Saturday, December 18, 2010


This is a character that I have been working on for a class project. I wrote a story about him for a story development class. Basically, he is a tree guardian and he patrols a section of a forest to make sure that all of the trees are healthy. Here is the original sketch:

After reworking him a few times, here is the character turn around model sheet:

I will post some more characters from the story soon!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Caricature Sketches

French Maid #2

It's fun starting a sketch from scratch and seeing if it improves!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

French Maid

I haven't posted in ages so here is a recent sketch. 15 min.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Animation Beginnings

So I have been neglecting this blog lately, but I have a good reason for it! I just started my Masters program for 3D animation at the Academy of Art University. It has been keeping me very busy. I have little time to illustrate right now, as I am learning the ins and outs of animation basics. I am only a few weeks into the program, and I have been learning basic animation principles and doing some studies using traditional animation. I promise I will be posting more illustrations and sketches when I manage to squeeze some in between all of my other work.

For now, here are a couple of studies I did recently.

Picking up grocery bags of varying weights:

A simple walk cycle:

Stay tuned! Soon I will hopefully start uploading new (and more interesting) things. :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Father Frost Concept Paintings

Concept paintings for my reinterpretation of the Russian film "Morozko". Acrylic on illustration board.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Father Frost Storyboard

This is a quick storyboard based on the 1964 Russian movie "Morozko" (translation: Father Frost). This is a scene that I redesigned in which the main hero of the story meets the girl that he falls in love with. (click to enlarge)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Haiku Book

Book of Haikus for InDesign class (this was mostly a joke):

Special thanks to Otto Chin and Greg Boccieri for writing some of these poems.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

skydive home

I just found this old photograph that I took back in 2004 when I was abroad in Italy.
This was in Lucca (a town in Tuscany).

Monday, April 26, 2010


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sheep Secrets

I took a picture of this cute fuzzy guy on a farm in Connecticut:

which turned into this:

and then into this:

Monday, April 12, 2010

I love goblins


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Some sketches from documentary class...


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Firebird Pattern

I made this new textile design today. It is based on the firebird, a creature found is several Russian fairy tales.

black version:
white version:
here is a closeup:

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Chanukah Story

Here is another children's book that I illustrated in collaboration with my dad!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Just finished this for class tomorrow! 2am. Bed time!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Flamenco Dancer Collage

I made this collage a few years ago using Vogue and Victoria's Secret catalogue clippings. It was fun and I think I will make some more collages one of these days.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Some portrait studies:

St. Patrick's

Quick sketch in St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue.

A Car That Goes Far

Check out this children's book that I illustrated in collaboration with my dad!! It was published last year by Hachai Publishing. More posts with artwork coming soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Demon

does not want to shovel the driveway.

Monday, February 1, 2010


ink sketch with some color added in photoshop:

this one is hopefully turning into a finished illustration of some sort:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Charcoal, Mercury, Toby

Daily occurrence at the Romanenko household.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Happy Birthday to Mother Natasha.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


When I'm bored I draw naked girls.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Some life drawings

Sketches from life drawing class at FIT last semester.