I want to start making my clay heads for plush but this guy is still on my art desk… Added color to his antlers and the eye shading. I wish I could get nice solid color instead of brush strokes but I guess it works for things like antlers.

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Katerina Plotnikova is a Russian photographer that has become well known recently for her surreal photos featuring girls and animals. In all of these photos, nature is powerful; a symbol of unhindered beauty and a wild grace. As generations of humans increase, there seems to be a general disinterest and, more seriously, a distrust, in nature and its inhabitants. Animals belong in the wild, and humans belong in their houses. This disassociation of man and nature is commonly accepted and expected. As a result, people grow not only indifferent to the wild, but also afraid. After all, animals are dangerous. And while it is true, animals can be dangerous - what beautiful thing in life isn’t?

In Katerina’s imagery, we see not only an enchanting contrast of fair and feral, but also a hint of melancholy longing. Humans, though now far removed from our ancestral counterparts and agrarian lifestyles, will always crave the company of the world’s wild creatures, who are so unlike us in many ways, but in whom we still find similarities enough to cherish.

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Ex libris Margl Ferencnek | Ex libris for Ferenc Margl

A Halisten Stúdió szülinapi játékán három nyeremény közül választhattak a kommentelők, közülük sorsoltunk nyertest. Feri lett a szerencsés, aki ex libris tervezését választotta, én készítettem neki pecsétet. A bélyegző egy peritont ábrázol, akik “az Atlantiszon élnek, félig szarvasok, félig madarak. Szarvasfejük és szarvaslábuk van. Ami a testüket illeti, megfelelő szárnnyal és tollazattal rendelkező, tökéletes madarak.” Aki szeretne utánajárni, Jorge Luis Borges Képzelt lények könyvében megtalálja e becses állatot.


Halisten Studio had a birthday promotion, the winner is Ferenc Margl, who chose ex libris design from the three offered gifts, I designed a ruber stamp for him. This is a peryton, a mythological hybrid animal combining the physical features of a stag and a bird. If you wish to know more about this creature, read the description in the book of Jorge Luis Borges, Book of Imaginary Beings.