Thursday, 4 June 2015

Death's-head Hawkmoth A6 journal

Hello guys :)
I know I've been busy and worked on a lot of projects for the past couple of weeks. Busy times and a lot of posts for you to look at!

Sometimes I like sharing some pictures of work in progress as then you guys can see how it was made and learn some new techniques for free.
As you can see I started from quite simple shapes and cut outs and gradually sculpted my way in!
Then I used Mica Powders ( Perfect Pearls and other brands) to build up a shimmery colour base. After the journal was baked I kept colouring the wings with acrylics to show even more details.



This journal was ordered by a customer and was supposed to look like the original journal he already had. He loves Death's-head Hawkmoths and so the main element was supposed to be it and all the rest just some creative writer's background :)

Monday, 1 June 2015

Giraffe Journal "Mother's Love" by Aniko Kolesnikova (Mandarin Duck)





Hello everyone :) 
Today I would like to present you my newest journal "Mother's Love". This journal was a commission work for an the International Giraffe Conservation Organisation. They contacted me recently and offered to participate in their yearly auction with my art. The money we would raise by this auction will go towards the charity to save Giraffes all over the world. I loved this idea and decided to make a little A6 journal with a baby and mother giraffe in a very sweet loving pose. Giraffes can't hold hands, can't they!? 
I also made a PDF tutorial out of it (took some pictures of the whole project for now, but will edit it soon for you to enjoy practicing making giraffes!). I thought it's a striking design and many of you will want to try and create similar designs. Who doesn't love giraffes? :) They are so sweet!
So here are the photos and wait for a bit, I will release a PDF soon too :) 


 Thanks for visiting and reading, 
Have a great day!


Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Eye of Horus by Mandarin Duck

Hello my sweet honey bunnies! :) 

Today I would like to show an unusual necklace made in Egyptian style. I was requested to make a necklace according to a book one of my clients wrote. The main element in it was a sacred amulet called "The Eye of Horus" and so the lady wanted to have one herself. 



As you all know, making something fragile from polymer sometimes is not an easy trick to perform and so we agreed that we will have to put the eye on some sort of a stable base. The result ended up being a mixture between ancient Egyptian style and a style of my own, my techniques, my textures and so on. I am glad that the client was pleased with the result and I hope you will enjoy seeing my interpritation of Egypt pulled through the corridors of my own imagination.




Thank you for reading this!