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A recent incident has finally prompted me into making this journal visible to friends only.

Thank you so much.


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Apr. 25th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yet another from the swarm of deviant Art adorers here to gaze adoringly at your every typo ^_^

My journal's been a little dead these last few months, but I offer the pretence of its revival. Alternatively, I remove the burden of deciding whether to try and keep up with it.

But I do wonder how you are, when you disappear, and DA is too public really. Anyway, I intend to keep reading your writing for as long as you let me ♥
Apr. 26th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Typos? My good sir, I do not make them.

Haha, joking, of course. In fact there was one typo in particular for which I shall never forgive myself as long as I live. Oh, the shame...

I'm afraid my journal has been very dormant too of late. But now you can see the last few entries which were for friends only. They concern my current project and may be mildly interesting...
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Nov. 25th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hello Fyodor,
Thank you so much for your very kind comment! However did you manage to track me down here? :) Your own work is beautiful - illustrations and puppets alike! I'm flattered you think well of my work and very glad you like The Night Before Christmas. You might perhaps be interested in these (for a number of reasons ;)): http://himmapaan.deviantart.com/gallery/#Myths-and-Legends-of-Russia. I ought to upload those illustrations here too, really. I've been badly negligent on LiveJournal of late.

Dec. 4th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Indeed, I see the heart-shape illuminated artwork!!! what a lovely drawing - all your work is just drool-worthy.
Dec. 4th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

This drawing was the tailpiece for The Musicians of Bremen which I did for Walker Books. :)
Dec. 9th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Heya! It's Ravenari from DeviantArt. :) I didn't know you had an account here until I saw a post you made over at Storybookland. I would love to be added back, but of course it's your call.
Dec. 9th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Hello, Pia, and welcome! :)
Dec. 10th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)

I added you.. add back? :)
Dec. 10th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
If you insist. :P (I'm joking :D)
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I noticed your userpic on Phil's journal, and came to see what other treasures you have. Your artwork is incredible, and I have added you to my friends page--hope that is okay.
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

And welcome. :)
Dec. 10th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I like your art and would welcome a friends
exchange should you ,visiting my journal, find it
in every case ,yours
+Seraphim Sigrist
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. :)
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
I realize that this was a bit of a random friending (to you, I mean), so I shall explain. I've watched you on Deviantart for a while, and I absolutely adore your art. I think it's so beautifully detailed and your watercolor work is stunning. So when I discovered your journal here, I knew that I had to friend you.

I completely aspire to be able to sketch and paint with the skill that you do. So I'm friending you because I admire you. You don't have to friend back, I just love to look at your work.
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your message and your kind words. :)
Jan. 12th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
Hey I've added you, no worries about adding me back though! This is jess/mistressofspam over on da. I just saw you commenting on bren's journal and had to poke at you here.
Jan. 13th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Hello, Jess, and welcome!
And I'd love to add you back! :D
Jan. 12th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
"Genuine kindness, a good heart, shared interests, a dazzling intellect and an open mind usually win me over."

Oh is that all?

That would be me. And I am humble too.
Jan. 13th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)

You came just in time. I was just thinking earlier about disabling anonymous and non-Livejournal comments. Just as well I hadn't sooner. :)
Jan. 15th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
like your words and your elegant illustrations. hope you don't mind me adding you? :)
Jan. 16th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Hello and welcome. :)

And thank you. :)

Edited at 2010-01-16 03:16 pm (UTC)
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Adding you because your exquisite linework gives me great pleasure, and wouldn't mind being able to admire it on a regular basis. :)
Jan. 21st, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Feb. 7th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, and here you are!

(It's April, from dA!)

You don't HAVE to add me back, I know you're busy and such!
Feb. 7th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hello April and welcome! Good to see you here at last, hurrah. Of course I'd love to add you back!

Feb. 16th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
I just found this site linked to PJ Lynch's blog where we had the discussion about Dulac's work, and someone complimented you so I took a look. Your images for the Rubaiyat are stunning. Breathtaking.
Now I will ask you as I asked PJL - would you share what paper you are working on? --- you have achieved Dulac's beautiful transformation of the paper into atmosphere.....
In my own work I am struggling betw a smooth enough finish to achieve fine lines vs the right texture-finish for the larger areas of blended color. Would you share your paper and/or any advice?
Thanks so much, (I have added this journal to my desktop, beautiful work)
Ellen B
Feb. 17th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: omg
Hello Ellen,

Thank you so much for your very kind comments. The paper I use most frequently is Arches cold pressed, 140lb/300gsm. Some people have said they find it has too much tooth for them, although it is not yet the truly rough variety which Arches offers. I actually enjoy using it very much. This illustration for instance was done on this paper: http://pics.livejournal.com/himmapaan/pic/00003w88

I sometimes use their satin smooth hot pressed, though more often for personal work, for some reason. Not out of deliberate decision so much as it just seems to happen this way. The hot pressed is of course easier for penwork, though one can't quite get the same effects in the washes. The paper is also whiter and less warm than the cold pressed. This is on hot pressed: http://pics.livejournal.com/himmapaan/pic/0000z3x4

Some of the Rubáiyát illustrations were done on some old Fabriano Artistico which I had left over. I adore this paper; unfortunately, they changed the recipe some time ago and no longer produce them the same way, I'm very disappointed. The old kind had an almost chain and laid surface. I think they may have changed the sizing too. This was on the old Fabriano: http://pics.livejournal.com/himmapaan/pic/0000rby9

I want to point out too that only one of the Rubáiyát illustrations was inked in first (this one: http://pics.livejournal.com/himmapaan/pic/00002r83). All the others had the linework done at almost the last stage with watercolour and gouache, and that is how I work now (this project in some ways marked that change. I still draw with ink, but rarely for colour pieces now). I'm hoping to post a few entries at some point to show some of the working stages.

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Feb. 17th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Hi there, fellow dAer.
I hope you don't mind that I follow you on LJ! Obviously no follow-back required. :3

-Lisa G.
Feb. 17th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi there, fellow dAer.
Hello Lisa and welcome! :) I'd been wondering if you were on LJ too. :)
Re: Hi there, fellow dAer. - teriathanin - Feb. 18th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 25th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Well, as I cannot assure you of my dazzling intellect or shared interests or even my good heart, I do not expect you to share your personal entries with me. However, I shall still request permission, as you've asked so prettily and I cannot resist well-constructed, thoroughly preened sentences, to add you as a friend just so I can follow your work. strainconductor sent me some of your images today and I do not possess an eloquent enough vocabulary to describe their beauty.

So, permission to stalk you (in the non-creepy, fan girl manner), Captain?
Mar. 3rd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry I'm late in replying! I've been terribly busy. Thank you so much for your extremely kind comment about my work. I will add you too as there is a deal of work in progress which is locked, and I'm afraid you would be waiting for months together to see any work otherwise!
Mar. 23rd, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)

A friend linked to your artwork today, and I have since added you because I am quite smitten. Your art is all so beautiful, and I would find it upsetting to miss a single (art related) update, now that I know you are here. I don't write often in my journal, and won't be offended if you do not friend me back. I simply wanted to say hello, and thank you for making such beautiful art!
Mar. 24th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind words. I will add you back, as there are works in progress in many of the locked posts, otherwise you may not see any developments at all for long periods together!
(no subject) - lady_of_the_sea - Mar. 25th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 30th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I love your artwork which I found via a mutual friend. I'm adding you. I hope you will add me back.
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
You mustn`t add me back; I just want to see new illustrations;)
Apr. 3rd, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) Many works in progress are protected too. If you're interested in seeing those, I would be happy to add you. :) Otherwise there may not be a public update for long periods.
May. 17th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Hello, I am adding you as I was linked via a friend to your Red Fairy Book illustrations. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!

I am a graduate student at the California Institute of the Arts, and I hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend!
May. 18th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Welcome, and thank you so much for your kind comments! :)
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hi, I saw some of your Red Fairy Book illustrations and loved them! I don't really post, but I'd love to follow your LJ. I love how you illustrate clothes!
Sep. 7th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
well hi there!

this'll be luve from deviantart. i kept meaning to add you here. 'nother big fan of your work and from what i can see a fellow appreciator of classic illustration and subtracting-the-ever-loving-heck-out-of method with watercolor? at least i think? i would absolutely LOVE to see more work and works-in-progress from you. the process is the most fun part!
no worries on whether or not you feel comfortable adding me back. i don't hide it much on my DA but i use my LJ for similarly geeky entertainment. complete with capslocking and yammering endlessly about russian cartoons...
Sep. 11th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hello and welcome!

There are quite a number of recent posts with in-progress pictures for a book I'm working on which you should now be able to see. These are silhouettes, however, so I don't know how much you'd be interested, but there they are. :)

I haven't updated for a while; I've been away from both LJ and dA recently. I hope to be back before too long. :)
Sep. 13th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I have added you to my friends, as primo: I adore your works and secundo, I am new at live journal, and I don't know many people here. I doubt if you remember me from dA (my login: lunarie), however I will be glad to watch your journal, as you seem to me a very magical person and a kindred spirit.
Of course you do not have to add me back.
Have a pleasant day! :)
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Hiya. I came across the Russian tales illustrations you've posted and added you right away, just to keep in touch with new art stuff you post. Hope you don't mind.
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Don't know if I'll be online on the day, so here's wishing you the best of days and the best of years. Thanks for all the beauty you give the world! We're so fortunate you share with us.
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Nancy! Thank you for all your kind support in so many things. I truly am grateful.
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