Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Briareus "Hundred-Handed Ones,"

He was figure in an archaic stage of Greek mythology, giant of incredible strength and ferocity, even superior to that of the Titans whom he helped overthrow.

Бриарей - в древнегреческой мифологии сторукий и пятидесятиголовый великан, сын Урана и Геи, один из гекатонхейров, вставший во время бунта братьев на сторону олимпийских богов и спасший самого Зевса.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


He was a champion of human-kind known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. Do you think it's justice?

Прометей. Фигура противоречивая. Ведь это он создал людей.
И его же потом к скале!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Accountant and Tailor

The illustration was made for american magazine "Brandweek". There are two characters, accountant and tailor at the table. "What wrong with our faces? They are little bit strange today" : think they.
Иллюстрация была зделана для американского журнала "Brandweek". Бухгалтер и портной выбирают новое платье для своей любимой Барби :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Афродита, несомненно, одета не по дрескоду.
Мы то ее знаем как закоренелую нудистку.
Но на этой картине у нее задача несколько другая. Она заточена под требования конкретной казуальной игры, в которой она ,скорее ,Белоснежка, а Афродита - творческий псевдоним.

My Aphrodite a little bite dressed. I know it is strange for her, but you see some animals around make her alike Artemide. This fact could not her to was born from a cockleshell.

Picture was executed for casual game about Heroes of Hellas.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"live" painting

Давно не брал в руки "живых красок" и тогда они устали ждать и сами взялись за меня.
Many many years ago I gave up "live" painting and now I fill that miss real (not digital canvas and oil).

Monday, August 10, 2009

Agent of Moon

Children aren't always want to be nice and obedient. Sometimes they want to be spys and secret agents:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Odyssey, clever guy,who cheated Troy's guys with the wooden horse, you know. This character was created for casual game about Heroes of Hellas.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Charlie Sheen

Interesting actor as to me. So I deside to draw his portret.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Witch Location

One of locations of quest game and Z-brush model for it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Heaven is watching you

It work was made for surreal competition by NVArt company. I really like surrealism, so I was painting it work with pleasure.


Step 1 - The sketch

My Character Astrologer Aurora not only believes in astrology but she predicts and even influences events in her cosy fantasy world. U may agree with me, that it is much more interesting to create your own future, than waiting for someone’s execution of predictions.
I execute sketch with a pencil on a paper. «Alive» stroke is always more expressive than a cyber one. (pic 01)

After that I do the trick as I usually do: I import my scanned sketch in Photoshop and edit with Levels (Ctrl +L) for getting clear image. Next, I set the sketch layer in Multiply mode and
add 2 empty layers under the layer with my dear astrologer, one for lights and the other for the background. Actually we always have the layer background but it locked and it is not very comfortable.
Layer background I fill with a brown color and start working on the shape of figure. My main objective now is to add volume in highlights and lighter tones (pic 1)

Step 2 – Colorizing

Now it is time to start working with a color. First it would be good to take some colors for creating color tone of entire picture. It might be done somewhere in the corner of canvas in a separate layer. After that my brown background starts to fill color spots (with my help of course). Now it is important just to decide on color scheme of the whole picture. (pic 2)

Step 3 – Painting
On a next stage I usually start work on details, especially on eyes. I don’t know why but I always start to draw with eyes (It’s my own way). (pic 3) Here it is a lot of work! Usually for painting I use brushes with spatter of Photoshop brush set or make my own. I won’t tell you about long hard work on my image with traditional ways of painting but tell about nontraditional ones.
For example I need realistic texture of eye. I make the picture with somebody’s eye or find it in e-net, put it in new layer on a top layer list and set him in overlay mode. Next I little transform it with a transform tool (Ctrl+T). (pic4) and merge with main layer. Now I can make new layer for continue to making highlights and so on. That is very comfortable to do each separate thing in a new layer. (pic5) Same way you can use for making all things that should have rich structure. But if you set imagination on a first place you can do what you want.

Good Luck
Max Larin

Girl Astrologer

There is the artwork in fantasy style
I've written this Image for quest-game. I know that girl's head too big but I like to distort anatomical proportion.
It is interesting for me to know what do you think about my Astrologer Girl. Please critique!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Аutomatic drawing.

I call that "automatic drawing" . Artist surrealists named this style automatism . Wach it and do the same:)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I've been hard working on my picture about SteamGirl. And here it is a little piece of my work on face.
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