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April 30, 2013 / 23:50
More than 4 years ago

Peter and the Wolf

The girls and me love to listen in the car to Prokofiev’s «Peter and the Wolf». We found this great version, with some narration which explains how musical instruments are connected to the personages of the story. As this is one of my favorite subjects (children and scary animals) I googled it a bit and found this great blog with a collection of vintage covers of vinyl records, all for «Peter and the Wolf» only.

my two favorites:

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/blog_74.jpg

a few more covers

Tags: inspiration, reference, vintage

March 21, 2013 / 00:38
More than 4 years ago

Family photo?

What a strange vintage photo I found today on the internet:

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/blog_63.jpg

Tags: funny, inspiration, reference, vintage

August 21, 2012 / 12:56
More than 5 years ago

inspiration: Persian Zodiac

Wow, I just found in BibliOdyssey these beautiful illustrations. The blog says, these images come from egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries, put reproduce a persian horoscope of 9th century, and were created almost certainly by a persian artist.

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/Egyptian-Zodiac-Aquarius.jpg
Aquarius

to see more amazing persian zodiac illustrations

Tags: illustration, inspiration, old books, reference

August 14, 2012 / 23:20
More than 5 years ago

My patient reference model :)

Tags: michelle, my_life, reference

July 28, 2011 / 01:05
More than 6 years ago

girls

inspired by amazing Loretta Lux

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/45.jpg

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/47.jpg

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Tags: children, inspiration, michelle, my_life, reference, romy

July 3, 2011 / 22:49
More than 6 years ago

another sketchbook

I have to count once, how many sketchbooks do I already have, because people keep asking me. I answer «a lot». I guess, around 25-30. Every sketchbook is really different, some are old are from the art academy, some — from travel, from work, and they contain all the interesting things I can find and stick or draw. I carry my sketchbook everywhere with me and really feel it is kind of my «home», my private space, where I can hide while drawing. So, I invite you to see my inspiration, sketches and the way of thinking.


http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/37.jpg

many-many sketchbook pages

Tags: art process, handmade, inspiration, reference, sketchbooks, sketches, streetart

February 14, 2011 / 15:29
More than 6 years ago

Michelle as a japanese kid

I’ve decided to make some photo-reference for my art



http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/mich.jpg

Tags: art process, michelle, my art, reference

January 27, 2008 / 21:58
More than 9 years ago

Recently I got an old Chinese comic book from my friend, and was really inspired by it’s main character, Sun Wukong (the Monkey King):

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/monkey.jpg

He is a hero of Journey to the West, a classical epic novel, published in the 1590’s

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/monkey2.jpg

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Tags: inspiration, my art, reference, vintage

December 17, 2007 / 00:47
More than 9 years ago

I’ve found a site with many beautiful vintage chinese posters:

http://www.maopost.com/postm/C00351.jpg

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Tags: reference

November 1, 2007 / 01:43
More than 9 years ago

how did it start

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/03-birds.jpg
My love for miniature have started from these two paintings. I bought them in Rajasthan, have no idea who the artist is. I wanted to buy many pictures, but they were not cheap.

http://lenarevenko.com/blog/files/03-birds2.jpg When you travel as a backpacker, you know that buying something means less places to travel, worse hostel, and also place and weight in your luggage. So I’ve decided «I can draw miniatures for myself»…

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Tags: my_life, reference

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