Drawings

Vika H.

My college girlfriend. She tore up all of my drawings of her when we broke up; this was the only one that miraculously survive

Siberian Carpenter of German Extraction

At the beginning of World War II Stalin exiled thousands of ethnic German families living in the European areas of the USSR to

Self Portrait as a Teenager

Drawn at about 18, when my head was filled with little other than hormones and romance. If only I could go back and change som

Osetin Man Daydreaming

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Girl with Peach

“Girl with Peaches” is a famous impressionist portrait by the Russian artist Valentin Serov, painted in 1887. That

Kogalym: Siberian Town in Winter

A view from the window of my studio. It was just a room in a barrack, similar to the ones next to me. The barracks were divide

Irina Davidova

A good friend from college days, looking at my drawings in my old house. We were just friends. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoo

Irina Mamonova

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Star Cat

In the middle of a harsh Siberia winter I was driven to make this nostalgic fantasy picture of a cat staring at a starry summe

Birth of Athena

My favorite books as a child were stories from ancient Greek history and mythology. They challenged my imagination – for

An Aged Pinocchio, Ink Drawing

The ink version of an oil painting that has a story behind it. Click here to read it. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinte

Heredity, environment, chance

Heredity, environment, chance — these three govern our fates. ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa In college I discovered a two-volume ed

Specter of Don Quixote: Picasso in 3D

An eerie specter of Don Quixote, the fossilized remnant of the feudal era, haunting the Western world. He lurks outside its c

Picasso Reversals

Prints of Picasso’s works – his drawing of Don Quixote (1955) and his painting, Girl on the Ball (1905) – hu

Family Vacation Under the Sea

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State of Mind: Happy to See You

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State of Mind: I’m Outta Here

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Cartoon: Lonely Tea Party

A take on an old Soviet joke about a Chinese man trying to drink his tea during the civil war. The stylized letters are Russia

Generic Japanese Print from Memory

Living in Siberia and reading a translated Japanese historical novel, I had an urge to hang one or two Japanese prints on my w

Natasha’s Big Plans

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Aphrodite at Home

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Cartoon: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was all the rave during my college years when it was translated into Russian and p

Cartoon: The Goat Man

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Cartoon: Daniel Pipes

At one of David Horowitz’s events I was listening to a speech by Daniel Pipes. My hand was holding a pen. On the table i

Cartoon: The Teapot Man

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Gauguin’s Erotic Dilemma

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Psychiatric Examination

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Soccer Game

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Soccer Star

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Splinter in the Heart, Drawing

All things pass, but some get stuck inside your heart and make it bleed. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedine

Propaganda Poster

A poster about propaganda. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail

Aging Party Girl

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Drawing Under the Influence: Beer Lover

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Seeing Electricity

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Baby Face

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Ulokhan the Lezgin

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Reading Man

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Sleeping Man

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Happy Devil

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r

Drawing Under the Influence: Sheet No.5

See explanation here. Drawing under the influence (DUI): operating a pencil while one’s mind slips into paralysis and r