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The Inward World

Sharing this post from 2015 as I have recently discovered it and realized this awesomeness has been hidden from the world ^^

It was always been an enormous mystery – what people are made of (both physically and mentally)? drawing internal organs is one good way for me to express people from the inside, their inner life. A skull represents physical matter and heart has always been a symbol of emotions & feelings. both uncovered from remaining bits of flesh these symbols combined represent the wole concept of human being.
This is a collaboration with Artyom Semenov I’ve made lineart & backgroung and Art has done skull colouring. Think it turned out great. Well done, team Z.L.O. ^^







Lineart – markers on A4. Colouring & backgound – Adobe Photoshop CS 6. 2015

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Realism study

“I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind” – Alan Parspns Project

Practicing realism and colour study. Not often do I make colorful illustration but when I do, I try hard ^^

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Summer night

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Summer night. Alphonse Mucha inspired. Markers on A4.

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Inktober 2016 summary

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

October been a busy month. Participating in #inktober gave me an opportunity to practice and improve my drawing style. I did not have any specific theme and basically just opened my mind and drew whatever appeared in it. Tried not to miss any opportunity to draw and sometimes been making sketches at work during lunchtime and even in public transport. As a result I a sketchpad almost full of weirdly wonderful illustrations and a completely empty gel pens. Need to run to the shop to replenish collection of my instruments. Some most successful works given below, enjoy 🙂

P.S. Discovered a funny thing about myself – I like to draw men wearing skirts. Is life in Scotland messing my brain up?

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La Prima Vez

This is a very detailed and extremely symbolisitc piece. Started working on it late summer and it took a while to complete – a looot of details and I really tried hard. Yet this is a rare case I am fully satisfied with a result – all went according to the plan 🙂

Markers on A4, 2016

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“He who loves not his country, can love nothing.”

― Lord Byron

My latest project is dedicated to the country I was born and raised at. Specifically to the home city of Riga. Wanted to include its main attraction – Monument of Liberty and some traditional ornamnets and colours – crimson  and white – to empathize the local flavor. Done a lot of researched and learned many new things on symbolism in mythology, folklore. Wish the topic would be covered more at schools 🙂

Markers on A4, 2016


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