kicked her out... that long longing look she gives them... where did that come from?
And those houses... migrating every other day, without any order or timetable... so frivolous... why can't they settle down, grow some roots...

Northern Park House flyway

May 26, 2011


I wasn't sure about posting this page from my sketchbook... it's simply too... sketchbooky, and smudgy, and unfinished... but I love the color.
I tried to scan it, but the scanner didn't show how shiny it is. Not even photoshop could save the situation. However, the photo didn't need any tweeking.
Lately, I am crazy about shiny warm golds and coppers...
And rapidographs... I love the fine-fine-black-ink-lines my 0.18mm rapidograph makes. Perfectly precise thin lines combined with rough brush strokes of shiny color...
Oh, yeah... and bears... I keep drawing bears... and I have no idea why. When I sit and draw, a bear staggers onto the paper... maybe it has something to do with my constant daydreaming about running off into a forest to live away from the city, and noise, and people for a while... long while? :)


drawing adventure continues

I couldn't resist! 
Here it is!

I wanted to send you everything nice!!!
at once... so you can pick what you like most :)

May 25, 2011

drawing adventure

weeeee ... it's heeereeeee :)
@Valeriadraws had a lovely idea to start this adventure, and the gem I got in the post today made me SO happy :D

I feel a bit secretive about this, because I was the first one to get the envelop, so ...that's all I'll say for now :)

May 14, 2011

just another page from my sketchbook

A Strange Wild Song

He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
"At length I realize," he said,
"The bitterness of life!"

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
"If this should stay to dine," he said,
"There won't be much for us!"

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
"Poor thing," he said, "poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed!" 

May 3, 2011

Lady Bear daydreaming

Some of you might have already met Lady Bear.

Unfortunately, she became a victim of my passion for drawing wallpaper.
She just sat there, in her chair, quietly, and waited for me to finish her portrait #2
I think she might have been a bit bored.

She told me she thought of some nice things all along...