Surgut

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

Aging Party Girl

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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 Cat Eyes

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Cat Face

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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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Girl with Shaved Head

There was a girl whose head was shaved because she had lice. To channel the eerie first impression of her I had to draw her ey

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

Chechen Magomed

A Chechen man named Magomet. He looked fearsome but was rather timid and worked as a truck driver. Share this...FacebookTwitte

Chechen Magomed, Brown Ink

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Chechen Magomed, Sketch

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Man in White Shirt

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Man Reading in Sunlight

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Portrait in Yellow

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Mustachio Man

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The Neck Guy, Take Two

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Man with Athletic Neck

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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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Old Man with a Blank Stare

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Tatar Patient Reading in Bed

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Tatar Man – Experimental Portrait

This was an experiment in applying techniques I had learned in Tumen: smudging the ink lines sideways with one stroke of the l

Ukrainian Laborer in Siberia

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Ukrainian Worker in Siberia

In the 1979-80s the Soviet government encouraged workers to move to the Western Siberia, by paying them double and sometimes t

Oil Rig Worker

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Young Roman

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