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Raskolnikow i Razumichin: ''Nie ma spiny...'' by Sasha-Raskolnikova Raskolnikow i Razumichin: ''Nie ma spiny...'' by Sasha-Raskolnikova

Raskolnikow i Razumichin: "Nie ma spiny..." (Raskolnikov & Razumikhin: "Don't bother yourself...")
- 15.09.2012


My first picture of Raskolnikov with his best friend in a bit humorous way. The quote is one of the most frequently used saying among Polish students that means something like: "Don't bother yourself, there are reterms". Isn't it possible that a similar expression might have existed at the universities of tsar's Russia? I don't think so. ;)

As we remember from the book, Dostoyevsky pictured Raskolnikov and Razumikhin as two characters with completely different attitude towards studying. Raskolnikov, as an extremely ambitious and hard-working young man, was studying hard in the hope to acquire as wide knowledge as possible. On the other hand, Razumikhin, a good-tempered optimist, surely damped his friend's ardour (or at least tried to do so) and relieved him of exam stress.

The piece dedicated to all the students - both diligent and avid for knowledge as Rodion Romanovich and those of stoical attitude like Dmitri Prokofievich.

Enjoy! :)

*** Please read before adding the critique ***

Hello everyone. :) I would like to know your opinion about my work and my drawing style as a whole. One thing I want to ask you for is not to be rude to me as far as it's my fifth attempt to draw a human portrait ever and I'm just a beginner.

Thank you in advance. :) :handshake:

P.S.: The comic-like eyes of the man with a book in his hands is an intentional manipulation!

*** Inspired by "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and its Soviet screening from 1969. ***

Georgi Taratorkin, Aleksandr Pavlov.

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Great work :3
Razumikhin it's a great friend :D
Sasha-Raskolnikova Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course he is. :D Thanks. :)
Sasha-Raskolnikova Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
ButterflyPigment Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sasha-Raskolnikova Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IxCANxHAZxCOOKIE Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Blonde Dmitri...why is it working so well?! D:

I really like this, it is a good window into their chemistry together. :)
Sasha-Raskolnikova Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's because the actor was playing sooo wonderfully. :) Chemistry - what a great definiton!
AWWW so great!!! I'm really loving the composition, the background is so awesome with the text. Awesome facial expressions, I especially like your Dmitri! (He works as a blond, adorable!) This looks like it should be a book cover or a poster or something :D Totally worth the wait!
Sasha-Raskolnikova Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you very much - totally worth to hear! :D I wanted it to be poster-like and I'm so glad it works. :) Watching C&P for the first time, I remember my reaction when I saw Dmitri: "Oh, my... A blond... But he's... Perfect... Perfect Razumikhin!" The actor was playing wonderfully, too. And they were such a great "couple" with Rodya - completely like brothers. ;)
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