Category Archives: Fantastic

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!

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! :)

Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

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 :)

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!

Packaging | Drafts for Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus

Illustrationen von Lutki und Fährmann für Verpackungen von Bio-Snacks aus Kürbiskernen von Spreenat Naschgarten aus dem Spreewald

In March, I made some drafts for the packagings of Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus and Spreewälder Fährmanns-Snack, which are being produced by the organic trademark Spreenat (Naschgarten) from local pumpkin seeds, nettle salt (Fährmanns-Snack) and beet sugar (Lutki-Schmaus), and traded locally, with a small booklet about Spreewald.

Character Design | Lutki for Spreewälder Naschgarten

Illustrationen von Lutki und Fährmann für Verpackungen von Bio-Snacks aus Kürbiskernen von Spreenat Naschgarten aus dem Spreewald

Part of the packaging design for Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus and Fährmanns-Snack, which I drafted for organic trademark Spreenat (Naschgarten) in March, was the character design for Lutki, a friendly (but usually invisible) dwarfish legendary figure from Spreewald. The Lutki-Schmaus is composed of local pumpkin seeds and beet sugar.

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.

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.

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.

Super-Heroine Barbararella for Barbara Magazine

Zeichnung von Barbara Schöneberger als Superheldin Barbararella für eine Kolumne im Barbara-Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

For Gruner und Jahr’s develepment of Barbara Schöneberger’s magazine “Barbara”, I designed and illustrated the super-heroine “Barbararella”. The picture above illustrates a column in which Barbara punishes a guy she catched peeing while standing, while her superhero collegue in the background is already waiting for their coffeebreak… Unfortunately, the series got never published, but it was great fun to draw. Thank you very much, Judith!

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.

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.

Release | “52 Aces Reloaded” by Zeixs

Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte im 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs im Set auf dem Tisch

Here they are, the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker decks by Zeixs – Books for Designers I illustrated the Queen of Hearts for a few months ago – and if you’re lucky, they’re still available! The last time I checked, there were only 92 pieces of the beautiful limited edition left, so better hurry up if you’d like to play with these cards (or hang them on your wall)!

Anthology | 52 Aces Reloaded | Subscribeable Now!

Queen of Hearts Illustration for 52 Aces by Zeixs

The wonderful “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, is being printed now, there is an awesome website about the whole deck and you can already make a reservation for your own copy!

Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded | Making Of

Farbvarianten für die Herzdame Spielkarte für 52 Aces Reloaded von Zeixs

After writing a bit about research and reasons in the post about my Queen of Hearts I made two weeks ago for the 52 Aces Reloaded poker deck by Zeixs, I would now like to show some of my decision boards and part of the evolution of this card.

Anthology | Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded

Zeichnung der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs von Iris Luckhaus

It’s a great pleasure for me to introduce you to my Queen of Hearts! I illustrated and designed this card for the amazing “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers which will be published later this year. I look very much forward to that! Right now, Zeixs are showing a preview of the cards on Facebook, and it’s exciting to see this fantastic deck grow with different styles.

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux is visiting Sven Elch

Lily Lux Passbildserie aus dem Fotoautomaten mit Paketen und Päckchen aus der Post für Weihnachten und einer wilden Party von Rehen, Winkekatzen, Nikoläusen, Weihnachtsmännern, Schneemännern und Rotkehlchen mit Weihnachtskugeln, Lametta, Tassen vom Weihnachtsmarkt, Tannengrün, Girlanden, Zimtsternen und Glühwein für Sven Elch und die Firma Santa and Sons im Blog der Illustrie

We felt honoured to be invited to take part in the Illustrie’s advent calendar projekt, and we are very happy about our own star on their “Walk of Art & Fame”!!!

The advent calendar project is all about the awesome Mr. Sven Elch, employee of the “Santa & Sons” company, and his very special adventures in the advent season… the Illustrie made a hilarious advent calendar app for iPhone und iPad from this.

In our contribution, we show what happens when Mr. Elch personally takes care of the blog’s guests… Thank you very much Stew and Timo for a very pleasant game of visual ping pong!

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.

Hugh! Winnetou | Characters and Details

Figuren und Details für die Illustration von Lily Lux' Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen für die Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou mit Cowboy und Cowgirl, Indianer, Squaw und Häuptling, Kaktee, Eisenbahn, Sheriff und Bandit

Here is everything collected you need for a real fun Wild West adventure: the dauntless blood brothers, the sleepy sheriff, the friendly and peaceful settlers, some beautiful native handicrafts, the very serious chief (shown with a totem), lots of exciting books, a malicious bandit, bows and arrows and tomahawks, a herd of wild and brash buffaloes, a little, non-smoky camp fire, a graceful unblinking squaw and a lovely couraged settler girl (riding and shooting like a devil, unfortunately not pictured), the totem (or stake, just like needed), the three smart trappers (wenn ich mich nicht irre, hihihi), the terribly dangerous grizzly, and the cactuses in the ready… and, for sure, a brand spanking new railroad track.

Anthology Hugh! Winnetou with Lily Lux | Preview

Lily Lux Katzen Figürchen als Cowboy und Indianer – und natürlich Blutsbrüder!
Lily Lux kleine Püppchen als Indianerin oder Squaw mit Feder im Haar und Cowboy oder Cowgirl mit Stetson und Karohemd

We made a special page for Lily Lux, as usual with hundreds of details to discover! And this is just the preview, presented in tiny boxes… can you guess what the page is about?

Anthologie | Sedcard II for Illustratoren Organisation

IO-Sedcard 2011 mit Supergirl für SIX von Iris Luckhaus

I’ll take part in this years sedcard campaign by the Illustratoren Organsation again, in the advertising department. The card will be sent out by IO and also available at all the fairs, exhibitions and events the IO participates. On my card you can see one of my all-time favourites: the supergirl I developped, illustrated and designed as 11 colourful panels for the jewellery chain SIX in cooperation with Hochhaus agency. The Sixgirl is used in various ways, for advertising and decoration.

Sixgirl | Character Design und Styling (Edit)

Character Design, Mode und Kostüme für ein Pinup Mädchen als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

For my IO Sedcard (s.o.), I renewed the old costume designs I made for the Sixgirl, in order to be well recognicable in a very small format.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Handzeichnung von einem mädchenhaften Engel auf Wolken für eine Liebesgeschichte

Frohe Weihnachten und ein grossartiges neues Jahr! * * * Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année! * * * Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo! * * * ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo!

Happy Halloween!

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

Sixgirl | My Supergirl is flying out to Stores now!

Tryptichon Vektorillustration eines Schmuck verteilenden Pinup Mädchens als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories

Sixgirl is flying out to the 3.000 SIX stores now – and we’re looking look forward to visit her in at least some of them!

Sixgirl | Supergirl for SIX Accessories (Beeline)

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Sixgirl | Supergirl for SIX Accessories (Beeline)

Dekoration von SIX Accessories Modeschmuck Laden mit Vektorillustrationen eines Pinup Mädchens als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl

Sixgirl is ready: A real supergirl mit with bewitching superpowers as a shopdecoration for SIX Accessories Cologne. Soon she will fly through 3.000 shops all over Europe!

Making Of Sixgirl | Supergirl-Poses in Flight

Character Design Scribbles mit Posen für ein fliegendes Pinup Mädchen als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für SIX Accessories

Development of a Supergirl character and various poses for SIX Accessories / Beeline c/o Hochhaus.

Making Of Sixgirl | Character, Costume and Colour

Skizzen für Character Design und Kostüme für das Supergirl für SIX Accessories

Skizzen für Character Design und Kostüme für das Supergirl für SIX Accessories

Development of a Supergirl character for SIX Accessories / Beeline c/o Hochhaus.

Making Of Sixgirl | Character, Costume and Styling

Character Design und Kostüme für Sixgirl, ein Supergirl für SIX Accesssories

Character and costume design for a girl with some very special superpowers – and a small example of how I work… first of all, some rough sketches.

Character Design for Tiny Lily

Characterdesign für Tiny Lily

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

Work Process | Making Of Angie

Making of Engelchen Pinup mit Schneeball

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Illustration eines koketten blonden Engelmädchens mit Schneeball für Weihnachtskarten und Kunstdrucke

Available | Winter Girl Bag for Smartbags

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My winter girl is available printed on a pretty little bag now as well, made by Sylvia from Smartbags and sold by the wonderful Label Suite!

Fairy Tales and Legends | The Mermaid

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

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

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Weihnachtskarte mit kokettem Engel in Markertechnik

Book Cover “The Witching Hour” for Ligaturdesign

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

Book covers for Ligaturdesign, Stockholm

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!

Category Archives: Fantastic

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!

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! :)

Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

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 :)

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!

Packaging | Drafts for Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus

Illustrationen von Lutki und Fährmann für Verpackungen von Bio-Snacks aus Kürbiskernen von Spreenat Naschgarten aus dem Spreewald

In March, I made some drafts for the packagings of Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus and Spreewälder Fährmanns-Snack, which are being produced by the organic trademark Spreenat (Naschgarten) from local pumpkin seeds, nettle salt (Fährmanns-Snack) and beet sugar (Lutki-Schmaus), and traded locally, with a small booklet about Spreewald.

Character Design | Lutki for Spreewälder Naschgarten

Illustrationen von Lutki und Fährmann für Verpackungen von Bio-Snacks aus Kürbiskernen von Spreenat Naschgarten aus dem Spreewald

Part of the packaging design for Spreewälder Lutki-Schmaus and Fährmanns-Snack, which I drafted for organic trademark Spreenat (Naschgarten) in March, was the character design for Lutki, a friendly (but usually invisible) dwarfish legendary figure from Spreewald. The Lutki-Schmaus is composed of local pumpkin seeds and beet sugar.

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.

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.

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.

Super-Heroine Barbararella for Barbara Magazine

Zeichnung von Barbara Schöneberger als Superheldin Barbararella für eine Kolumne im Barbara-Magazin von Iris Luckhaus

For Gruner und Jahr’s develepment of Barbara Schöneberger’s magazine “Barbara”, I designed and illustrated the super-heroine “Barbararella”. The picture above illustrates a column in which Barbara punishes a guy she catched peeing while standing, while her superhero collegue in the background is already waiting for their coffeebreak… Unfortunately, the series got never published, but it was great fun to draw. Thank you very much, Judith!

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.

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.

Release | “52 Aces Reloaded” by Zeixs

Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte im 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs im Set auf dem Tisch

Here they are, the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker decks by Zeixs – Books for Designers I illustrated the Queen of Hearts for a few months ago – and if you’re lucky, they’re still available! The last time I checked, there were only 92 pieces of the beautiful limited edition left, so better hurry up if you’d like to play with these cards (or hang them on your wall)!

Anthology | 52 Aces Reloaded | Subscribeable Now!

Queen of Hearts Illustration for 52 Aces by Zeixs

The wonderful “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, is being printed now, there is an awesome website about the whole deck and you can already make a reservation for your own copy!

Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded | Making Of

Farbvarianten für die Herzdame Spielkarte für 52 Aces Reloaded von Zeixs

After writing a bit about research and reasons in the post about my Queen of Hearts I made two weeks ago for the 52 Aces Reloaded poker deck by Zeixs, I would now like to show some of my decision boards and part of the evolution of this card.

Anthology | Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded

Zeichnung der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs von Iris Luckhaus

It’s a great pleasure for me to introduce you to my Queen of Hearts! I illustrated and designed this card for the amazing “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers which will be published later this year. I look very much forward to that! Right now, Zeixs are showing a preview of the cards on Facebook, and it’s exciting to see this fantastic deck grow with different styles.

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux is visiting Sven Elch

Lily Lux Passbildserie aus dem Fotoautomaten mit Paketen und Päckchen aus der Post für Weihnachten und einer wilden Party von Rehen, Winkekatzen, Nikoläusen, Weihnachtsmännern, Schneemännern und Rotkehlchen mit Weihnachtskugeln, Lametta, Tassen vom Weihnachtsmarkt, Tannengrün, Girlanden, Zimtsternen und Glühwein für Sven Elch und die Firma Santa and Sons im Blog der Illustrie

We felt honoured to be invited to take part in the Illustrie’s advent calendar projekt, and we are very happy about our own star on their “Walk of Art & Fame”!!!

The advent calendar project is all about the awesome Mr. Sven Elch, employee of the “Santa & Sons” company, and his very special adventures in the advent season… the Illustrie made a hilarious advent calendar app for iPhone und iPad from this.

In our contribution, we show what happens when Mr. Elch personally takes care of the blog’s guests… Thank you very much Stew and Timo for a very pleasant game of visual ping pong!

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.

Hugh! Winnetou | Characters and Details

Figuren und Details für die Illustration von Lily Lux' Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen für die Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou mit Cowboy und Cowgirl, Indianer, Squaw und Häuptling, Kaktee, Eisenbahn, Sheriff und Bandit

Here is everything collected you need for a real fun Wild West adventure: the dauntless blood brothers, the sleepy sheriff, the friendly and peaceful settlers, some beautiful native handicrafts, the very serious chief (shown with a totem), lots of exciting books, a malicious bandit, bows and arrows and tomahawks, a herd of wild and brash buffaloes, a little, non-smoky camp fire, a graceful unblinking squaw and a lovely couraged settler girl (riding and shooting like a devil, unfortunately not pictured), the totem (or stake, just like needed), the three smart trappers (wenn ich mich nicht irre, hihihi), the terribly dangerous grizzly, and the cactuses in the ready… and, for sure, a brand spanking new railroad track.

Anthology Hugh! Winnetou with Lily Lux | Preview

Lily Lux Katzen Figürchen als Cowboy und Indianer – und natürlich Blutsbrüder!
Lily Lux kleine Püppchen als Indianerin oder Squaw mit Feder im Haar und Cowboy oder Cowgirl mit Stetson und Karohemd

We made a special page for Lily Lux, as usual with hundreds of details to discover! And this is just the preview, presented in tiny boxes… can you guess what the page is about?

Anthologie | Sedcard II for Illustratoren Organisation

IO-Sedcard 2011 mit Supergirl für SIX von Iris Luckhaus

I’ll take part in this years sedcard campaign by the Illustratoren Organsation again, in the advertising department. The card will be sent out by IO and also available at all the fairs, exhibitions and events the IO participates. On my card you can see one of my all-time favourites: the supergirl I developped, illustrated and designed as 11 colourful panels for the jewellery chain SIX in cooperation with Hochhaus agency. The Sixgirl is used in various ways, for advertising and decoration.

Sixgirl | Character Design und Styling (Edit)

Character Design, Mode und Kostüme für ein Pinup Mädchen als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

For my IO Sedcard (s.o.), I renewed the old costume designs I made for the Sixgirl, in order to be well recognicable in a very small format.

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Handzeichnung von einem mädchenhaften Engel auf Wolken für eine Liebesgeschichte

Frohe Weihnachten und ein grossartiges neues Jahr! * * * Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année! * * * Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo! * * * ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo!

Happy Halloween!

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

Sixgirl | My Supergirl is flying out to Stores now!

Tryptichon Vektorillustration eines Schmuck verteilenden Pinup Mädchens als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories

Sixgirl is flying out to the 3.000 SIX stores now – and we’re looking look forward to visit her in at least some of them!

Sixgirl | Supergirl for SIX Accessories (Beeline)

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Sixgirl | Supergirl for SIX Accessories (Beeline)

Dekoration von SIX Accessories Modeschmuck Laden mit Vektorillustrationen eines Pinup Mädchens als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl

Sixgirl is ready: A real supergirl mit with bewitching superpowers as a shopdecoration for SIX Accessories Cologne. Soon she will fly through 3.000 shops all over Europe!

Making Of Sixgirl | Supergirl-Poses in Flight

Character Design Scribbles mit Posen für ein fliegendes Pinup Mädchen als Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für SIX Accessories

Development of a Supergirl character and various poses for SIX Accessories / Beeline c/o Hochhaus.

Making Of Sixgirl | Character, Costume and Colour

Skizzen für Character Design und Kostüme für das Supergirl für SIX Accessories

Skizzen für Character Design und Kostüme für das Supergirl für SIX Accessories

Development of a Supergirl character for SIX Accessories / Beeline c/o Hochhaus.

Making Of Sixgirl | Character, Costume and Styling

Character Design und Kostüme für Sixgirl, ein Supergirl für SIX Accesssories

Character and costume design for a girl with some very special superpowers – and a small example of how I work… first of all, some rough sketches.

Character Design for Tiny Lily

Characterdesign für Tiny Lily

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

Work Process | Making Of Angie

Making of Engelchen Pinup mit Schneeball

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Illustration eines koketten blonden Engelmädchens mit Schneeball für Weihnachtskarten und Kunstdrucke

Available | Winter Girl Bag for Smartbags

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My winter girl is available printed on a pretty little bag now as well, made by Sylvia from Smartbags and sold by the wonderful Label Suite!

Fairy Tales and Legends | The Mermaid

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

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

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël!

Weihnachtskarte mit kokettem Engel in Markertechnik

Book Cover “The Witching Hour” for Ligaturdesign

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

Book covers for Ligaturdesign, Stockholm

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!