Monday, September 17, 2012

Firebirds of Night and Day

I painted a skateboard deck last winter for a gallery show, and I was pretty happy with the design so when I got a bit of time this summer/autumn I decided to render it on paper=) I called it "Carpe Diem, Carpe Noctem" because "Seize the Day" and "Seize the Night" are some of my favourite sayings. And these Firebirds are reminiscent of night and day, so there we go - a Latin title for a Russian fairytale inspiration. :)
"Carpe Diem, Carpe Noctem"

Here's a close up of some details

And the original deck:

The deck was painted with acrylic paints and Staedler markers for the linework

The work is inspired by Russian folk tale of the Firebird
Original was about 7 x 17" (I think, I'll double check later)
Painted with waterproof inks

Prints on Society6{here}
and RedBubble {here}

Happy Monday!


  1. Such a nice rendition of żarptak, and the background structures are really delicious themselves.