Sketchbook: Viktor Kalvachev
This Eisner Award-nominated artist mixes stylised and realistic pin-up portraits in his sketchbook.
Born in Bulgaria, where he earned a master’s degree in fine arts, Viktor moved to the US to work in video games, and produced the graphic novel Pherone and crime series Blue Estate, the latter of which received two Eisner nominations. He now lives in Paris where he’s opened a studio and developed a video game.
“A quick drawing inspired by the lovely model Rivi Madison. Japanese brush and ink over
pencils on Moleskine.”
Rivi Madison II
“This is another drawing of Rivi Madison,
which I started from life and finished later. I was inspired by her bursting-withenergy curves, and created these little creatures and elements based on
her silhouette line.” “She is happy to punish, he is happy to take it.””