Monday, May 26, 2014

la boum II: the arrival

"welcome!" by yelena bryksenkova i've made up my mind that "la boum" is definitely going to be a series for the next enormous tiny art show (and tiny it certainly is - this one is 5x5 inches - and i have a headache now from working so small). i'm gearing up for a large professional project and i'm trying to push myself to be braver with color and light in preparation for it.

i also added frequently asked questions to my website; i get a lot of them this time of year and i hope that my answers will be helpful to somebody who is starting out in the biz or just curious about what kind of pens i use (spoiler alert: .005 microns!)


Anne said...

Alot of wisdom in the Q and A page. Thanks for sharing

helen said...

i remember seeing some of your art work on tumblr and i am so glad to have found this blog - your work is beautiful x

Petra Hämmerleinova said...

Beautiful painting, Yelena.
I enjoyed reading your new FAQ on your blog. Thank you for sharing your experience with other artists. x

yelena bryksenkova said...

thank you!

i'm glad the FAQ is helpful - i felt a little conflicted writing it; it felt kind of pretentious, maybe? but i really do get these questions often and repetition can be detrimental to sincerity, so i wanted to put together the most thoughtful answers i could, when i really had the time to think about them. thanks again for reading!


Samantha said...

Hi Yelena,

The FAQs are lovely, thanks for sharing a little of your quiet and thoughtful world. I feel better about lingering over books and coffee and slow walks home in the morning to get in the right frame of mind.