Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Freebie Cat and Bear

I just came back from New-York where I went to work with a group of writers on the preschool TV show I'm writing for in the moment. Luckily I had some free time as well and saw many inspiring things around. Including pretty to-do/dreams/shopping lists in the Paper Source which is one of the best independent stationery shops in the city. I decided to do some myself: cat-list and bear-list! You can download them for free here! And the b/w version is available here.

Monday, 28 October 2013

100 % cute foxes

Today I'm working on the design for the Christmas range of products for Shopnoless. Meanwhile I would love to share with you something I did for them last spring! Here is the final design - the brief was to create something representing London.

The Tote Bag with London Guard Fox is available HERE

Thursday, 26 September 2013

How many hedgehogs do you need to draw a perfect hedgehog?

Very often I hear people saying: "It looks like it's so easy and quick for you to draw your characters. And i can spend hours and still not be able to finish my drawing!" Even if my creations do look simple, it actually doesn't mean i do them so quickly. It's quite common when you feel discouraged, because it takes so much longer then you imagined to draw something. But wait, i will show you something. Let's have a look at that hedgehog!

Hedgehog in the hat, watercolour

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Our countryhouse was full of big spiders with long long legs. They frightened me a lot, these silent visitors from the basement. Once i was sitting in the living room, reading the last chapter of Anna Karenina for the school, when i felt somebody is watching me. I looked around and didn't see anyone, but as soon as i opened the book again, i felt somebody tap me on the shoulder.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Green monster, dancing mice and scriptwriting course in France

In the moment i'm in the middle of the course "Scriptwriting and book adaptation: TV series development and TV special" at the french animation school La Poudriere. It's an amazing place to study, each week we have professionals coming to us and helping with advices, workshops and one-to-one sessions. I'll write about our work more in details in the next post, when we will finish our pitching bible. Meanwhile i'll share this cute green monster with you! 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The daughter of the Woodland Spirit

When i was a child, i've spent most my summer holidays in a very little village in Siberia. I was fascinated by siberian myths and fairytales. One was about the Woodland Spirit, the little old man always ready to play a joke on humans. But i would like to tell you about his daughter.

The daughter of the Woodland Spirit, ink

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Dark side of the illustration

This week i came across wonderful spooky b/w illustrations by Pete Williamson. And i decided to try to draw something in black and white as well. Being limited in colors helps to be more creative. I've choosen the black indian ink by Winsor & Newton. And after couple of trials, i found the best approach.

Count Cat