Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lots of happiness, good health and success in 2013! Wish you all the joys of this beautiful season! Here is my Christmas card for this year.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Sketches from Jena, Germany

Here are several sketches made in Jena, a university city in eastern Germany.
The panoramic view from the top of the Jen-Tower is especially exciting. You can see all the city and the very beautiful landscape!


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Sketches from Amsterdam

Some quick sketches from my notebook, made during several days staying in Amsterdam this summer. Surely, plenty places to visit! I really liked Artis and Scheepvaart Museum.
Bloemenmarkt, a very nice place with pretty cafes for early breakfast.
This is fun! Biking through the city and drinking beer at the same time. But they have a gid! So, hopefully, nothing dangerous will happen.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Koninginnedag 2012, Delft

Here are some drawings made during and after Koninginnedag in Delft. It was again a sunny day. Lot's of activities, music, funny costumes, people selling different stuff and lot's of positive emotions.

Drawings of Koninginnedag in Delft of 2011 - http://irinagrabarnik.blogspot.nl/2011/06/drawings-of-koninginnedag-in-delft.html

Monday, 9 April 2012

Drawings from Tenerife

Recent drawings and sketches made during the trip to Tenerife island, spotting beach activities, undersea and Christmas evening (as it was in December :-)). Some drawings had been finished when being already back home.
That's an amazing island where you can see very different climate areas. If you are there, that's really nice to take a day excursion to see the whole island and how palms and bananas trees are changing to pine trees and moss. And when driving upwards on the mountains you can see clouds on your eye level!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The head of a scientist

One of my recent illustration made with black ink, combining bold outlines and light hatch lines.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Japanese calligraphy

Recently I've finished the course of Japanese calligraphy at Shofukan centrum in Rotterdam and this is my final work.
The hieroglyphic symbol on this work means "beauty".
The colofon and the stamp are made by our instructor of calligraphy, Owen Tjon Sie Fat.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Ink drawings

Some recent drawings made with black East-Indian ink.
I tried to experiment and combine abstract ink lines with watercolors and quite realistic ink drawing with spattering texture of ink.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Children's illustration

Here is one of my recent children's illustration made with ink and deep watercolors.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sport illustrations

Recent illustrations, which I've made using black Indian ink. Really enjoyed the medium, which allows to create a stronger sence of movement and other effects as well.
The illustrations have been made for "The Game Of The Goose" for the publication in the Runner's World Magazine in the January issue.