StoryTime, color pencil on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Monday, October 14, 2013
I finally completed a drawing of my son and our dog; I have been working on this portrait for far too long. The finished piece looks much bolder than the photo shows - for some reason, the lighting on the photograph washes the face out. Overall, I am happy with StoryTime.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Tyomi is a model in the Life Drawing class that I take once a week at The Art Center of Highland Park. I am just learning how to use soft pastels and had a lot of frustration creating this drawing. This sketch is the result of 1 1/2 hours of fun.
Tyomi, soft pastel on charcoal paper, 18" x 24" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 12:28 PM
AHHHHH!!!!! was such a joy to draw. I had fun envisioning my daughter at the age of getting her driver's permit ... and not so much fun envisioning myself in the passenger seat trying to teach her how to drive!
AHHHHH!!!!! color pencil on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 11:15 AM
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Courageous was very challenging for me, and I actually felt "courageous" even attempting it! I find horses to be very difficult to draw, and overall, I am quite pleased with how this piece turned out.
Courageous, color pencil on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 12:49 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013
Boxing Day is a drawing of my son and his Papa practicing their boxing skills. I had a lot of fun creating this piece - though my photograph of the illustration is a bit lopsided! Oops!
Boxing Day, color pencil on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 12:15 PM
Here is a drawing of our 220 pound English Mastiff (who is scared of EVERYTHING) and my daughter, who - at that time - was struggling to quit the habit of sucking her thumb. Our dog is still frightened of his own shadow, but my daughter successfully kicked the thumb habit.
Security, color pencils on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 12:06 PM
For my birthday in 2010, my sisters bought me a beautiful Prisma Color Pencil set, and I fell in love with this medium! I really enjoy the control pencils offer for details and shading; Adventure Bunny is my very first attempt at using color pencils.
Adventure Bunny, color pencils on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 11:44 AM
My daughter was the model for Grace & Poise, so I have a special affection for this piece. I was also honored to have this painting displayed at our local Starbucks with other works from my art class at The Art Center of Highland Park.
Grace & Poise, acrylic on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I completed this portrait of Jack Sparrow for my son only to have him burst into tears because the picture was too scary! Looking back at the piece, I see so many things that need correction ... the eyes are lopsided, the face is flat, my darks and lights are completely wrong, wrong, wrong ... but I remember the joy I had creating it and currently display Jack Sparrow in our home just to "freak" my son out!
Acrylic on wood, approximately 12" x 11" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 1:43 PM
Experimenting with color, I had fun painting my proud Native American Chief. However, if you look closely, you can see dried slobber smeared in the background that was slung by our gentle 220 pound, drooling English Mastiff, Moby.
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 1:20 PM
What's for Dinner is a special painting that hangs on my kitchen wall. One day, while skimming through one of my husband's old Playboy magazines looking for a creative idea to spark, I found a section involving women with food, and What's for Dinner was created.
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 7:45 AM
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Red is painted on a 20"x 30" canvas. I really enjoyed doing such a large portrait, and I had a lot of fun experimenting and playing with the color of her hair; however, my critics (ie. kids) think the Red lady is "freakie!"
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 30" by Diana Pasikov
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 6:47 PM
Monday, January 28, 2013
Wings is my first submission to Illustration Friday. My idea was to create a paper doll-like lady, attach some pretty wings and let my imagination soar. Unfortunately, the concept never flew anywhere! Though I like the colors of her wings, the illustration falls flat ... but I do like her wings! And I hope my paper-doll lady flies to some beautiful places!
Posted by Diana Pasikov at 6:29 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I displayed this piece in the summer 2012 Magic Garden Show in Highland Park, Illinois. The Olympic themed fiberglass butterfly measures 36" x 36" and is painted in acrylic.
Front of Butterfly
Back of Butterfly
Butterfly Displayed in Highland Park's Magic Garden Show by Diana Pasikov
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