3 September 2010

Mural. Finished!!!

well, almost finished. I still need to finish up the black lines and fix up the Sun. I can't do it right now, as for the past few months my feet were really swollen, and especially the last month! It is really hard for me to stand for a long period time. I hope after I give birth and got some rest, I could little by little finish it up.

The day is coming any minute now!

Anyways, here it is! The wall doesn't fit in the camera, so I made 3 photos of smaller parts. Click on the headline of the post to see the rest of the images "under cut"

30 July 2010

Flashmob - Rain, Rain, come and play!

My friends in Moscow are all suffering from unusually high temperatures. Most of the apartments and houses are not set up for such heat, hence don't have proper air conditioners and people are going crazy, looking forward to some relief.

My friend, a fellow artist, suggested to collectively dream up some lower temperatures and even some rain. They call it " online flashmob": when people start posting their own interpretation of a certain topic.

Here's my rain:

5 July 2010

Mural. Started!!!

So I finally started my baby room mural. I procrastinated for half a year :)) Although, this was a good thing, that I delayed the mural, as we have decided to move baby room to another room, from the originally planned.

Anyways, here is what I've done today.

1 July 2010

Coo Coo sketches

Coocoo's face is very funny. She always looks very surprised and at the same time almost upset. I tried taking her picture with my camera, but every time camera clicks, Coocoo squints and that funny look disappears. I tried sketching her, but she moves too much, and I can't catch that funny expression. She doesn't move though when she stares through the windows, or lounges on the floor. So that's what I sketch...

Ehh.... and yes, she is a fatso :))

Here is the original :)

24 June 2010

Hamsters, cats and woman's happiness

This is a rough translation of this short story header. Unfortunately, it is in Russian, and even if I translated it into English, most of humor will be lost. But trust me, guys, it is very very funny. This short story saved my day, after Italy's elimination from the World Cup, in group stages. sigh...

The story is about a hamster, who lived in the closet, and a cat, who thought this hamster was destined  to be come his (cat's) dinner. Cat tried to get inside the closet, and the hamster thought, that such life is no good, moved in an old shoe. Cat found the hamster eventually, but it took his owners a few minutes and a newspaper to explain to him that hamster is a friend, not food.

(see? the style of the story won't translate properly, sorry)

Anyways, here they are:

And Bella!!! I have not done anything in regards to the mural yet. But I am still planning to. With Italy out of the World Cup it seems to me, that I will watch much less TV now and will finally start doing what I wanted to do.

16 June 2010

My neighbor

Hello everybody!

I feel a need to apologize to my blogger friends for disappearing for such a long time. Thank you for not forgetting me (I hope you didn't forget me :))

No updates really. Was working (part-time from home.. yay!), and when I finished work I didn't feel like hanging around my computer, and wanted to spend some time outside the house, on the front porch. I love watching our neighbors' kids playing. I also love watching my husband play soccer and bocci with them.

Anyways, yesterday I finally (hurray!) felt a need to draw again. I was worrying, that this need disappeared forever, as I didn't feel like it for a while. I sketched a neighbor girl, who was kind enough to sit in front of me without running away for like.. 15 minutes! I saw she wasn't enjoying it though. So I sketched her, and today I wanted to try and color the sketch in photoshop. Here it is...

4 March 2010

A question for professional artists

Dear friends! I have an important question for those who have experience with the inside murals.

I am thinking about putting up a mural on the baby room wall, a scene from this cartoon

Who has an idea of what type of paint should I use for this mural? As Bella might remember, I have some experience with drawing on the walls ( ;-) ), only with charcoal, not paint.

Thanx in advance!

(I am ready to make and put up a new header on my blog! Spring is almost here!!)

2 February 2010

Coming soon!

Hello friends!

I have been out of touch with everybody for a long time! Sorry!
Well, I have a good reason for not writing and drawing anything. Excuse :)

Big news is, me and my husband are expecting.. to become parents! Yay! Our little family of Leos (both of us were born in August) will soon have a baby Tiger (well, if count by year).

Anyways, I've been really tired the past month, sleepy and dizzy. But it's a pleasant thing.

2 January 2010

IF: Renewal

I have never been to a "renewal of vows" ceremony, but looked it up on the internet. I wish I live that long and that happy "ever after".

Just a festive illo

I was listening to Glen Miller on youtube, and imagined this illustration. Sometimes I wish I had a dress like that.

1 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Dear friends!

I want to wish you all many happy returns. Let the New Year make your wishes come true, may you finally meet your old friend who you haven't seen for the longest time, may you taste the most interesting dish, which you have always wanted to taste and never dared, may you finally buy that little nick-knack, that you always wanted. I wish you lose those pounds, that you've been trying to lose for the past 5 years.
I wish that those, who didn't believe in you would finally see your full potential.
I wish you all be happy, smile always, don't get depressed. Life is beautiful. I wish that those who didn't see it before, would finally see it.

Here is my little card for this coming year of Tiger.