Atanas Laskov

Zak's Dragonfly
Zak is a talented engineer who works 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. Check out the manga on Amazon and Gumroad.


March 29, 2020 23:53 BST

I’m having a break from the human figure and doing some abstract paintings. I tend to do mixed media painting in watercolour and pastels, and underdrawing in charcoal or soft graphite pencil.

Complete Human Figure

March 19, 2020 20:30 GMT

There is no such thing as “correct” human proportions and there are many different systems; The statistical average for male and female is also different.

My version is something of a idealized figure. The legs are exactly 1/2 of body height which is the proportion of Leondardo’s Vitruvian Man.

Leg Studies

March 16, 2020 21:36 GMT

Luckily, the human leg can’t be pronated and supinated (or not much anyway), so I don’t have to do as many studies. Legs are possibly the most boring part of the human anatomy; Study using Copic markers and fineliner pens.

Arm Study

March 1, 2020 21:13 GMT

Arm study, using Copic warm gray and Sakura micron. Doing the prone and supine version for this part of the body. Supine is like holding a bowl of soup.

Torso Study

February 24, 2020 21:34 GMT

Continuing my anatomy studies with the muscles of the torso, based on the anatomy books of Gottfried Bammes and S.R.Peck. Musculature has been exaggerated.

Anatomy Studies After The Masters

January 27, 2020 01:37 GMT

I’m doing master studies after Stephen Rogers Peck, Sheldon Borenstein and the Florentine school of renaissance masters, as well as from various and obscure anatomy books.

I love this quote by Michelangelo: “Who is so barbarous as not to understand that the foot of a man is nobler than the shoe, and his skin nobler than that of the sheep with which he is clothed, and not to be able to estimate the proper worth of each thing accordingly?”

It’s motivational for the study of the anatomy of the human figure.

Watercolour Sketches Of People

January 22, 2020 20:36 GMT

Some new pages in my watercolour sketchbook, mainly sketches of people and some splatter.

Paperback Graphic Novel

January 10, 2020 08:11 GMT

Wings of Steel is now available as paperback book on Amazon worldwide. As I write this update, the InDesign layout has been completed, I’ve finished the cover image, and I’m currently doing pre-flight reading of the paperback. Enjoy!

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