I start working on my own project about dogs. Can't say you much about it now, but if I finish it one day, I think it will be really cool :) Christmas illustrations with dogs wich I showed you will be included in this project too.
This painting with tervuren and little lamb I made for very nice persone - Julie (her page on DA)
This picture I made for my mum. She wanted Christmas/New Year illustration with cocker spaniel...why cocker? Just because we are a proud owners of two wonderful american cocker spaniels (the best dogs in the world :) ) I drew here a little tiger too - the symbol of the next year.
This is a speed paint I made for Chiustreem topic "Funny".
Always hungry cocker is fighting with the snowman for his carrot ^__^
I drew two Christmas cards and I think I will do them more :) I want to made some cards for my family for Christmas and New Year.
If you like my cards, you can buy them in my shop on DA (they are available as Greeting Cards and Postcards).
I decided to show you 3 steps of work on my "Home for little elves" drawing. I think it might be pretty interesting.
I use for my drawings Derwent Inktense pencils. It is very interesting to work with them. They have a lot of possibilities (you can use them even for silk paintings).
So, shortly about how I work:
My 1. step is cleaning the sketch.
2. step - colouring. This is a very important step. I need to choose colours very carefully, because they change their tones later. For combining colours I am using colour chart what I made for myself.
Sometimes you can finish your work on this step, if you don’t want to use water and you like how your drawing looks (for example my “Pea fairy” ).
3. step - applying water and adding details. As you can see the tones of colours have changed after applying water.
Illustration for poem by Aleksey Tolstoy (Russian poet, novelist and dramatist). This poem is about child and devious dragonflies. Dragonflies said that they love him, that they will teach him how to fly, but when child ran to them he was dragged into pond.
Иллюстрация к стихотворению А. К. Толстого «Где гнутся над омутом лозы...»
Случайно наткнулась на него и прочитав его так точно и не разобралась – стрекозы хорошие или плохие? Поискала ответ и вот что нашла: «Первоначальная редакция стихотворения была вдвое больше: после описания весёлого хоровода стрекоз рассказывалось о том, как ребёнок побежал на их зов и был затянут в омут.» (источник Викитека ). Значит не зря меня терзали смутные сомнения по поводу доброжелательности стрекоз :)
Zetod – a very talented Estonian band. I have been on their live concerts, it was amazing.
You can read more about them and listen their music on their website (and you can find them on YouTube too ;) )