Siberia

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

Winter Sunset in Siberia

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Siberian Swamps in the Fall

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Unnamed Swamp in Siberia

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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

Snowy Road in Siberia

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Aging Party Girl

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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

New Construction in Siberia, View from the Window

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Sunset Over the River

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Twisted Dead Trees in a Siberian Swamp

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Young Man with Pendant

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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

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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Early Man

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

Man with Gioconda Eyes

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Happy Devil

He seemed to always expect you to say something hilarious and was ready to laugh even if you didn’t meant to be funny, a

Portrait of a Hunt

He comes from the indigenous Western Siberian tribe of hunters, fishermen, and reindeer herders, whose official English spelli

Nelepa’s Dream

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The Accused

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Siberian Komsomol Guy

I didn’t know his political views, but his face reminded me of the propaganda posters produced by the Komsomol (Young Co

Portrait in Yellow

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The Neck Guy, Take Two

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Man with Athletic Neck

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Nelepa in Bed

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Crazy Old Man on the Bench

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Childless Lady Knits Baby Shoes for Strangers

This aging childless alcoholic woman in Siberia had spent her youth partying and now she was knitting baby shoes for other peo

Woman of Many Ethnicities – Fragment

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Woman of Many Ethnicities

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Two-Colored Ink Portrait of Pavka

I drew him in the style of an early Soviet poster because looked like an earnest, selfless, ascetic, and all-around positive s

Siberian Psycho

This was by no means my best drawing, but just an experiment of what I could accomplish with the limited available materials,

The Renaissance Man

Hailing from the Caucasus, this young man looked like one of Michelangelo’s models. So I also styled it like a Renaissan

Oil Rig Worker in Siberia

Not my best drawing, but he did have a peculiar face… And a weird neck that looked like three Adam’s apples stacke

A Sad Boy

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