Category Archives: Portrait

Statement | Why Masks and Mask Mandates still Matter

Illustration einer kleinen Demonstration in der städtischen Nachbarschaft für die Maskenpflicht in öffentlichen Räumen wie Nah- und Fernverkehr, Arztpraxen, Behörden, Grundversorgung, Einzelhandel, Schule und Arbeitsplatz – mit Schildern, die zum Schutz der Vulnerablen, Risikopersonen und Kindern um das Tragen von Masken bitten, von Iris Luckhaus

The German Infektionsschutzgesetz (Infection Protection Act) was amended March 20, 2022. In addition to other measures, the mask requirement in public spaces is no longer applicable. Here I would like to explain why I don’t think this is right, and why it is important to continue to wear a mask in public spaces, even if it’s not mandatory.

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

Art Prints | Life Class and Nudes

After receiving many enquiries about them over the years, I finally uploaded some of my older life class and nude sketches and drawings as art prints and to the Posterlounge! They’re also available via Amazon oder eBay

Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie” | Character & Styling

Character Design und Styling für Mimi Fiedler im Buch Balkantherapie von Iris Luckhaus

Those were my first designs for character, clothes and styling for the book “Brauchstu ma keine Doktor, brauchstu nur diese Buch! – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben” by the wonderful Mimi Fiedler, which I illustrated almost a year ago for MVG Verlag. In the book and on the cover, Mimi wears mostly the fourth outfit (striped shirt, hotpants and suspenders), and in one of the small vignettes, the blouse from the third outfit.

Marija for “Balkantherapie” | Character & Styling

Character Design und Styling für Mimi Fiedlers Mutter Marija im Buch Balkantherapie

Those were my first designs for character, clothes and styling for the book “Brauchstu ma keine Doktor, brauchstu nur diese Buch! – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben” by the wonderful Mimi Fiedler, which I illustrated almost a year ago for MVG Verlag. In the book and on the cover, Mimi’s mother and advisor Marija wears the fourth outfit, a tight red dress with simple polka dots.

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!

Release | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Umschlag für das Buch Brauchsu keine Doktor, brauchsu nur diese Buch – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Mimi Fiedler im MVG Verlag

Today I received my – beautifully printed! – voucher specimens, and tomorrow the »Balkantherapie« by the great actress, musician and author Mimi Fiedler will be released and available in bookstores!

Mimi Fiedler | Balkantherapie | Sports with Guy

Zeichnung der Sportübung Kniebeuge vom männlichen Pinup, Sportlehrer und Matrosen Guy für Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Mimi Fiedler

May I introduce you to Monsieur Guy le Sailör? I developped and illustrated the guy for the Mimi Fiedler’s awesome »Balkantherapie«, and in the books he presents some physical exercises (and a little more)!

Mimi Fiedler | Balkantherapie | Vignettes

Vignetten für die Balkantherapie von Mimi Fiedler

For Mimi Fiedler’s book »Balkantherapie«, I illustrated the cover, some highly detailed pages, several physical exercises and also plenty of vignettes, of which I’d like to show a selection here.

Preview | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished numerous illustrations for the book »Balkantherapie« by the charming, smart, incredibly funny and simply great actress, singer, photographer and author Mimi Fiedler, which I’ve enthusiastically been drawing the past couple of weeks, as commissioned by the Münchner Verlagsgesellschaft.

Art Print | Portrait of a Rose

Rosenrot Agape Mädchenportrait

A quite old portrait that catched my attention when I was sorting out work for my new portfolio, and I couldn’t resist renovating it. The new version may become an art print soon?

Series of Portraits | Heroines I

Comic Popart Retro Tusche Zeichnung mit Portraits von Brigitte Bardot und Audrey Hepburn als Heldinnen der Sixties

Small series of heroines, strangers and faces I just find beautiful for some reason – inspired by vintage fashion magazines and one of my albums on Pinterest.

Digital Painting | We’re like how we were again

Gemaltes Portrait von Amy

A little try with digital paint that was an extraordinary lot of fun.

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.

Sketchbook | Ziegfeld Follies

Skizze von einem Mädchenportrait nach einem Foto der Ziegfeld Follies aus den Zwanzigern

My Mayfair Girl at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Farbenfrohe Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar von Iris Luckhaus

My Mayfair Girl will represent the Illustrator’s Corner of the Zentrum Bild on the annual Frankfurt Book Fair (October 6th to 10th, 2010) – right there, online and on the application forms!

Life Drawing with Model | Sarah

Aktzeichnung von Sarah als Portrait

Tuesday evenings are beautiful, thanks to Life Drawing at Rakete!

Online Drawing Tools

Kleine Mädchenskizze mit Mr. Doob Harmony

I found a very awesome online drawing tool that works real simple, is great fun and got tons of fans on Facebook in just a few days.

Making Of | Celebrity Character Designs and Styles

Character Design with the style, hairdos and makeup of famous women, for the Celebrity Imposters Fragrance Gift Set Packaging by Parfums du Coeur

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Kolorierte Aktzeichnung von Julia als Portrait im Sitzen von der Seite

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Aktzeichnung von Julia als Portrait im Sitzen von der Seite

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Aktportrait mit Bleistift von Julia

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Nusara

Koloriertes Aktportrait von Nusara als Portrait

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Aida

Kolorierte Aktzeichnung von Aida als Portrait im aufgestützten Liegen und Seitenansicht

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Dreaming of Berlin #9 | Happy Ending

Pärchenportrait in Träumen von Berlin

Dreaming of Berlin | Making Of

Character Design mit Skizzen für das Gesicht der Heldin von vorne, Seite und im Profil für Träumen von Berlin

Literatina for Literaturreport | Making Of

Making of Farbschema und Corporate Identity für Literatina

Preview | Book Project “Dreaming of Berlin”

Skizze von Rose für Träumen von Berlin

For a book project, I developed a dreamier, faster and more simple drawing style that is real fun to work with, especially after perfectionizing outlines.

Invitation Card in Klimt-Style for The Seed

Einladungskarte mit Mädchenportait im Klimt-Stil für The Seed

Invitation Card for The Seed, to Premiere Vision in Paris. Thank you for the great collaboration!

Fräuleinwunder Icons for Formfaktion, Stockholm

Fräuleinwunder Icons for Formfaktion, Stockholm

Grace, Jolene, Molly and Louise would like to be your Computer Icons (OsX only)!

Winter Lampion with Winter Girl für Dr. Hilbert

Zusammengebastelter und beleuchteter Winterlampion mit Winterfräulein für Dr. Hilbert

From today on, there’s the transparent lampion ‘Winterzeit’ as a limited edition.

Folded Card “Alles neu macht der Mai!” for Dr. Hilbert

Klappkarte mit einer farbenfrohen Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil mit langer und kurzer Nase im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar für Dr. Hilbert

Fresh postcard with a vector graphic for beauty surgeon Dr. Hilbert.

Category Archives: Portrait

Statement | Why Masks and Mask Mandates still Matter

Illustration einer kleinen Demonstration in der städtischen Nachbarschaft für die Maskenpflicht in öffentlichen Räumen wie Nah- und Fernverkehr, Arztpraxen, Behörden, Grundversorgung, Einzelhandel, Schule und Arbeitsplatz – mit Schildern, die zum Schutz der Vulnerablen, Risikopersonen und Kindern um das Tragen von Masken bitten, von Iris Luckhaus

The German Infektionsschutzgesetz (Infection Protection Act) was amended March 20, 2022. In addition to other measures, the mask requirement in public spaces is no longer applicable. Here I would like to explain why I don’t think this is right, and why it is important to continue to wear a mask in public spaces, even if it’s not mandatory.

In the meantime, longing for everyday life

Profilbild mit Selbstbildnis der Illustratorin Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit in ihrem Büro in Wuppertal

Do you know these moments, when you stumble over last years’ pictures or some souvenir from your last vacations and all of a sudden, there is this incredible longing for some real, true everyday life, just as we knew it?

Art Prints | Life Class and Nudes

After receiving many enquiries about them over the years, I finally uploaded some of my older life class and nude sketches and drawings as art prints and to the Posterlounge! They’re also available via Amazon oder eBay

Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie” | Character & Styling

Character Design und Styling für Mimi Fiedler im Buch Balkantherapie von Iris Luckhaus

Those were my first designs for character, clothes and styling for the book “Brauchstu ma keine Doktor, brauchstu nur diese Buch! – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben” by the wonderful Mimi Fiedler, which I illustrated almost a year ago for MVG Verlag. In the book and on the cover, Mimi wears mostly the fourth outfit (striped shirt, hotpants and suspenders), and in one of the small vignettes, the blouse from the third outfit.

Marija for “Balkantherapie” | Character & Styling

Character Design und Styling für Mimi Fiedlers Mutter Marija im Buch Balkantherapie

Those were my first designs for character, clothes and styling for the book “Brauchstu ma keine Doktor, brauchstu nur diese Buch! – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben” by the wonderful Mimi Fiedler, which I illustrated almost a year ago for MVG Verlag. In the book and on the cover, Mimi’s mother and advisor Marija wears the fourth outfit, a tight red dress with simple polka dots.

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!

Release | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Umschlag für das Buch Brauchsu keine Doktor, brauchsu nur diese Buch – Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Mimi Fiedler im MVG Verlag

Today I received my – beautifully printed! – voucher specimens, and tomorrow the »Balkantherapie« by the great actress, musician and author Mimi Fiedler will be released and available in bookstores!

Mimi Fiedler | Balkantherapie | Sports with Guy

Zeichnung der Sportübung Kniebeuge vom männlichen Pinup, Sportlehrer und Matrosen Guy für Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Mimi Fiedler

May I introduce you to Monsieur Guy le Sailör? I developped and illustrated the guy for the Mimi Fiedler’s awesome »Balkantherapie«, and in the books he presents some physical exercises (and a little more)!

Mimi Fiedler | Balkantherapie | Vignettes

Vignetten für die Balkantherapie von Mimi Fiedler

For Mimi Fiedler’s book »Balkantherapie«, I illustrated the cover, some highly detailed pages, several physical exercises and also plenty of vignettes, of which I’d like to show a selection here.

Preview | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished numerous illustrations for the book »Balkantherapie« by the charming, smart, incredibly funny and simply great actress, singer, photographer and author Mimi Fiedler, which I’ve enthusiastically been drawing the past couple of weeks, as commissioned by the Münchner Verlagsgesellschaft.

Art Print | Portrait of a Rose

Rosenrot Agape Mädchenportrait

A quite old portrait that catched my attention when I was sorting out work for my new portfolio, and I couldn’t resist renovating it. The new version may become an art print soon?

Series of Portraits | Heroines I

Comic Popart Retro Tusche Zeichnung mit Portraits von Brigitte Bardot und Audrey Hepburn als Heldinnen der Sixties

Small series of heroines, strangers and faces I just find beautiful for some reason – inspired by vintage fashion magazines and one of my albums on Pinterest.

Digital Painting | We’re like how we were again

Gemaltes Portrait von Amy

A little try with digital paint that was an extraordinary lot of fun.

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.

Sketchbook | Ziegfeld Follies

Skizze von einem Mädchenportrait nach einem Foto der Ziegfeld Follies aus den Zwanzigern

My Mayfair Girl at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Farbenfrohe Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar von Iris Luckhaus

My Mayfair Girl will represent the Illustrator’s Corner of the Zentrum Bild on the annual Frankfurt Book Fair (October 6th to 10th, 2010) – right there, online and on the application forms!

Life Drawing with Model | Sarah

Aktzeichnung von Sarah als Portrait

Tuesday evenings are beautiful, thanks to Life Drawing at Rakete!

Online Drawing Tools

Kleine Mädchenskizze mit Mr. Doob Harmony

I found a very awesome online drawing tool that works real simple, is great fun and got tons of fans on Facebook in just a few days.

Making Of | Celebrity Character Designs and Styles

Character Design with the style, hairdos and makeup of famous women, for the Celebrity Imposters Fragrance Gift Set Packaging by Parfums du Coeur

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Kolorierte Aktzeichnung von Julia als Portrait im Sitzen von der Seite

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Aktzeichnung von Julia als Portrait im Sitzen von der Seite

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Julia

Aktportrait mit Bleistift von Julia

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Nusara

Koloriertes Aktportrait von Nusara als Portrait

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Life Drawing with Model | Aida

Kolorierte Aktzeichnung von Aida als Portrait im aufgestützten Liegen und Seitenansicht

Tuesday evenings are awesome, thanks to life drawing at Rakete!

Dreaming of Berlin #9 | Happy Ending

Pärchenportrait in Träumen von Berlin

Dreaming of Berlin | Making Of

Character Design mit Skizzen für das Gesicht der Heldin von vorne, Seite und im Profil für Träumen von Berlin

Literatina for Literaturreport | Making Of

Making of Farbschema und Corporate Identity für Literatina

Preview | Book Project “Dreaming of Berlin”

Skizze von Rose für Träumen von Berlin

For a book project, I developed a dreamier, faster and more simple drawing style that is real fun to work with, especially after perfectionizing outlines.

Invitation Card in Klimt-Style for The Seed

Einladungskarte mit Mädchenportait im Klimt-Stil für The Seed

Invitation Card for The Seed, to Premiere Vision in Paris. Thank you for the great collaboration!

Fräuleinwunder Icons for Formfaktion, Stockholm

Fräuleinwunder Icons for Formfaktion, Stockholm

Grace, Jolene, Molly and Louise would like to be your Computer Icons (OsX only)!

Winter Lampion with Winter Girl für Dr. Hilbert

Zusammengebastelter und beleuchteter Winterlampion mit Winterfräulein für Dr. Hilbert

From today on, there’s the transparent lampion ‘Winterzeit’ as a limited edition.

Folded Card “Alles neu macht der Mai!” for Dr. Hilbert

Klappkarte mit einer farbenfrohen Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil mit langer und kurzer Nase im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar für Dr. Hilbert

Fresh postcard with a vector graphic for beauty surgeon Dr. Hilbert.