Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

angry bear

Having fun drawing animals that express all sorts of negative emotions. I didn't expect it to be that difficult! No matter how hard I try to draw something ugly, scary or angry I always end up with cute and funny...
This guy is a poet and he is not having his best day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

if: boundaries

IF: boundaries
I love drawing silly dogs. This one is inspired by my favourite character from film "Everything is illuminated".

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

sketches from berlin

konrad making pizza
uncle konrad making pizza
franek drawing
konrad lecturing
I am not sure if I mentioned it here before but I fell in love with Berlin. The same way I fell in love with Rotterdam and other cities which are not beautiful in a way some of European cities are but they definately have huge amounts of energy hidden under not-particularly-renaissance surfaces.

For some reasons I didn't feel like sketching when walking/running/jumping/flying through the city (definately not Edinburgh scale). This is why all the sketches are made at our friends's place during our nice and calm evenings that were at some points even more inspiring Berlin itself!

(Sketches nos 4 and 5are made in cooperation with Franek.)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

IF: mysterious

IF: mysterious
So we went to see the famous fireworks at the end of Edinburgh Festival; for the first time since we came to live in this beautifully cold and windy city (it was the first time when it was not that cold and windy and we managed to see the whole thing). Anyhow, I don't really understand the idea of standing in the crowd in the park and watching some small lights flashing far away. What's the point?
Konrad said something like: "Don't you feel like all of that is like from the Moominland?", which I had to agree with and make this Moomins inspired picture.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


what next
It looks like I don't need to draw horses anymore! All the illustrations are finished and submitted to the publisher and the book will be published in July 2012. I hope you'll like it. It has been a busy summer but fortunately in Edinburgh we don't get anyhing like summer at all so there is nothing to complain about.  It was a fantastic experience to illustrate something which is completely different to what I usually work on. I learned a few things:
1. I can draw horses ( a big surprise).
2. I can draw human characters (even a bigger surprise).
3. Digital colouring is actually fun.
4. I love my tablet.
And now I feel like moving on to other projects featuring smaller animals - mice, shrews, bats, squirrels, weasels. Hooray for rodentia! The only problem is that I don't feel like drawing at all and I might need to take a week or two off with my sketchbook and pencils hidden at the bottom of a deepest drawer.