Tuesday, 31 March 2009


My favourite British designer. However, the make up in the show strongly reminds me of Leszek Galysz's animated characters.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Easter chicks

Having a blog is a great opportunity to publish some of the sketches that would otherwise be lost in the depths of my digitalized archives. Here is one which I used as a part of my Easter card this year (finally printed and ready to send!).

The fact that dinosaurs are direct ancestors of birds freaks me out, frankly speaking. Please do click on the image to meet Eleonora - a surprised chick, she is the one in the middle.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Stanislaw Lem

This portrait of Stanislaw Lem was not destined to appear on the book cover of a Lem's work encyclopedia.

I cannot help but wonder how the word "Sepulka" was translated into English - or maybe it was not translated at all and left in Polish. Apparently it was almost impossible to translate the word "Awruk!" that Lem invented as a battlefield cry of one of the nations in "Robot fairytales" - please do try reading it backwards in English translation as "tickuf!" which Michael Kandel came up with and soon you will understand why other translators failed...

Unfortunatley the author's wife did not like the image and I had to redesign the book cover using a photo from the author's archive.

P.S. More to learn about the author of "Solaris" here.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


A fringe - it makes life so much easier! The beauty of Asian girls fascinates me. Today's image is inspired by a certain fashion blogger.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Power of Myth - how the book came out:

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth book cover design

I was really happy to be commissioned with designing a book cover for the first Polish edition of The Power of Myth by Jospeh Campbell. Campbell's ideas inspired creators of Star Wars, Matrix and even The Lion King.
The images of medieval creatures were obtained from an image library but I needed an ultimate hero, a mythical figure to balance the linear pattern of the bootom of the design. That is how Minotaure ended up on the top of the red rectangle.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Designers - continuation

My designers series continues, today with work of Consuelo Castiglioni.
I also had a haircut today, my first one in Scotland. So if you have short hair like me, go here and ask for Ryan. He will do an excellent job and all of a sudden your life will be much simpler.

Monday, 23 March 2009

I hate moustaches

Now some more adult faces:

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sketchbook saga continues

I am having so many ideas recently that I am going to use my sketchbook more often!
These watercolour portrait are definitely fun to make.

I was requested to show my workspace, so here it is. With today's portrait in the making!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Spring shopping

I have heard that people who are still able to afford shopping for brands like Prada are asking the staff to put their shopping in inconspicuous bags without any logos. Either that they buy on line and have their shopping quietly delevered by a courier, discretely wrapped in simple brown paper.
This drawing is of course a fragment from my Fall/Winter designers' series.

P.S. I was considering putting my Prada jacket on ebay as I am scared to damage it, so I wore it only once so far! My Prada is a sale item of course, dating back to the times before the crisis...

Monday, 16 March 2009


I am working on my Easter card right now and I am having lots of spooky ideas about the drawing for it. All are based around animals having a secret ability to communicate with words. In Polish folklore animals can speak with a human voice once a year at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Marc is coming

With another Parisian Fashion Week in full swing it is time for some fashion illustration.
Let's start with Marc Jacobs and his beehives. Here is a sketch for AW 09 portfolio.

Saturday, 7 March 2009


I have bought this sketch book in Berlin and finally decided to dig it out and use it. It is going to be a space for experiments.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


I am not very keen on cheerleadering so it might have been visible in my illustration proposal for a book about one. I wanted to do something more naughty than that! Ah well, back to work...