Category Archives: Summer

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!

Art Prints | Identification Chart for Garden Birds

Identification chart, infographic or learning poster to identify European Songbirds or Garden Birds such as Blackbird / Merle, Blackcap / Blackjack, Blackstart, Blue Tit / Nun, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, City / Street Dove, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Crested Tit, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Golden Oriole, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grosbeak / Hawfinch, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet / Flax Finch, Long-Tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Marsh Warbler, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Pied Wagtail, Redstart, Reed Bunting, Robin, Serin Finch, Skylark, Song Thrush / Mavis, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Swallow, Swift / Martlet, Tree Creeper, Tree Sparrow / Field Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer / Yellow Bunting, from the families of Sparrows, Tits, Woodpeckers, Finches, Jays, Buntings, Warblers, Thrushes, Treecreepers, Larks, Flycatchers, Redstarts and Pigeons, by iris Luckhaus

After publishing my Songbirds last year, I now lovingly revised all birds to make them even more distinctive! The new version is now available as a poster in German and English from Posterlounge (also eBay!) and printed on cards, mugs, bags, shirts, pillows, towels, blankets, cases, stickers and other products from Redbubble and Søciety6.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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.

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Art Prints | Identification Chart with Songbirds

Identification chart, infographic or learning poster to identify European Songbirds or Garden Birds such as Blackbird / Merle, Blackcap / Blackjack, Blackstart, Blue Tit / Nun, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, City / Street Dove, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Crested Tit, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Golden Oriole, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grosbeak / Hawfinch, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet / Flax Finch, Long-Tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Marsh Warbler, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Pied Wagtail, Redstart, Reed Bunting, Robin, Serin Finch, Skylark, Song Thrush / Mavis, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Swallow, Swift / Martlet, Tree Creeper, Tree Sparrow / Field Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer / Yellow Bunting, from the families of Sparrows, Tits, Woodpeckers, Finches, Jays, Buntings, Warblers, Thrushes, Treecreepers, Larks, Flycatchers, Redstarts and Pigeons, by iris Luckhaus

I’ve been working on my European Songbirds wall chart for several years, every now and then. It takes some effort to not just copy a photo, but to create a generalized cross-section from countless images – but that is exactly what helps with the identification! In addition to posters, notebooks, postcards and mugs as pictured above, there are bags, shirts, pillows, scarves, blankets, covers, stickers and many other products available on Redbubble and Søciety6 now.

Available | Field Guide Products in German!

Bedruckte Produkte mit Schautafeln und Infografiken zur Naturkunde von Iris Luckhaus

Since my field guides for nature have been printed on products on RedBubble, I’ve been asked to offer German graphics too, and now they’re available as art prints, posters, postcards, pillows, blankets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, mugs, water bottles, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, shirts and more amazing products!

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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.

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von Mädchen mit Gipsbein auf einer Schaukel am Kirschbaum im Glück im Unglück für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

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.

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit gestohlener Zeit im Lesesessel

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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!

Art Print | Amy and May in Retro-Paris

Retroparis Illustration eines Mädchens beim Spaziergang mit ihrem kleinen Hund durch Paris

I really like those bichrome book illustrations from the Sixties, and for a long time, I wanted to try out how that style might work with my girls. Today, as the weather is nice, I long for Paris, and I’m waiting for some client feedback, I’ve drawn Amy (who likes to call herself “Aimée” in Paris), all dressed up for a walking her little dog, May, in the city.

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.

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Identification Chart Poster

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

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

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Identification Chart Poster

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

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

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Identification Chart Poster

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

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for common European Tree Leaves – for large formats, to Posterlounge (also via eBay!), for postcards, staionary and for prints on all sorts of amazing products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

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”.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Schaukel im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Art Prints | Identification Charts at Posterlounge

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Blattformen und Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary III

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

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary II

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

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary

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

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

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”!

Delights | The summer with Lily Lux

Lily Lux Wallpaper beim Lesen im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Schaukel im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending, and we wish you a truly wonderful summer!

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.

Anthology | Lily, Sixgirl and Mayfair in IO Sedbook

Iris Luckhaus im IO Sedbook

Today, the freshly printed very first IO Sedbook by the Illustratoren Organisation arrived in my mailbox, and I’m on a double page filed under “Style und Fashion”!

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.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Reisegepäck im Sommer

For the beginning fo summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards to www.lily-lux.de – and there’s a special application on Facebook friends that enables you to post tiny little gifts from Lily Lux’ world to your own or your friends’ profiles. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending!

Celebration | First summer weekends

Lily Lux Passbild mit Fernglas, Sternen und Sternschnuppen    Lily Lux Passbild mit Hummel und roten Flipflops    Lily Lux Passbild mit Eiskugeln im Hörnchen

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Illustration II”

Iris Luckhaus im Zeixs Cube Illustration

After receiving the Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”, I found the “Illustration II” in my mailbox today – it contains splendid twelve(!!!) pages with my girls, some of them unpublished scenes from Lily Lux… Thank you very much, Marc!!!

Cristabelles for Schock Material Brochure

Ausschnitt aus der Illustration von drei Freundinnen im Café, die Cupcakes essen, Kaffee trinken und fröhlich Gossip verbreiten, für eine Materialbroschüre der Firma Schock

Illustrations for a material brochure by Schock, a producer of granite sinks. My briefing was to contrast two different material lines by using the idea and mood behind them. So, this is my design for the younger, more trendy and astonishingly colourful Cristalite series: Three friends take a break from shopping, chat, drink coffee and eat pastel coloured cupackes in a street café.

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!

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.

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Celebration | Summer Bliss

Lily Lux Passbild mit Fernglas, Sternenhimmel und Sternschnuppen    Lily    Lily Lux Passbild mit Glühwürmchen im Glas und um sich herum

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

Celebration | Finally, summer is approaching!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem roten Flipflop    Lily Lux Passbild mit Erdbeereis, Vanilleeis und Schokoladeneis im Hörnchen    Passbild mit Lily Lux und Picknickkorb

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von Mädchen beim Fotografieren auf dem Geländer einer Brücke balancierend Mut für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the beginning of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards to www.lily-lux.de – and there’s a special application on Facebook friends that enables you to post tiny little gifts from Lily Lux’ world to your own or your friends’ profiles. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending!

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Taschen Illustration Now Tear-Off Calendar

… because I discovered my girls again in Taschen’s “Illustration Now!” Calendar!

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

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”.

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards”

Schneemädchen Postkarte im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Today, I found the splendid Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages printed with my girls, beneath others there is Lily Lux, the famous snow Miss, and many more… thank you so much, Marc und Sahba, this is gorgeous!!!

Lily Lux Geschenkanhänger Kärtchen im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Anthology | Illustration Now! Tear-Off Calendar

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Today, I found my copies of the Taschen Illustration Now! Calendar 2012 in the mailbox… and flipped anxiously through all the 365 pages, to find two(!) of my girls on May 30th and August 14th – how great!

Category Archives: Summer

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!

Art Prints | Identification Chart for Garden Birds

Identification chart, infographic or learning poster to identify European Songbirds or Garden Birds such as Blackbird / Merle, Blackcap / Blackjack, Blackstart, Blue Tit / Nun, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, City / Street Dove, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Crested Tit, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Golden Oriole, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grosbeak / Hawfinch, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet / Flax Finch, Long-Tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Marsh Warbler, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Pied Wagtail, Redstart, Reed Bunting, Robin, Serin Finch, Skylark, Song Thrush / Mavis, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Swallow, Swift / Martlet, Tree Creeper, Tree Sparrow / Field Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer / Yellow Bunting, from the families of Sparrows, Tits, Woodpeckers, Finches, Jays, Buntings, Warblers, Thrushes, Treecreepers, Larks, Flycatchers, Redstarts and Pigeons, by iris Luckhaus

After publishing my Songbirds last year, I now lovingly revised all birds to make them even more distinctive! The new version is now available as a poster in German and English from Posterlounge (also eBay!) and printed on cards, mugs, bags, shirts, pillows, towels, blankets, cases, stickers and other products from Redbubble and Søciety6.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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.

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Art Prints | Identification Chart with Songbirds

Identification chart, infographic or learning poster to identify European Songbirds or Garden Birds such as Blackbird / Merle, Blackcap / Blackjack, Blackstart, Blue Tit / Nun, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, City / Street Dove, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Crested Tit, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Firecrest, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Golden Oriole, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grosbeak / Hawfinch, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet / Flax Finch, Long-Tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Marsh Warbler, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Pied Wagtail, Redstart, Reed Bunting, Robin, Serin Finch, Skylark, Song Thrush / Mavis, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Swallow, Swift / Martlet, Tree Creeper, Tree Sparrow / Field Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer / Yellow Bunting, from the families of Sparrows, Tits, Woodpeckers, Finches, Jays, Buntings, Warblers, Thrushes, Treecreepers, Larks, Flycatchers, Redstarts and Pigeons, by iris Luckhaus

I’ve been working on my European Songbirds wall chart for several years, every now and then. It takes some effort to not just copy a photo, but to create a generalized cross-section from countless images – but that is exactly what helps with the identification! In addition to posters, notebooks, postcards and mugs as pictured above, there are bags, shirts, pillows, scarves, blankets, covers, stickers and many other products available on Redbubble and Søciety6 now.

Available | Field Guide Products in German!

Bedruckte Produkte mit Schautafeln und Infografiken zur Naturkunde von Iris Luckhaus

Since my field guides for nature have been printed on products on RedBubble, I’ve been asked to offer German graphics too, and now they’re available as art prints, posters, postcards, pillows, blankets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, mugs, water bottles, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, shirts and more amazing products!

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we might even start posting #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von einem Mädchen bei der Prokrastination zuhause, die sich statt aufzuräumen Zeit stiehlt und gemütlich im Sessel ein Buch liest, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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.

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus und Zeichnung von Mädchen mit Gipsbein auf einer Schaukel am Kirschbaum im Glück im Unglück für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

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.

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!

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit gestohlener Zeit im Lesesessel

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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!

Art Print | Amy and May in Retro-Paris

Retroparis Illustration eines Mädchens beim Spaziergang mit ihrem kleinen Hund durch Paris

I really like those bichrome book illustrations from the Sixties, and for a long time, I wanted to try out how that style might work with my girls. Today, as the weather is nice, I long for Paris, and I’m waiting for some client feedback, I’ve drawn Amy (who likes to call herself “Aimée” in Paris), all dressed up for a walking her little dog, May, in the city.

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.

Art Prints | Field Guide for Birding Identification Chart Poster

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

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

Art Prints | Animal Tracks Identification Chart Poster

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

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

Art Prints | Tree Leaves Identification Chart Poster

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

After being asked time and again when my nature infographics would become available as posters, I finally revised and uploaded my identification sheets for common European Tree Leaves – for large formats, to Posterlounge (also via eBay!), for postcards, staionary and for prints on all sorts of amazing products, to Søciety 6 and RedBubble.

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”.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Schaukel im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Art Prints | Identification Charts at Posterlounge

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Blattformen und Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary III

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

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary II

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

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

Tiny People in Paris | Anna & Max | Anniversary

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

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

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”!

Delights | The summer with Lily Lux

Lily Lux Wallpaper beim Lesen im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We wish you a wonderful summer!

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

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Schaukel im Sommer

For the meteorologial inception of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards at Lily Lux, and we frequently post a #Sommerglück to Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending, and we wish you a truly wonderful summer!

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.

Anthology | Lily, Sixgirl and Mayfair in IO Sedbook

Iris Luckhaus im IO Sedbook

Today, the freshly printed very first IO Sedbook by the Illustratoren Organisation arrived in my mailbox, and I’m on a double page filed under “Style und Fashion”!

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.

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Lily Lux Wallpaper mit Reisegepäck im Sommer

For the beginning fo summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards to www.lily-lux.de – and there’s a special application on Facebook friends that enables you to post tiny little gifts from Lily Lux’ world to your own or your friends’ profiles. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending!

Celebration | First summer weekends

Lily Lux Passbild mit Fernglas, Sternen und Sternschnuppen    Lily Lux Passbild mit Hummel und roten Flipflops    Lily Lux Passbild mit Eiskugeln im Hörnchen

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Illustration II”

Iris Luckhaus im Zeixs Cube Illustration

After receiving the Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”, I found the “Illustration II” in my mailbox today – it contains splendid twelve(!!!) pages with my girls, some of them unpublished scenes from Lily Lux… Thank you very much, Marc!!!

Cristabelles for Schock Material Brochure

Ausschnitt aus der Illustration von drei Freundinnen im Café, die Cupcakes essen, Kaffee trinken und fröhlich Gossip verbreiten, für eine Materialbroschüre der Firma Schock

Illustrations for a material brochure by Schock, a producer of granite sinks. My briefing was to contrast two different material lines by using the idea and mood behind them. So, this is my design for the younger, more trendy and astonishingly colourful Cristalite series: Three friends take a break from shopping, chat, drink coffee and eat pastel coloured cupackes in a street café.

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!

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.

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Celebration | Summer Bliss

Lily Lux Passbild mit Fernglas, Sternenhimmel und Sternschnuppen    Lily    Lily Lux Passbild mit Glühwürmchen im Glas und um sich herum

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

Celebration | Finally, summer is approaching!

Lily Lux Passbild mit einem roten Flipflop    Lily Lux Passbild mit Erdbeereis, Vanilleeis und Schokoladeneis im Hörnchen    Passbild mit Lily Lux und Picknickkorb

Lily Lux Online | Gifts and Games for the Summer

Zeichnung von Mädchen beim Fotografieren auf dem Geländer einer Brücke balancierend Mut für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

For the beginning of summer, we uploaded some fresh wallpapers and electronic greeting cards to www.lily-lux.de – and there’s a special application on Facebook friends that enables you to post tiny little gifts from Lily Lux’ world to your own or your friends’ profiles. We hope you enjoy decorating and sending!

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Taschen Illustration Now Tear-Off Calendar

… because I discovered my girls again in Taschen’s “Illustration Now!” Calendar!

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

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”.

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards”

Schneemädchen Postkarte im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Today, I found the splendid Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages printed with my girls, beneath others there is Lily Lux, the famous snow Miss, and many more… thank you so much, Marc und Sahba, this is gorgeous!!!

Lily Lux Geschenkanhänger Kärtchen im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Anthology | Illustration Now! Tear-Off Calendar

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Today, I found my copies of the Taschen Illustration Now! Calendar 2012 in the mailbox… and flipped anxiously through all the 365 pages, to find two(!) of my girls on May 30th and August 14th – how great!