Under the Tree by the River

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House Down the Hill

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Summer Heat, Van Gogh Style

At my parents’ dacha outside Cherkassy, Ukraine. I also happen to like the grayscale drawing of the same corner of the veget

Summer Heat: Van Gogh Style Drawing

An attempt to see this vegetable garden through the eyes of Van Gogh. This was at my parents’ dacha outside Cherkassy, U

Pink Grass in Sunset

The grass over the marshes in fall was changing into a wild mixture of colors, including this unreal pinkish hue, amplified by

Corner Field with Storm Clouds

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Village Sugar Factory

I already wrote about this factory in the story of Girl with Peach. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

Rain and Sun over the Marshes

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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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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

Guitar Playing Sketch

Somebody brought the guitar to the hospital and many people were playing it, trying to play it, or at least pretending to play

Guitarist on the Couch

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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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Mental Patient as Emperor

He wasn’t too bright, wearing a permanently perplexed expression on his face, as if he were always lost in deep philoso

The Accused

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Mobster from the Caucasus

Another patient. I don’t know if he was a real mobster, but he surely talked and acted like one. At one time he stole my

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

Korepanov, China Style

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College Student Preparing for the Test

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Ulokhan Plays Lezgin Song on Guitar

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Ulokhan Sleeping

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Ulokhan: Lezgin Young Man from the Caucasus

Lezgins are an ethnic group of about 700,000 members in the North Caucasus. They are believed to have inhabited that area sinc

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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