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.

You can buy the graphic novel on Amazon worldwide and Gumroad.


April 19, 2019 21:06 BST

Quick Sketches Of Random Citizens

April 11, 2019 16:31 BST


March 28, 2019 02:06 GMT

Long Shadows

March 17, 2019 14:42 GMT

I’m following the example of Daido Moriyama in photography.

Messing With Paint

March 13, 2019 23:14 GMT

Shadow Of Me

March 12, 2019 21:49 GMT


February 20, 2019 23:58 GMT

It is the custom of the Samurai to always keep a sword close at hand, and be ready for battle, even to the extend of having a wooden sword or a sword without blade with him when he bathes. Likewise, it should be the custom of the artist to always have a pen or brush close at hand and be ready to paint.


February 4, 2019 20:12 GMT

Jacobo Pontormo was a Florentine master who painted anxious figures. He anticipated expressionism but was out of his time and other painters considered him a weirdo. The last 10 years of his life he worked on a single painting and refused to show it to anyone.

His withdrawn personality was similar to Michelangelo but very different from Leonardo. Amongst the great masters Leonardo da Vinci was the most sociable.

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