Atanas Laskov

Zak's Dragonfly
Wings of Steel tells the tale of Zak and his flying machine with 51 manga illustrations. Zak is a talented engineer in service of the Mage Altos, but he suffers the oppression of the Inquisitors of Altos. The Mage himself views engineering as a dangerous craft, inhibiting the development of advanced technology.

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Daphne Color

June 11, 2017 23:33 GMT

The river-god Ladon transformed his daughter into a laurel tree to protect her from the wistful Apollo. He also created two golems to defend her.


May 9, 2017 23:26 GMT

Quick Sketches

April 28, 2017 23:40 GMT

Laskov quick sketches

Loose Sketches

February 25, 2017 14:28 GMT

Laskov Loose Sketches

Golden Dragon Serpent

February 12, 2017 23:46 GMT

Laskov Golden Dragon Apple

Sketches Of People

November 20, 2016 11:52 GMT

Laskov People Sketches

Multitude Of Different Names

November 5, 2016 17:06 GMT

This is my take on translating the first chapter of the 道德經.
It is based on the gloss of the Chinese characters, and cross-referenced with other English translations, for extra accuracy.

This way could be the true way,
but it is not always so;
This name could be the true name,
but it is not always so.

it is of Heaven and Earth (天下 tiānhià) the true beginning;
Give it a name,
and it becomes of ten thousand things the mother.

always without having desires,
one unlocks the temple gate of wonders.

Always having desires,
one stumbles at the temple gate,
and this is by sheer luck.

Twofold this appears,
two different names alike are spoken;
They speak of the dark mystery.

Darkness and of the dark again,
it is the same;
Multitude of different names
all leading to the gate.

- Atanas Laskov, 2016


September 12, 2016 23:23 GMT

Mostly sketches of people's backs because it's easier to sneak from behind.

Laskov Urban Sketching

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