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Memorable cards and notes designed for special people: meaningful symbols, expressions, and poetry can be sketched into a unique composition and rendered in archival pigments on textured cotton paper.
This is a way to express your message in form of a miniature artwork, created to be kept for a long time if desired.
Personal symbolic logotype for a loving couple: the letters of their names interlace into each other, maintaining nevertheless their own character and integrity - their unity is expressed in a simplistic symbol.
I played with very thin technical pens a quite a bit before I establish this style. I like the contrast of the achromatic black and white flat simplicity with the optical illusion of three-dimensional interwovenness.
Archival black pigment ink on paper, 2014. Miniature, 6 x 4 inches.
This is my illustration of two historic musical instruments, serpent and ophicleide, which was published in September 2017.
I rendered two initial versions in archival ink, and one - made with more realistic details of the mouthpieces upon request - was preferred by the client.
- See unfinished version on the
- See the final version on the
In the final render I have removed some of the deep blacks, adjusted the details, and finalized pointillistic shading.
The main challenges of this work were:
- studying hundreds of images of these lost instruments,
- choosing a generic variation of their designs to use,
- abstracting from the intricacy of the real details,
- composing the entanglement,
- shifting the value after changes.
Initially, I placed the both intertwined musical instruments in front of an abstract figure of a musician: the outline of the silhouette was supposed to emphasize the size of these giant creations. But the drawing became very busy, especially because of all the details I kept to satisfy professional musicians who ordered the piece. I removed the figure.
Below you can see the drawing's published page, and read the original feedback to this illustration.