Sunday, March 21, 2010

~ Rabotniki... ~


Quick something from the sketchbook. Loosely based on a few seconds of film from a WWII era Soviet documentary I saw this last week. And why not, since we've been heading down that direction for quite awhile now...


Micron pens of varying sizes, Prismacolor pencils.

4 comments:

Highflyin' V said...

Very nice. No one captures the Russians like you do.

Khylov said...

Thanks much Vi. Strangely enough, I'm thinking German officers and Napoleon were told the same thing at some point.

ManuPela said...

Very good! I like the expression of the woman on the left!
I'm glad to see that you escape from the wood..but where are the blue pencil?!

Khylov said...

Thanks much Manu; I like the woman too, she was a fun character to put to paper.

Ah, no blue this time, although that would've fit the theme more here. I figure is cold enough for them as-is, even as Russians...

But if you look really close, you can see the red Colerase for the construction lines. Some of that red ended up becoming color/shading in the face later on - guess that's the vodka causing gin blossoms. Or the bolshevism. Either way, they're red and proud.