Location: Toronto, Ontario
Specialty: Fantasy and sci-fi art and photography
|I was born in the year 1984, in the industrial city of Novokuznetsk, located on the Tom River in south central Siberian Russia.|
For the first four years of my life, I lived amidst coal mining and aluminum/steel production factories; in a city of European architecture covered with columns and arches, surrounded by Russian Taiga.
Since I was four years old, I have been drawing tiny starships and celestial life fascinated me. At four, I moved to the city of Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, with my parents. There, in a remote, forest covered, 'science community' district of Akademgorodok, at 11 years of age, I studied traditional drawing, watercolor/gauche/oil painting, anatomy, model building, design, art history and illustration at a great high-arts institution for two years, expecting a move to Moscow to further my studies.
On April 11/1997 fate has given me an unexpected twist and by means of aerial transportation I was thrown about 5555 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto, Canada, where I am currently residing, in my own lovely apartment east of Chinatown. After completing my OAC's at R. H. King Academy, I went on to the Ontario College of Art and Design, where I've finished 2 years of “Environmental Design” program studying: architecture, interior design, AutoCAD rendering, and 3d modeling. I've graduated from OCAD with bachelor of design in Illustration.
Since 2000, I’ve been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting. In 2002, I've learned that magical program called Photoshop and have been using it ever since, to develop an innovative, digital-art style , which I gave a name - Dreaminism.
Currently I'm working as a photographer and an illustrator, painting various: book covers, graphic novels, posters and cd covers.
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