The Russian translation of ‘The Peacock Cloak’ appeared in Esli magazine accompanied by this picture by Eugene Kapustiansky, reproduced here by kind permission of the magazine and artist. I think it’s great. The eyes are just how I imagined them, alert and restless, and yet vacuous. More information about the artist is below the picture.
Eugene Kapustiansky was born in 1946. He graduated from the Art faculty of Moscow Polytechnic and worked in Moscow with journals including Progress, Soviet Writer and Soviet Composer. From 1991 he worked at the publishing house Friend as an art director, and then with the newspaper Izvestia. He has been working with Esli since 2003.