COSSACK LUBOCOMIC song illustration

2020

My invention experimental series (lithography)

A Mosquito arrived!
A Mosquito arrived!

Lithography from my COSSACK LUBOCOMICS series= comics+lubok folk art + contemporary graphics cossack song + comic style This is my invention, my contribution to the Cossack folk culture preservation. I selected this children song about Death. We have a well-known poem bu Chukovsky "Fly Tsokotukha" based on the same narrative. Here the song fits entirely, and the chorus song is in the bottom part. Initially my sketches were as if i cannot draw at all - i tried to imitate folk art. But once i decided not to copy ancient, but to build a bridge from now to then. Comics is my favourite contemporary graphic genre. I think it was based on such a lubok art. So it was naturally to unite lubok and comics. While drawing on the stone i've changed some details.

ON THE BREASTS...
ON THE BREASTS...

This is my invention, my contribution to the Cossack folk culture preservation. This is another cossack song - "On the breasts the boy lay heavily he sighed" In a past naked bodies were not prohibited to draw, but very less pictures came to our days. Early (17-18 c) lubok pictures first engraved from a wood, then printed in 1 color (black), after that some grannies coloured them with 2-3 colours. As they were not an artists, some colour spots did not match with the picture's lines. It looks fun and i decided to use it. In 19 century lubok was engraved on a metal plate first - so a lot of details appeared in pictures. This coloured spots remained me Joseph Fernand Henri Léger artworks. So i decided connect russian folk art and french cubism.

Not a white dawn...
Not a white dawn...

One from the Authentic Cossack songs series. It's about an eagle and a falcon meeting and their conversation. Such a symbolic picture about cossack warriors battles. Hand printed lithography in 1 colour, with aquarelle painting