Short Stories written by Alexandr Chayanov

Charcoal and digital illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov


As I started reading the short stories by a Russian author Alexandr Chayanov (1888 - 1937), the stories blew me away by their dark and whimsical narratives, the nature of the characters, the picturesque descriptions of early 20th century Moscow, its surroundingsā€¦ The narratives are filled with mysticism and grotesque. Bellow are 6 of the illustrations for this project.


I will be adding more illustrations as I complete them. Please check back for updates.