Saturday, 24 October 2009

Dea with poppies

My friend Dea, a supertalented violinist from Berlin, who very patiently posed for my portrait project and now has been turned into one more attempt of mine of combining my photograph and drawing. My previous attempt is here.

Next week I am again completely piled with work. Yay!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Kak mag

Every husband should bring his wife a nice gift on the way back from a business trip. In case of a graphic designer/ illustrator/ photographer wife the best solution is to bring a coveted Russian design magazine that is impossible to buy in UK!

I came across KAK magazine years ago when a friend (who is one of the people in charge of a Polish magazine of similar profile 2+3d) asked for its latest issue to be lugged from Moscow. Kak is not exactly the easiest publication to get hold of, it is usually available from museum's bookshops and these were not omnipresent in Moscow ten years ago! His issue is probably a collector one by now!

I am going to flick through the images in the magazine as my Russian is very basic, I can barely decipher the letters and even that takes awfully long time (Simon might just oh so kindly translate some titles for me as his Russian is fluent after years of living in Russia). I am also going to stroke the clouds on one of the covers as they are made of a nice, suedy material, extremely pleasant to the touch! No wonder that some issues of this magazine can cost up to £20!

Oh, I did get some gorgeous perfumes from the duty free too!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Beauty on line

Another illustration comissioned by Twoj Styl magazine came out this week in their November issue. Cannot wait to see it in print!

Thursday, 8 October 2009


Last one from the series - it depicts a story about marrying a wealthy, older man. Something that I sort of did, especially if you skip on the 'wealthy' bit!

Love and business

Yes, I do work in the same business as my husband. It is great to cooperate with someone who does not need... words to communicate! I have learnt a lot throughout all those years of working together.

Real wifey

Actually I hate when my husband calls me that but I love cooking for him. He is away on his photographic assignment in Russia for next couple of weeks so I will have to do the dishes myself. Again - I simply had to put a dog in the drawing somewhere!

(Future) Bride in waiting

A little inquisitive dog and bride's shoes make this illustration my favourite of the series.

Warsaw lovebirds

As promised - here are some of the illustrations - please click on the image to see it bigger!

Monday, 5 October 2009

More of my illustrations in Twoj Styl

I will show you some of the original illustrations this week.
Of course another edition of the magazine is going to be out... next week! I am looking forward to it so much! These guys really know how to use illustrations to its best in a layout and are a real bliss to cooperate with. I wish all the illustrators could have customers like this.

It has arrived! It has arrived!

Omgomgomg!!! A copy of Twoj Styl magazine reached Edinburgh on Friday, so I have spent the whole of the weekend fondling it.
Layout looks much more impressive than in a pdf that I received from their design team - they decided to make the big illustration even BIGGER!