I paint original russian dolls. I sometimes had a group exhibition with my friends or I made them as gifts.
I paint different design from traditional Russian design on the wooden dolls, it depends on the wood shape, size, materials and themes.
Why I like painting Russian dolls is, it is completely differents from 2D paitings including digital paintings.
I need to think 360 degree design and design them a little differently or totaly different even it is one set of dolls.
Most of the time people open and play with the dolls so I have to think about how I can protect the paint on the wood so that it doesn't get damaged, especially when I make them for children's gifts.
These things sometimes give me a different idea or view for my 2D art works, and vice versa.