Inktober 2015

Inktober 1 Lama crowd

This years Inktober started with this sketch of lamas. Inspiration from trip to Peru, but these animals are so hard to draw! To catch the emotion of their funny silly faces :)

Inktober 2 Alpaca

Alpaca is choosing a drink for Friday. It was a public holiday here, but not for me. A market time, so I had to draw something very quick. White ink on black, it is so beautiful!

inktber 3 cheetah

Inktober day 3.
I had a dream tonight: we were going by car to mountains (my mind is probably still traveling in the Andes), when we reached the snow there was a cheetah asking to pick it up because it was cold. So someone picked as if it was a little cat.

Inktober 4 thoughts

Day 4-5.
It’s an old idea, keep trying to make a finished work of that, but still not happy enough. I don’t feel confident about her face, too sweet, I think, but then get encouragement from Vera, that she reminds her Pippi Longstocking, which is a lovely comparison :)

inktober 5 cats

Day 6. I decide that even an easy sketch without a great result is better practice than nothing. Sometimes I can’t draw the way I’d like to, I am not ready enough for the idea I have, so I choose not to do anything just out of fear of not succeeding with the result. But talking to my fellow artist friends seems like we all get fear of white paper, writers block and other issues and it is probably normal. And when you finally relax, the result seems to be OK too. A test of white ink transparency turned into clumsy drawn cat pattern.

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Time to wake this blog up.

I am doing #inktober (drawing an ink drawing every day of October) again and before posting the new drawings, there are some from the last year.
baby showerOk, this is a bit cheating, a card for a friend, I counted it as Inktober work :) img119scan 204Killer whale is missing it’s teeth it this scan :D scan 206scan 207Done in Finders Keepers market, I think. Today I am going to that market again, will probably draw something as well.

scan 210Neighbour’s balcony.scan 212scan 216scan 220scan 221water people

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a4 bird

Acrylics on wooden board.

atvirukas gimtedieninis

This was printed as a “Nieko Rimto” postcard in Lithuania.


A very old illustration for Symphonic orchestra, brochure about concerts for children.

catnip su taskais

Catnip man.


T-shirt design for South Australian parks. Cleland park.

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Sketch and the result. Fairtrade flip flops for Etiko.


islands Birds islands.

lama A4 best

Lama painting. 541831_609237625784911_390380871_n

And a custom version with vegan animals.

lemur mind A4s Mnio maikele1 Very old handrawn t-shirt.padarynas A4 padarynas1sea creatures surf cats
vaikas ir zverys A4 vilkai3

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Nesting dolls


When I was little we had a set of traditional Russian nesting dolls – matryoshkas. It was something magic – a doll inside another, and then you open it and there is even smaller inside.
And now I got some blank ones. As I am working on some new ones, I post the older ones.

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I got obsessed with sorting things. This post is about crowds of animals which during the years became almost my trademark or how they call it.


2008 lemur mur mur A4


19 birds red

2009 (2) 2009 (3) 2009 2010 (2)


2010 (3) 2010 (4)

For rabbits calendar.

2010 (5)

This design was printed as an Avant Card.


Bikini babes sketch for a t-shirt which I never finished…


2011 (2)

This is a page from a comic story.

2011 (3) 2011

Dragon calendar.



Now, looking back I notice, how the lines got clearer/cleaner. If I wanted to colour something with computer, it is always easy to do so with sharp lines. Obsessed with patterns.



It was a banner on FB I think.


I love line art, but it was time when I rediscovered the watercolour.


Cat drawing was very succesfull and I kept getting requests for a dog version.


2015A very recent version. I probably finished it in the late 2014, though.


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