Rusalka

A very old drawing,  done back in the days when acid-free paper wasn’t that common.  That particular sketchbook travelled with me across the ocean and back some years later, then it was left on a shelf for years, and it collected allot of dust.
A few days ago, I found it again, and while browsing through its yellowed papers, I had a feeling
that could be described as travelling back in time… to the days before
the war of the 90’s, carefree days of high school…I was reading allot of Fantasy back then, so I filled out a couple of sketchbooks with ideas and doodles. Back then, this was just another sketch that turned out good( in my opinion).  But now, when I look at her, I think of her as a Rusalka.
This drawing reminds me of the days I thought everything was possible… years later, I realised that’s not exactly true…but the magic remains the same 🙂

Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and Sretan Božic!!!

“In Slavic mythology, a rusalka (plural:rusalki) was a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like demon that dwelled in a waterway.”( Wikipedia).

14 thoughts on “Rusalka”

  1. FerdinandKreozot

    To je super skech.
    Magija je uvijek tu, nego smo mi tuplji sto smo stariji a i zivot nas pretvori u cinike.
    Ja jos uvijek ponekad podjetinjim, i onda mi bude lijepo.
    Obicno podjetinjim kad citam Gemmellove knjige.
    I kad gledam ovakve sare sto je neko saro po papiru 🙂
    Lijepo je to.
    Pozdravi i cestitke,

    Milenko

  2. Ovo me skroz podsjeti na knjigu Vile i Vilenjaci sto su ilustrovali…
    Brian Froud & Alan Lee,
    pogodila si atmosferu odlicno 🙂

  3. Magija je tu , svakako …pogotovo kada uzmes olovku u ruke i spremno se suocis sa praznim papirom ispred sebe … magiju cine sitnice , koje smo prije vise primjecivali kao djeca …tada bi osjecali magiju u svakom trenutku .
    A danas … i danas postoje trenutci , mali , ali slatki , kada odbijas sve da pogledas ocima odraslog , tad se pojave iskre koje si davno zaboravio…e takvi trenutci te drze najprisebnijim …
    Uh , ja se raspisao … nego , nevjerovatno je sta sve neki stariji rad moze da dovuce sa sobom 🙂 😉 😛

  4. Hvala Enise i Mimi!:DD Alan Lee je moj omiljeni ilustrator, i uzor za akvarele…pa mi mnogo znaci sto poredite ovaj crtez sa “Vilama i Vilenjacima”:) Obozavala sam tu knjigu kad je ovaj crtez nacrtan (kao i ona vila u zaglavlju bloga). Bilo je to 1991 god, ako se ne varam…
    Supe sto si svratio Miljenko, nesto te ne “videh” 100 god…jeste, sto je neko stariji, to je veci “baksuz” i manje spreman na prilagodjavanje.
    A jeste Ozzy, lepo si rekao-treba se spremno suociti sa praznim papirom:) Nekada je to izgledalo mnogo lakse, i pored sveg radnog iskustva koje imam sada…dobro je cuvati stare radove, ja sam dobila novi nalet entuzijazma za suocavanje sa praznim papirom kad sam ovo ponovo pronasla…

  5. I’m in love with this blog … oh my gosh … I’ve always wanted a blog like this!!! You’re work is just stunning!!! That comic book you did below is just perfect … I’ve always wanted to do something like that and just never gotten around to it. After seeing your work, I’m truly inspired to go do one as well. Really beautiful work. I’ll definitely be back!

  6. Hi Sarita!

    Thank you so much for your kind words!:)) I also feel inspired after the great comments you gave me…:) Will visit your blog(s) soon!

  7. This is beautiful! She has such an ethereal quality.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was fun to discover yours.

  8. ah i love the subtle movement in this drawing and the beautiful memories attached to it. I also love looking through old sketchbooks and remembering yourself at that time, it’s funny with artists, we always remember every drawing we’ve done and who we were at that time. Each drawing is a part of us. Your work is very elegant, thank you for sharing it.

    And also thank you for our kind words on my paintings, I had neer heard of Roisin Murphy. But I really enjoy her music now that I looked her up, and yes my painting does look like her. How funny. Thank you for sharing her with me. And I also love Egon Schiele.

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