Yearly Archives: 2014

Sketchbook | Les Reines du Jardin du Luxembourg

Skizzen der Skulpturen der französischen Königinnen im Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

Once again, after many years in between, I took my old sketchbooks with me to the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris (where I started drawing my very first portfolios, in order to apply at several universities), on a wonderfully sunny October afternoon – and it was so great that I’d like to re-establish my old habit of drawing sculptures in gardens!

Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal | Grifflenberg

Perspektivische Schwarzweiß Zeichnung der Gebäude der Uni Wuppertal, BUGH, am Grifflenberg, für die MasterCard der Stadtsparkasse für die Mitarbeiter der Uni

Once again, I’ve been drawing for the Wuppertaler Stadtsparkasse, this time a black-and-white view of the buildings of the University of Wuppertal (BUGH) on Grifflenberg. My illustration will soon be printed in ten different colour schemes on the front of a special mastercard for students and staff of the university.  For this project, I had to work very different from my usual process – not only without outlines, but also without people, details or colours, but precisely after a photograph, with correct perspectives – and it actually was a challenge, but a lot of fun as well!

Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe

Fotos von den Vignetten im Lillesang Buch

I am very happy about my fresh specimens of Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe (Nina Blazon, CBT Verlag), because the book turned out to be really, really awesome! Everyhing about it is really super nice: the print, the colours, the paper, the smell and the format! And how much I like the book itself, I already mentioned before.

(Deutsch) Bastelvorlage | Chicapüppchen von Mel

Selbstgenähte Lily Lux Chic Chica Puppe von Mel

Wir sind absolut hingerissen von dieser ebenso wunderhübschen wie liebenswerten selbstgenähten Chicapuppe aus unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch, und wie die eine richtige eigene Persönlichkeit geworden ist! Und überhaupt begeistert uns das ganze tolle Fotoset “Make a Lily Lux Chicapuppe” mit detailliert bebilderter Anleitung, wo wir darüber hinaus sogar zwei liebe alte Freundinnen wiederentdeckt haben: Nana und Mitsu!!! – Dankeschön, liebe Mel bzw. Vampirmaus bzw. Blümchen, fürs Posten auf Lily Lux’ Facebookseite und fürs Weiterteilendürfen!

Update | Everything new in August!

Webdesign für Iris Luckhaus

It has been a little quiet around here the last couple of months, but this had a good reason: Next to my actual work, I built a brandnew website – finally bilingual, responsive, with my very own theme (thanks to WordPress and Headway Themes, which I’d definitely like to recommend!) and several new, long-wanted functions (like a multidimensional portfolio taxonomy) that seems to act and look fine on the most different monitors, browsers and devices*!

Hello World!

Profilbild

22:55 // A little monument: This is the first blog entry in our new, slick, fast, going-to-be responsive and fully bilingual blog format, that over the next couple of weeks or months (depending on how much time I can spend on it!) will become an all new and shiny portfolio with a practical search function – and a whole new site, after all… welcome on board!

Kleine Leute in Paris | Souvenirs

Verkäuferin mit Mops in ihrem Souvenirstand mit Postkarten, Postern, Reiseführern, T-Shirts, Taschen, Hüten und Sonnenbrillen von Paris

I decided to refuse the Hide-and-Seek book about Paris, mainly because (a) big top views of a rather flat place do not work well in my twodimensional “dollhouse” perspectives (if Paris had more hills and stairs, it might actually have worked!), and (b) drawing a whole city which really exists makes me want to illustrate absolutely every detail I discovered there – but unfortunately, this would take several years. Besides, I realised that there are illustrators whose whole style is a much better fit for such a project – and that I don’t have to be able to draw everything.

(Português) Fresh Feature | Que Frescura by Jeny

Zeichnung eines pausierenden Mädchens, das spät abends bequem im Sessel liegt, aus einer Herztasse trinkt und die Füße hochlegt, von Iris Luckh  <em srcset=“As meninas divertidas de Iris Luckhaus (…) Hoje vim compartilhar um link de uma ilustradora da Alemanha que faz trampos lindos e super divertidos, as personagens são lindas e cheias de detalhes, além disso usa patterns lindos e divertidos, confiram o trabalho dela (…) Lindas né? Pra quem quiser conferir mais sobre o trabalho da Iris é só acessar o site dela!” – Muito obrigado, Jeny!

Yearly Archives: 2014

Sketchbook | Les Reines du Jardin du Luxembourg

Skizzen der Skulpturen der französischen Königinnen im Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

Once again, after many years in between, I took my old sketchbooks with me to the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris (where I started drawing my very first portfolios, in order to apply at several universities), on a wonderfully sunny October afternoon – and it was so great that I’d like to re-establish my old habit of drawing sculptures in gardens!

Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal | Grifflenberg

Perspektivische Schwarzweiß Zeichnung der Gebäude der Uni Wuppertal, BUGH, am Grifflenberg, für die MasterCard der Stadtsparkasse für die Mitarbeiter der Uni

Once again, I’ve been drawing for the Wuppertaler Stadtsparkasse, this time a black-and-white view of the buildings of the University of Wuppertal (BUGH) on Grifflenberg. My illustration will soon be printed in ten different colour schemes on the front of a special mastercard for students and staff of the university.  For this project, I had to work very different from my usual process – not only without outlines, but also without people, details or colours, but precisely after a photograph, with correct perspectives – and it actually was a challenge, but a lot of fun as well!

Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe

Fotos von den Vignetten im Lillesang Buch

I am very happy about my fresh specimens of Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe (Nina Blazon, CBT Verlag), because the book turned out to be really, really awesome! Everyhing about it is really super nice: the print, the colours, the paper, the smell and the format! And how much I like the book itself, I already mentioned before.

(Deutsch) Bastelvorlage | Chicapüppchen von Mel

Selbstgenähte Lily Lux Chic Chica Puppe von Mel

Wir sind absolut hingerissen von dieser ebenso wunderhübschen wie liebenswerten selbstgenähten Chicapuppe aus unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch, und wie die eine richtige eigene Persönlichkeit geworden ist! Und überhaupt begeistert uns das ganze tolle Fotoset “Make a Lily Lux Chicapuppe” mit detailliert bebilderter Anleitung, wo wir darüber hinaus sogar zwei liebe alte Freundinnen wiederentdeckt haben: Nana und Mitsu!!! – Dankeschön, liebe Mel bzw. Vampirmaus bzw. Blümchen, fürs Posten auf Lily Lux’ Facebookseite und fürs Weiterteilendürfen!

Update | Everything new in August!

Webdesign für Iris Luckhaus

It has been a little quiet around here the last couple of months, but this had a good reason: Next to my actual work, I built a brandnew website – finally bilingual, responsive, with my very own theme (thanks to WordPress and Headway Themes, which I’d definitely like to recommend!) and several new, long-wanted functions (like a multidimensional portfolio taxonomy) that seems to act and look fine on the most different monitors, browsers and devices*!

Hello World!

Profilbild

22:55 // A little monument: This is the first blog entry in our new, slick, fast, going-to-be responsive and fully bilingual blog format, that over the next couple of weeks or months (depending on how much time I can spend on it!) will become an all new and shiny portfolio with a practical search function – and a whole new site, after all… welcome on board!

Kleine Leute in Paris | Souvenirs

Verkäuferin mit Mops in ihrem Souvenirstand mit Postkarten, Postern, Reiseführern, T-Shirts, Taschen, Hüten und Sonnenbrillen von Paris

I decided to refuse the Hide-and-Seek book about Paris, mainly because (a) big top views of a rather flat place do not work well in my twodimensional “dollhouse” perspectives (if Paris had more hills and stairs, it might actually have worked!), and (b) drawing a whole city which really exists makes me want to illustrate absolutely every detail I discovered there – but unfortunately, this would take several years. Besides, I realised that there are illustrators whose whole style is a much better fit for such a project – and that I don’t have to be able to draw everything.

(Português) Fresh Feature | Que Frescura by Jeny

Zeichnung eines pausierenden Mädchens, das spät abends bequem im Sessel liegt, aus einer Herztasse trinkt und die Füße hochlegt, von Iris Luckh  <em srcset=“As meninas divertidas de Iris Luckhaus (…) Hoje vim compartilhar um link de uma ilustradora da Alemanha que faz trampos lindos e super divertidos, as personagens são lindas e cheias de detalhes, além disso usa patterns lindos e divertidos, confiram o trabalho dela (…) Lindas né? Pra quem quiser conferir mais sobre o trabalho da Iris é só acessar o site dela!” – Muito obrigado, Jeny!