I didn't post for a long time, but it was worth waiting for this text: I will tell about residency for illustrators in Germany!
So make yourself comfortable, it will take at least four posts to try to describe great atmosphere and results.
1. General information
2. Berlin day
3. Exhibition day
4. My work
5. Surprise post
Studio #2. Nastya Smirnova
Meet Nastya Smirnova - illustrator, art challenger and morning runner.
Nastya is the second person to let me into her wonderful house to talk about illustration, life and all around. Thanks, Nastya, for being so generous on your experience!
Nastya’s work is full of light, it is bright and gentle. Everyday sketches or book illustration - full of life, motion and color. Nastya says that her nickname is krasiver and when translated into Russian it means a person who creates beauty. I totally agree.
Eraserexpertise 7. Schmincke rubbelkrepp masking fluid
Hi everyone, it is Eraserexpertise vol 7.
Have you ever used masking fluids?
They are claimed to be useful in watercolors and gouache, even inks.
One can use fluid as masking material: apply fluid as paint on the surface you want to mask. It can be clean paper or already painted piece one wants to stay as it is. So artist can add layers.
Eraserexpertise 6. Derwent Inktense pencils.
Hi everyone, it is Eraserexpertise vol 6.
Derwent Inktense. Seems to be another set of watercolor pencils.
What are they for? What is the difference?
Why I think it is important for illustrators (not only) to do sports.
Once I changed career of blood-researcher to illustrator, there were some life-changing differences. For example, no one seemed to be in sports anymore. When you are a physicist, you are told to do sports not to go insane. I wonder does anyone tell this to illustrators.
Studio #1. Tanya Ivankova
Meet Tanya Ivankova - artist, illustrator, printmaker.
She lives in a fairytale house near Moscow with her family and I want to show you place where this artist creates.
Eraserexpertise 5. Magic watercolour sponge eraser from Frisk.
Hi everyone, it is Eraserexpertise vol 5.
Magic watercolour sponge eraser - what is that? Eraser for watercolour? No way it works!
Eraserexpertise 4. Bombay pen cleaner
Hi everyone, it is Eraserexpertise vol 4.
It is written it is "general purpose cleaner for Inks, Dyes, Pigments, Acrylics and Watercolor.
Doesn't harm metal pen parts
Non-corrosive non-toxic. Dip or soak pen parts and tip."
Eraserexpertise 3. Winsor and Newton Pigment Markers
Hi everyone, it is Eraserexpertise vol 3.
Winsor and Newton Pigment Markers.
What is it? What it is for?