Shayla’s new story


A new book’s arrived to my drawing desk, one more Rainbow Pals story. Crazy and colorful, like all stories by Shayla. The Pals are going to celebrate¬† Halloween. Yes, a bit early for this, but I’m rather glad we have started now. Won’t be easy. Many characters, many actions, many locations. As a matter of fact these little guys are into new madness in new place on each page. This is only first spread and I already feel a bit tired.


Witchcraft for Beginners


This is my first free time drawing in 2018, because there was simply no free time before. I have once drawn a girl practising spells on her cat in ink. This was for Inktober, a year or two ago. The idea somehow stayed with me. This time I have tried gouache paints.

Snowman Paul Plays Chess


Snowman Paul and his young friends are getting relaxed after their last trip to the Winter Olympics. Me to! I have made no trip like this, I hate winter sports, but I was finishing this book in really Olympic style. This is last page, and the rest is here:

New Olympic book


I have finished painting a week ago, and it’s already published as an e-book! Brand new Snowman Paul story. Snowman is getting ready for Winter Olympics again. No doubt winter sports are of great interest to snowmen.



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.