Irina Troitskaya

June 21, 2010 @ 04:00

If you don't like the road you are walking, start paving another one

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Ok, may be it's because I wanted to have an imaginary friend after I watched "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" animation series (strongly recommended). On the other hand I like to revise Russian clich├ęs from time to time. Haven't decided yet, but I think I'm going to make a traditional Russian puppet Petrushka or at least call this character with the same name.

June 19, 2010 @ 06:22

Like a moose who's eaten too much mousse

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Updated my site with some new stuff I made for Lonelyelk blog. Pictures look better on their place than inside of my portfolio by the way.

One little blog about handmade art toys called Reduced Figuration mentioned the toy hollow bear we made long ago. Named it Lord of Bears! A-ha-ha!

Alex Noriega's new blog Stuff No One Told Me

June 10, 2010 @ 08:48

Kick yourself out of your comfort zone

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Was playing with my sketchbooks. The most challenging thing about making collages is to find a place for all that paper that left and should be utilized next time.

Be sure to check out Christoph Niemann's interview featured at Episode 38 of the Escape from Illustration Island Podcast. He's talking about editorial and children's book illustration. Worth listening!

June 10, 2010 @ 05:46

9th Floor Giveaway

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Today I was cleaning the shelves and decided to make a small giveaway. As I'm pretty lazy and already had a successful experience of giving away pictures in my house I put them in the corridor and made an announcement on the first floor. 9th Floor Giveaway is happy to offer you a pic or two totally for free!

June 9, 2010 @ 03:09

So I'll build a new house in every town I pass

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Tim Yarzhombeck's exhibition opening yesterday was lovely. He explored painting on canvas instead of graphics he usually tend to do and it's always good to know something new and unexpected about your old acquaintance. Needless to say Tim's one of those I admire with. If you're in Moscow, pay a visit.

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Also there's a discussion worth reading at the Design-bureau Shuka's blog. Should speak Russian for that! Or at least click and enjoy the new illustrations they made recently.

June 6, 2010 @ 07:10

The postman cried while reading the mail

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Just a quick note... errr... two notes. Dog's Life written by Ludvik Ashkenazi is recommended for reading. The stories are so weepy, I was nearly crying while reading. Illustrations were made by Tim Yarzhombeck and it's a lucky accident I bought the book last week and next week Tim'll open an exhibition of his paintings in MARS gallery.

June 1, 2010 @ 03:52

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

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Once bought some greaseproof paper for baking fish with fennel and muffins. As it turned out the paper was useless for baking - sticks to anything during the heating. I mean anything: fish, lemon, fennel, muffins and even to itself. Disaster! So I had to buy a new one that doesn't stick and think about how to utilize the lame roll. Turned out it's good for collages: a bit yellowish, transparent and nice to the touch. Viola!

How a sausage dog works? Indeed!

Salford Zine Library - library for zines! Can you believe that?! This place should be heaven. And some lucky ones even have Zine Symposium.

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