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DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

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!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Art Prints | 20% November Discount at Posterlounge

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2021«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

Fresh Feature | Day & Night Shifts at Creative Finder

Illustrationen von Iris Luckhaus zu Arbeitszeiten bei Tag und Nacht, die eine Frau fröhlich und traurig bei der Arbeit im Büro am Mac zeigen

There is something very strange in opening a newsletter and seeing your own illustration there, but after a moment of awkwardness, I’m very happy that my day and night shift illustration is featured by The Creative Finder today!

Art Prints | Wall Chart with Wildlife of New England

Infographic Wall Chart featuring the wildlife of new England, such as Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Robin, Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Goldfinch, Baltimore Oriole, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mallard Duck, Duckling, White-footed Deer-mouse, Flying Squirrel, Garden Snail, Northern Green Frog, Spotted Salamander, Painted Turtle, Virginia Opossum, Hedgehog, Groundhog, Woodchuck, Chipmunk, Red Squirrel, Striped Skunk, Cottontail Rabbit, Red Admiral, Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Monarch Butterfly, Least Weasel, American Pine Marten, River Otter, Fly Amanita, Gray Fox, Red Fox and Common Raccoon.

As part of my “Foxy goes Hiking” project, I’ve researched and illustrated a whole lot of the smaller animals of New England. When the abundance became confusing, I’ve turned them into another identification chart, and now the infographics is available at Redbubble and Søciety6, printed on posters, art prints, notebooks, postcards and mugs as pictured below, as well as bags, shirts, pillows, scarves, blankets, covers, stickers and plenty of other products!

Art Print (Special Birth Gift) | Foxy goes Hiking

Illustration of a hiking little fox cub with a backpack in the autumnal New England mountains with purple skies, accompanied by a pair of Northern Cardinala, a Black-capped Chickadee, an American Robin, a Sparrow, a Downy Woodpecker, a pair of Tufted Titmousea, an Eastern Bluebird, a Goldfinch, a Baltimore Oriole, a White-breasted Nuthatch, a family of Mallard Ducks and four Ducklings, a White-footed Deer-mouse, a Flying Squirrel, a Garden Snail, a Northern Green Frog, a Spotted Salamander, a Painted Turtle, a Virginia Opossum, a Hedgehog (as the project started with the "hedgehog hike", the hedgehog became sort of our unicorn :)), two Groundhogs or Woodchucks, a Chipmunk, a Red Squirrel, a Striped Skunk, two Cottontail Rabbits, two Red Admirals, a Tailed Blue, a Clouded Sulphur, a Monarch Butterfly, a Least Weasel, an American Pine Marten, a River Otter, two Fly Amanitas, and a Common Raccoon, by Iris Luckhaus.

Little Foxy was one of my favorite projects this year! It all started with a friend enquiring me to draw a special art print for the birth of a friends’ daughter, and it involved extensive research (like, snooping the new mother’s blog for likes and interests :)), finding a new style (I’ve never drawn anthropomorphic animals before, and it was more fun than expected!), figuring out that New England’s wildlife is surprisingly different from European wildlife (American robins are actually thrushs!) and, somehow, drawing so many of these animals that they got their own wall chart!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to August, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Available | Field Guide Products in German!

Bedruckte Produkte mit Schautafeln und Infografiken zur Naturkunde von Iris Luckhaus

Since my field guides for nature have been printed on products on RedBubble, I’ve been asked to offer German graphics too, and now they’re available as art prints, posters, postcards, pillows, blankets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, mugs, water bottles, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, shirts and more amazing products!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das zur Feier von Winter, Weihnacht, Advent, Silvester und Neujahr im winterlich verschneiten Wald Yoga in Baumpose turnt und Geschenke wie Meisenringe, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter und Glücksklee für die Tiere des Waldes wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Rotkehlchen, Kohlmeise, Stieglitz, Gimpel und Amsel mitgebracht hat, während Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, 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 Twothousandtwentyone!

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2020«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

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?

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advents im winterlich verschneiten Wald voller Vorfreude mit Geschenken und Schmuck wie Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter für Waldtiere wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Singvögel und Amseln unterwegs ist und dem Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We 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 happy, healthy and absolutely wonderful new year twothousandtwenty!

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Fresh Feature | Fashionistas at Creative Finder

Retro-Modezeichnungen von Iris Luckhaus im Stil der Sixties mit Beehive, kleinen Kleidchen und großen Sonnenbrillen

I am happy to see that my fashionistas are featured by The Creative Finder on Twitter and on their landing page!

Published | Secretary for TU Berlin

Sekretärin für eine Einladungskarte der TU Berlin – Alle Fäden in der Hand! Tippst Du noch oder managst Du schon?

I reworked my secretary for an invitation card by Technische Universität Berlin. The slogan for a seminar program for administration staff, “All threads in hand!”, is “Are you still typing, or are you managing already?”.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Art Prints | Happy Birthday, Posterlounge!

Poster mit Illustrationen von glücklichen, selbstbewussten Mädchen und Frauen sowie Infografiken zu Blattformen, Tierspuren und Vogelsilhouetten von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

In August, the amazing Posterlounge is celebrating its 15th birthday! I’d like to wholeheartedly congratulate them, and I’m also happy to announce that all month long, there’s a 15% discount on everything (amongst many other posters, my own illustrations, infographics und life drawings!) with the code “HAPPY15”. Btw, I’m on board for 12 years :)

Personal Work | Lola at the Beach

Lola am Strand, von Iris Luckhaus

With the series Lola macht Urlaub, I experiment with new techniques, patterns and colours between other projects. Inspired by almost summerish days, I tried to picture the slothy happiness of a warm, sunny afternoon by the sea.

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Personal Work | Lola in the Café

Poster Lola im Cafe, von Iris Luckhaus

With the series Lola macht Urlaub (Lola is on vacation), I experiment with new techniques, patterns and colours inbetween other projects. Inspired by late winter, I tried to catch a summer evening in a French café here.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Art Print | Fairytales of Flying Carpets

Illustration eines Mädchens auf einem fliegenden Teppich mit Simsalabim, Abrakadabra, Hokuspokus und Jicker für Märchen

A couple of months ago, I scanned some of my inbetween sketches, in order to try out some new styles and colour schemes, and to make some fresh illustrations for art prints and products – so, here’s a little preview!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Fresh Feature on The Creative Finder

Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

“Feminine illustrations by Iris Luckhaus on The Creative Finder [TCF on Twitter, 11.9.2017] – Thank you!

Just Published | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Umschlagmotiv für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Rita Mielke mit Illustrationen im Sixties-Stil von Iris Luckhaus

I’m happy to announce that Rita Mielke’s book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«) with 100 stories around the German language, which I recently illustrated for Duden Verlag, is finally available in bookstores!! Also, my specimens have arrived, and they look – and smell! – absolutely awesome!

Art Prints | Vampire Girl Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

I enjoy my inbetween drawings so much right now that I’d really like to steal time for them more frequently! – This is Carmilla, who became a vampiress long ago (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”), walking through the city rather early, as the evening is so stormy, rainy and wonderfully gloomy.

Art Prints | Seascape IV (Jackknife)

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

Inbetween, and with quite some longing for summer warmth and vacations, I complemented my monochromous “Seascape” series with a jackknife into the ocean, and soon this will be availbale as an artprint!

Available | Smaller Artprints via Posterlounge

Posterserien von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

My illustration and infographic art prints in portrait and landscape format are now, after several requests, also available in 30×40 cm (for € 9,90) at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon) – because thanks to the amazing Lydia, I managed to trick the mysterious algorythm which is responsible for generating those smaller formats!

Art Prints | Seascape I (Seaview) Edit

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

Inbetween, I carefully reworked the very first, stormy scene from my “Seascape” series – and soon, the fashionista on an ocean liner will be available as an artprint, next to the other parts of that series!

First Preview | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Illustration für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Iris Luckhaus

I am pleased to finally anounce a book I illustrated for Duden Verlag, a publisher which is famous for its dictionary of the German language, the »Duden«, as the predominant resource for German orthography, but also publishes other books with language-related topics. For Rita Mielke’s »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«), which tells 100 exciting and often surprising stories around the German language in a smart, warm and humorous way, I worked in a new, bichrome and simplified style, to resemble book illustrations of the Sixties.

Preview | Wortschätzchen for Duden Verlag

Vorschau für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag

The spring preview by Duden Verlag is online – and I am very much looking forward to soon announce a truly great, informative and exciting book I illustrated a couple of months ago!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Lily Lux Weihnachtskarte von Iris Luckhaus mit der Zeichnung einer Eisläuferin, die zur Feier von Weihnachten mit Schlittschuhen, Geschenken, Schneeball und Flügeln, über den zugefrorenen See im winterlichen Stadtpark läuft

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Art Print in Screen Print Styles | Swimming Pool

Sommerliche Illustration eines Mädchens im Bikini auf einer Luftmatratze im Pool

While I’m working on confidential projects which I can’t share here, I’d like to show some in-between personal work. Here are further tests with bichrome vacation motives, which I’d really like to print myself someday.

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Silhouetten von Vögeln im Fluge wie Adler, Albatros, Bussard, Drossel, Elster, Ente, Fink, Habicht, Kranich, Mauersegler, Meise, Milan, Möwe, Rabe, Reiher, Schwalbe, Sperber, Sperling, Star, Storch, Taube, Turmfalke, Wanderfalke oder Wildgans.

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for Birds at Flight / Birding – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Spuren verschiedener mitteleuropäischer Tiere wie Adler, Biber, Braunbär, Dachs, Eichhörnchen, Elch, Ente, Eule, Frettchen, Frosch, Fuchs, Hase, Hund, Igel, Katze, Krähe, Kuh, Luchs, Marder, Maus, Otter, Pferd, Ratte, Rebhuhn, Reh, Reiher, Rennmaus, Rothirsch, Schaf, Schwein, Sperling, Taube, Waschbär, Wiesel, Wolf und Ziege.

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for Common Animal Tracks / Trails – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Blattformen und Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for common European Tree Leaves – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Drafts

Illustration der Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

I’m working on some confidential projects right now, which I’m not supposed to show (yet). Meanwhile, I’m sharing some Making Of for older work – like this first draft for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger.

Emmy & Patty Postcards for EmpaTrain

Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

Emmy und Patty, which I drew a couple of years ago for a breakfast board for EmpaTrain, are now – slightly reformatted – available as postcards as well! The giraffe, in its role as a symbolic animal for empathy, twas supposed to be a central element in this illustration, and how “Empathy means understanding each other without words”.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Character

Character Design für die Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin

With a little delay, here are my character design sketches for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger. My designs are based on the real person’s style as well as certain typical elements of super heroines.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Styling

Styling für Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

With a little delay, here are my styling sketches for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger. My designs are based on the real person’s style as well as certain typical elements of super heroines.

Category Archives: Ink

DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

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!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Art Prints | 20% November Discount at Posterlounge

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2021«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

Fresh Feature | Day & Night Shifts at Creative Finder

Illustrationen von Iris Luckhaus zu Arbeitszeiten bei Tag und Nacht, die eine Frau fröhlich und traurig bei der Arbeit im Büro am Mac zeigen

There is something very strange in opening a newsletter and seeing your own illustration there, but after a moment of awkwardness, I’m very happy that my day and night shift illustration is featured by The Creative Finder today!

Art Prints | Wall Chart with Wildlife of New England

Infographic Wall Chart featuring the wildlife of new England, such as Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Robin, Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Goldfinch, Baltimore Oriole, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mallard Duck, Duckling, White-footed Deer-mouse, Flying Squirrel, Garden Snail, Northern Green Frog, Spotted Salamander, Painted Turtle, Virginia Opossum, Hedgehog, Groundhog, Woodchuck, Chipmunk, Red Squirrel, Striped Skunk, Cottontail Rabbit, Red Admiral, Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Monarch Butterfly, Least Weasel, American Pine Marten, River Otter, Fly Amanita, Gray Fox, Red Fox and Common Raccoon.

As part of my “Foxy goes Hiking” project, I’ve researched and illustrated a whole lot of the smaller animals of New England. When the abundance became confusing, I’ve turned them into another identification chart, and now the infographics is available at Redbubble and Søciety6, printed on posters, art prints, notebooks, postcards and mugs as pictured below, as well as bags, shirts, pillows, scarves, blankets, covers, stickers and plenty of other products!

Art Print (Special Birth Gift) | Foxy goes Hiking

Illustration of a hiking little fox cub with a backpack in the autumnal New England mountains with purple skies, accompanied by a pair of Northern Cardinala, a Black-capped Chickadee, an American Robin, a Sparrow, a Downy Woodpecker, a pair of Tufted Titmousea, an Eastern Bluebird, a Goldfinch, a Baltimore Oriole, a White-breasted Nuthatch, a family of Mallard Ducks and four Ducklings, a White-footed Deer-mouse, a Flying Squirrel, a Garden Snail, a Northern Green Frog, a Spotted Salamander, a Painted Turtle, a Virginia Opossum, a Hedgehog (as the project started with the "hedgehog hike", the hedgehog became sort of our unicorn :)), two Groundhogs or Woodchucks, a Chipmunk, a Red Squirrel, a Striped Skunk, two Cottontail Rabbits, two Red Admirals, a Tailed Blue, a Clouded Sulphur, a Monarch Butterfly, a Least Weasel, an American Pine Marten, a River Otter, two Fly Amanitas, and a Common Raccoon, by Iris Luckhaus.

Little Foxy was one of my favorite projects this year! It all started with a friend enquiring me to draw a special art print for the birth of a friends’ daughter, and it involved extensive research (like, snooping the new mother’s blog for likes and interests :)), finding a new style (I’ve never drawn anthropomorphic animals before, and it was more fun than expected!), figuring out that New England’s wildlife is surprisingly different from European wildlife (American robins are actually thrushs!) and, somehow, drawing so many of these animals that they got their own wall chart!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to August, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Available | Field Guide Products in German!

Bedruckte Produkte mit Schautafeln und Infografiken zur Naturkunde von Iris Luckhaus

Since my field guides for nature have been printed on products on RedBubble, I’ve been asked to offer German graphics too, and now they’re available as art prints, posters, postcards, pillows, blankets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, mugs, water bottles, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, shirts and more amazing products!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das zur Feier von Winter, Weihnacht, Advent, Silvester und Neujahr im winterlich verschneiten Wald Yoga in Baumpose turnt und Geschenke wie Meisenringe, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter und Glücksklee für die Tiere des Waldes wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Rotkehlchen, Kohlmeise, Stieglitz, Gimpel und Amsel mitgebracht hat, während Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, 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 Twothousandtwentyone!

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2020«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

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?

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advents im winterlich verschneiten Wald voller Vorfreude mit Geschenken und Schmuck wie Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen, Äpfeln und Vogelfutter für Waldtiere wie Eichhörnchen, Füchse, Rehe, Singvögel und Amseln unterwegs ist und dem Waschbär, Dachs und Marder einen Meisenknödel vom Schlitten stehlen, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We 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 happy, healthy and absolutely wonderful new year twothousandtwenty!

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Fresh Feature | Fashionistas at Creative Finder

Retro-Modezeichnungen von Iris Luckhaus im Stil der Sixties mit Beehive, kleinen Kleidchen und großen Sonnenbrillen

I am happy to see that my fashionistas are featured by The Creative Finder on Twitter and on their landing page!

Published | Secretary for TU Berlin

Sekretärin für eine Einladungskarte der TU Berlin – Alle Fäden in der Hand! Tippst Du noch oder managst Du schon?

I reworked my secretary for an invitation card by Technische Universität Berlin. The slogan for a seminar program for administration staff, “All threads in hand!”, is “Are you still typing, or are you managing already?”.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Art Prints | Happy Birthday, Posterlounge!

Poster mit Illustrationen von glücklichen, selbstbewussten Mädchen und Frauen sowie Infografiken zu Blattformen, Tierspuren und Vogelsilhouetten von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

In August, the amazing Posterlounge is celebrating its 15th birthday! I’d like to wholeheartedly congratulate them, and I’m also happy to announce that all month long, there’s a 15% discount on everything (amongst many other posters, my own illustrations, infographics und life drawings!) with the code “HAPPY15”. Btw, I’m on board for 12 years :)

Personal Work | Lola at the Beach

Lola am Strand, von Iris Luckhaus

With the series Lola macht Urlaub, I experiment with new techniques, patterns and colours between other projects. Inspired by almost summerish days, I tried to picture the slothy happiness of a warm, sunny afternoon by the sea.

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Personal Work | Lola in the Café

Poster Lola im Cafe, von Iris Luckhaus

With the series Lola macht Urlaub (Lola is on vacation), I experiment with new techniques, patterns and colours inbetween other projects. Inspired by late winter, I tried to catch a summer evening in a French café here.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Winter und zur Feier des Advent mitten im winterlich verschneiten Wald Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Füchsen, Rehen, Singvögeln und Amseln vorliest und den Wald außerdem mit Meisenknödeln, Meisenringen und Vogelfutter schmückt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Art Print | Fairytales of Flying Carpets

Illustration eines Mädchens auf einem fliegenden Teppich mit Simsalabim, Abrakadabra, Hokuspokus und Jicker für Märchen

A couple of months ago, I scanned some of my inbetween sketches, in order to try out some new styles and colour schemes, and to make some fresh illustrations for art prints and products – so, here’s a little preview!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Fresh Feature on The Creative Finder

Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

“Feminine illustrations by Iris Luckhaus on The Creative Finder [TCF on Twitter, 11.9.2017] – Thank you!

Just Published | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Umschlagmotiv für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Rita Mielke mit Illustrationen im Sixties-Stil von Iris Luckhaus

I’m happy to announce that Rita Mielke’s book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«) with 100 stories around the German language, which I recently illustrated for Duden Verlag, is finally available in bookstores!! Also, my specimens have arrived, and they look – and smell! – absolutely awesome!

Art Prints | Vampire Girl Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

I enjoy my inbetween drawings so much right now that I’d really like to steal time for them more frequently! – This is Carmilla, who became a vampiress long ago (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”), walking through the city rather early, as the evening is so stormy, rainy and wonderfully gloomy.

Art Prints | Seascape IV (Jackknife)

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

Inbetween, and with quite some longing for summer warmth and vacations, I complemented my monochromous “Seascape” series with a jackknife into the ocean, and soon this will be availbale as an artprint!

Available | Smaller Artprints via Posterlounge

Posterserien von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

My illustration and infographic art prints in portrait and landscape format are now, after several requests, also available in 30×40 cm (for € 9,90) at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon) – because thanks to the amazing Lydia, I managed to trick the mysterious algorythm which is responsible for generating those smaller formats!

Art Prints | Seascape I (Seaview) Edit

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

Inbetween, I carefully reworked the very first, stormy scene from my “Seascape” series – and soon, the fashionista on an ocean liner will be available as an artprint, next to the other parts of that series!

First Preview | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Illustration für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Iris Luckhaus

I am pleased to finally anounce a book I illustrated for Duden Verlag, a publisher which is famous for its dictionary of the German language, the »Duden«, as the predominant resource for German orthography, but also publishes other books with language-related topics. For Rita Mielke’s »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«), which tells 100 exciting and often surprising stories around the German language in a smart, warm and humorous way, I worked in a new, bichrome and simplified style, to resemble book illustrations of the Sixties.

Preview | Wortschätzchen for Duden Verlag

Vorschau für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag

The spring preview by Duden Verlag is online – and I am very much looking forward to soon announce a truly great, informative and exciting book I illustrated a couple of months ago!

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Lily Lux Weihnachtskarte von Iris Luckhaus mit der Zeichnung einer Eisläuferin, die zur Feier von Weihnachten mit Schlittschuhen, Geschenken, Schneeball und Flügeln, über den zugefrorenen See im winterlichen Stadtpark läuft

We wish you very lovely and heartwarming holidays, and all the best for a happy and wonderful new year!

Art Print in Screen Print Styles | Swimming Pool

Sommerliche Illustration eines Mädchens im Bikini auf einer Luftmatratze im Pool

While I’m working on confidential projects which I can’t share here, I’d like to show some in-between personal work. Here are further tests with bichrome vacation motives, which I’d really like to print myself someday.

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Silhouetten von Vögeln im Fluge wie Adler, Albatros, Bussard, Drossel, Elster, Ente, Fink, Habicht, Kranich, Mauersegler, Meise, Milan, Möwe, Rabe, Reiher, Schwalbe, Sperber, Sperling, Star, Storch, Taube, Turmfalke, Wanderfalke oder Wildgans.

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for Birds at Flight / Birding – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Spuren verschiedener mitteleuropäischer Tiere wie Adler, Biber, Braunbär, Dachs, Eichhörnchen, Elch, Ente, Eule, Frettchen, Frosch, Fuchs, Hase, Hund, Igel, Katze, Krähe, Kuh, Luchs, Marder, Maus, Otter, Pferd, Ratte, Rebhuhn, Reh, Reiher, Rennmaus, Rothirsch, Schaf, Schwein, Sperling, Taube, Waschbär, Wiesel, Wolf und Ziege.

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for Common Animal Tracks / Trails – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Wall Chart Poster

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Blattformen und Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for common European Tree Leaves – for large formats, to Posterlounge (e.g. via Amazon and eBay!), for small formats, to Artflakes, and for all sorts of products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Drafts

Illustration der Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

I’m working on some confidential projects right now, which I’m not supposed to show (yet). Meanwhile, I’m sharing some Making Of for older work – like this first draft for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger.

Emmy & Patty Postcards for EmpaTrain

Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

Emmy und Patty, which I drew a couple of years ago for a breakfast board for EmpaTrain, are now – slightly reformatted – available as postcards as well! The giraffe, in its role as a symbolic animal for empathy, twas supposed to be a central element in this illustration, and how “Empathy means understanding each other without words”.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Character

Character Design für die Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin

With a little delay, here are my character design sketches for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger. My designs are based on the real person’s style as well as certain typical elements of super heroines.

Super Heroine for Barbara Magazin | Styling

Styling für Superheldin Barbararella für Barbara Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

With a little delay, here are my styling sketches for super heroine Barbararella, which I designed and illustrated last year for an (unpublished) column in Gruner und Jahr’s “Barbara” magazine by Barbara Schöneberger. My designs are based on the real person’s style as well as certain typical elements of super heroines.