Friday, April 1, 2011

Little Flat Butterfly-Io Galatea

This is a little flat doll I made for a friend. She owns one of Marina Bychkova's amazing Enchanted Dolls. You should know that I am a fanatic admirer of the beautiful works of this artist. So I was thrilled when Gita (or should I say Tiggy) asked to make a 2D portrait of Butterfly-Io. It took me quite a long part because I am rather slow, in part because I painted the character on two sides. (wings included).  For this piece, I used Copic Markers and pencils on Fabriano Artistico Hot Press watercolor paper.

Coming soon, a post dedicated to Marina's work, which you should go and check out on her website


  1. woohoo, you made a blog, that's lovely, i really look forward to read it! (and it's time i update my own!)
    Galatea came out so beautifully!
    from an admirer of your work,


  2. Annina, dear friend, thank you for the visit here and for living a comment (and such a nice one)! You are the very first!
    I am keeping an eye on Under My Tree for updates on you and Idunn.

    Kisses and hugs,

  3. Omg WOW! Tiggy let me use her account to post over here - OmiHeavens she is TickledMost at how Gorgeous your rendition of her Galatea is!

    I am totally in awe of your beautiful work! I have to run to work, but I quickly flew thru your Flickr pics - Omg, utterly Stunning! You absolutely Must post more of your work here. You are an incredibly talented illustrator!

    I will be back later today and will contact you regarding Galatea, and I will also favorite more of your pics and comment on Flickr - Just utterly Gorgeous - Thank You So MUCH!!!!! - Gita

  4. Hi Gita and Tiggy! Glad tou hear you guys liked Little Flat Galatea so much. I think you might be right about the need for more pictures of this lady on the blog...I'll go and work on this. Meanwhile, thank you so much for your enthusiasm and praise, which are very appreciated indeed. It was a real pleasure to work on this project. :)