The Lion and The Unicorn

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An exercise drawing inspired by “Through the Looking-Glass”. Pastel pencils and a little bit of white gouache

New Year’s Resolution

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“No way! You’re trying to ruin my New Year’s resolution”. A little ink drawing to start a new year. This is because I’ve got such problem myself. Some evil people have given me sweets for Christmas and now I feel the box of chocolates is watching me intently.

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Long time since I’ve been to Wonderland! So, Alice again. In gouache.

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.

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.

Alice and Caterpillar Again

xxalicjaThis is one of most popular scenes ever, I think. There are thousands of Alices on DeviantArt or Pinterest, and half of them are portrayed with the caterpillar and the mushroom… Well, in a hot afternoon I have made one more Alice and one more mushroom. There are several inks here – umbra, sienna, magenta – and several pencils from Derwent and Koh-i-Noor.

Art of Smoking

Second part of this Wonderland comission…Art of Smoking

Caterpillar Experiment

The main idea of this experiment was: ink for texture, paint for color. I suppose there will be a continuation! The real thing is even more saturated,  this time my scanner was defeated by color.

ink, acrylic paint, conte crayons
ink, acrylic paint, conte crayons

Queen of Hearts

Mira didn’t describe her wish precise enough (or I didn’t get her right, perhaps… eh, never mind) anyway it seems it’s Alice with Queen of Hearts she dreamt about. So perhaps this picture will be for her, and Alice climbing the fireplace will be mine. Soon  it will be on Etsy or DaWanda, I guess . I have no original drawings for sale now, it’s no way to run a business. I used to be a better seller, but now I do mostly comissioned illustrations.  Well,  this is what I always wanted to do. So why  now, when I look at my paints and pencils, I feel I’d rather take Basia for a walk? Must be my lazy nature. 

watercolors and ink
watercolors and ink