Saturday, 10 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!

With this Christmas card I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Lots of happiness, good health and success in 2012! Have great holidays!
With warm Christmas wishes, Irina Grabarnik.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Little brothers

Here is a drawing of two little brothers, who I've seen in de Hoven Passage, in Delft.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A sketch "On a circuit in Zandvoort"

Here is a sketch made after driving on a circuit in Zandvoort.  That was very exciting, very fast!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Drawings from Russia (Tarhany)

Here is a couple of drawings made after visiting Tarhany during the trip to Russia. Tarhany is a national museum - a noble farmstead where the famous Russian poet M. Lermontov grew up.


About Tarhany - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarkhany

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A day on the beach

A quick sketch made during one of the August days spent with the friends on the beach, in Monster.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Drawings from Poland

Here is a couple of drawings made after visiting Poland, a small city Augustow - a resort town (256 km from Warsaw).
Nature is really beautiful and rich. It's especially nice to take a boat trip through different canals. There are plenty of activities to see there and a variety of water vehicles -  from a cruise ship to waterscooters or kayaks.

About Augustow canal - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AugustCanal

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Drawings from Berlin

Here is a couple of drawings made during the short trip to Berlin and finalized later at home.
There is a great way to visit many intresting places in Berlin in a short time. You can buy a "whole day" ticket for special tourists buses, which travel around the city and stop at the most famous places like Checkpoint Charlie, Sony Center, Alexanderplatz, Jewish Museum, Brandenburger Tor and more... around 15 stops. So, you can stop and take time visiting the places you like. The new bus comes every 15 minutes and it's very convenient.
Berliner Dom with its surroundings is especially beautiful place with a possibility to take a one hour boat trip.
Another impressive place is, of course, Brandenburger Tor. There are funny entertaining activities around it, like costumed characters, a maker of big soap bubbles (50 cm in diameter), street dancers and others.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Illustration in watercolors

The recent illustration I've made using ink and bright watercolors. The image was inspired by the earlier sketch made in Jamaica.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Drawings of Koninginnedag in Delft

The drawings of the Koninginnedag in the center of Delft.
There were lots of different music bands that day.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Drawings from Prague

The drawings made during the short trip to Prague and finished later at home. It was at the end of December, right in the Christmas time (25-28 December). Was really nice to see the Prague Christmas singers on streets and amazing playing on the carillon bells.

The Prague singers.

One of the singers, just passing the street.

Playing on the carillon bells on the Old Town Square near Týn Church.

Links:
About carillon bells - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carillon
Prague for tourists - http://www.praguewelcome.cz/en/

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sketch from "Cafe de Sjees"

Drawing made next day after the New Year party in the favorite cafe de Sjees, in Delft.