Posted 2 days ago


I am gradually resigning myself to the fact that I will never improve at drawing backgrounds unless I actually draw some goddamn backgrounds.

I’m hoping all the clutter helps to distract somewhat from my many perspectival balls-ups. 

Posted 4 days ago


Head of an Old Woman, 1881, Robert Koehler

Posted 4 days ago


sorry„ i’m so unmotivated atm …

Posted 5 days ago


Gioacchino Pagliei - The Naiads

Posted 5 days ago
Posted 1 week ago


Large (Wikimedia)

While Jakub Schikaneder’s monumental-scale Murder in the House (painted in 1890) certainly makes for a striking composition, its narrative is unsatisfyingly open-ended.

It invites scrutiny, and even vain attempts at amateur sleuthing: does the broken, unlatched window represent a possible point of entry, or merely the ramshackle poverty of the little alley? Are the marks of blood on the far wall of the rounded arch and the ground before it signs of a struggle? The trail of a dumbfounded murderer staggering away, steadying himself with his bloodied hand once here, then once more there? Simply the vestiges of the victim’s own terrified flight out to the alley?

The reactions of the onlookers are a little more self-evident, but even their discussion remains a little ambiguous: it’s fully possible, for example, that the gesturing man witnessed the crime from his candle-lit window, and emerged through his door (now ajar) with his wife and daughter to tell the little crowd that formed. Or perhaps they’re just all trying to decide what they’re supposed to do about the body.

What about you, dear reader—any theories?

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago


What if I told you…

Posted 1 week ago


This outfit was all black in my head. How did this happen?

Maybe that’s what it looked like before it got covered in ink…I used to do wardrobe drawings back in 2005. I’d like to do that sort of thing again.

Posted 1 week ago


IrinaV will be back in the studio near the end of September. Beautiful, exceptionally talented, and a really nice person it will be a pleasure to work with her again. If all goes according to the plan, she will be directed by a guest director from .

These poses: and