Testing out my new ink. I am very disappointed by the quality, this is a Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink. The reason I am disappointed is because when it is dilluted with water it doesn’t leave any shade. Let me demostrate, see here the flower detail is painted by ink with lots of water. One can clearly see the purple shade when the ink is lighted. In fact, there was a shade of ochra too, brownish, lilac etc.
I need to buy some more Parker Ink I used to have, but I can’t find it anywhere. The search continues…
Meanwhile, here are some illustrations I made:
Collage of all works
Vanity (i reeeeeeeally love this one)
Sundae as in the hot pink raspberry colored accents…
A former colleague of mine has two beautiful daughters. He commissioned illustrations of them as Christmas presents. Some flowers, glitter and shades of pink:
Based on the photos:
I have recently participated in the Snail Mail My Email project.
Drawing heart-warming letters, full of beautiful, sentimental, kind and thankful messages on behalf of caring and loving people turned out to be a great thing to do during the cold November evenings. Here are some samples of what I drew:
Flower petals. There is a big blower jumping out from the girl’s bag! :)
Due to privacy reasons, I don’t want to show the content.
Letter 2: Fairies
Letter 3: Lipstick KiSS
Letter 4: Flower petals
Letter 5: Perfume bottle
Letter 6: Love letter with perfume bottle
Letter 7: Chanel card
Letter 8: Lipstick KISS
I have been super busy, therefore, a bit late with this post – but here are all of the paintings from the recently held exhibition.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of the available ones (X-mas is on its way!).
4. Ballerina-like (available)
5. Piano (available)
6. Pink Pop
7. Ice-cream colors (available)
9. Chanel No. 5
Collage of 8 smaller paintings:
- Red couture (available)
- Feather hat 1 (close up). (available)
- Blue (available)
- Orchid (available)
- Fierce (available)
- Feather hat 2 (pic missing)
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* Flower bomb 1 (available)
* Flower bomb 2
From left to right:
* Iris * Cherry (available) * Vogue *Sophia (available)
Coco Chanel & Miss Dior Cherie green (available)
* Armani Haute Couture 1 & 2 (available)
Hurry up! Send your letter (love letter, season’s greetings, note to say hi – anything) to this amazing international collaborative art project!
- Go to http://snailmailmyemail.org/
- Write your greeting
- Include the address it goes to
AND Voila! An artist somewhere in the world will beautifully hand-write it for you. I am one on the volunteer artists in this year’s project. And I have to say, this is the coolest volunteer project I have ever been involved with.
Hurry up! It’s for one week only (Nov. 11-17, 2013)!!!
My love for black & white and everything Chanel…
Here are some perfume bottle illustrations I made. The size is 50 cm * 70 cm, so they are pretty large. What’s cool about them, is that these are made on wood panels. The parts where the liquid is supposed to be are not colored in or slightly tinted, so that one can see the wood pattern. It looks like liquid. I really like these, even if I say so myself. This technique turned out great!
you can see the pattern well on this close-up:
- Chanel No. 5
- Chanel COCO
- Miss Dior Cherie (pink)
- Miss Dior Cherie (green)
Something really cool happened! My exhibition was mentioned on Elle Finland website.
The texts says:
Fashion Illustrations in Punavuori
Fashion Illustrator’s Olesja’s works can been admired in the “Beautiful Things” -exhibition in gallery Jade in Helsinki. The subjects of illustrations are perfume bottles, haute couture clothes and women’s portraits. The style varies from sharp black and white to soft strokes of brushes in pastel colors.
The works can be seen until the end of the month.