New blog and a piece of advice

I have so many ideas, that I'm afraid that lifetime is not enough to develop them. Actually, I'm constantly living in a fear that I could die when I'm still in my 20's. That would be such a bummer!

One sleepless night I decided that I'm gonna master everything I hated - including drawing vehicles and backgrounds, which I love to admire in other people's work, but I always felt that I can't manage to draw them in cool and sexy way.

Since I've been professionally illustrating for press and commercially for over 6 years now, I however still have the feeling that I've missed so much. For example, I always wanted to work in cartoons, games and animation. All of these fields may seem to be similar, but require different skill set. And this is what I want to master.

I'm a bit angry at younger Ada, that during my university years I didn't commit myself enough for 3d and video. I guess, that once you got ensured you are talented, you may get somehow lazy. Just don't, it's a trap! Now, I really need these skills to bring my ideas for the next levels. But, it's not the end of the world, I'm following up with tutorials and lots, lots of practise.

It's not that I'm bored with my signature style, it's just I have space for much, much more. I am, technically, ADDICTED TO DRAWING. Works I keep creating can differ so much, that I wouldn't mix them with my editorial works, since these are distant worlds -- still, 100% genuinely mine, but different.

I've started a new tumblr with all my other works, from character design, speedpainting to concept art and such. It's here: pixsh.tumblr.com I'm sloooowly starting to post my non-editorial works there. I will still post WIPs and process here, don't worry.


Chimera 12/01 (21)

Cover for Chimera's Youth Issue. My modern vision of Dorian Gray's tale. Chimera is a Polish monthly about literature and culture, they publish tons of great narratives every month.


Wysokie Obcasy Extra 8 (29)

My illustration for High Heels Extra, the monthly edition of Gazeta Wyborcza's weekly add-on High Heels (Wysokie Obcasy). The article about being a consumer since birth.


Little White Lies 55

It was such an honor for me to illustrate the cover of the most beautiful magazine in the entire world. Little White Lies is a British bi-monthly about movies, brilliantly designed and delivered by The Church of London. Art Direction by Timba Smits.

The Maps to the Stars Issue features the newest David Cronenberg’s movie with Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson. It was such a treat for me as I am a giant movie geek! I even wanted to do the film studies once, but then decided to be an illustrator. Let's call it destiny.

First photo via Little White Lies:


My cover on coverjunkie, sweet!!!


Kikimora Lato 14

Portraits of the issue's contributors for Kikimora parenting magazine.


DuJour / Winter 2013

Last year I got my first business email form NYC! I was asked by a lifestyle magazine DuJour to create an illustration about favorites and habits of Josiane Goerl — a local socialite from Houston, TX. They wanted very specific kind of illustration, referring to some of the works I've done previously. Also every detail appearing in the illustration, is a very particular piece from Josiane's list of favorites such as Christian Louboutin's specchio carbone patent spikes and Cavalli blue dress.

And BTW, New York? Goddamn! World, here I come!



Chimera 7/8(17)

I've made the cover illustration for Polish literature/culture magazine Chimera. Issue under the subject of body. The inside illustration is for the article "Bombs in the head".