This is going to be Christmas present for a great fan of Moomins. My usual set: watercolor, gouache and color pencils.


The Queen’s Ice Puzzle


This is Andersen illustration for Nicky. Watercolor, black ink and white gouache.

Puss In Boots


This is a test: what can be done with ink and gouache together. Ink comes in two kinds: bottled and Kuretake markers.

Thief of Always: The Wall of Mist

One more illustration to this audiobook. Not so extravagant like previous one, but I liked drawing this monster!xxmonster26x18

Thief of Always


“Thief of Always” is horror book for kids, I’ve been listening to audio version this week. It resembles a bit Pinokio’s adventure in happy holiday country. The little girl you can see in this picture will turn into a fish soon. This fan art piece was made just for fun of smearing paints on smooth surface; I have found another piece of coated carton.

Tree Witch


Gouache paints. I quite often use gouache in quasi-watercolor mode, but this time I have tried to use thick paint.

Innocent Little Bee. Inktober Day 31.


Cherry vampire again, disguised. The topic of the day is “Mask”. Black, red and yellow ink. I also own blue and sepia ink but I thought maybe three were enough this time. Important! Please notice what is happening to the biten cherries. The concept comes from a fellow DA member, Sketchman (thank you!).

You Shall Marry a Prince. Intober Day 29


Aurora got to the top of the tower, and it’s time to decide what has happened there. The topic of the day is “united”, so… how about unexpected cross-generation friendship? Maybe a hundred years of sleep was really Aurora’s idea. She was told an ideal prince for her wasn’t born yet, so what else could she say but: “oh, Granny, do something! I can’t be old when he’s twenty!”

Climbing to the top of the tower

climbing-jpgInktober Day 27 is about climbing. So here she is, going to the top of the tower to meet her fate. Fairytale princesses have got this instinct; they always go straight to the most dangerous spot. Same about pretty blond girls in horror movies, but princesses were doing it much earlier. Tales of Sleeping Beauty or Bluebeard’s wife were told long before cinematograph was invented.