Category Archives: Portfolio

Feature | Catalogue »Modebilder – Kunstkleider«

Foto der Kollektion Jagdfieber von iris Luckhaus im Katalog zur Ausstellung "Modebilder – Kunstkleider" der Berlinischen Galerie, abgebildet zu einem Essay über die Lehrtätigkeit von Vievienne Westwood an der Universität der Künste Berlin, von Dr. Gundula Wolter

I am very happy about my specimen copy of the opulent catalog for the exhibition »Modebilder – Kunstkleider« at the Berlinischen Galerie, for which my former costume history lecturer Dr. Gundula Wolter wrote a very exciting article about Vivienne Westwood’s fashion class at the Berlin University of the Arts, and where I found unexpectedly many and full-page pictures of the huntresses from my diploma collection »Jagdfieber«, which I created there!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das zur Feier von Winter, Weihnacht, Advent, Silvester und Neujahr mit Kaffee, Tee, Pralinen und Amsel im winterlich verschneiten Wald gemütlich auf einer Parkbank sitzt und Geschenke wie Meisenringe, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter und Glücksklee für die Tiere des Waldes wie Reh, Fuchs, Waschbär, Dachs, Marder, Wiesel, Eichhörnchen, Siebenschläfer, Maus, Murmeltier, Salamander, Frosch, Falke, Eichelhäher, Elster, Taube, Grünspecht, Nachtigall, Rotkehlchen, Kohlmeise, Haubenmeise, Stieglitz, Gimpel, Rotschwanz, Buchfink, Sperling und Zaunkönig, mitgebracht hat – für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We’d like to wish you very lovely, candle-lit and heartwarming holidays (and a merry Christmas, or whatever you may be celebrating!), and all the best for a truly happy, healthy and wonderful new year Twothousandtwentytwo!

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

Feature | La Despensa de Leonardo

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

It’s nice to see that in the blog La Despensa de Leonardo by Manuel Profeiedda, I am featured as an example for the illustrators you can find on Women who Draw, with an illustration from the “Balkantherapie” by Mimi Fiedler!

Feature | Women who Draw

Womenwhodraw

I am very happy to be on board with Women who Draw, an awesome open directory for female illustrators from all over the world, to which each of us added an illustration of a woman. And I really like the coincidence of interaction between those drawn ladies, just like a comic!

Feature | Instagram

Instagram

After really long time (actually, far too late :)), I now arrived on Instagram as well!

Update | Fresh Profile Picture

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

After planning on this for months, I finally found time lately to update the main self portrait I’m showing in the profile section of this site (and which once, in an even earlier version, even served as a landing page). My studio actually looks very much like this – and I only depicted birds which frequently visit my winterly tree-buffet!

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!

Update | Fresh Portfolio Work

Vorschau 2014

After a long time, I refreshed my Online Portfolio again with several very many new and reworked illustrations – I wonder if anybody finds all of them?

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2012

I updated the portfolio and the PDF is ready for download! Password for download on request by eMail.

Update | Picture Puzzle for Facebook Pages

Iris Luckhaus für Facebook Pages

Fivehundred posts – and we’re going bilingual!

Lily Lux Passbild mit Pralinenherz    Lily Lux Passbild mit Törtchen zur Feier der 500 Posts im Blog    Lily Lux Passbild zur Feier der Zweisprachigkeit mit deutscher und englischer Fahne

We almost missed it: I already published 500 posts in this blog (the exact N° 500 was the Queen of Hearts !)! This is going to be celebrated, with our favourite guest Lux (as seen above), a little cake for us you, and a chocolate heart box as a thank you for reading and commenting!

Haphazardly, the big 500 coincides with the new bilinguality (see right above, there’s or new language switch!) of this blog. Most of the 500 posts are hand-translated now, only reviews and language specific things remain in their original language. If you’d really like to read them, you’re welcome to try your luck with automatic translations :)

Update | Everything new in July

Vorschau Index 2011

Alright, I did start in May, but now my new site and the all-new and finally all-integrated Blog are ready – and after some stupid technical problems (I admit finding solutions was awesome though) I am able to perfectly kind of handle WordPress.

Update | Guten Tag, WordPress!

Profilbild am Mac

00:21 a.m. // This is my very first post in the new WordPress format, and I’ll see if I can get my beautiful Fontface fonts up and running here… and the whole thing nicely integrated with my site (where the Fontface embedding already works)… a real challenge.

Update | Tumblr Playground

Playing with Tumblr, whereever this will lead… it’s fun to play with the theme garden over there. You can see the RSS of this Blog here.

Update | Online Portfolios

Vorschau Illustration 2010

I just updated parts of my website with fresh illustrations and lots of graphics and patterns from my latest projects!

Vorschau Grafik Design 2010

Update | Relaunch with lots of new illustrations!

Vorschau 2009

After a long break I renovated big parts of my website and uploaded lots of new images, character designs and textile patterns. Plus my very own ecards and some icons for download. Enjoy!

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Update | Website and fresh illustrations!

Arbeitsplatz für Lucky Lily

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2007

I updated the portfolio and network an link area on my site, and my new portfolio-PDF is ready for download: 44 pages (ca. 13 MB) with my best and newest illustrations. Password for download on request by eMail.

Updates | Website and a fresh Blogspot Blog!

Vorschau 2007

Update | Fashion Design Portfolio

Vorschau Mode, Bekleidung & Fashion Design 2007

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2004

My new portfolio-PDF is ready for download: 48 pages (ca. 13 MB) with my best and newest illustrations. Password for download on request by eMail.

Update | All new in November!

Webdesign Vorschau 2006

I redesigned my site completely, simplified navigation and built in a complete tour – feedback and comments are welcome!

Update | Cowgirls (Pixel by Pixel)

Illustration eines in Jeans und Stetson auf dem Zaun einer Weide im wilden Westen sitzenden Cowgirls und seiner an einem Halm kauenden Freundin Cornflake Lucy

I finally took the time to work some free outline illustrations over, pixel by pixel, to achieve some vectorlike look. Fresh and smooth, but at the same time with the warmth of a hand drawing… it’s not as easy as expected.

Update | Fresh Site and Free Gifts

Illustration von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind

I just uploaded an updated version of this site: with lots of new illustrations and now, for the first time, some pretty downloads for your desktop.

Update | Brandnew Grid Postcards

Vorschau 2003 als Postkarte

Update | Brandnew Business Cards!

Visitenkarten 2003

Diploma Thesis Jagdfieber & Ladies’ Hunting Apparel

Outfit Federspiel aus der Jagdfieber Mode Kollektion nach historischer Frauenjagdkleidung und der Kleidung von Jägerinnen zur Jagd von Iris Luckhaus

“L’on trouve en ce pais des Dames fort actives / Qui s’cavent menager chaque moment du jour, / Car de peur de rester oisives / La chasse les occupe apres le jeu d’amour.” – Subtitle of a caricature called L’Europe [anon., um 1680]

You can now order the theory part of my Hunt Fever Diploma about the historical development of ladies’ hunting apparel and the history of huntresses for reimbursement of expenses, just by contacting me. Furthermore, I just uploaded a complete portfolio of all my fashion projects!

Update | Monument

Denkmal

This is a little monument for the very first, one-page version of this site, dating back to June 15th, 2001, and my first full online portfolio from June 23rd, 2002. I was so proud when it finally worked!

Category Archives: Portfolio

Feature | Catalogue »Modebilder – Kunstkleider«

Foto der Kollektion Jagdfieber von iris Luckhaus im Katalog zur Ausstellung "Modebilder – Kunstkleider" der Berlinischen Galerie, abgebildet zu einem Essay über die Lehrtätigkeit von Vievienne Westwood an der Universität der Künste Berlin, von Dr. Gundula Wolter

I am very happy about my specimen copy of the opulent catalog for the exhibition »Modebilder – Kunstkleider« at the Berlinischen Galerie, for which my former costume history lecturer Dr. Gundula Wolter wrote a very exciting article about Vivienne Westwood’s fashion class at the Berlin University of the Arts, and where I found unexpectedly many and full-page pictures of the huntresses from my diploma collection »Jagdfieber«, which I created there!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das zur Feier von Winter, Weihnacht, Advent, Silvester und Neujahr mit Kaffee, Tee, Pralinen und Amsel im winterlich verschneiten Wald gemütlich auf einer Parkbank sitzt und Geschenke wie Meisenringe, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter und Glücksklee für die Tiere des Waldes wie Reh, Fuchs, Waschbär, Dachs, Marder, Wiesel, Eichhörnchen, Siebenschläfer, Maus, Murmeltier, Salamander, Frosch, Falke, Eichelhäher, Elster, Taube, Grünspecht, Nachtigall, Rotkehlchen, Kohlmeise, Haubenmeise, Stieglitz, Gimpel, Rotschwanz, Buchfink, Sperling und Zaunkönig, mitgebracht hat – für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We’d like to wish you very lovely, candle-lit and heartwarming holidays (and a merry Christmas, or whatever you may be celebrating!), and all the best for a truly happy, healthy and wonderful new year Twothousandtwentytwo!

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

Feature | La Despensa de Leonardo

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

It’s nice to see that in the blog La Despensa de Leonardo by Manuel Profeiedda, I am featured as an example for the illustrators you can find on Women who Draw, with an illustration from the “Balkantherapie” by Mimi Fiedler!

Feature | Women who Draw

Womenwhodraw

I am very happy to be on board with Women who Draw, an awesome open directory for female illustrators from all over the world, to which each of us added an illustration of a woman. And I really like the coincidence of interaction between those drawn ladies, just like a comic!

Feature | Instagram

Instagram

After really long time (actually, far too late :)), I now arrived on Instagram as well!

Update | Fresh Profile Picture

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

After planning on this for months, I finally found time lately to update the main self portrait I’m showing in the profile section of this site (and which once, in an even earlier version, even served as a landing page). My studio actually looks very much like this – and I only depicted birds which frequently visit my winterly tree-buffet!

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!

Update | Fresh Portfolio Work

Vorschau 2014

After a long time, I refreshed my Online Portfolio again with several very many new and reworked illustrations – I wonder if anybody finds all of them?

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2012

I updated the portfolio and the PDF is ready for download! Password for download on request by eMail.

Update | Picture Puzzle for Facebook Pages

Iris Luckhaus für Facebook Pages

Fivehundred posts – and we’re going bilingual!

Lily Lux Passbild mit Pralinenherz    Lily Lux Passbild mit Törtchen zur Feier der 500 Posts im Blog    Lily Lux Passbild zur Feier der Zweisprachigkeit mit deutscher und englischer Fahne

We almost missed it: I already published 500 posts in this blog (the exact N° 500 was the Queen of Hearts !)! This is going to be celebrated, with our favourite guest Lux (as seen above), a little cake for us you, and a chocolate heart box as a thank you for reading and commenting!

Haphazardly, the big 500 coincides with the new bilinguality (see right above, there’s or new language switch!) of this blog. Most of the 500 posts are hand-translated now, only reviews and language specific things remain in their original language. If you’d really like to read them, you’re welcome to try your luck with automatic translations :)

Update | Everything new in July

Vorschau Index 2011

Alright, I did start in May, but now my new site and the all-new and finally all-integrated Blog are ready – and after some stupid technical problems (I admit finding solutions was awesome though) I am able to perfectly kind of handle WordPress.

Update | Guten Tag, WordPress!

Profilbild am Mac

00:21 a.m. // This is my very first post in the new WordPress format, and I’ll see if I can get my beautiful Fontface fonts up and running here… and the whole thing nicely integrated with my site (where the Fontface embedding already works)… a real challenge.

Update | Tumblr Playground

Playing with Tumblr, whereever this will lead… it’s fun to play with the theme garden over there. You can see the RSS of this Blog here.

Update | Online Portfolios

Vorschau Illustration 2010

I just updated parts of my website with fresh illustrations and lots of graphics and patterns from my latest projects!

Vorschau Grafik Design 2010

Update | Relaunch with lots of new illustrations!

Vorschau 2009

After a long break I renovated big parts of my website and uploaded lots of new images, character designs and textile patterns. Plus my very own ecards and some icons for download. Enjoy!

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Update | Website and fresh illustrations!

Arbeitsplatz für Lucky Lily

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2007

I updated the portfolio and network an link area on my site, and my new portfolio-PDF is ready for download: 44 pages (ca. 13 MB) with my best and newest illustrations. Password for download on request by eMail.

Updates | Website and a fresh Blogspot Blog!

Vorschau 2007

Update | Fashion Design Portfolio

Vorschau Mode, Bekleidung & Fashion Design 2007

Update | Fresh Portfolio PDF

PDF-Portfolio 2004

My new portfolio-PDF is ready for download: 48 pages (ca. 13 MB) with my best and newest illustrations. Password for download on request by eMail.

Update | All new in November!

Webdesign Vorschau 2006

I redesigned my site completely, simplified navigation and built in a complete tour – feedback and comments are welcome!

Update | Cowgirls (Pixel by Pixel)

Illustration eines in Jeans und Stetson auf dem Zaun einer Weide im wilden Westen sitzenden Cowgirls und seiner an einem Halm kauenden Freundin Cornflake Lucy

I finally took the time to work some free outline illustrations over, pixel by pixel, to achieve some vectorlike look. Fresh and smooth, but at the same time with the warmth of a hand drawing… it’s not as easy as expected.

Update | Fresh Site and Free Gifts

Illustration von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind

I just uploaded an updated version of this site: with lots of new illustrations and now, for the first time, some pretty downloads for your desktop.

Update | Brandnew Grid Postcards

Vorschau 2003 als Postkarte

Update | Brandnew Business Cards!

Visitenkarten 2003

Diploma Thesis Jagdfieber & Ladies’ Hunting Apparel

Outfit Federspiel aus der Jagdfieber Mode Kollektion nach historischer Frauenjagdkleidung und der Kleidung von Jägerinnen zur Jagd von Iris Luckhaus

“L’on trouve en ce pais des Dames fort actives / Qui s’cavent menager chaque moment du jour, / Car de peur de rester oisives / La chasse les occupe apres le jeu d’amour.” – Subtitle of a caricature called L’Europe [anon., um 1680]

You can now order the theory part of my Hunt Fever Diploma about the historical development of ladies’ hunting apparel and the history of huntresses for reimbursement of expenses, just by contacting me. Furthermore, I just uploaded a complete portfolio of all my fashion projects!

Update | Monument

Denkmal

This is a little monument for the very first, one-page version of this site, dating back to June 15th, 2001, and my first full online portfolio from June 23rd, 2002. I was so proud when it finally worked!