Monday, April 26, 2010

In the Garden of Orphin

Welcome to my territories, young adventurers!

These are my sacred domains, in which I reign supreme and away from the outside world. The caterpillars are my loyal vassals. The butterflies are my graceful dancers waiting to entertain me as they fly through the air. Black spiders are my brave chassoes, always keeping my dobby white flowers safe from the unworthy glazzies.

Back there lives a white tiger, as well. He keeps my garden a secret. He tells me stories about the world. He makes me company whenever nobody even notices me. He is my droog. He is my best friend.

Would anybody believe the fun I have in there? Perhaps I don't play games, nor jump like a child whenever I go there, (that would not be the correct Royal etiquette) but, just the mere fact of breathing some secret fresh air, or looking at the unwanted flowers growing in there makes me feel alive. And happy. And in peace.

The wind itself comes and sings me warbles. Bees come buzzing the latest news from a distant prairie. They seem to enjoy playing with my hair.
We have picnics sometimes, based merely in the delicious, sladky smell of hot spring air. Big crows come and wait for me to read them some books. We've read Faust two times already.

I may do as I want. I am free to dream. I am free to breathe. I am finally free.

I love looking at the sky. That is my favorite thing to do.

Whoever said spiders were not dobby photographers?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quicktime, sire ~

Once again.
Quickie time, ladies and gentleman:

Took about 2 days to finish, because I am that lazy and couldn't stay focused on it for more than 15 minutes each time (same as the last quickie drawing, basically).

Technique: I drew all of it. Using uni-ball mic. Everything is hand-colored; using Prismacolor Professional colors.
Oh, yes, character concept is property of

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Everybody, Hail Queen

Have I ever known of a more innovative band before? I don't think so, nor have many of you, either, I would dare to say.
I remember back in my elementary school days, when my father would play Queen's records in his old cassette player on the way to school. I didn't understand a word they were saying (english not being my mother language), but that didn't matter much, either way, for Queen's music was universal, and all of their songs transmitted certain feelings, ideas, and images, even!

The very band itself was amazing. Each of their members were trully talented and charismatic. Each of them had their well defined personality, and apported something special to the band's unique sound. I love how each of them had their part in the overall sound and music of the band. Every single one of them was equally important to the band. They were all special chellovecks working in their music together. There were no egos involved whatsoever.

They were true pioneers! Hard rock & Metal pioneers! Never afraid to incorporate different kinds of sounds to their music. How about some glam rock mixed with a pinch of progressive rock and sprinkled with a bit of blues? Have you ever heard of anything better than that? If you ever see any of
today's bands doing anything; Queen, ladies and gentleman, has already done it before. Ten times bigger and better. Because they are that great.

Brian May's way with the guitar was awesome! It was as if he and his Red Special would turn into one individual just to perform some of the greatest riffs ever heard.

Gaga Oh la la? She wouldn't even have her artistic name if it wasn't for a certain drummer named Roger Taylor, children. Just keep that in mind. Wink wink.

A certain John Deacon (who, by the way was an engineer genious, as well as a versatile bass player. He was said to be an Electronics magician, since he built and adapted several of Queen's electronics equipment. It was his "Deacy Amp" the final touch at Bohemian Rhapsody.

Now, that is what I call some serious talent all in one band!

And now, for the Grand finale...! (*Drums rolls go in here*) we all know Queen's heart and soul was a man. Lead singer, Freddie Mercury (Everybody, hail!).
Freddie was such a passionate man, it seemed. He was a real artist, and definetely, one of the best singers EVER known by mankind. Have you ever watched any of their videos? Seen their live presentations? The man was a true genious! Pure charisma and dynamic awesomeness. Scientists all over the world believe he was made of pure epic musical power. And that is a fact.
Seriously, He is one of the most talented artists I have ever heard of. Just listen to his lyrics. It was poetry made rock. Bohemian Rhapsody. ENOUGH SAID. That song is EPIC. And you must know I hardly ever use that word, for it makes me sound like a pompous little brat; but its use is necessary in this case. Ah, the structure of that song is marvelous. A song talking about sin and redemption? Angels and demons? Crime and punishment? Yes, please! A thousand times, YESSSSSSS!
Seven Seas of Rhye, anyone? No wonder why he is considered the "Ultimate God of Rock". Well earned title, if you ask me. His life performances were god-like. He was able to easily keep the audience astonished over his voice and music and overall awesomeness, as well!

Oh, well, I could go on and on and on AND on forever and would ultimately just praise Queen over and over again.
Obvious post is obvious (and long), hmm?
Okay, then, this is good-bye! I've sadly got homework to do now.
And so, I shall continue listening to my beloved Bohemian Rhapsody now. Peet, all!

They float.

They all float... and when you're down here with me, you will float, too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It is time for a quickie!

Ok, so here it quickly goes:
I am:

-Going back to college tomorrow.
-Frustrated because of the above statement.
-Trying to finish some projects within my deadlines.
-Trying not to chop my own head off (think of the mess that would imply, and the time it would take to clean up. And I have certainly got no time for that right now!)
-Trying to sort a way out on how to use lace in a painting.
-Thinking about a way to make more money. Possibly starting my own business.
-Wishing for some rain.
-Annoyingly trying to get some practice on Dev C++

And so, and keeping up with the whole 'quickie' theme, here, plase take a look at another quickie (drawing, that is) I made for a friend a while ago:

Took about 2 days to finish, because I am that lazy and couldn't stay focused on it for more than 15 minutes each time.

Technique: I drew all of it. Using uni-ball micro deluxe pen in black. Everything is hand-colored ; using Prismacolor Professional colors. Then added the sparkles in her eyes with SumoPaint.
Oh, yes, character concept is property of

Friday, April 9, 2010

WOAH, Look at that! I am insanely beautiful!

What can be wrong whenever one's eyelashes are whitest than snow, your eyes are bigger than a baby deer's eyes, your cheeks are pink as a baby cupcake and your perfectly pink lips are the frame for your slightly crooked pearly teeth?
Yes, everything would be perfect in your life if you ever got to look like a snow Russian princess wearing her coin crumpled mystical headwrap! Nope, anything would be wrong then, for everybody would work their hardest to make your wishes come true, and your very words would become their command.

But not today. You still have to study and get over with college, young girl. Start making your own money and pay the bills, you lazy, lazy young uncertainty!
So, there you go. Start focusing now, and stop wasting your time with these worthless posts already.

Geez, kids these days!

Serafima Vakulenko for John Galliano's fall 2009 rtw collection.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Hej, jeg hedder Friedrich

...And I viddy right through you.