Category Archives: Travel

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

Today is my last day in the studio before our little summer break – and in mid-August I’ll continue fresh and rested with showing some amazing new projects and identification charts, which I’m already looking forward to!

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!

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!

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!

Note Books and Gym Bags for Stadtwildtiere

Notizhefte mit Fährten und Trittsiegeln für Stadtwildtiere von Iris Luckhaus und HiddenTracks

Together with tracker Stefanie Argow from HiddenTracks and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from Stadtwildtiere.de, the Citizen Science Project of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed two notebooks and a gym bag, for their advertising and as an identification aid for wild animals whose tracks can be found in the city of Berlin.

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!

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!

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!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Trali trala, finally a summer break!

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

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!

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 | 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!

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Fresh Feature | “Portfolio of the Day” on Designtaxi

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Mädchen und einer Giraffe als Freundinnen in der afrikanischen Savanne, für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

And how very awesome to discover a few days later that Emmy und Patty (my breakfast board for EmpaTrain) had been featured in the Designtaxi Newsletter as “Portfolio of the Day”!

Sketchbook | Les Cerfs du Jardin du Luxembourg

Skizzen der Skulpturen von Hirschen im Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

Once again, I spent a sunny afternoon with my old sketchbooks in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, and it was truly awesome to draw not only outdoors, but also completely analogue with pencils and paper!

Available | Printed Products via Søciety6

Produkte von Iris Luckhaus auf Søciety6

I’ve had so much fun with my posters for the Posterlounge earlier this week that I also renewed my shop at Søciety6 right away – besides artprints, you can also buy my girls on greeting cards, coffee mugs, throw pillows, tote bags, sleeves, cases and skins now – and some of them even fitted on duvet covers and shower curtains! 

Sketchbook | Ménagerie de Jardin des Plantes

Skizzen von Affen in der Ménagerie, dem Zoo des Jardin des Plantes, in Paris

After many years, I took my old sketchbooks to the Ménagerie des Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and it was wonderful – even though most of he animals there seemed to notice right away that they were drawn, and instantly moved on!

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!

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.

Sommerferien

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

Art Print in Screen Print Style | Panorama

Siebdruck in rot-türkis von einer Zeichnung eines Pinup Mädchens im gepunkteten Höschen am Fenster zur Stadt Paris im Sommer, von Iris Luckhaus

I had a little time in between and tried some new styles with old poses. It’s so much fun to work a little rougher and with only two colours! And to think about making my own screen prints.

Kunstdruck | Seascape III (Diving in)

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

Those girls are a lot of fun to draw right now (especially as the hair is completely black and I don’t have to draw the usual strands which look pretty but are a terrible lot of work) – slowly this is becoming a series, and maybe prints at some point?

Art Print | Seascape II (Coquetry)

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

I just started to scan some of my small, simple in between sketches and to try out some new styles… which is great, great fun. And it looks like the greyish seascapes are slowly becoming a series, following the first try last year (image below).

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.

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.

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!

Release | Breakfast Boards for EmpaTrain

Frühstücksbrettchen mit einer Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne und einem Giraffenmuster auf der Rückseite für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

I just received my specimens of the breakfast boards I designed for EmpaTrain this spring– and they are beautiful! They will be available for purchase online later on – as soon as I know more, I’ll post the links.

Cristabelles for Schock Material Brochure

Illustration einer schönen Frau im roten Abendkleid, die bei Sonnenaufgang Champagner auf einer Brücke in Paris trinkt, für eine Materialbroschüre der Firma Schock

Designs for an (unpublished) brochure by Schock granite sinks. The idea was to contrast two very different materials, their image rather than the actual product. This is my illustration for the classic and classy series Cristadur.

Vacation finally!

Zeichnung vom Sonntagsausflug mit Schirmboot und Figuren wie Reh, Affe, Winkekatze, Geistchen, Murmeltier, Hamster, Puppe, Teddybär, Ziege und Katzenstreuer auf dem See vor der Stadt für Lily Lux

Breakfast Board for EmpaTrain

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Mädchen und einer Giraffe als Freundinnen in der afrikanischen Savanne, für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

I just finished this breakfast board design for EmpaTrain, a German company that specialized in nonviolent communication and mediation and is mostly based on empathy. As a symbol for empathy, the giraffe was supposed to be center of this design. Subtitle: “Empathy means understanding each other without words”.

EmpaTrain | Aren’t giraffes just awesome?

Skizzen und Zeichnungen von Giraffen für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

Some very different sketches for an absolutely wonderful new project I just started… giraffes. Aren’t they the most amazing creatures?

Collage mit Scan | Lola

Zeichnung und Collage in Sepia und Rosé von einem Pinup Mädchen, das in Unterwäsche am Fenster eines Hotels in Paris steht, von Iris Luckhaus

Another rework of an old illustration, this time with softer sepia-coloured lines.

Daily Sketching | A Seascape

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

I just started to scan some of my small, simple in between sketches and to try out some new styles… which is great, great fun.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52 mit Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren

May I introduce? The great Wild West anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that was published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, with our dear Lily Lux, but as well some other awesome contributions really worth to look at and to read! I really like the diversity of approaches in the book, and how different childhood memories of the same thing (e.g. hero) can be!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Klappentexterin

Die Klappentexterin ruft den Sommer aus, und Lily Lux darf Ihr Sommerglück vorstellen!

Sammlung für Dinge, die im Sommer glücklich machen, im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Ausschnitt aus dem Lily Lux Notizbuch (Iris Luckhaus und Matthias Klesse für Cadeau im Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, September 2010).

Hugh! Winnetou | Exhibition with Lily Lux

Ausschnitt von Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

Our special page with Lily Lux – “Lily loves discoveries.” – that we developed and illustrated for the beautiful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, will be exhibited at the Münchner Comicfest June 23rd to 26th, 2011, at the Jagd- und Fischereimuseum and later in some other cities as well!

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.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Postkarte mit Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

For the wonderful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-Comics in Juni 2011 by Edition 52, I developed and illustrated a special page with Lily Lux: “Lily loves discoveries.”

(Deutsch) Grafik für Lily Lux | Drei Wunderbare Orte

Corporate Identity, Logo und Grafik Design mit Rehkopf für Werbung, Schilder, Poster, Karten, Flyer, Aufkleber, Eintrittskarten und Buttons für Lily Lux Wildpark Hirschforter Heide

Der Wildpark Hirschforter Heideland, wo man liebreizende Rehe und viele andere Tiere persönlich kennenlernen kann, stellt schöne Andenkenfiguren und bunte Tassen her, und ist bereits aus dem Buch “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux” bekannt.

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?

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Geocaching | Lily Lux’ Treasure Hunt is continued!

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Our travelling Notizbuch is on the road again, with its very own Travelbug! Also, our lovingly designed Cache has been found quite a few times lately, so it seems like spring is really there now… We’re very delighted about that, wish great fun to all geocachers for this season and are excited how the journey of our book continues!

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.

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Travelbug and Notizbuch

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So we didn’t just design a little puzzle, but as well – and we think that’s particularly exciting and wonderful – we sent a Lily Lux Notizbuch as Travelbug out to travel the world.

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Puzzle and Cache

Lily Lux Ehrenurkunde und Logbuch zum Geocache Briefmarkensprache und Stille Post

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered (we know that’s kind of late) the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So, we made a little puzzle for a Cache in Baden-Württemberg:

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!”

Category Archives: Travel

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

Today is my last day in the studio before our little summer break – and in mid-August I’ll continue fresh and rested with showing some amazing new projects and identification charts, which I’m already looking forward to!

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!

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!

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!

Note Books and Gym Bags for Stadtwildtiere

Notizhefte mit Fährten und Trittsiegeln für Stadtwildtiere von Iris Luckhaus und HiddenTracks

Together with tracker Stefanie Argow from HiddenTracks and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from Stadtwildtiere.de, the Citizen Science Project of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed two notebooks and a gym bag, for their advertising and as an identification aid for wild animals whose tracks can be found in the city of Berlin.

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!

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!

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!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Trali trala, finally a summer break!

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

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!

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 | 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!

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Fresh Feature | “Portfolio of the Day” on Designtaxi

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Mädchen und einer Giraffe als Freundinnen in der afrikanischen Savanne, für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

And how very awesome to discover a few days later that Emmy und Patty (my breakfast board for EmpaTrain) had been featured in the Designtaxi Newsletter as “Portfolio of the Day”!

Sketchbook | Les Cerfs du Jardin du Luxembourg

Skizzen der Skulpturen von Hirschen im Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

Once again, I spent a sunny afternoon with my old sketchbooks in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, and it was truly awesome to draw not only outdoors, but also completely analogue with pencils and paper!

Available | Printed Products via Søciety6

Produkte von Iris Luckhaus auf Søciety6

I’ve had so much fun with my posters for the Posterlounge earlier this week that I also renewed my shop at Søciety6 right away – besides artprints, you can also buy my girls on greeting cards, coffee mugs, throw pillows, tote bags, sleeves, cases and skins now – and some of them even fitted on duvet covers and shower curtains! 

Sketchbook | Ménagerie de Jardin des Plantes

Skizzen von Affen in der Ménagerie, dem Zoo des Jardin des Plantes, in Paris

After many years, I took my old sketchbooks to the Ménagerie des Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and it was wonderful – even though most of he animals there seemed to notice right away that they were drawn, and instantly moved on!

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!

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.

Sommerferien

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

Art Print in Screen Print Style | Panorama

Siebdruck in rot-türkis von einer Zeichnung eines Pinup Mädchens im gepunkteten Höschen am Fenster zur Stadt Paris im Sommer, von Iris Luckhaus

I had a little time in between and tried some new styles with old poses. It’s so much fun to work a little rougher and with only two colours! And to think about making my own screen prints.

Kunstdruck | Seascape III (Diving in)

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

Those girls are a lot of fun to draw right now (especially as the hair is completely black and I don’t have to draw the usual strands which look pretty but are a terrible lot of work) – slowly this is becoming a series, and maybe prints at some point?

Art Print | Seascape II (Coquetry)

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

I just started to scan some of my small, simple in between sketches and to try out some new styles… which is great, great fun. And it looks like the greyish seascapes are slowly becoming a series, following the first try last year (image below).

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.

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.

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!

Release | Breakfast Boards for EmpaTrain

Frühstücksbrettchen mit einer Zeichnung von Mädchen und Giraffe als Freundinnen in der Savanne und einem Giraffenmuster auf der Rückseite für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

I just received my specimens of the breakfast boards I designed for EmpaTrain this spring– and they are beautiful! They will be available for purchase online later on – as soon as I know more, I’ll post the links.

Cristabelles for Schock Material Brochure

Illustration einer schönen Frau im roten Abendkleid, die bei Sonnenaufgang Champagner auf einer Brücke in Paris trinkt, für eine Materialbroschüre der Firma Schock

Designs for an (unpublished) brochure by Schock granite sinks. The idea was to contrast two very different materials, their image rather than the actual product. This is my illustration for the classic and classy series Cristadur.

Vacation finally!

Zeichnung vom Sonntagsausflug mit Schirmboot und Figuren wie Reh, Affe, Winkekatze, Geistchen, Murmeltier, Hamster, Puppe, Teddybär, Ziege und Katzenstreuer auf dem See vor der Stadt für Lily Lux

Breakfast Board for EmpaTrain

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Mädchen und einer Giraffe als Freundinnen in der afrikanischen Savanne, für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

I just finished this breakfast board design for EmpaTrain, a German company that specialized in nonviolent communication and mediation and is mostly based on empathy. As a symbol for empathy, the giraffe was supposed to be center of this design. Subtitle: “Empathy means understanding each other without words”.

EmpaTrain | Aren’t giraffes just awesome?

Skizzen und Zeichnungen von Giraffen für den Empathie-Trainer EmpaTrain

Some very different sketches for an absolutely wonderful new project I just started… giraffes. Aren’t they the most amazing creatures?

Collage mit Scan | Lola

Zeichnung und Collage in Sepia und Rosé von einem Pinup Mädchen, das in Unterwäsche am Fenster eines Hotels in Paris steht, von Iris Luckhaus

Another rework of an old illustration, this time with softer sepia-coloured lines.

Daily Sketching | A Seascape

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

I just started to scan some of my small, simple in between sketches and to try out some new styles… which is great, great fun.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52 mit Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren

May I introduce? The great Wild West anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that was published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, with our dear Lily Lux, but as well some other awesome contributions really worth to look at and to read! I really like the diversity of approaches in the book, and how different childhood memories of the same thing (e.g. hero) can be!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Klappentexterin

Die Klappentexterin ruft den Sommer aus, und Lily Lux darf Ihr Sommerglück vorstellen!

Sammlung für Dinge, die im Sommer glücklich machen, im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Ausschnitt aus dem Lily Lux Notizbuch (Iris Luckhaus und Matthias Klesse für Cadeau im Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, September 2010).

Hugh! Winnetou | Exhibition with Lily Lux

Ausschnitt von Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

Our special page with Lily Lux – “Lily loves discoveries.” – that we developed and illustrated for the beautiful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, will be exhibited at the Münchner Comicfest June 23rd to 26th, 2011, at the Jagd- und Fischereimuseum and later in some other cities as well!

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.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Postkarte mit Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

For the wonderful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-Comics in Juni 2011 by Edition 52, I developed and illustrated a special page with Lily Lux: “Lily loves discoveries.”

(Deutsch) Grafik für Lily Lux | Drei Wunderbare Orte

Corporate Identity, Logo und Grafik Design mit Rehkopf für Werbung, Schilder, Poster, Karten, Flyer, Aufkleber, Eintrittskarten und Buttons für Lily Lux Wildpark Hirschforter Heide

Der Wildpark Hirschforter Heideland, wo man liebreizende Rehe und viele andere Tiere persönlich kennenlernen kann, stellt schöne Andenkenfiguren und bunte Tassen her, und ist bereits aus dem Buch “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux” bekannt.

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?

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Geocaching | Lily Lux’ Treasure Hunt is continued!

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Our travelling Notizbuch is on the road again, with its very own Travelbug! Also, our lovingly designed Cache has been found quite a few times lately, so it seems like spring is really there now… We’re very delighted about that, wish great fun to all geocachers for this season and are excited how the journey of our book continues!

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.

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Travelbug and Notizbuch

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So we didn’t just design a little puzzle, but as well – and we think that’s particularly exciting and wonderful – we sent a Lily Lux Notizbuch as Travelbug out to travel the world.

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Puzzle and Cache

Lily Lux Ehrenurkunde und Logbuch zum Geocache Briefmarkensprache und Stille Post

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered (we know that’s kind of late) the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So, we made a little puzzle for a Cache in Baden-Württemberg:

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!”