Category Archives: Children

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Identification Chart Poster

Infographic, field guide or identification chart for common flying bird silhouettes auch as albatros, buzzard, chickadee, crane, duck, eagle, finch, goose, hawk, heron, kestrel, kite, magpie, peregrine, pigeon, raven, seagull, sparrow, sparrowhawk, starling, stork, swallow, swift, thrush

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded the identification charts for Birds at Flight / Birding! Art prints are available via Posterlounge (Amazon / eBay), while postcards, stationary and other printed products can be ordered via Redbubble or Søciety6.

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Identification Chart Poster

Identification Chart or Iinfographic for common animal tracks such as badger, bear, beaver, cat, cow, crow, dog, duck, eagle, ferret, fox, frog, gerbil, goat, hedgehog, heron, horse, lynx, marten, moose, mouse, otter, owl, partridge, pig, pigeon, rabbit, raccoon, rat, sparrow, red deer, roe deer, sheep, squirrel, weasel, wolf

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification charts for Animal Tracks / Trails. Art prints are now available via Posterlounge (Amazon / eBay), while postcards, stationary and other printed products can be ordered via Redbubble or Søciety6.

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Identification Chart Poster

Educational poster, display board, identification chart or infographic for identifying the leaves or leaf shapes of European trees such as apple, crab apple, maple, sycamore, birch, silver birch, beech, common beech, alder, black alder, ash, aspen, field maple , hornbeam, hazel, hazelnut, cherry, wild cherry, linden, small-leaf linden, broad-leaf linden, poplar, black poplar, plane tree, black locust, horse chestnut, buckeye, red oak, oak, Norway maple, holly, ilex, English oak, German oak, sessile oak, elm, field elm, rowan, mountain ash, willow or white willow by Iris Luckhaus

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 (also via eBay!), for postcards, staionary and for prints on all sorts of amazing products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Identification Charts at Posterlounge

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 for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well, I finally revised the identification charts for leaf shapes, animals tracks and bird silhouettes and uploaded them. Art prints are available via Posterlounge now (also on eBay!), while Redbubble and Søciety6 also offer a wide range of printed products!

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary III

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das bei einem Spaziergang durch Paris die Quais der Seine entdeckt und dort ein altes Herz in der Rinde einer Birke wiederfindet, von Iris Luckhaus

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary II

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das bei einem Spaziergang durch Paris Café im Jardin du Luxembourg seinen Hochzeitstag mit einer kleinen Torte feiert und von einem Rosenverkäufer verfolgt wird

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das in einem roten VW Käfer Auto durch Paris fährt und den Eiffelturm und Invalides sieht, von Iris Luckhaus

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Lily & Polly | Shopping I

Zeichnung von zwei Freundinnen und Touristinnen, die in einer rosa Patisserie in Paris ganz beglückt und aufgeregt Macarons probieren

Lila and Polly are going shopping together and just discovered some lovely macarons in a Rosalie’s little pâtisserie. Soon, they will explore more place (= to be continued). – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

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.

Youth Book | “Lillesang” by Nina Blazon

Scrapbook-Illustration von Iris Luckhaus mit Meerjungfrau, Fischen und Freundinnen für das Vorsatzblatt des Buchs Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe von Nina Blazon

For the editor CBJ/Random House, I have illustrated some very detailed end papers and lots of vignettes for “Lillesang” by Nina Blazon, a youth book for girls from age 10 – and a really beautiful and exciting mermaid story.

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.

Character Design for Tiny Lily II

Characterdesign und Styling der Outdoorkleidung von einem schlecht gelaunten Mädchen für das Buch Tiny Lily

Reworked character designs that might actually become a children’s book someday.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

The touring exhibition “Märchenwelten” by the Goethe Institutes, which contains three of my Fairytale Girls, is still travellling the world – current dates and places can be found here – and the list is quite impressive!

Youth Book | Diary of a Vampire Girl

Characterdesign von Vampirmädchen Violetta beim Trinken von Blut bei Mitternacht für ein unheimliches Jugendbuch

Some small illustrations for a book about the incredibly complicated life of a vampire girl.

Tiny People in Paris | Merry Go Round

Zeichnung von einem Karussell mit Pferdchen aus Holz am Montmarte in Paris

Right now, I’m working on a wonderful project for the Wimmelbuchverlag, for which I am drawing very different from my usual style. Here in the blog, I’d like to share some little scenes and excerpts every now and then.

Questionnaire for Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Zeichnung von einer Familie, einem Paar mit Kindern zum Ausmalen für einen Fragebogen der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I just finished three more illustrations for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse! This time, the little house I illustrated a couple of months ago as a foldable model (and descriptional aid on renovating or refurbishing a house for the consultants) was supposed to be shown as part of a questionaire for personal financing concepts. Plus the Schmidt family, that lives in the house, and a money bag as a symbol for their own funds.

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | Details II

Details aus dem Papphaus für die Stadtsparkasse

Illustrations and detail views of the refurbished half of the collapsible little cardboard house I illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal:

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | Details I

Ausschnitt vom Kinderzimmer mit Regenrinne in der unrenovierten Häfte des faltbaren Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Illustrations and detail views of the unrefurbished half of the collapsible little cardboard house I illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal:

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | The Schmidts

Familie Schmidt als Bewohner der der renovierten Häfte des faltbaren Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

May I introduce you? This is the Schmidt family – who is living in the collapsible cardboard house I just illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal.

A foldable little house for the Stadtsparkasse

Faltbares Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe mit einer renovierten und einer unrenovierten Hälfte als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished illustrating the outside of a collapsible cardboard house (ca. 20 x 20 cm) for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse. This little house will be used to describe renovations and refurbishings of an old house, and why those make sense. It has an old, unrefurbished side and another that is all new and shiny, fully refurbished, and both contain typical details.

Preview | Illustrating Facades

Bausatz für das Häuschen aus Pappe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I’m working on an exciting new project… to be continued!

Tiny People in Paris | Sunday Excursion

Zeichnung von einem schicken Paar, das auf einem Vespa Motorroller mit Radio und Baguette einen Ausflug durch Paris unternimmt und dabei am Eiffelturm und Invalides vorbeikommt, von Iris Luckhaus

Right now, I am working on a wonderful and very challenging project for the Wimmelbuchverlag, for which I am drawing very different from my usual style and that will probably be released as a Hide and Seek book next year. Until then, I’d like to show little scenes and excerpts every now and then – and this is where it starts!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

I just discovered the website for the touring exhibiton “Märchenwelten” about the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm, which is travelling the world thank to the Goethe Institutes, in four copies – and it contains three of my Fairy Tale Girls. On their website, you can not only look at the exhibition, you can as well find the current dates and places to see it yourself! (Link)

Fairy Tale Girls | Curiosity

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

Next to some awesome new projects I am not supposed to talk about yet, I started experimenting with new styles again last month, very different from my usual, very time consuming outlines. So, this is the new version of an old fairytale page I meant to rework for ages.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Marker und Aquarell zu den Märchen von Aschenbrödel und Sterntaler in der Märchenwelten Ausstellung des Goethe Instituts

Three of my fariytale girls I made a few years ago illustrating the tales “Cinderella” and “Star Thaler”, will be shown from November 29th as part of the travelling exhibition “Märchenwelten” about the stories by the Brother Grimm in Goethe Institutes all over the world!

Hugh! Winnetou | Favourite Sketches with Lily Lux

Skizze von Lily Lux als Indianer-Squaw Nschotschi, die Schwester Winnetous, mit einem Grizzly Bär im wilden Westen

I just uploaded some of the sketches I made for Lily Lux’ little discovery journey to the Wild West – I liked this one in particular, but in the end travelling without leaving the room seemed to fit the subject Winnetou e.g. his genesis much better.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Reading Animal Tracks

Identify the tracks of common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat, in Lily Lux Notizbuch

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet that makes it easy to identify the tracks of 36 common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat. Next to this, we explain the behaviour of animals during winter.

Release | Das Lily Lux Notizbuch

We are very delighted (and excited) to officially announce our book available in stores today:

Buch Lily Lux Notizbuch von Iris Luckhaus und Matthias Klesse

IRIS LUCKHAUS & MATTHIAS KLESSE: DAS LILY LUX NOTIZBUCH
192 SEITEN | GEBUNDEN, 12 x 16 CM | DURCHGEHEND VIERFARBIG
€ 15,00 [D] | € 15,50 [A] | SFR 26,90 (UVP)
CADEAU BEI HOFFMANN & CAMPE | 978-3-455-38032-3

“If you would like to know how to fold a paper ship, communicate without words, determine animal tracks, get lost the most effective way (and discover the most appreciatable sights that way), which holiday can be celebrated today, which recipes help against bad moods or when to see most shooting stars: In this lovingly designed book Lily Lux collected all this and much more!”

Release | Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagneten

From today on, they’re available in bookstores!

Ab heute im gutsortierten Buchhandel:

Lily Lux Magnete

IRIS LUCKHAUS: LILY LUX KÜHLSCHRANKMAGNETE
35 MOTIVE AUF MAGNETFOLIE | 29,6 x 21,0 CM
€ 9,99 [D] | € 10,30 [A] | SFR 18,20 (UVP)
CADEAU BEI HOFFMANN UND CAMPE | 978-3-455-38062-0

“Lily Lux makes everyday life so much more colourful! Picnic or getaway, walk or discovery journey through the city: Lily likes having her favourite things with her. Because you never know what you might need them for. These favorite things are now published as 35 diverse combinable magnets that hold little messages. For everyone who likes to discover Lily time and again.”

Coming Soon | Lily Lux Magnets

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten und 35 essentiellen Kleidungsstücken und Accessoires wie Strickjacke, Matrioschka, Sommerkleid, Pulllover, Sonnenbrille, Hochsteckfrisur, T-Shirt, Jeans, Turnschuhe, Gummistiefel, Keksmurmel, Radio, Picknickkorb, Wärmherz, Topfpflanze, Teddybär, Winkekatze, Handtasche, Umhängetasche, Reh, Jeansjacke, Koptuch, Schneckchenfrisur, Karobluse, Jeansrock, Thermoskanne, karierte Kniestrümpfe, Gürtel und Chinos, von Iris Luckhaus

“Lily Lux makes everyday life so much more colourful! Picnic or getaway, walk or discovery journey through the city: Lily likes having her favourite things with her. Because you never know what you might need them for. These favorite things are now published as 35 diverse combinable magnets that hold little messages. For everyone who likes to discover Lily time and again.”

IRIS LUCKHAUS: LILY LUX KÜHLSCHRANKMAGNETE
35 MOTIVE AUF MAGNETFOLIE | 29,6 x 21,0 CM
€ 9,99 [D] | € 10,30 [A] | SFR 18,20 (UVP)
CADEAU VERLAG | ISBN 978-3-455-38062-0

The magnets will be published September 17th, and they are already subscribable.

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Styles you love

“Ich finde nichts geht über gute Illustrationen. Ich schaue mir heute noch gerne Kinderbücher mit tollen Zeichnungen an. Oftmals sind die Charaktere und deren Mimik so treffend illustriert, dass man fast meint zu wissen was das gezeichnete Etwas denkt. Besonders gelungen finde ich diese Mimik bei den Charakteren von Iris Luckhaus. Ob schmollende Diva oder naives Sterntaler, ich schaue sie mir alle immer wieder gerne an. Wer so wie ich nicht genug von den Illustrationen bekommen kann, der kann ja mal auf der Seite von Iris Luckhaus schauen. Am schönsten finde ich die tollen e-cards, da muss ich glaube ich gleich mal ein paar versenden. Und das süße Sterntaler-Mädchen würde ich mir am liebsten in Großformat an die Wand hängen

Happy Halloween!

Illustration Hexenstunde mit einer mädchenhaften Hexe, die auf einem Besen und von einer Schwalbe begleitet vor dem Vollmond durch den Nachthimmel fliegt

Character Design for Tiny Lily

Characterdesign für Tiny Lily

First character designs for a children’s / youth book… more coming soon!

Character Design | Pferdemädchen for A.U.F.

Farbenfrohes Characterdesign für ein Buch über Pferdemädchen, Freundinnen auf dem Reiterhof, Mädchen mit Pferden, als Portraits für A.U.F.

Character Design in the new style – young, fresh, and colourful: “Horse Hospital”, sketches illustrations that are supposed to be used on youth book covers. A.U.F., Munich.

Children’s Book | Pferdemädchen for Kosmos Verlag

Illustration von Mädchen mit Pferd und Tagebuch für Jugendbuch Pferdestarke Girls

Character Design of Girls and Horses for Kosmos Verlag.

Fairy Tales and Legends | The Mermaid

Düstere Meerjungfrau oder Nixe mit Fisch in Aquarell
Düstere Prinzessin bei Sonnenfinsternis in Aquarell

Fairy Tales | Cinderella and the Goose Girl

Postkarten der Handzeichnung mit Aquarell zum Märchen Aschenbrödel, Aschenputtel oder Cinderella und Falada oder die Gänsemagd mit Prinzessin im Ballkleid und Bauernmädchen mit Schürze und Kopftuch am See

Free work for an exhibition and postcards!

Fairy Tales | Sterntaler, Prinzessin, Hänsel und Gretel

Vektorillustrationen zu Grimms Märchen mit rosa Prinzessin mit goldenem Ball, aber ohne Froschkönig oder Erbse, sowie Hänsel und Gretel

Character Design | The Tiny Twins

Character Design unf Entwürfe für Buchillustrationen und eine Kinderoper über Die kleinen Zwillinge

First sketches for book illustrations and a children’s opera by M. A. C. Lohr.

Character Design | Guardian Angels for Mogup

Characterdesign Skizze für kokette Schutzengel mit Rettungsweste Figuren für MogUp

Designs for toys, client: Mogup Manufactures. Thank you for the nice collaboration!

Character Design | Guardian Angels for Mogup

Characterdesign Skizze für kokette Schutzengel im Nachthemd Figuren für MogUp

Designs for toys, client: Mogup Manufactures. Thank you to Hans for the nice collaboration!

Exhibition im Ballhaus | Pictures #2

Fotos von den Arbeiten von Iris Luckhaus in der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung
Fotos von den Arbeiten von Iris Luckhaus in der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to bis 13th, 2003. Thank you to Henning Mühlinghaus for the photos!

Exhibition im Ballhaus | Pictures #1

Fotos der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to 13th, 2003. Thank you to Susanne Günther for the photos!

Exhibition “Illustrationen im Ballhaus” in Düsseldorf

Einladung zur Ausstellung Illustrationen im Ballhaus

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to bis 13th, 2003. We’re looking forward to see you there!

Category Archives: Children

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Identification Chart Poster

Infographic, field guide or identification chart for common flying bird silhouettes auch as albatros, buzzard, chickadee, crane, duck, eagle, finch, goose, hawk, heron, kestrel, kite, magpie, peregrine, pigeon, raven, seagull, sparrow, sparrowhawk, starling, stork, swallow, swift, thrush

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded the identification charts for Birds at Flight / Birding! Art prints are available via Posterlounge (Amazon / eBay), while postcards, stationary and other printed products can be ordered via Redbubble or Søciety6.

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Identification Chart Poster

Identification Chart or Iinfographic for common animal tracks such as badger, bear, beaver, cat, cow, crow, dog, duck, eagle, ferret, fox, frog, gerbil, goat, hedgehog, heron, horse, lynx, marten, moose, mouse, otter, owl, partridge, pig, pigeon, rabbit, raccoon, rat, sparrow, red deer, roe deer, sheep, squirrel, weasel, wolf

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification charts for Animal Tracks / Trails. Art prints are now available via Posterlounge (Amazon / eBay), while postcards, stationary and other printed products can be ordered via Redbubble or Søciety6.

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Identification Chart Poster

Educational poster, display board, identification chart or infographic for identifying the leaves or leaf shapes of European trees such as apple, crab apple, maple, sycamore, birch, silver birch, beech, common beech, alder, black alder, ash, aspen, field maple , hornbeam, hazel, hazelnut, cherry, wild cherry, linden, small-leaf linden, broad-leaf linden, poplar, black poplar, plane tree, black locust, horse chestnut, buckeye, red oak, oak, Norway maple, holly, ilex, English oak, German oak, sessile oak, elm, field elm, rowan, mountain ash, willow or white willow by Iris Luckhaus

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 (also via eBay!), for postcards, staionary and for prints on all sorts of amazing products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

Art Prints | Identification Charts at Posterlounge

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 for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well, I finally revised the identification charts for leaf shapes, animals tracks and bird silhouettes and uploaded them. Art prints are available via Posterlounge now (also on eBay!), while Redbubble and Søciety6 also offer a wide range of printed products!

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary III

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das bei einem Spaziergang durch Paris die Quais der Seine entdeckt und dort ein altes Herz in der Rinde einer Birke wiederfindet, von Iris Luckhaus

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary II

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das bei einem Spaziergang durch Paris Café im Jardin du Luxembourg seinen Hochzeitstag mit einer kleinen Torte feiert und von einem Rosenverkäufer verfolgt wird

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das in einem roten VW Käfer Auto durch Paris fährt und den Eiffelturm und Invalides sieht, von Iris Luckhaus

Anna and Max are spending their 50th anniversary in the city of love. Together with dachshund Waldemar, they take a very long walk to visit many beautiful (and well-known) places. – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

Tiny People in Paris | Lily & Polly | Shopping I

Zeichnung von zwei Freundinnen und Touristinnen, die in einer rosa Patisserie in Paris ganz beglückt und aufgeregt Macarons probieren

Lila and Polly are going shopping together and just discovered some lovely macarons in a Rosalie’s little pâtisserie. Soon, they will explore more place (= to be continued). – This little drawn story has been rearranged and edited from my unpublished Hide-and-Seek Paris book for children and grownups.

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.

Youth Book | “Lillesang” by Nina Blazon

Scrapbook-Illustration von Iris Luckhaus mit Meerjungfrau, Fischen und Freundinnen für das Vorsatzblatt des Buchs Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe von Nina Blazon

For the editor CBJ/Random House, I have illustrated some very detailed end papers and lots of vignettes for “Lillesang” by Nina Blazon, a youth book for girls from age 10 – and a really beautiful and exciting mermaid story.

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.

Character Design for Tiny Lily II

Characterdesign und Styling der Outdoorkleidung von einem schlecht gelaunten Mädchen für das Buch Tiny Lily

Reworked character designs that might actually become a children’s book someday.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

The touring exhibition “Märchenwelten” by the Goethe Institutes, which contains three of my Fairytale Girls, is still travellling the world – current dates and places can be found here – and the list is quite impressive!

Youth Book | Diary of a Vampire Girl

Characterdesign von Vampirmädchen Violetta beim Trinken von Blut bei Mitternacht für ein unheimliches Jugendbuch

Some small illustrations for a book about the incredibly complicated life of a vampire girl.

Tiny People in Paris | Merry Go Round

Zeichnung von einem Karussell mit Pferdchen aus Holz am Montmarte in Paris

Right now, I’m working on a wonderful project for the Wimmelbuchverlag, for which I am drawing very different from my usual style. Here in the blog, I’d like to share some little scenes and excerpts every now and then.

Questionnaire for Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Zeichnung von einer Familie, einem Paar mit Kindern zum Ausmalen für einen Fragebogen der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I just finished three more illustrations for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse! This time, the little house I illustrated a couple of months ago as a foldable model (and descriptional aid on renovating or refurbishing a house for the consultants) was supposed to be shown as part of a questionaire for personal financing concepts. Plus the Schmidt family, that lives in the house, and a money bag as a symbol for their own funds.

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | Details II

Details aus dem Papphaus für die Stadtsparkasse

Illustrations and detail views of the refurbished half of the collapsible little cardboard house I illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal:

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | Details I

Ausschnitt vom Kinderzimmer mit Regenrinne in der unrenovierten Häfte des faltbaren Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Illustrations and detail views of the unrefurbished half of the collapsible little cardboard house I illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal:

Foldable House for Stadtsparkasse | The Schmidts

Familie Schmidt als Bewohner der der renovierten Häfte des faltbaren Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

May I introduce you? This is the Schmidt family – who is living in the collapsible cardboard house I just illustrated for the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal.

A foldable little house for the Stadtsparkasse

Faltbares Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe mit einer renovierten und einer unrenovierten Hälfte als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished illustrating the outside of a collapsible cardboard house (ca. 20 x 20 cm) for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse. This little house will be used to describe renovations and refurbishings of an old house, and why those make sense. It has an old, unrefurbished side and another that is all new and shiny, fully refurbished, and both contain typical details.

Preview | Illustrating Facades

Bausatz für das Häuschen aus Pappe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I’m working on an exciting new project… to be continued!

Tiny People in Paris | Sunday Excursion

Zeichnung von einem schicken Paar, das auf einem Vespa Motorroller mit Radio und Baguette einen Ausflug durch Paris unternimmt und dabei am Eiffelturm und Invalides vorbeikommt, von Iris Luckhaus

Right now, I am working on a wonderful and very challenging project for the Wimmelbuchverlag, for which I am drawing very different from my usual style and that will probably be released as a Hide and Seek book next year. Until then, I’d like to show little scenes and excerpts every now and then – and this is where it starts!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

I just discovered the website for the touring exhibiton “Märchenwelten” about the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm, which is travelling the world thank to the Goethe Institutes, in four copies – and it contains three of my Fairy Tale Girls. On their website, you can not only look at the exhibition, you can as well find the current dates and places to see it yourself! (Link)

Fairy Tale Girls | Curiosity

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

Next to some awesome new projects I am not supposed to talk about yet, I started experimenting with new styles again last month, very different from my usual, very time consuming outlines. So, this is the new version of an old fairytale page I meant to rework for ages.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Marker und Aquarell zu den Märchen von Aschenbrödel und Sterntaler in der Märchenwelten Ausstellung des Goethe Instituts

Three of my fariytale girls I made a few years ago illustrating the tales “Cinderella” and “Star Thaler”, will be shown from November 29th as part of the travelling exhibition “Märchenwelten” about the stories by the Brother Grimm in Goethe Institutes all over the world!

Hugh! Winnetou | Favourite Sketches with Lily Lux

Skizze von Lily Lux als Indianer-Squaw Nschotschi, die Schwester Winnetous, mit einem Grizzly Bär im wilden Westen

I just uploaded some of the sketches I made for Lily Lux’ little discovery journey to the Wild West – I liked this one in particular, but in the end travelling without leaving the room seemed to fit the subject Winnetou e.g. his genesis much better.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Reading Animal Tracks

Identify the tracks of common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat, in Lily Lux Notizbuch

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet that makes it easy to identify the tracks of 36 common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat. Next to this, we explain the behaviour of animals during winter.

Release | Das Lily Lux Notizbuch

We are very delighted (and excited) to officially announce our book available in stores today:

Buch Lily Lux Notizbuch von Iris Luckhaus und Matthias Klesse

IRIS LUCKHAUS & MATTHIAS KLESSE: DAS LILY LUX NOTIZBUCH
192 SEITEN | GEBUNDEN, 12 x 16 CM | DURCHGEHEND VIERFARBIG
€ 15,00 [D] | € 15,50 [A] | SFR 26,90 (UVP)
CADEAU BEI HOFFMANN & CAMPE | 978-3-455-38032-3

“If you would like to know how to fold a paper ship, communicate without words, determine animal tracks, get lost the most effective way (and discover the most appreciatable sights that way), which holiday can be celebrated today, which recipes help against bad moods or when to see most shooting stars: In this lovingly designed book Lily Lux collected all this and much more!”

Release | Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagneten

From today on, they’re available in bookstores!

Ab heute im gutsortierten Buchhandel:

Lily Lux Magnete

IRIS LUCKHAUS: LILY LUX KÜHLSCHRANKMAGNETE
35 MOTIVE AUF MAGNETFOLIE | 29,6 x 21,0 CM
€ 9,99 [D] | € 10,30 [A] | SFR 18,20 (UVP)
CADEAU BEI HOFFMANN UND CAMPE | 978-3-455-38062-0

“Lily Lux makes everyday life so much more colourful! Picnic or getaway, walk or discovery journey through the city: Lily likes having her favourite things with her. Because you never know what you might need them for. These favorite things are now published as 35 diverse combinable magnets that hold little messages. For everyone who likes to discover Lily time and again.”

Coming Soon | Lily Lux Magnets

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten und 35 essentiellen Kleidungsstücken und Accessoires wie Strickjacke, Matrioschka, Sommerkleid, Pulllover, Sonnenbrille, Hochsteckfrisur, T-Shirt, Jeans, Turnschuhe, Gummistiefel, Keksmurmel, Radio, Picknickkorb, Wärmherz, Topfpflanze, Teddybär, Winkekatze, Handtasche, Umhängetasche, Reh, Jeansjacke, Koptuch, Schneckchenfrisur, Karobluse, Jeansrock, Thermoskanne, karierte Kniestrümpfe, Gürtel und Chinos, von Iris Luckhaus

“Lily Lux makes everyday life so much more colourful! Picnic or getaway, walk or discovery journey through the city: Lily likes having her favourite things with her. Because you never know what you might need them for. These favorite things are now published as 35 diverse combinable magnets that hold little messages. For everyone who likes to discover Lily time and again.”

IRIS LUCKHAUS: LILY LUX KÜHLSCHRANKMAGNETE
35 MOTIVE AUF MAGNETFOLIE | 29,6 x 21,0 CM
€ 9,99 [D] | € 10,30 [A] | SFR 18,20 (UVP)
CADEAU VERLAG | ISBN 978-3-455-38062-0

The magnets will be published September 17th, and they are already subscribable.

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Styles you love

“Ich finde nichts geht über gute Illustrationen. Ich schaue mir heute noch gerne Kinderbücher mit tollen Zeichnungen an. Oftmals sind die Charaktere und deren Mimik so treffend illustriert, dass man fast meint zu wissen was das gezeichnete Etwas denkt. Besonders gelungen finde ich diese Mimik bei den Charakteren von Iris Luckhaus. Ob schmollende Diva oder naives Sterntaler, ich schaue sie mir alle immer wieder gerne an. Wer so wie ich nicht genug von den Illustrationen bekommen kann, der kann ja mal auf der Seite von Iris Luckhaus schauen. Am schönsten finde ich die tollen e-cards, da muss ich glaube ich gleich mal ein paar versenden. Und das süße Sterntaler-Mädchen würde ich mir am liebsten in Großformat an die Wand hängen

Happy Halloween!

Illustration Hexenstunde mit einer mädchenhaften Hexe, die auf einem Besen und von einer Schwalbe begleitet vor dem Vollmond durch den Nachthimmel fliegt

Character Design for Tiny Lily

Characterdesign für Tiny Lily

First character designs for a children’s / youth book… more coming soon!

Character Design | Pferdemädchen for A.U.F.

Farbenfrohes Characterdesign für ein Buch über Pferdemädchen, Freundinnen auf dem Reiterhof, Mädchen mit Pferden, als Portraits für A.U.F.

Character Design in the new style – young, fresh, and colourful: “Horse Hospital”, sketches illustrations that are supposed to be used on youth book covers. A.U.F., Munich.

Children’s Book | Pferdemädchen for Kosmos Verlag

Illustration von Mädchen mit Pferd und Tagebuch für Jugendbuch Pferdestarke Girls

Character Design of Girls and Horses for Kosmos Verlag.

Fairy Tales and Legends | The Mermaid

Düstere Meerjungfrau oder Nixe mit Fisch in Aquarell
Düstere Prinzessin bei Sonnenfinsternis in Aquarell

Fairy Tales | Cinderella and the Goose Girl

Postkarten der Handzeichnung mit Aquarell zum Märchen Aschenbrödel, Aschenputtel oder Cinderella und Falada oder die Gänsemagd mit Prinzessin im Ballkleid und Bauernmädchen mit Schürze und Kopftuch am See

Free work for an exhibition and postcards!

Fairy Tales | Sterntaler, Prinzessin, Hänsel und Gretel

Vektorillustrationen zu Grimms Märchen mit rosa Prinzessin mit goldenem Ball, aber ohne Froschkönig oder Erbse, sowie Hänsel und Gretel

Character Design | The Tiny Twins

Character Design unf Entwürfe für Buchillustrationen und eine Kinderoper über Die kleinen Zwillinge

First sketches for book illustrations and a children’s opera by M. A. C. Lohr.

Character Design | Guardian Angels for Mogup

Characterdesign Skizze für kokette Schutzengel mit Rettungsweste Figuren für MogUp

Designs for toys, client: Mogup Manufactures. Thank you for the nice collaboration!

Character Design | Guardian Angels for Mogup

Characterdesign Skizze für kokette Schutzengel im Nachthemd Figuren für MogUp

Designs for toys, client: Mogup Manufactures. Thank you to Hans for the nice collaboration!

Exhibition im Ballhaus | Pictures #2

Fotos von den Arbeiten von Iris Luckhaus in der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung
Fotos von den Arbeiten von Iris Luckhaus in der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to bis 13th, 2003. Thank you to Henning Mühlinghaus for the photos!

Exhibition im Ballhaus | Pictures #1

Fotos der Illustrationen im Ballhaus Ausstellung

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to 13th, 2003. Thank you to Susanne Günther for the photos!

Exhibition “Illustrationen im Ballhaus” in Düsseldorf

Einladung zur Ausstellung Illustrationen im Ballhaus

Exhibition in Düsseldorf at Ballhaus im Nordpark, together with seven other illustrators, march 08th to bis 13th, 2003. We’re looking forward to see you there!