Portraits

Katia as Gypsy Guitar Player

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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

Younger Sister Katia

She was probably 14 at the time. Defiant, dreamy, romantic, and believing in magic. Share this...FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pintere

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

Natasha’s Dream: Colors of Her Future

I wonder where she is now, on what continent and on which side of the Atlantic Ocean or the Equator. We were planning to get m

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

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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Resting in the Field on a Hot Summer Day

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Natasha’s Big Plans

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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

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

Drawing Under the Influence: Sheet No.4

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.3

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.2

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.1

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

Drawing by the Window

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Portrait of Blue Boy

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Young Man with Pendant

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Azeri Man, Gulkhan Gulbaba Oglu

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Bashkir Man in Brown Ink

Perfecting my method of drawing portraits by smudging lines of ink with my hand. I called it “a poor man’s airbrus

Staying in Bed on Hot Summer Day

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Man with Cat Eyes

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Cat Face

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Man with Cracked Glasses

Not sure what happened to his glasses; they seemed like a misguided attempt to create vertically oriented bifocals. Share this

Face of Depression

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Doctor’s Paperwork

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Early Man

He was just another hospital patient, but his demeanor contained so much primal force and resolve that it was easy to imagine

Reading Transforms Reality

An attempt to capture the transformation of reality in the mind of a reader, when fictional shapes and colors enter the room a

Man with Gioconda Eyes

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