Thursday, January 27, 2011


Here are three one-pagers I did when I was nineteen. I've finished high school and started to work in animation studio. Leaving the childhood and entering the world of grown-ups. Although they're not very well executed, they were sincere and they still describe very well my emotional states at the time, so I like them. : )
And here's the self portrait from the same period ...

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Just like many young artists I was usually drawing with pencil and had a hard time switching to ink. I was scared I'll ruin the drawings I'd be happy with. And I usually did.
Artists I admired and tried to learn from (Jean Giraud Moebius, Herman Huppen, Igor Kordej, Alfonso Font) were all masters of hatching in their own way. So, naturally I wanted to do it too.
But very soon in my twenties as I started working professionally I've ditched it, unable to reach even the lowest level of satisfaction with the results.

Also, here you can see my attempts to come up with some signature. One version looked too much like swastika, while the other somewhat reminded me of hammer and sickle .
So, very soon I've ditched them both. : )

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


When I was 16, 17 years old I had this fixation with realistic, polished penciled portraits. Such a waste of time. >:)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Early works

I've been digging through some old boxes, trying to get rid of the old paper. Found lots of copies of stuff I really don't need anymore, but there were also some treasure. Like this one. Probably my oldest preserved drawings. Dated 1983. when I was thirteen years old.
Through the most of my teenage years I would be drawing just heads. Rarely it would be figures and then it would usually be "studies" from the comic artists I loved.
Here you can see soldier from Hugo Pratt's "Ernie Pike", R.M. Guerra's "Elmer Jones" and a soldier from Bane Kerac's "Cat Claw". If I remember correctly. : )
I remember trying out drawing figures from my head, but dissatisfaction kept me from preserving most of them. Here are two survived Conans I drew when I was sixteen.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


As I said couple of times before, I suck at drawing dogs, but every now and then I manage to do a decent drawing. I was particularly fond of this one. Done in a haze around 4 a.m. without pencils, without effort. I couldn't find it in years, but now it finally emerged.
Shon, my old dog, had lots of cameo appearances in my comics, but it was very often inspiration for my friends, too. This one, drawn by Eddy, is probably my all time favourite!

And I've found another scrap of paper with more drawings. Not sure, but I think some of them are done by Eddy, some by Tico.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Joy & happiness

According to my tracker, more and more people stumble upon my blog while googling for the images of despair.Let's see how joy and happiness work, huh?