“A full sleeves of happiness” - my happy day
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 26 September 2010 at 01:26 PM Comments(4)

Yesterday it was my happy day. Chinese calls it "A full sleeves of happiness" and it`s an exellent description of my feelings yesterday and today. My lectures was cancelled and I suddenly had a full day for myself. Wow!!! I called to a shop for painters and was lucky to found a rare things - special brushes ant kit for sketches.

The shop was far from my home so I went to the metro and made a

My “Blue Mountings-I in Chinese Guohua style”
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 23 September 2010 at 02:03 PM Comments(7)

Hello everybody, this is +10 degrees here, in Moscow. I am freezing and brings books to bed. When I re-read chinese classical novel "Dream in the Red Chamber"  I suddenly felt how to create a picture. And started to draw.

This result is a good example how to make a picture in Chinese style. I will prepare step-by-step guide for you in case you want to try it.  If you interesting about the

Krishna: the complex picture step by step
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 20 September 2010 at 11:50 PM Comments(28)
This is step by step guide to illustrate the process of creation a complex picture. In our everyday life we can see a lot of sporty wear but pretty poor details such as jewellery, drapery and decoration. I choose Induism as the great source of deep ideas and beautiful images. This image represents Krishna, 8-th Avatar of Vishnu, painted in classical style.
More then 15 pictures below
Hot new Graphics: “The Rising”
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 16 September 2010 at 05:48 PM Comments(6)

I started it just in the second moment when had finished "The Great Festival". It was work with full concentration and it was quickly - about several hours. I was trying a new technigue I designet to imitate silk fabric`s effects on the paper.

  The picture includes Chinese style painting and represents… You can imagine anything from own associations, it may be symbols of soul teaching or

New Graphics “Great Festival”
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 16 September 2010 at 04:35 PM No comments

Today (may be better to say "that noght, or that early morning? It was about 4 A.M.) I have finished the next Graphics named "Great Festival" and also have made another one ("Rising"). Small picture of "Great Festival" is here, the big one at the end of the post.

  The main idea of it is the cycle of spiritual birth and death and the way to escape it. What is the Festival? It`s may be

Shakti - the creation power
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 16 September 2010 at 04:21 PM Comments(1)

"Shakti" is a part of a big painting I will do. Now it consist from several sketches and this is one of them.

This is not easy to explain in couple words why I chose that field to paint, may be I will write an article. But several definitions could show the main idea. (From Wiki): "Shakti rom Sanskrit shak - "to be able," meaning sacred force or empowerment, is the primordial cosmic energy

Painting “Komuso Monk” step by step
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 11 September 2010 at 07:19 PM Comments(37)

Hello everybody! Today is +20 in Moscow, so i am thaw out and ready to share with you my experience of painting. This is step-by-step description of my work "Komuso monk" and about 10 pictures you can see under cut. This is the final view.

I was impressed by the dark sky with violet clouds described here annamain.org/index.php/site/comments/new_graphic_with_dark_sky_symphony/

My instruments

Cold, cold, cold… I am suffering
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 10 September 2010 at 01:33 AM Comments(2)

I used to live in Siberia for 11 years - from 4 to 17, and then it was cold weather more then 8 months per year in cities I lived next 15 years. But the true is I hardly endure cold weather all of my life! Not only psychologically. All cells of my body rebell againt it! Especially dark and cold wind - it kills me and makes body depression every year. Yes, this is a kind of pleasure to wear

Today Graphics: Universe-I
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 06 September 2010 at 11:23 PM Comments(1)

Hello everybody. I should to say about it ‘Hot news’ but actually this is cold here. This is so cold here in Moscow then my paintings need hours to dry so I have to use fen for it. This picture named "Universe-I" and represents the esoteric idea (also used in Astrology and Philosophy) of the cycle of nature elements: Water-Fire-Earth-Air. Small picture:

  Ideas of movement, how ideal idea

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