Shining Mind

Shining Mind - student project

I've always been inspired by the fantastic worlds of science-fiction.
The first portrait is created using black inks and different mixed media I found in my studio.

Shining Mind - image 1 - student project

Finally, there was a reason to use super pigmented pastel :)

Shining Mind - image 2 - student project


"Fashion Poetry"


Maria Antoinette inspired imagery is a wonderful source of inspiration. All those delicate clothes and jewellery can be explored in the smallest details.


Shining Mind - image 3 - student project


Using acrylic inks as a sketch, I add watercolor washes. It's very helpful to use water-resistant inks as a base.


Shining Mind - image 4 - student project


And then my favourite alchemy part: the Gold Leaf


Shining Mind - image 5 - student project


"Animal Spirit"

The magical and enchanted forest is full of artistic ideas. I'm working in Adobe Fresco to create an atmospheric piece.


Shining Mind - image 6 - student project


I've enjoyed creating this class and hope you'll find it inspiring too!

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Liebe Grüße aus Berlin,



Anna Sokolova
Berlin-based Artist
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