Couple of minutes per sketch with ink or pencil, tried this Axe-cut strokes with outline brushpen on the guy in sunglasses.
Red house, Kingshighway, Brooklyn. Another corner of Kingshighway. I used ink, couple of colors, this time took Pentel pen brush with brown ink, I got in Zelda’s art store. For green used my daughter’s old almost dried highlighter.
One day mural. Not in Moleskine, even I did calculating and sketch in Moleskine. Wanted to share. I painted this window mural in one day. Size 7.25 feet by 5 feet. Hardest part was to figure out proportions of the window sections, so it would relate to real window on the other wall. Also wall was not prepared, so I had to sand and put 2 coats of primer (second with poly). I was offered to do it the night before. I don’t like to say No to challenge. I did it alone. I didn’t think it was possible.
Brighton Beach. Sometimes I go here for food shopping, coffee and nuts in Turkish store, meat in meat market, Japanese food in Uni, fruits in Korean fruit stores. I don’t like shopping, only for art materials. I used 2 inks in Moleskine sketch, paper doesn’t take it easy, it looks a little fuzzy, but still fun.
In the process of cooking Vegetable Parmesan. I used ink only here, I just love the process, used couple of Faber-Castell artists pens, with brush nibs, to add a bit of color. In WC Moleskine Folio, I believe, it calls. One day I will buy bunch of different color inks and experiment wilder and bigger.
Chebureki is a traditional food in Uzbekistan, sort of huge deep fried ravioli, stuffed with meat, or potato, or vegetables with cheese or mushrooms. Not far from me is a restaurant, where every Wednesday most of it cost a dollar, less then half a price. When I was an art student, near my college, in the heart of Moscow, on Sretenka street was a small cafe, where we often went for lunch break to eat burning hot chebureki. So I drew it on my favorite checkerboard plate (MacKenzie-Childs wannabe) with markers and Uni-ball Onyx.
I drew in pencil, than with Falcon. I love this pen, just to screw and unscrew the cap fills me with joy.
Under the train, traffic. Brooklyn,NY.
Under the train. Traffic. Brooklyn.
I missed using Lamy Safari with ink, responding to water brush. I add Faber-Castell colored pencils for the sky.
Overpass above Belt Parkway, seems like weird and magic place, like you are flying above noisy city, where nothing matters, only green, dark, leafy solitude. I was thinking to do it in color. But end up using watersoluble graphite.
Illustration to a song, I got somewhere on internet and liked to listen while driving. I got this image in my head, behind a girl is her sorrow, kinda motherly sorrow. Today I found this song on Youtube and read that the woman who sings it made words and music herself. “Again I am standing alone, again I am smoking, mama…”