28 August, 2015

a family portrait

Hello critters,

This illustration is a wonderful addition to the Creatures with features project as if portrays a lovely family and their colourful attire. This was commissioned by a friend of the family and I love the elegant choice of clothes, especially the little girl's. And also it was really fun to play with and paint all the textiles, it really got me pumped up for some fashion illustration. 

A family portrait - watercolour on paper | 21 x 29,7 cm

The family comes from Kiev so it was only fitting to suggest the city's landmarks in the background. I can only hope it will be a colourful memory on their wall for years to come. 

26 August, 2015

the plant project - crocus

Hello critters,

If the blue bell was not quite right to represent my mom in this project, we asked her what her favourite flowers were. As you would imagine, the list was very long, but at the very top there was a little flower with a unique perfume, the crocus

It's amazing how smells are tightly correlated with memories and people, because this one (just like the tiny lily of the valley) always reminds us of a particular spring-time moment, when Easter comes, we have this family tradition of a morning walk to the park and then having brunch together. It's nothing too special, but I love those moments. So spring flowers, along with the lovely lilac, which I didn't get to illustrate, always make me think of my family.

The crocus - watercolour on paper

I've painted this one purple, but for the tattoo they chose warm shades of orange and yellow, which I think fits better.

Artist: Dushky | Tattoo artist: Attila from Bizzzart Tattoo | Tattooed on: Ina

24 August, 2015

in orbit - sketchbook illustration

Hello critters,

summer's almost ending and soon it will be time to go to school again. While my school years are far gone, I'm still one for learning and experimenting new things... artistically speaking. And I have a weak spot for all types of notebooks and sketchbooks, so aside from collecting them, I also try to put them to good use. That's why, I made a master plan to have regular blog-posts with pages from my sketchbook. A project I hope I'll follow to heart since I always complain I don't have time to sketch randomly anymore. 

But before that I want to show you my latest work, that's part of my collaboration with Uman Shop. This is the second sketchbook design we've done and this year is a mix between my quirky creatures and my deep love for space. So here's my monster who grew so big and round that it started having its own gravity. 
Hope you like it, I know I can't wait to fill these pages.

The Gas Giant - notebook cover design in collaboration with Uman 
| marker on paper - 29,7 x 21 cm

... and some coloured versions...

Find out how you can grab one of these limited edition sketchbooks, here. The other design is by Stefan Lucut, he's awesome.

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