Joy of Ride

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This is the famous frog from “Wind in the Willows”. True mixed media picture. It’s easier to say what is NOT used here: no oil paints for sure, since I do not own any.

Talking to Red Queen

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One more round Alice picture… This is the Chess Queen from the second book, not the blood-thirsty Queen of Hearts.

Ivy Fairy

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Mixed media drawing, a bit of everything but mostly Liquitex inks and pencils.

Snowdrops

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Watercolor picture based on a photo by Daykiney from DeviantArt. No real snowdrops here; too cold… Situation may change in a week or two. Things are going in right direction.

Alice In The Boat

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My favourite scene from Through The Looking Glass story in ink and watercolor (mostly! I have used a little of denser paints to finish this). The circle was masked around with masking fluid, so this picture really looks this funny way; I have no idea how to fit it in any standard frame, but maybe I manage to pass this problem to someone else, together with the picture.

Dorothy Melts The Witch

xxmeltingNobody steals shoes from Dorothy! Acrylics, no watercolor. I’m glad I have managed to finish it. Acrylic paint is resistant (or so I feel about it). It takes time to get where I want to be with my picture.

The Camp

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“Mom, Dad? I think there will be no sausages…” This is what happens when a family camps in wild woods, where fauns are not quite extinct yet. Color inks on watercolor paper.

The Artist

xxxartystaThis doodle sketch turned into a finished drawing because I got fascinated how markers and ink behave on smooth coated carton. It was like painting with acrylic paint, which can be mixed and smeared and pushed from one place to another. When ink was dry I have also used some white and yellow gouache, and in the end some white details were scrapped with razor blade. Sounds complicated, but it was fun. The most important thing is to find the right kind of carton; in this case, it was back side of the drawing block.

Turtle Valentine

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Flowers are short-living and turtles are slow; good that true love is forgiving. If it wasn’t, Valentine’s Day could go really bad for some. Pencils and Liquitex inks on yellow paper.