Marcel and Luna

Custom pet portraits are back. You can find them in my Etsy shop (^・ω・^ )

Here are the latest ones I did for Natasha and Kristin.

(scanner ate all the blues as usual, but as my professor once said - traditional art should be viewed in galleries and on walls, not through a monitor's screen)



Enchanted alley

Long story short - I'm fighting depression. No point in phrasing it differently. I'm on a good path now but there were times which I'd gladly erase from my memory.

Here are illustrations to the book I wasn't able to finish (and lost the whole gig) due to total lack of control over the way my brain works.

And I loved this book. Loved the stories and it hit me hard that I had to give up on them.

Finished+almost finished illustrations:


Mermaid sneakers

Last year sneakers got so worn out I had to throw them away. Which wasn't a pity because they were plain(!!!) anyway. If I remember right I bought them right before going on a vacation and didn't have time to decorate them (with cats and stars, of course).

This year though, I had time!

Process was the same as in the previous sneakers I've made (here and here). But if you need a step-by-step, you can find it here too (*^v^*)

 I've been in the mermaid universe for some time now. Right now I'm even deeper in it *sinking lower and lower*



Blue Dog and his fluffy tail

(like a bottle cleaning brush)

I really wish I could be a part of more books like this one.
Pretty please ・:*(〃∇〃人)*:・

Book is about children/animals with issues and a Blue Dog that helps them cope (I cried a river while reading it + two lakes while painting the emotional parts)

First try outs of a style. I drew with pencil + coloured in Photoshop. Later on I decided to stick to Photoshop only so that all necessary changes won't be too painful and time-consuming

☆ more pictures under the cut ☆


About a puddle

Some time ago I was asked to create mock illustrations to a children's book. The story I've decided to illustrate was about a sad small puddle that was not enough for kids to play in but appeared to be just perfect for birds.
 I didn't get that job though :( Maybe next time!



Color Palette Challenge

It's been almost a year since I came to a conclusion that the way I use colours suck hard and I should do something about it. It was one of the best decisions of my twenties, really (the next best decision was getting to know human anatomy better).

The Color Palette Challenge I use is the one by FallenZephyr that I found on DeviantArt. But any kind of palettes' collection would work. It's more about using colours and colour combinations that you would not think of on your own.

Here are few of the first ones I did:

(you can almost feel the struggle coming off of them)

Here are some of the new ones:

I love the progress. It's so encouraging!!!!

All the Color Palette Challenges I did are posted and tagged on my tumblr blog here.



Old enough to train a dragon

It was my sister's birthday on 31st. She's an annoying (even more of a) teenager now. I'm pretty sure I wasn't THAT annoying when I was her age :D

As a part of a birthday present I painted her because she's been whining about it for a while now. I wish I had more time to do it though (I had to be quick to finish when she was out! And she came back early!!).

She's got this picture set up as her computer wallpaper now :)


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