A Snake Tamer

Moments of My Life

You never know upon whom you may stumble when you go for a walk 😀 This guy was hissing all the time and tried to bite me 😀

Very, very pleasant to the touch. I’d like to have a snake at home now 🙂

We’ve also seen a beautiful small lizard of the bright green and grey colors. I wasn’t lucky enough to catch it but watched it as much as I wanted. A great day!


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One sunny day I’ve brought home this beautiful twig with amazing bright green leaves.

Drawing is a way of memorizing and collecting precious moments, impressions, desires – anything that has a personal meaning.

I was rather quiet previous days; something inside me demands to be still and observant. And – to start doing the things I was setting aside for a long, long time. However, everything has an amusing attribute of changeableness. 🙂

A Funny Fact

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There is an idea that it is so simple to be an artist. You don’t have to have anything except a pencil, a scrap of paper, your eyes, hands, and the imagination.

But in actual fact, it is like a snowball! 😀

You buy a set of pencils; then you need another one, bigger and more expensive – because you want to work with qualitative supplies.

Before you know where you are, you have a collection of various pens, pencils, markers, paints, inks, sketchbooks, and there are huge stacks of paper in the secluded nook. Just in case.

You also start to gather specialized books.

You need a simple camera to take photos of your art, so you buy one. Then you realize that your possibilities are limited, and you start to save up for a DSLR. Plus all the equipment like lenses and lighting, of course.

For example, a nice microphone – because you have this amazing idea to write video tutorials based on your art.

Oh did I mention the scanners – of a basic A4 size and then, maybe, something bigger? And additional storage for all the files you produce during the work process? A better hardware?

Plus the place to keep all your treasures. One day you think: “Probably I need my own studio (or a bigger one)”

To make a long story short, there is no such thing as “Now I have everything I wanted to have.” Or maybe it is, but I’m not at that point yet 🙂

However, it is always useful to remember that it’s possible to make great things in the limited circumstances. If you want, you’ll find a way.

Pastel Pencils

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Yesterday was an art shopping day for me. Sounds so exciting, right? 😀

I brought home a brand-new set of pastel pencils, a broad-tip white acrylic marker, new graphite pencils (my old ones were almost completely worn-out), several Faber-Castell Grip pens of different colors, and a whole gathering of various paper sheets.

Everything is useful and inspiring when it comes to creating art! 🙂


Today I’ve started trying my new supplies. And here is the first result! Pastel pencils, black paper.


I like pastels, their look on paper, and feelings that they convey. This art medium doesn’t allow refining artworks as mush as ink or ink liners do, but it helps to achieve an expressiveness and a distinctive freedom. Worth trying!

Honestly, I think that it’s great to be familiar with various artistic techniques and be able to work using different tools, know their advantages and understand how to mix them. I am known mostly for the detailed ink drawings, but this kind of specialization doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in everything else 🙂

I believe life is about being brave and doing what you like. More action, less “just thinking.”

February Investments for the Knowledge and Inspiration

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Everyone knows how important is constant learning and broadening the horizons. Curiosity and diligence makes us better artists and more interesting people in general 🙂

I do my best to master professional skills and invest into the development process (for example, I’m a regular subscriber of an online book library and several websites with a profession-related content). This month, I pay much attention to the things that are not directly to the point of anything I’m known for; they are drawing with colored pencils, hand lettering, and writing.

Interested in my list? 😀 

Happy New Year!

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So tomorrow will be 2017 year already. 🙂

Let the coming year be a period of happiness, wisdom and attentive attitude to everything that happens inside our heads – and outside.

Let us finish all the beginnings and love challenges that happen without our knowing.

Let us value small moments of joy and the amazing gift of having this wonderful life full of hidden greatness and endless possibilities.

Let us work hard and be free of mental limits.

Happy New Year, Friends! 🙂

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