Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Hey! Today is 2 postday! I did this one today after 3 different medieval engravings, who knows which one?


I've always been terrified by the idea of cities being bombed.


I love drawing with a brush - While I do illustration on a long period, emptying space thinking of something else (and that's good too), with brush I just need to be very concentrated for a short time (maybe half an hour including sketch). I think it's also more alive cause of hazardous details coming.

I did this one on A3 paper after an hippocampe picture

This other one was done same way (A2 paper)


"It is possible to have the whole story of Oedipus playing in your head and still behave properly at the table." (Luis Buñuel)

GREETINGS, obscure art lovers,

I am proud to present the first issue of EXCESSIVE VOYEURISM - wicked art zine.
There are no strong zine releasing traditions in Lithuania so I decided to go for a change and to make a vigorous stir in Lithuanian underground art culture.The idea of self-published zine with bizarre artworks was born in summer 2011. The story of choosing the title for it...One of the references is Laura Mulvey's essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" (written in 1973 and published in 1975), I thought that ideas suggested there also fits for visual art that has its own meaning/plot/story and adequate images, with ability to provide „visual pleasure through scopophilia“. As you will turn the pages you will see, that despite of differences between each artistic expression, there are something uniting them. It might be distinguished for sympathies to illustrative art & comics, traditional graphic prints and engravings, outsider/punk related art, hand drawings, collages, even some forms of performance art, also interests in philosophy, graphic violence, human body, nudity, (auto)eroticism, taboo, obsession, aggression, degeneration, horror, grotesque, demented visions and delusional experiences...

wicked art zine published by Shaltmira. design & photos by Kristina Alijošiūtė.
500 copies, A5, black&white, 80 pages. Artworks, interviews, short stories.

Contributors: Aleksandra Waliszewska (Poland), Martin Bladh (Sweden), Marcel Ruijters (Holland), Kristina Gentvainytė (Lithuania/Belgium), Alkbazz(France), Simon Andersson(Sweden), Manuel Pereira (Portugal), Wiley Trieff (USA), ZIGENDEMONIC (Ukraine), Si Clark (UK), Crippa Almqvist (Sweden) & Zeke S.Clough, Gaspard Pitiot (France), Vctor Dvnkel (Portugal), Arturas Rozkovas (Lithuania/UK). Also, here you will find my artworks and a short fiction story written by Aeron Alfrey (USA).

get your copy / also trade available : shaltmira@gmail.com
22,22 lt / 6,66 € ( + 3
€ fee if sending registered letter)

Monday, February 27, 2012


 have been working toward moving away from the square format .

Family Fun

A random page from my sketchbook. The top is from a photograph from the fifties (i am guessing here), the bottom after a painting by a Jheronimus Bosch follower (imitator) from the 16th century. Funnily enough, I did not realise it at first how both sketches have teeth (or the lack of them) as subject.

I have been re-reading Roy Tompkins' Trailer Trash comic series recently. It is so good, that I am considering a return to brushes (I haven't used them over a decade!) Why oh why did T.T. have to end? *wailings*

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baba Yaga

Aeron Alfrey - Baba Yaga
Here is my interpretation of Baba Yaga. I had the idea for the image in my head in the style of a 15th - 16th century engraving, I think I translated that well through my digital technique.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drawing Straws

Working on some lino cuts for a special anthology, to be realised later this year (although it's not quite sure yet whether the money for it will be there - I am mentioning this so there will be less chance of jinxing it). Anyway, this is just one design of five. Here are some quick tests which I have done while cutting away details.

Hmm, not so happy with the structure on the ground but at least no letters are in mirror view. That would have been plain embarrassing. There is still a little bit of fixing after this, but not much. Everybody who has done this, knows that it's particularly hard to know when exactly to stop.

The theme of cannibalism still occupies my mind. It has been said that the theme of drawing straws among shipwrecked sailors is a strictly theoretical one, because one dies of thirst long before hunger becomes a lethal problem. I wouldn't know...


2 weeks fighting with cold, slowly comingback to life... Guess everybody's got his own, hope it come to the end for all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

the comics of mine

hey! long time no see.

recently i'm trying to create some story.
i hope draw artistic comics .
maybe that will be my first step!


that's comics is part of my graduation brochure
and some video for brochure.

siamese from songhyeyeol on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Centauroid & Parasite

Sometimes, they seem to get along just fine.

Mochepit 3&4

Damien Chelaouchi prints mochepit. Third cover screenprinted at Going Blind Grenoble.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Horror Book Covers

  ...I adore this cover, dont know who did it. I've said before how confusingly few great covers there are for genre books (particularly science fiction, where Richard Powers is one of the only artists who excites me), but I've been looking around anthologies from older horror editors like Aickman, Danby, Lamb, Haining, Wagner, Asquith, Chetwynd-Hayes, Bernard, Davis and Sutton, for good art and there is some. Alden Norton is a lesser known editor of the era.

...JK Potter

  ...I just saw this for the first time today. I'd really love to have this but I've heard it is rare. Some other editions are called Random House Book Of Ghost Stories, seemingly with the beautiful color taken out.

  ...I think this is by John Howe.
  ...This art was done by a friend of M.R James, I cant remember his name but I think he had a go at writing too. There are a few interior images for this book as well in some editions.

 ...I own the first version and it looks less impressive now that I have seen a version that was probably closer to what the artist wanted.

 ...These two Brian Lee kids books are amazing. I had the first book when I was a kid and the art and holograms are lovely. I found out about the 3d book later and bought it a few years ago. This sort of art really inspires me, the artist used to have a website but I dont think it is around anymore and I cant find any other similar books by the same artist.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Hello, sorry I disappeared for awhile. But I am back and am definitely going to get more involved here. I have some new stuff:

Process Photos II

These process photos of my new print set that came through from my friends at Rural Rooster in Austin, TX really made my day today. The prints will be available Friday, March 2nd 2012.