Friday, 5 July 2013

Cafe mini-portrait series

 

    Those little drawings are my 'dessert', I draw sipping green tea after lunch. My task is to make it fast, very general and easy, showing the colour and some character.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Starlings, 'Grabli' bar and the mysterious dovecot


    'Grabli' is the local net of low-cost cafes with self-service. Grabli means 'Rake', it influenced the place's decor quite a lot. Cleaners wear straw hats, fake plants all over. A bar is also a bit rural with a pale green tiles and a cute red-cheek barman :) 

A hard, hard morning


    Elsie the Cat having napping after a hard morning full of snacks, toy mouses and irritating furless two-legged animals.

Monday, 1 July 2013

GUM's 120th anniversary, resting retiree and some new obesity victims


    People after retirement receive 300Eu from the government and stay at home for the rest of the life. Lucky elders get some money from successful kids, the rest balance on an edge of poverty. No trips are available for their modest income. Not being able to travel at all, they count rubles to buy milk. 
    
    Weekends are the quiet time for them. They take stools and sit on narrow balconies for hours, watching passers by. 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A lil spruce, 'Slava' watches, a 'Kopeika' car and summer book sale

    A historical bookstore in Moscow city center continues a summer book sale. Less than a dollar for one book! They place used items on a marble window sill and 'lie in ambush' inside a store. They got one! At the same time it was a double hunt, I've got a sketch too :>)

Four tigers and a jolly loader



    I drew four little tigers from our common backyard four years ago. The grew so big, made a lot of new tigers and even one black jaguar! Our tiger population is very stable now.



    Did you know what loaders do when there's no one around? I peeped at a secret life of a covered market. Saturday evening loaders enjoy driving cargo carts and smile a lot!

Monday, 24 June 2013


    This lady in a drawing studio reminded famous works by Russian artist Boris Kustodiev