Small trip to “Century 21″ (department store in Brooklyn, where you can buy cool designer clothes for fraction of the cost, not for me though, because for me exist only art tools and books), turned into a pleasant adventure, I met this old red car. I used ink and a bit of watercolor and outlined with Hero pen using nib from both sides. I love this pen’s versatility, the only problem it runs out of ink very quickly. And I am not carrying bottle of ink with me since that time in my student years in Moscow when wind overturned bottle of ink and my stepmother’s white mackintosh was all covered with black-and-purple spots.
7th Ave, Manhattan, view from the window. Ink, bits of watercolor, markers and Hero pen with bent nib.
Last page in my watercolor Moleskine A4. “Liza- the love of our family*Here is her favorite pose to lay down belly up and pretend to be dead*She is my best sleeping pill*I know she reads my thoughts, all animals do*She is teaching us to love, forgive and accept*She loves chicken, I learn to share my lunch*She loves to talk when we have girl-talk, we talk about guys*Лиза*”
Typical scene in Manhattan, street food stand with attractive umbrella. My favorite was at 14 street Downtown, (when we did mural with Brooklyn bridge and Twin towers in one loft), I use to get sausage on a stick there for lunch. Unforgettable. Inks and Kuretake pens for color.
It was pretty strange to meet this car somewhere in the mountains, don’t even know where, we GPS-ed Home Depot along the road to pick up a belt for an injured young athlete. Don’t even know how old is this beauty. Ink and red Kuretake pen on old paper.
Sketch before breakfast in watercolor finished to the point when I was called in for breakfast and was not able to add some outlining with Uranus pen.
The idea of music and musicians was always very close to my heart. My senior work in my first college was composition Music, very experimental and sort of breaking rules. I was signed to go to draw at rehearsals and concerts in Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra for a month or two. Even had a crush on young violinist. Here I used ink and two Kuretake brush pens for color.
Celebration. Color only on ties, hinting that joy and emotions does not have to be shown on the surface, but inside, lightening up in faces and souls. Background – a little abstract, indicating community: people and houses.
Used 2 inks and couple of Kuretake pens for color.