2006 coloured pencils, gel ink pen on paper

Alenka Co has published her work connected to this drawing, which can be interesting for you to read:


colored pencils, gel ink pen, paper, surrealism

A self-taught artist from Tomsk, Russia

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  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 1 year ago

    Strong, sad ….. his eyes, the horrors he has seen ….. interesting medal for the things he’s had to do.

  • Thank you very much, Alenka.
    The work could be easily entitled as Longinus, but I wasn’t sure everybody would know it is the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus with his spear. The medal design is the traditional military award during Second World War for conquering enemies’ cities or personal courage.
    You’re right about his eyes – definitely the cornerstone here

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 1 year ago

    both beautiful and stunning

  • thank you very much. I’m glad you’ve found it interesting

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    This is a bit different I think. You are such a perfectionist in your art. Just amazing detail truly precise drawing. I like the fact that your subjects expression is perfect for the concept. (or at least as I see it) What good are awards when we are dead? I like it! If we could all had a choice of a legacy to leave behind it would not be awards I think. Mine would be of something that changed the human heart in some way. I never was much on window dressing. You capture that emotion in his face here. Brilliant you are and I am so excited and happy to have you as my friend. I can’t wait for your next artistic awakening. xxx

  • I appreciate it, Donna.
    According to the “Letter of Herod to Pilate” the Roman soldier Longinus suffered for having pierced Jesus, he was condemned to a cave where every night a lion came and mauled him until dawn, after which his body healed back to normal, in a pattern that would repeat till the end of time. This award, by the way, is not always noticed by some viewers (which is funny). Details, even the smallest ones, are always incredibly important :-)

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    Truly amazing work Sergei!! You’ve out done yourself with this one!!

  • Thank you very much, John.
    I don’t expect this work to be accepted by everybody… there’s so much controversy in people minds about religious personages. At least, I have encountered some…

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 1 year ago

    A powerful and compelling work!

  • Thank you indeed, Jolante. No way I can remember why this combination of colors was used… I mean, maybe it makes the work look so powerful?

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Vitaliy Gonikman
    Vitaliy Gonikmanover 1 year ago

    Not sure if he really wanted ths medal… Great work!!!

  • Thanks, Vitaliy. The martyr on the cross didn’t wanted it as well. You may like this interpretation of the work from Alenka Co

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Your OUTSTANDING work is featured in Back in Black!

    Congratulations, Sergei!

  • Thank you very much, Nadya. I appreciate the feature

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

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