I have always admired the grand masters. Although I have no intention to do reproductions of famous masterpieces, I thought I might enjoy to do some interpretations of famous paintings, my style. For one, I thought to add a bit of diversity, so Asian Mona Lisa and African Girl with a Pear Earring were born. I wanted to make them recognizable, but not copies. Maybe I’ll start to depart even more from the original in future interpretations, who knows?
The melody has been playing in my mind for several months now. Krokodil Gena, Cheburashka's faithful friend is singing a birthday song to himself while playing the accordion. People skid on the puddles, and wonder why he is so happy.
I love this song, it is very nostalgic, and that's maybe why I wanted bring the words into images.
I am myself a big fan of the Harry Potter series. My 7 year old son is a new fan too, and he's been reading the books since last summer (he's read the all twice already). He asked me a few months back what the Fat Lady looks like, and I doodled a bit, till I found some spare moments here and there to do a more detailed sketch.
I learned last week about the initiative #womenwhodraw, so I decided to submit something, only I didn't have any illustrations of a woman! I started sketching different ideas, until I remembered my Fat Lady in her pink dress. I enjoyed the imaginary portrait, perhaps when I have some time I will paint her frame.
I didn't intend to really do this. I googled "zebra" and it suggested "zebra finch", and I thought it would be fun to play with masking fluid, just little drops. I strarted to paint around these drops, and before I knew what hit me, I had a full illustration of a bird!
I enjoyed immensely to paint this little fellow. I can't get enough of watching the pigment spread.