Monday, January 06, 2014

A character from one of my favourite children's books: Zoki and Bada.



My Puffer Fish

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Meet Huffy: my 2 year old puffer fish that I took with me on my 5day RV trip from Calgary to Ottawa. He is 11" long and his teeth never stop growing. I hope he does not grow any more because I will have to give him away: there is just no way for me to fit a 100lb aquarium at my place.



3 Days of sketching

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Sketches from Jan 2, 3 and 4th, 2014. Imaginary landscape, dancing gypsy and Polina.




The Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have finally finished my entry for the Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour.

In short, this project is about people all over the world filling up a small sketchbook, which will then go on a world tour and end up on permanent display in the Brooklyn Art Library. Many of the sketchbooks will be also available for viewing online too. The artists could choose several themes for their work. I stuck with the open theme of "This is a Sketchbook".

You can check out my sketchbook here.

Although I started out in watercolour and acrylic, I soon switched to ballpoint pen as I realized I wanted the sketchbook to have lots of line drawings and just mainly black and white work. Since the theme was so open, it was tough to start drawing right away as I simply did not know where to begin. A trip to Hawaii over Christmas definitely helped though! Almost every place there is worth capturing on paper or camera! I then continued with sketching places that were inspirational to me in the last few years. Some from memory, some with the helps of photographs I have taken during some of my trips. 

One of the main things I liked about this project is that is made me sit down, pick up a pen and draw for a while, concentrating on just this task and putting all the everyday things aside. I liked this project so much that I signed up for the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition too. There are still 354 spots left on the project, so if you feel like showing your sketches to the world, I highly recommend signing up.