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.

Quick Watercolour

February 3, 2019 17:56 GMT

Abstracts

January 24, 2019 00:02 GMT

Libido is important but sometimes nightmares come from the dark, and fears inherited from the primitive jungle; They also are important.


Character Concept

December 31, 2018 18:33 GMT

Back in the 15th century, Albert Dürer visited Italy to study the human figure. He had to do that because people back home in Nuremberg were very prudish and he could never see them naked. This limited his study of human anatomy. Thus, it was necessary to go to Venice where he could see naked pictures (there was no Internet in the 15th century) and study the masters.

Dürer departed, but his friends cautioned him to never accept food or drink from the hands of the Italian painters. “They will try to poison you,” his friends said, “to eliminate the competition!”

Portfolio Update December

December 16, 2018 13:16 GMT

Figure Drawings

 

Sequential Art and Character Design

Figure Study

December 11, 2018 13:39 GMT

Red Church

November 24, 2018 20:01 GMT

More Gesture Sketches

November 12, 2018 23:28 GMT

Leonardo and Michelangelo lived in the same century, but Leonardo was 30 years older, and they were enemies. Michelangelo for example wanted the sculpture of David to be placed in direct sunlight. Leonardo said that it must be placed inside a niche painted black, to show the figure more clearly.

Tree In Queen’s Garden

November 10, 2018 12:11 GMT

This is not an apple tree, it will not bend heavy with fruit.
It is a gnarled old tree, no carpenter would use the raw wood to make furniture.
Seeing such a tree, some would exclaim, “What a useless tree!”
But you can rest in it’s shadow for a while, and nobody would disturb you.

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Atanas Laskov