Grigori, going the distance in the pitch black Siberian night.
Old work from 2012.
Staedtler pigment liner, Promarkers, Faber-Castell colored pencils, Stabilos.
Artwork, Character ©GhoulShoe
So yep, I'm back from the North. The trip went well, I really enjoyed the scenery and peacefulness of Lapland and Norway. I was expecting some symptoms of withdrawal due to the lack of internet connections, but it wasn't as bad as I had thought. A bit bigger problem was proposed by the mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects, they were everywhere! Thankfully there were quite a number of reindeer too, they're pretty much the number one reason why I like to travel the arctic so much.
I bought a beautiful reindeer hide from a Sámi merchant in the middle of a mountain road when we were driving back from Tromsø and a handmade silver reindeer pendant from a jewelry smith in Inari. I also found a pile of great books for my collection (I'm soon running out of shelf space here send help), a green calf mug by Marimekko, a couple of t-shirts, jeans and a few stuffed animals (too many of those as well aaaagh).
I'll be heading to Helsinki in next Friday. There won't be any reindeer in such a southern place, but at least I'll finally be able to see the museums of the capital, such as Ateneum art museum and the natural history museum. I've never visited those~