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Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

26 year-old Russian graphic artist, animator and painter from Yaroslavl Ekaterina Penzina (Katika) got her first artistic knowledge in art school. Then followed three-year course of jewellery design in college, and six years of studying in the Ural Academy of Architecture and Art. The idea to replace the brush and paints with a hook and yarn came during her pregnancy, when women tend to do something “warm” and cozy: knitting or sewing. The inner artist and female nature – this is where her technique was born. In this direction – crochet paintings a major role played her mom, who from early childhood taught her knitting and sewing. It takes Ekaterina about a week to create a crochet portrait. The main inspiration – famous personalities, human eyes, exotic animals, and even epic images of cars. Since 2006 Ekaterina Penzina exhibits her crochet masterpieces in national and international exhibitions and art projects.

Bob Marley Crochet portrait on canvas

Bob Marley Crochet portrait on canvas

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet bear

Crochet eye

Crochet eye

Crochet eye

Crochet eye

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Portrait of Harms. Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Portrait of Harms. Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Portrait of Luka. Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina at Exhibition in Tokio, 2014

Crochet art by Ekaterina Penzina at Exhibition in Tokio, 2014

Federico Fellini Crochet portrait on canvas

Federico Fellini Crochet portrait on canvas

Salma Hayek Crochet portrait on canvas

Salma Hayek Crochet portrait on canvas

Soul. Crochet portrait on canvas

Soul. Crochet portrait on canvas

Tatyana. Crochet portrait on canvas

Tatyana. Crochet portrait on canvas

Valya. Crochet portrait on canvas

Valya. Crochet portrait on canvas

Vladimir Putin. Crochet portrait on canvas

Vladimir Putin. Crochet portrait on canvas

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

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