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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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Homeland

“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

homeland

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