Russian Artist Reveals Her Mysterious Sketchbook To The World, And It’s Full Of Visual Secrets
If you've got an old soul, you'll be enamored by the delightfully old-fashioned work of Moscow-based artist Elena Limkina. Every week, she offers the world a glimpse into her personal sketchbook, and its pages tell vivid stories of nature, architecture, and classical paintings.
Though Limkina specializes in watercolour materials, she's also very handy with a dip pen, and uses both to bring shadows and luminosity, respectively, to various botanical and scientific illustrations. "I have been painting since childhood," she writes on her official website. "I've been studying medical engineering, but my passion for fine arts has taken precedence." A wide variety of influences have clearly come to bear on her style, such as Baroque, Renaissance, and perhaps a touch of modernism; her flower paintings wouldn't look out of place in the portfolio of Georgia O'Keefe.
Get acquainted with some of our favourite pages from Elena Limkina's sublime sketchbook below, and let us know which ones you wouldn't mind having framed on your wall.
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Everything is put so neatly underneath each other. The the drawings combined with the calligraphy makes it look like it's the studies of a Renaissance master
My personal favourite. I LOVE the small watercolour with the cables in the sky
They are all amazing, I would love a copy of the whole book
I love the whimsical world into which these are leading me...
Both are equally beautiful, with and without color. Wish I had a bit of her talent. I would be drawing every day.
I love birds and water. This is so beautiful. And I love the ring. : )
This is an amazing color study, I think this is what every art student and/or hobbyist should try out
They almost look printed! Her skills are really amazing!
The human eye on the right reminds me of Leonardo Davinci's eyes
Amazing 3D painting. And that is the perfect ring to show this painting with.
Very impressive. Most of the pieces look so 3D. Excellent.
Oh, my. I would love a slightly larger print of this to put on my wall.
It looks like I could pick it up and it would have dimension and be lilac scented!
I think this could be used as the outer part of a coat of arm. All you would have to do is add the middle part. Or you could draw or put a picture of a loved one in it. I would love to have a few of these with pictures of my loved ones who have passed away. Beautiful.
And I want to say Thank You as well. You are SO talented, and your inner beauty shines out through your beautiful artwork. I really appreciate it that you chose to share your work with us. I feel honored at being able to see it. And if you ever do decide to sell prints, I would love to have them. (If I can afford them, of course). Also, you have beautiful hands and I love your nails and your rings, and other jewelry. Every single piece of art that you shared with us was so beautiful, so lovely, and so awesome. You are blessed and you truly have a beautiful soul. Thank You!! again for sharing your artwork and yourself with us. May Peace, Love, and Light Guide Your Way!!
i love them all..and i am scroll up and down repeatedly.. :) beautiful work
This is such an amazing work, all of it! I feel so charmed...