Saturday, 26 December 2009

Muffins



An idea came to mind to make a cookbook together with some folks from 2 and 4. Perhaps this book will one day see the day of light, perhaps this project will transform into some other medium and dimension, for now, there is this plate of muffins. I'm very fond of it and in some ways this is a great triumph for my super slow, but steady transition into colour.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Accidents in colour



randomly happened as one layer crossed another, and there you are. wonders of photoshop.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Update coming soon!

Lots of work on at the moment, so I am going to post here something soon!
A brilliant commission by Sang Bleu magazine, something quite sweet and special for the EMI group, cakes and fish with a possible book deal. Exciting!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Katya/Melanie



First time pitch


long term plan

risk assessment

team problem solving

As I was still studying at college, a job offer came through, where I was asked to pitch for a corporate visual artist position. (I didnt get the job, but ended up with these humorous drawings)
I'm still quite happy with them and think that imagery of this kind should definitely penetrate the high brow suit district.

Mr Podlesniy



When I was young, a lot of my time was spent in the outdoors of Russia's country houses known as the dachas.
The home grown vegetable patches with some 40 plus types of tomatoes was forte of Mr Podlesniy. I remember him as his house had burned down one year, and yet he managed to carry on.
Somehow when I found this drawing by accident it brought me right back to the time I was a little girl, to the place called Chepelovo, near Chekhov, named after the great Russian writer and playwright Anton Chekhov.

Older Work


dima


masha


amit


fake santa

I was clearing through debris of rubbish on my external harddrive, when I came across some sweet examples of work I did circa 2004/6. I did a whole series of random portraits using the brush tool of photoshop. Its nice to reflect.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Nina and Dickie



Another beautiful commission I made for Nina and Dickie who tied the knot at the end of 2009. A bouquet of red currents, poppies and clementines adorning their names.

Friday, 18 September 2009

10 Beautiful Black and White illustrations



My Kabul drawing for State of Play Magazine made it into Callum Chapman's 10 best B/W Illustrations.
Thanks for the shout Callum!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

RIP Michael Jackson





Michael Jackson, the music legend died earlier this morning in LA.
Hard to comment. But somehow an era has ended with him.

Featured on Fashionary



I'm truly honoured to be included into this list of modern fashion illustration and to be amongst truly talented individuals like David Downtown and Cecilia Carlstedt .
Thank you Fashionary

Friday, 19 June 2009

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Yay. Portfolio of the week on Lexposure.net

Катя & Женя.



A wedding gift to Katya and Zhenya, whose special day I attended in Moscow last week.
:)

Willis & Willis



I made this drawing for two friends who just got engaged. Clare Willis and Emma Willis. Typographically, a symmetrical bonus.
Unfortunately my son managed to spill nail varnish remover over the drawing, so I only have this digital photograph to show for it.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Another transformation.







This is quite a time consuming experience, but I have to admit, I like the result alot. Its a complete different outlook on life.

Lets colour!


I have been putting this off for a few years, and now I am finally coming to the natural conclusion that I want to see what my work would be like in colour. So I have started to try it out with old work.
I seem to be into the colours of the baroque era- the clashing baby blues and purples alongside pinks and yellows. there is something innocent and erotic within this gamut.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Dove


A while back I got a sweet email from Wade who wanted a tattoo of a dove.
Here is the drawing. I am still waiting on Wade to get the tattoo done. V curious to see it!

Friday, 3 April 2009

A collage of speed.


I was kindly asked by the wonderful folks at Armada Skis to do a design for their most popular AR6 ski series. And this is what we agreed upon. I can't wait to get my pair of skis!

Bike Polo for the LMT


To backtrack a little more here is another entry for the upcoming show curated by the AOI and held at the London Museum of Transport entitled 'A view of London'.
Bike Polo is an absolute 2009 must! Bike riding per se is so passé. Try it with a fixie and a mallet in your hand and you are en vogue, mon amie.

Wi-Fi


It has been an absolute void of a time, since my last post.
My little Kolya is now at nursery so I finally have some more time to rattle my pens and work like a beast.
This is my entry for the latest 2009 competition for Illustrators held by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. The subject is www and how it affects the lives of illustrators.