schetsblock finished

  


This was one of things on my "to do list", finish the schetsblock until the end of the year. I guess I'm around three month earlier, but it's still something I'm very proud of. Small things, but in the end, I love drawing. It contains some work I haven't put around here, like the watercolor of my dog. Also it has the "Strawberry shortcakes" painting, which is from a movie I liked and also I used it as picture for my credit card.

I've got a new schetsblock, and I hope to have some inspiration soon, so I can start working on that also.
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Acesta era unul din lucrurile care mi le doream, sa termin caietul de schite pana la sfarsitul anului. Se pare ca sunt cu trei luni mai devreme in terminarea colilor, si ma mandresc cu asta. Lucruri marunte, dar in final, imi place sa desenez. Contine si lucrari pe care nu le-am afisat niciunde, precum acuarela cu catelul meu. Dar are si acuarela cu "Strawberry shortcakes", inspirata din filmul cu acelasi nume, si pe care am folosit-o ca poza pentru cardul de credit.
Am un nou caiet de schite acum, si sper sa am inspiratie cat de curand, pentru a-l incepe si pe acesta.
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red soul




A red poppy for a black soul, and that's a wound. Roots from the scarred skin, because we remember not only our mistakes, but the mistakes of others that we don't want to be repeated.
Different black liners, watercolors for the poppy on A4 paper.
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Un mac rosu pentru un suflet negru care este o rana. Radacini din cicatricele de pe piele, pentru ca tinem minte nu doar greselile noastre ci si pe ale altora, pe care nu vrem sa le comitem.
Pixuri cu gel sau cerneala neagra si carioci pentru mac, pe coala A4.
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Ote'ae



The name I've got from Dana Dragomir's song from the album Pandana. It's a wonderful relaxing album, quite inspiring. Her flute can take you anywhere your mind wishes, sometimes leaving you with the breath caught in your throat. I think her music is magical.
Back to the drawing, it's something I sketched on a whim a month ago and I didn't get to finish it until yesterday. My health problems got to me, and I'm trying to stay positive, not to fall into depression, you know. So I'll try to focus on my art and writings.
By the way, I'm not trying to encourage smoking. I was a smoker in the past and all I can say about it now is that it's a waste of money and time. But when my nerves get me, I do wish I'd "blow some steam". I resist. 
You can download the song: Ote'ae

The drawing is made on A4 paper, with water crayons (which sadly are almost consumed) It's not a portrait of someone known, it's an imaginary beautiful redhead (almost blonde) girl. But if it resembles someone you might now, I'm very glad.
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Numele este dat dupa cantecul Danei Dragomir, de pe albumul Pandana. Un album cu muzica relaxanta, minunat si inspirational. Naiul ei te duce oriunde mintea iti pofteste, uneori lasandu-te cu aerul facut nod in gat. Muzica ei e magica.
Despre desen, este ceva ce m-am apucat sa schitez acum o luna, dar ieri m-am decis sa il finalizez. Desi problemele de sanatate ma impiedica oarecum, incerc sa-mi pastrez optimismul, sa nu cad in depresie, stiti voi. Asa ca am sa incerc sa ma concentrez pe desen si scris cat pot de mult si sa nu ma gandesc la altele.
Ca fapt divers, nu incerc sa incurajez fumatul. Chiar eu am fumat in trecut, si tot ce am sa spun despre asta este ca a fost o pierdere de timp si de bani. Uneori ma mai apuca "cheful", la nervi. Rezist insa.
Aici puteti descarca Ote'ae.

Desenul e facut pe coala A4, in carioci (care din pacate sunt pe terminare). Nu este un portret al unei persoane cunoscute, este o fata roscata (cu tente blonde) imaginara. Dar daca se aseamana cu cineva cunoscut voua, atunci ma bucur.
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strange town




When I was small dad got me a book with Russian wondrous tales, with beautiful illustrations. The one that I took most liking in was this house on a chicken's leg in which a good sorceress lived. That's what inspired me for the spooky house in the middle. The rest is a combination of other imaginary stuff and details.
Done with black and blue liners, light blue colored crayon and B crayon on A4 paper.
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In copilaria mea, tata mi-a cumparat o carte cu Povesti fermecate rusesti, cu ilustratii superbe. Cea care mi-a placut cel mai mult a fost o casa pe un picior de gaina in care locuia o vrajitoare buna. De acolo m-am inspirat pentru casa ciudata din mijlocul compozitiei. Restul este o combinatie de alte detalii imaginare.
Am folosit liner albastru si negru, carioca albastru deschis si creion B pe coala A4
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the world in our hands




The world in our hands is what we can touch and feel. What we can be certain of, and nothing else. First, we're certain of ourselves, as reason. On everything else, there can be doubt. And we shine. Our world shines inside of our hand, as we keep going.
Made on A4 paper using a black Singo Uniball pen.
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Lumea din mainile noastre este cea pe care o atingem si o simtim. De cea pe care suntem siguri, si nimic altceva. Prima data, suntem siguri de noi insine, drept motiv. Despre toate celelalte, ne putem indoi. Apoi stralucim. Lumea noastra straluceste in palma noastra cata vreme continuam.
Compozitie pe hartie A4 folosing pixul negru Singo Uniball.
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silhouettes



Something simplistic, I imagined that some perceive the world so subjectively that they see the people in two colors. The ones like them, and the others. And they simply aren't considerate about the differences.
Made on A4 paper with watercolors.
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Ceva simplu, mi-am imaginat acei oameni care percep lumea subiectiv, si vad oamenii doar in doua culori. Cei asemanatori lor, si restul. Nu iau in considerare diferentele, si nu le accepta.
Compozitie pe coala A4 in acuarela.
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fruits



Sometimes my scanner isn't so cooperative, but apparently it likes yellow. So do I. Fruits are healthy, sweet and a perfect snack. Recently I ate lots of lemon with sugar, but apparently vitamin C got me through winter without a major cold. The peer was watery and sweet, and I ate it right after I finished painting them (lol) I kept the apple, but I'm sure it will be for a few days now, until it will be eaten too.
Composition made with tempera on A4 paper.
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Uneori scanerul nu vrea sa coopereze, dar se pare ca ii place galbenul. Si mie. Fructele sunt sanatoase, dulci si o gustare perfecta. Recent am tot mancat lamaie cu zahar, si se pare ca vitamina C m-a trecut prin iarna fara o raceala majora. Para a fost foarte apoasa, am mancat-o imediat ce am terminat de pictat. Am pastrat marul, dar sunt sigura ca pe maine incolo va fi mancat si acesta.
Compozitie in tempera pe coala A4.
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Sutoroberii Shooto Keikusu



Oke, this drawing I wanted to do since this summer. After I watched the Japanese movie "Strawberry Shortcakes"

I fell in love with this watercolor painting that was featured in it. I wanted to badly to draw one for myself, so I did. Of course, I didn't do it to match the one in the movie, I changed a few details in it so it can have my own view inside.

The movie is about four women trying to cope with modern life and the ups and downs. It was based off a manga. You can read the review by clicking the link.
The drawing is in watercolors, on A4. As usual...
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Oke, acest desen am vrut sa-l termin aproape toata vara. Dupa ce am privit filmul japonez "Strawberry Shortcakes" m-am indragostit the desenul din acuarela ce apare in el.

Am dorit mult de tot sa desenez unul asemanator pentru mine, asa ca am facut-o. Desigur, n-am vrut sa se asemene prea mult cu cel din film, asa ca am adaugat niste detalii care sa ma defineasca.

Filmul este despre patru femei care trec prin incercari tipice pentru viata moderna, cu suisuri si coborasuri. Povestea este bazata dintr-o manga. Puteti citi recenzia in engleza dand click pe link.
Desenul e in acuarela, pe hartie A4. Ca de obicei...
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bliss



Something colorful and bright. The actual picture of the model had a dark background, it was black and white, and on the head she had a normal hat, with bows. I changed that, I wanted something funky.
Made with tempera on A4 paper.
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Ceva strident colorat. Poza modelului avea de fapt fundalul intunecat si era alb-negru. Pe cap avea o palarie normala cu fundite. Asa ca am schimbat asta, am vrut ceva funky.
Am folosit tempera pe coala A4.
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ocean harlequin



I always wanted to draw something related to a Joker, or a medieval clown (not the nowadays clowns because those scare me, they're ugly). I picked the italian comedy Harlequin, mostly because it was easy to draw, but also because I liked their attire. My harlequin is also a creature of the ocean, a combination of a human-snail coming out of its shell. It has a Ammonite as a pet, the ancestor of a Nautilus, that lived 400 million years ago. I wanted a combination of odd stuff, where anything can be possible, and time represents nothing.
It's clear that I made the watercolor background first and then I used black liner and crayons on A4 paper.
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Intotdeauna am vrut sa desenez ceva legat de Joker sau de un clovn medieval (cei din ziua de azi ma sperie, sunt oribili). Am ales Arlechinul din comedia italiana, in principal pentru ca a fost usor de desenat, apoi pentru ca mi-au placut hainele. Arlechinul meu este o creatura a oceanului, o combinatie dintre om si melc, ce iese dintr-o cochilie. Are un Amonit drept animal de companie, Amonitul fiind stramosul caracatitei Nautilus, si a trait in urma cu 400 de milione de ani. Am dorit o combinatie de lucruri ciudate, unde totul este posibil, iar timpul nu este reprezentat.
Se observa clar ca am facut fundalul in acuarela primul, apoi am folosit liner negru si creion pe coala A4.
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modern Dame de Monsoreau


Versiunea moderna a Dianei de Meridor, nu fara florile insangerate, reprezentand dragostea ei destramata. Am crescut citind Alexandre Dumas, iar aceasta e una dintre cartile care mi-au ramas la inima. Din toate personajele carora autorul le-a dat viata, Bussy d'Amboise e un gentleman irezistibil.
Compozitie in acuarela pe A4.
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A modern version of Diane de Meridor, not without the bloody flowers representing the beauty of her shattered love story.
I grew up reading Alexandre Dumas, and this is one of his books that's close to my heart. From all the characters he gave life to, Bussy d'Amboise is one gentleman I found irresistible.
Composition in watercolors on A4 paper.
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Go game




The battle between the new and old, between the beautiful and grotesque...something more then that. If one will be able to tell the circles inside the whole image, they are distributed the same way they were in the historical Go battle between Honinbō Shūsai meijin and his young adversary, Ōtake 7- dan. You can find more about that in Yasunari Kawabata's book "The Go master". I like Go, but unfortunatley I never had the patience to play it, so I always settle for Reversi.

I made this as a tribute to the author, since I've read most of his books, but right now all the events happening in Japan make me want to say something more.
A bit personal, a bit sad but I hope for the best. I never grew up liking my country's history, or more to say, it wasn't taught in a way we could receive it with our hearts first and our brain second. It wasn't taught in any way. I filled the void by fondly reading about french history and also Japan's history. That's why I've always admired Japan, the culture, the respect of keeping tradition alive along with moving forward with technology. The wonderful balance that they kept, the awareness for the future. I know that time will show that Japan can truly be a Phoenix of phoenixes. No country could ever reach the level that they have. I hope any divinity that is out there, to keep them safe and make them even more powerful then they've proved they can be. All my love to Japan, I hope one day my roads will bring me there.
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the love flower





We all have a love flower in our hearts, but only the right person can make it bloom. It might eat us from the inside or make us bloom ourselves. Love can be good, if it's between the right ones...or it can be bad, between the wrong ones. 
Made with watercolor and black liner on A4 paper.
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Cu totii avem floarea dragostei in inimile noastre, insa doar persoana potrivita o poate face sa infloreasca. Ne poate roade pe dinauntru, sau ne poate face sa inflorim cu totul. Dragostea poate fi buna, intre cei potriviti ... si mai putin buna, intre cei nepotriviti.
Compozitie in acuarela si liner negru pe coala A4.
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napkin birds




This is inspired from one of my mom's old napkins that she kept in this old book about sewing. It's a memory I wanted to have besides keeping the beautiful napkin.
Made with watercolors and black liner on A4 paper.
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M-am inspirat dupa unul din vechile servetele ale mamei pe care l-a tinut intr-o carte despre cusut. E o memorie pe care am vrut sa o am, in afara de frumosul servet.
Facut in acuarela si liner negru pe coala A4.
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life after death





Death is the sublime of creation, and here I wanted to express it in a molecular way, divided in small worlds of substances that make a system work at its perfection. Though some systems look chaotic and too hard to comprehend, there's nothing more beautiful then this world we live in.
Made on A4 paper with watercolors and colored crayons.
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Moartea este sublimul creatiei, si aici am vrut sa o exprim molecular, divizata in lumi mici cu substante care fac un sistem sa functioneze la perfectie. Desi unele par haotice, greu de inteles, nimic nu este mai frumos decat lumea in care traim.
Compozitie pe coala A4 in acuarela si carioci.
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red blossom



I got the idea from one of my mom's old books that I kept behind. I knew it would come handy one day. It's about sewing and decorating pillows or cans, glasses and such. One of the models had this tipe of flowers, so I decided to play with it on paper.
Made with tempera and colored crayons on A4 paper.
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Mi-a venit ideea dintr-una din cartile vechi ale mamei, pe care am pastrat-o. Stiam ca imi va folosi la ceva intr-o zi. Este despre cusut, decorat perne, cutii sau sticla. Unul dintre modele avea genul acesta de flori, asa ca m-am hotarat sa ma joc si pe foaie dupa respectivul model.
Facut in tempera si creioane colorate pe coala A4.
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pieces of unknown




I made something simple on a sleepless night, pondering about what we know about ourselves and how much honesty we have inside, to admit to ourselves everything so our mind can be at piece. How much of us is unknown to us?
Watercolor background and Daiso HB crayon on A4 paper.
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Am lucrat ceva simplu, intr-o noapte de insomnie, gandindu-ma la cat de mult cunoastem despre noi insine, cata onestitate avem in noi, pentru a recunoaste totul noua insine cu o minte impacata. Cat de mult suntem o necunoscuta pentru noi insine?
Fundal in acuarela si creion HB Daiso pe coala A4.
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spring inspired by Sakai Hoitsu





The image with the branch is on one of my dad's old stamps, since he's a collector. I liked it and I used it for my drawing. I just added the crow later on, because without it, the whole work seemed lonely.
Made on A4 paper with watercolors and colored liners.
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Imaginea cu ramura de copac este desenata dupa unul din timbrele tatalui meu, pentru ca el este colectionar. Am adaugat corbul mai tarziu, pentru ca fara el toata imaginea ar fi parut singuratica.
Facut pe hartie A4 cu acuarela si carioci.
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washing hair




Sometimes a simple need like washing your hair can become a ritual, something wonderful that some enjoy. I loved the idea and did something with it.
Made on A4 paper with black liner, crayon and watercolors.
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Uneori un obicei simplu precum acela de a ne spala pe cap poate deveni un adevarat ritual, ceva minunat. Mi-a placut ideea asa ca am pus-o in aceasta compozitie.
Creat pe coala A4 in acuarela, creion si liner negru.
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lady fish


I really can't explain the title, it was spontaneous and I liked it.
It's made with watercolors, black liner and crayons on a4 paper.
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Titlul e mai greu de explicat pentru ca a fost o denumire spontana, care mi-a placut.
Desenul e facut in acuarela, liner negru si creion pe coala a4.
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four non blonde



I like this image a lot because it reminds me of many things. Yes, the title came from the 80's band that sang the "What's up" song, but the drawing is about something different.
Since I'm a "Sex&The city" fan, the woman reminds me of Carrie in a way, the dress, the Parisian cap and also the colorful colors.
Made on A4 paper with watercolors.
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Imi place desenul acesta pentru ca imi aduce aminte de mai multe lucruri. Da, titlul este inspirat de la formatia din anii 80, care canta "What's up", dar desenul este despre lucruri total diferite.
De vreme ce sunt fana "Sex&The city", femeia din desen imi aminteste de Carrie intr-un fel, rochia ei, palariuta parisiana si culorile vii.
Facut pe coala A4 in acuarela.
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five




One of my lucky numbers.
In numerology five represents the five body parts: head, two hands and two feet, each hand and leg has 5 fingers/ toes, the five chinese elements - water, wood, fire, metal and earth.
And the pentagram that has five corners.
Made in watercolors on A4 paper.
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Cinci, unul din numerele mele norocoase.
In numerologie cinci reprezinta cele cinci parti ale corpului: capul, cele doua maini si cele doua picioare, mainile si picioarele au ambele cate cinci degete, si cele cinci elemente chinezesti - apa, lemn, metal si pamant.
Si pentagrama care are cinci colturi.
Facut in acuarela pe coala A4
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butoh: dance of pheonix



I drew this after watching the movie "Kirschbluten - Hanami" (2008). The story was about a man who decides to go on a journey to Japan, wanting to fulfill his lost wife's wish and also to get more closer to her, to know her. I loved the harsh reality of the family bonds, how young people and adults react and act among their parents and towards their parents. I guess we can all find something in the way that they behave, even in small detail. And also we can find something amazing about the bond that forms between the old man and the Butoh dancer. It's a movie I recommend to be watched.
Made on A4 with watercolors and black liner.
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Am pictat compozitia dupa ce am privit filmul "Kirschbluten - Hanami" (2008). Povestea este despre un tata care decide sa porneasca intr-o calatorie in Japonia pentru a indeplini dorinta sotiei pierdute, de asemenea a se simti mai apropriat de ea si de a o cunoaste mai bine. Mi-a placut realitatea cruda cand a venit vorba de relatiile familiale, cum tinerii si adultii reactioneaza si actioneaza fata de parintii lor. Mi s-a parut ca multi dintre noi ne putem regasi in acele acte, chiar si in mici detalii. Si de asemenea putem regasi ceva minunat in relatia care se formeaza dintre batran si dansatoarea de Butoh. E un film pe care il recomand.
Compozitie pe hartie A4 in acuarela si liner negru.
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Amelie



Random portrait made out of my imagination. I gave her the name when I finished, and she certainly looks like an Amelie.
Made with watercolor on A4 paper.
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letter to myself




A composition I came up with according to something I wrote for myself and I wanted an image of it also. Maybe from too much heat that I got so introspective. Sometimes heat changes the behavior, I noticed that after half a day in the sun, and I started to get suicidal thought. Something so far from what I am that it kind of scared me. I was never depressive...
Made on A4 paper using ink and a good brush.
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O compozitie facuta dupa ceva scris pentru mine insumi si despre care am vrut sa am o imagine de ansamblu. Poate ca a fost de la multa caldura introspectia aceasta. Uneori caldura schimba comportamentul, am observat asta dupa ce am petrecut jumatate de zi in soare, apoi am inceput sa am ganduri de suicid. Ceva deplasat care nu mi s-a mai intamplat vreodata, si care m-a speriat oarecum. N-am fost niciodata o persoana depresiva.
Facut pe coala A4 in cerneala si folosind o pensula buna.
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Pruflas




Pruflas is the demon of quarrels, discord and falsehood. Why did I chose this particular demon?

Because it reflects a lot the situation of my family. I come from a disuinited family, and now the faking of sitting all in one house it results only in quarrels and discomfort. Some people who dwindled from whom they thought they where, to who they really are accept reality and truth only with harsh feelings.

I depicted Pruflas as how is described by wiki, I added my own ideas of course, the flame outside the Tower of Babel to keep it with the description, but inside the monster and the head of a hawk, with a human body from where, if you look closely is another human, prisoner, that wants to break the ropes. Also the Tower of Babel, which was interesting to do, because I found lots of interpretations of it.

I would like to add that I don't belive in demons or god, this is only a way to show my idea and to connect it in a negative way to real life.
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Pruflas este demonul certurilor, al discordiei si prefacatoriei. De ce am ales tocmai acest demon? 

Pentru ca reflecta perfect situatia familiei mele. Provin dintr-o familie dezbinata, iar acum falsitatea de a sta toti impreuna are ca rezultat tot felul de certuri si disconfort. Unii oameni care au decazut din stadiul in care se credeau a fi catre cel in care sunt cu adevarat accepta realitatea si adevarul cu sentimente potrivnice.

L-am infatisat pe Pruflas dupa descrierea din wiki, dar am adaugat si ideile mele, flacara in afara Turnului Babel pentru a ma conforma descrierii, capul mostrului aratat ca un cap de vultur, dar cu un corp uman din care, daca priviti cu atentie, incearca sa se desprinda un alt trup uman, o tentativa de eliberare din stransoarea franghiilor. De asemenea, Turnul Babel, a fost interesant de desenat datorita multor interpretari ale acestuia.

As dori sa adaug faptul ca nu cred in demoni sau in dumnezeu, aceasta e doar o modalitate care am folosit-o pentru a reprezenta negativitatea ideilor mele din viata reala.
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my great grandfather



I was looking through old family photos today, you know... the not even black and white ones, the others where your ancestors look like ghosts in them? I found the only photo-portrait of my great-grandfather and I decided to draw it. It is very small so for some details I had to rely on my instincts. It might be a bit stiff, because since it was the only photo we have, I couldn't draw on it the usual squaring for measuring.

Since I told you about the photo, I'll tell you a bit about the man in it. Surprisingly his son, my grandfather didn't inherit any of his good-looks as I could describe, because from the photo (I never met him, though my great-grandmother, his wife is still alive) I could tell he had this certain halo about him, like a proud aura. A gentleman of those days. That's understandable since he was a soldier who fought in the second world war. Also he was a prisoner in Russia for about four years.

I couldn't do the detail on the shirt, since the photo was very old and it wasn't very clear.
Made with Daiso HB crayon on A4 paper.
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Azi am cautat printre fotografii vechi ale familiei, stiti voi... nici macar din cele alb-negru, ci din acelea in care stramosii nostri arata a stafii in ele? Am gasit singura fotografie stil portret a strabunicului meu si m-am hotarat sa il desenez. Este foarte mica, asa ca pentru unele detalii a trebuit sa ma bazez si pe instinct. Poate parea putin prea rigid, dar fiind singura fotografie pe care o avem, nu am putut sa conturez pe ea patratele pentru masuratoare.

Daca v-am vorbit de fotografie, sa va spun putin si despre barbatul din ea. Surprinzator este ca fiul lui, bunicul meu adica, nu a mostenit trasaturile sale placute, nu le pot descrie decat astfel, pentru ca din poza (eu nu l-am cunoscut, desi strabunica mea, sotia dansului, inca mai traieste) mi-am dat seama ca are o aura de mandrie. Exact cum as descrie un gentilom in acele zile. Este lesne de inteles, pentru ca a fost soldat si a luptat in al doilea razboi mondial.

A fost prizonier in Rusia timp de patru ani.
Detaliile camasii nu le-am putut reda pentru ca poza era veche si neclara.
Portret facut in creion HB de la Daiso pe coala A4
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mirror of darkenss


This is the opening page of my new schetschblock, I guess there's a little bit of dark in all of us.
Crayon and black liner on A4 paper.
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Este pagina de inceput a noului meu caiet de schite. Presupun ca exista putin intuneric in fiecare din noi.
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engraved on a jellyfish





A turtle's carrying my heart towards the black shore
At sea, where buoys are hard to notice;
Your footsteps are branded in the sand
Their warm tracks pressing inside my soul.

Made on A4 in crayon.
Composition sent to the "Papergirl Iasi" exhibition.
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O broască ţestoasă-mi cară inima către ţărmul negru
În larg de mare, unde abia se mai zăresc geamanduri;
Paşii tăi au rămas pe nisip, întipăriţi,
Urma lor caldă apăsându-mi sufletul

continuarea aici:
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Pe coala A4, in creion.
Lucrare trimisa la expozitia "Papergirl Iasi"

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borderline




The image is scanned and then put together, so excuse the line in the center. I'm not that good at Photoshoping.
Well, I have a lot of explaining to do for this one.
First of all, how lovely the title sounds in english! And how elaborated sounds in my language... - just a thought -

I'll start with the hand, because I used witchcraft symbols and tarot one too. The hand with the eye, symbolizes the evil eye, a curse or bad luck.

The hanged man, the tarot card has lots of meanings, specially along with other tarot cards. But I'll tell you from my personal point of view: the hanged man is still, like reflecting or pondering on his next journey. He's not hanged by his neck, but by his foot, he can untie himself so it means he tied himself in the first place. Somewhere I read that has the intent on finding his spiritual self.

The frog was used in witchcraft to place curses, or in magic. The moth symbolizes the things unknown for the eye...and the circles from up are in the order from left to right: the wheel of life, the fire, water, the four cardinal points and air.

I like owls. Nightly creatures that some believed sang about death. That's one of the reasons I added the owl.
- I associate owls with nights too. But to me it's more like with the ones who can't sleep at night then with mythical stuff -

Made with watercolors, B crayons and 0,5 crayon on A3 cardboard.
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Imaginea este scanata, si dupa am unit cele doua parti, asa ca scuzati linia din centru pentru ca nu ma prea pricep la photoshopat.
La compozitia aceasta am multe de explicat. Remarc faptul ca numele in engleza suna mai bine ca in romana.

Incep cu mana, pentru ca am folosit simboluri din vrajitorie si tarot. Mana cu ochiul in centru simbolizeaza ochiul cel rau, un blestem sau ghinion.

Spanzuratul, cartea de tarot are mai multe sensuri, in special in asociere cu alte carti de tarot. Dar din punctul meu de vedere: spanzuratul este nemiscat, ca si cum s-ar gandi sau ar reflecta asupra unei noi calatorii. Nu este spanzuat de gat, ci de picior, ceea ce inseamna ca se poate dezlega dar la fel, se poate lega chiar el. Am citit undeva ca inseamna cautarea spiritualitatii.

Broasca era folosita la vrajitorie si farmece. Molia reprezinta lucruri care nu sunt vizibile la simpla privire, si sunt ascunse, iar cercurile de sus inseamna in ordinea lor dinspre stanga spre dreapta: roata vietii, focul, apa, cele patru puncte cardinale si aerul.

Imi plac bufnitele. Creaturi ale noptii, cantecele lor se credea ca auzite aduc moartea. Acesta e unul din motivele pentru care am adaugat si o bufnita.
- pentru mine mai degraba reprezinta pe cei care nu pot dormi noaptea decat creaturi mitice ale noptii -

Compozitie in acuarela, creioane B, si creion cu mina 0,5 pe carton A3.
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Nieves





It's been quite long since I haven't done any portraits, and one day when I was browsing pictures from know photographers I stumbled across her. Fritz Henle's Nieves. Love at first sight.
Click on the drawing to visit his gallery.
Nieves was Diego Riviera's model also.
Made on A3 paper, with Signo eraseble uniball pen (thanks to the Japanese! it's the best) and 5B crayon.
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A trecut ceva timp de cand nu am mai lucrat potrete, cand intr-o zi cautam poze ale fotografilor renumiti si am dat de aceasta. Nieves a lui Fritz Henle. Dragoste la prima vedere.
Dati click pe desen pentru a-i vizita galeria.
Nieves a fost si model pentru Diego Riviera.
Desenul e lucrat pe hartie A3, cu Singo uniball erasable (multumesc Japonezilor! E cel mai bun) si creion 5B
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in memoriam




In Memoriam Alina Rosca (1960 - 1991)
Un desen bazat pe o ilustratie care ii apartine la care am adaugat elemente ce imi apartin.
Am folosit un carbune, creioane 6B,7B,8B si un uniball erasable pen 0,5 pentru care le multumesc japonezilor.
Marimea: A3 pe carton
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In the memory of Alina Rosca (1960 - 1991)
She was a traditional graphic artist and her work is amazing.
It's a drawing I based on one of her illustrations, on which I added my own elements.
For this drawing I used charcoal, 6B,7B,8B crayons and a uni ball erasable pen 0,5 - for which I thank the japanese.
Size: A3 on cardboard
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CADASIL



It was too big to scan, so I had to photograph it, that's why it's a bit blurry.
You can read what's CADASIL online.
I used water colours and B crayons.
A3 size.
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Fiind un desen A3 n-am putut sa-l scanez, asa ca fotografiat arata putin cam neclar.
Despre CADASIL puteti citi online.
Am folosit acuarele si creioane B.
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road to nowhere



Sometimes arguments don't get anywhere but nowhere. I was here once with someone that now, decided to abandon me, again. Why can't people hold on to people they've done wrong to? Is it because of conscience or maybe apologizing hurts?
Watercolor on A4 paper.
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on a stormy day



I used as reference a photo I took in the Botanical Garden in my town, on a stormy day. It has many meanings, I liked that day because I had the best company to be with. Those kind of trees are very interesting and I have a reminder of a place I'm found of.
Made on A4 paper, using watercolors.
Composition sent to the "Papergirl Iasi" exhibition. 
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Am folosit drept referinta, o poza pe care am facut-o la Gradina Botanica din orasul meu, intr-o zi furtunoasa. Are mai multe intelesuri pentru mine, mi-a placut acea zi pentru ca am fost in compania potrivita. Genul acesta de copaci mi se par interesant si am o amintire despre un loc de care m-am atasat.
Facut pe coala A4 in acuarela.
Compozitie trimisa la expozitia "Papergirl Iasi".
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trees of silence



I always loved those countryside landscapes, where there's a lot of field and only a few trees that during hot days you can lay down under their branches.
Watching the clouds go by and listening to the grass lowering violently under each puff of wind, making the sound of rebellious sea waves.
It's like being inside a large sea shell and listening.
Made on A3 with watercolors.
Composition sent to the "Papergirl Iasi" exhibition. 
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Intotdeauna mi-au placut peisajele rurale, unde este multa campie si doar cativa copaci, in timpul zilelor calde, atunci cand te adapostesti de soare sub ramuri.
Privind cum trec norii si ascultand cum iarba se pleaca violent sub fiecare suflare a vantului, scotand sunete precum valurile rebele ale marii.
E ca si cum ai fi intr-o scoica imensa, ascultand.
Facut pe coala A3, in acuarela.
Lucrare trimisa la expozitia "Papergirl Iasi".
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red button flowers



I don't know how many of you might like this, but I wanted to do something mixed and something that didn't need that much detail attention - I have a problem with that because I'm rarely patient with my drawings and paintings - so I adapted to my needs and made this beautiful painting. I finally got back to using oil tempera thanks to someone dear to me, who bought me them. So thank you, Phantom!

Red is something that always puts me on a good mood. Makes my blood flow, and I also chose red buttons to empathize that.
Made on cardboard size 33,5 with 28,5 cm, using oil tempera and cute red buttons that I applied using glue.
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Nu stiu carora dintre voi o sa le placa compozitia aceasta, dar am vrut sa fac ceva mixt si ceva care sa nu imi solicite atentia pentru detaliu - am o problema uneori, pentru ca foarte rar am rabdare sa pictez sau sa desenez in detaliu - asa ca m-am adaptat nevoii mele si am facut acest tablou minunat. In sfarsit am reinceput sa folosesc tempera in ulei, multumita cuiva drag mie, care le-a achizitionat pentru mine. Asa ca, multumesc Phantom!

Rosul e culoarea care intotdeauna ma inveseleste. Imi face sangele sa circule si de aceea am ales ca si nasturii sa fie tot rosii.
Compozitie pe carton de marime 33,5 si 28,5 cm, cu tempera in ulei si naturi aplicati cu lipici.
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worms




I called it "Worms" because it looks very crowded. And if we make exception of the bright colors I was thinking of those creatures that feed off everything there is, and specially when it is.
To me it represents the growing of the rich mass of people in my country that feed of the ones that work and pay taxes. The middle class being none-existent. 
It represents politicians that spend and waste the money of the tax contributors and do nothing but feed off what is dead.
It represents bureaucracy, that seems to grow and grow, not making people's simple problems more easy.

A bit bright for all that crap, right?

Done on A4 carboard, with watercolors, tempera, black marker, and colored crayons.
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I-am pus numele "Viermele" pentru ca desenul arata foarte aglomerat. Si daca facem abstractie de culorile vii ale compozitiei, m-am gandit la acele creaturi care se hranesc din orice exista, si in special din orice pot.
Pentru mine reprezinta cresterea masei de bogati ce se hranesc pe spatele saracilor care muncesc si platesc toate taxele. Clasa de mijloc fiind inexistenta.
Reprezinta de altfel si pe politicienii care cheltuie si desigur, isi baga in buzunar din banii contribuabililor.
Si normal, birocratia de la noi, care devine parca din ce in ce mai stufoasa, fara sa usureze problemele oamenilor.

Putin cam vesel comparat cu tot ce am enuntat mai sus, nu?
L-am facut pe carton A4, si am folosit acuarele, marker negru, carioci si tempera.
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