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Chicken Heads — Travel Sketchbook Paper Instagram Project

My life works like this. My uncle randomly buys a bag of chicken heads, sets it in the fridge and leaves for St. Petersburg. My grandpa finds the chicken heads and decides to make chicken head broth for him and me and to feed the heads to my dog because apparently, he loves my dog. When asked to serve my dog a few heads I freak out and nearly gag, because the …

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AntiMona — Travel Sketchbook Paper Instagram Project

While on my way to my greatgrandmother’s house in Beshtau (Stavropol region), in Moscow I met AntiMona. Allow me to introduce you. AntiMona is my very first attempt at da Vinci fan art, and she is also part of a new project I’m working on. I’m still thinking of a proper name for the project, but essentially it’s a paper sketchbook take on Instagram. When I was getting ready for my trip, …

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Maermay merman with kitty tattoo by Fox Larsson

Planning Instagram posts

Currently I am trying to keep up my art practice while managing my 9 to 5 office job at the same time, and to be honest, that’s quite a lot. One of the things I’ve decided to do to make my life easier is to try planning Instagram posts in advance. What’s the point of that anyway? My second biggest goal (apart from keeping up the drawing and sculpture) is to maintain …

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tired girl with cat sketchmareker drawing

Dearest post exhibition blues, can I ever skip you?

I somehow thought that this time I would outsmart post exhibition blues by signing up for a class that would keep me engaged and going full speed after my show effort was over. I have to acknowledge that I was wrong, here it is again, stubborn as ever. What’s post exhibition blues anyway? Every time I work on a big project I’m really invested in, I end up feeling all emptied out …

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sunny dogster

Starting Lilla Rogers’ Illustration Class – MATS A

I’m so happy, I’ve actually done it, I’ve enrolled in Lilla Rogers’ illustration class, MATS A (that stands for Make art that sells, part A)! I’ve been dreaming about this since January, and today I’m finally starting! Seriously, one of the reasons I got a full time job was so that I could afford to take Lilla’s classes. About the class MATS A is the first in a series of classes Lilla …

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