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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.