My Picture Book

Snobbity Snowman is already available for preorder at Smashwords! The release date is the 1st of October ! All I can say so far, is that it will bring more holiday cheer to my dear readers!😉 Meanwhile, please enjoy some sneak peeks at my illustrations from the book. My special thanks to my coauthor, Quiet... Continue Reading →

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“Snobbity Snowman” – share the joy of the upcoming holidays!

It's still 3 months to Christmas and New Year and God knows I can't feel it in the air of Southern China (and never will) but the holiday joy and sadness are already in my heart. Oh, I miss snow, and flakes dancing, and frost on the windows and power lines. I miss castles and... Continue Reading →

50 Cute Monsters Drawing Challenge. Monster #14. Wanna help me with the name?:)

Hi, guys. After almost a two-month break, wedding, honeymoon and 2 finished children picture books, the Monsters are back in business! So welcome Monster #14, whose name eludes me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is one of the monsters that live inside people's heads. Whenever you feel sad, depressed or in need of a strong beverage, this guy... Continue Reading →

3 days 100% off The Galactivity Book.

Hi:) Our new activity book will be available free of charge till the end of July to anyone who visits Smashwords and goes to the Galactivity Book page. Don't miss the opportunity! Have some space-themed fun with your family and kids:) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi, I'm Maria Bardyukova, a school teacher, illustrator and self-published author.  Feel... Continue Reading →

So begins the Galactivity journey!

After aeons of trials and tribulations, The Galactivity Book is complete and ready for Pre-Order on Amazon and Smashwords. Here’s the current blurb: “Earthlings, beware! Your brain cells are under attack! Gather your wits and defend yourselves or face annihilation!” Invading bookstores everywhere, The Galactivity Book is a blast for the entire family. Whether playing […]... Continue Reading →

Cute Monster Drawing Challenge. Monster #13

Make way for Chillster! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Original inhabitants of the North and Southern poles, Chillsters were brought to the rest of the world on the hoofs of Santa's deer. Very soon they spread all across Canada, Northern Europe and Asia. Chillsters are notorious for their art. Here just a few examples. Chillsters have a writing system... Continue Reading →

Cut out, glue, play. Feel like a child again.

Honestly, was fun. Challenging, especially gluing the dice (soooo hard), but did I enjoy every bit of it? Totally! Me and Quiet decided to play all the games we've created before releasing them in a book. Good thinking, Quiet. Found quite a few bugs. Had quite a few White Russians. Felt like kids a again.... Continue Reading →

Cute Monster Drawing Challenge. Monster#12

Hello, this is Brabbit. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A mix between common rabbits and Siberian tigers, Brabbits are distant relatives of Easter Bunnies, but unlike their relatives, Brabbits chose a path of self-discipline, martial arts and meditation and rejected the Cult Of the Carrot. They exiled themselves in the depth of Siberia, searching  courage, bravery and wisdom and... Continue Reading →

Big day for a snowman!

Pam-da-Pam! The first of September will be a big day for one very snobby snowman! Our (mine and Quite Riley Jr's) first picture book will be officially released! Pa-dam-Pam! 2 years of drawing! Still can't believe we did it, but smashwords has already listed our snowman! You can actually preview it there already!  

The drawbacks of living in China

Eh, it's alright in here. I'm loving Shenzhen. But I'm not loving the web firewall. It just gets so tiring. I'm not a political dissident, I don't even watch the news (too depressing), and I've never even voted! All I want I being able to apload my speed paint to YouTube, follow inspiring artists in... Continue Reading →

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