April 30, 2013 / 23:50
The girls and me love to listen in the car to Prokofiev’s «Peter and the Wolf». We found this great version, with some narration which explains how musical instruments are connected to the personages of the story. As this is one of my favorite subjects (children and scary animals) I googled it a bit and found this great blog with a collection of vintage covers of vinyl records, all for «Peter and the Wolf» only.
my two favorites:
a few more covers
March 21, 2013 / 00:38
What a strange vintage photo I found today on the internet:
August 21, 2012 / 12:56
Wow, I just found in BibliOdyssey these beautiful illustrations. The blog says, these images come from egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries, put reproduce a persian horoscope of 9th century, and were created almost certainly by a persian artist.
to see more amazing persian zodiac illustrations
July 3, 2011 / 22:49
I have to count once, how many sketchbooks do I already have, because people keep asking me. I answer «a lot». I guess, around 25-30. Every sketchbook is really different, some are old are from the art academy, some — from travel, from work, and they contain all the interesting things I can find and stick or draw. I carry my sketchbook everywhere with me and really feel it is kind of my «home», my private space, where I can hide while drawing. So, I invite you to see my inspiration, sketches and the way of thinking.
many-many sketchbook pages
February 14, 2011 / 15:29
I’ve decided to make some photo-reference for my art
January 27, 2008 / 21:58
Recently I got an old Chinese comic book from my friend, and was really inspired by it’s main character, Sun Wukong (the Monkey King):
He is a hero of Journey to the West, a classical epic novel, published in the 1590’s
December 17, 2007 / 00:47
I’ve found a site with many beautiful vintage chinese posters:
November 1, 2007 / 01:43
My love for miniature have started from these two paintings. I bought them in Rajasthan, have no idea who the artist is. I wanted to buy many pictures, but they were not cheap.
When you travel as a backpacker, you know that buying something means less places to travel, worse hostel, and also place and weight in your luggage. So I’ve decided «I can draw miniatures for myself»…
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