Igor Kovalyov is a Ukrainian illustrator and the co-founder of Moscow’s Pilot Animation School. He has had a strong presence in Hollywood also, working with Klasky Csupo Inc.
His work varies from grotesque and obscure in early works such as ‘His Wife is a Chicken‘, to the slick and colourful ‘Rugrats’ collaboration with Klasky Csupo.
Lev Moross, 2003
Still, there is a consistency in the drawings featured in his portfolio, and these i find very interesting. Lev Moross caught my attention because of his pince-nez, but I particularly like the pronounced cloud of cigarette smoke, peering out from behind the man’s head.