Category Archives: Travel

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic and Design for the Subject of Travel, Travelling, Journey, Trip, Baggage, Luggage, Suitcase, Bags, Drive, Vacation, Holiday, Move, Driving, Flying, Car, Train, Plane, Boat, Country, Harbor, Places, Street, Hotel, Hotel Room, Guest House, Inn, Motel, Destination, Sights, Excursion, Expedition and Excursion by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

(Deutsch) Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

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

Im November habe ich für einen Kunden, der hier nicht genannt werden möchte, einige Entwürfe zur Illustration des bulgarischen Märchens “Das Mädchen und die Winterstürme” angefertigt. Das Projekt ist dann doch ganz anders verlaufen, aber die Entwürfe haben mich zu einem neuen Stil geführt – und deshalb möchte ich die hier auch zeigen, obwohl sie noch sehr, sehr unfertig sind und ich da wohl auch nicht mehr dran weiter arbeiten werde.

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

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

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!

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.

Sketchbook | Les Reines du Jardin du Luxembourg

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

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

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.

Category Archives: Travel

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic and Design for the Subject of Travel, Travelling, Journey, Trip, Baggage, Luggage, Suitcase, Bags, Drive, Vacation, Holiday, Move, Driving, Flying, Car, Train, Plane, Boat, Country, Harbor, Places, Street, Hotel, Hotel Room, Guest House, Inn, Motel, Destination, Sights, Excursion, Expedition and Excursion by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

(Deutsch) Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

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

Im November habe ich für einen Kunden, der hier nicht genannt werden möchte, einige Entwürfe zur Illustration des bulgarischen Märchens “Das Mädchen und die Winterstürme” angefertigt. Das Projekt ist dann doch ganz anders verlaufen, aber die Entwürfe haben mich zu einem neuen Stil geführt – und deshalb möchte ich die hier auch zeigen, obwohl sie noch sehr, sehr unfertig sind und ich da wohl auch nicht mehr dran weiter arbeiten werde.

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

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

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!

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.

Sketchbook | Les Reines du Jardin du Luxembourg

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

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

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.