• Blog,  We shall not forget - series

    We shall not forget 01 – Frank Winnold Prentice – Titanic survivor

    Welcome to my first illustrated and written article on my blog! I wanted to make a series about people of the world who we should not forget because of various reasons. Mostly because the people I write about have witnessed a historical event or have done something extraordinary in their life. Something we all shouldn’t forget wether it be about humanity or learning from disasters. Because every voice in our world has a story to tell. As you all might know, I am a huge historical nerd. I dive deep into history to understand everything around it. I am also a huge titanic nerd so it probably is no surprise,…

  • weekly update

    Magazines, magazines – weekly update

    I am a day late for this posting, I am very sorry. The cold is still hanging on to me. But today I feel a lot better. I have written three magazine spreads I will post soon on my Blog. But first they are sent out to apply for a job. Thats why I won’t release them on here right now. But I want to do a weekly magazine spread for you all to read. So the weekly update will switch to a weekly magazine spread. The article will be written in english and german. The topics will be historical, funny, parenthood, knitting and anything that catches my interest. I…

  • behind the scenes,  weekly update

    Weekly update – Short Info

    Hello everyone! Last week I have been quite busy with building my new Portfolio. And I have done quite a lot. This week however is going to be completely different. I have a cold and havent been feeling well. So I hope I can be a little bit productive and get at least some work done. Last week I wrote and illustrated a magazine spread which I will be posting on friday. Also with a progress video on youtube if I manage to concentrate. I also worked a lot with ink and I really like the look of it. I think I will stick to illustrating with ink a little…

  • behind the scenes,  weekly update

    All ink – weekly update

    This week, I worked with ink only. And it was quite freeing. Having only one medium to work with helped me a lot with my illustrating progress. As much as I like colorful illustrations, I often struggle a lot with those. Reducing colors to maybe 3 or 4 in one illustration is probably better for me. (and my sanity 😀 ) I wanted to do a magazine spread with illustrations of mine and also an article written by myself. And because I am currently in knitting fever, I wrote about the benefits of knits. And there are a lot. If you have anxiety or depression, doing knit work helps you…

  • Illustration

    Cover Illustration – Jane Austen inspired

    Recently I have been reading a lot of Jane Austen again. I am reading at least 2 or 3 Books of her a year. And over and over again for the last 20 years now. I can’t tell you exactly why, but these books make me incredibly happy. So I figured I’d make an illustration for Sense and Sensibility. On the cover are Marianne and Elinor Dashwood. But in a modern version and not historically accurate. It is illustrated in Aquarell and ink. The meaning behind the hearts is the following. Marianne Dashwood (center front) is holding her heart in her hands. Which is quite literally the way she is.…

  • Blog,  Knitting

    The Leaf Sweater – Pattern by The Knit Stitch

    As many of you might know, I am knitting quite a lot for my kids. It only occurred to me, when autumn arrived, that I don’t have a warm sweater in my closet that wasn’t worn out. I rarely buy new clothes and when I do they are second hand. And then I thought, why not knit something for myself? Knitting and sewing my own wardrobe seems so amazing, because you can choose whatever you want and like. I own quite a few knitting books, but mostly children patterns. So I went online in search of patterns. There are a few websites out there that provide free patterns like Drops…

  • Blog,  weekly update,  Writing

    Exciting news – Update on becoming an author

    Hello Lovleys! I have some good news! As you all might remember, I have been busy writing my first novel for a few month now. And I have sent my draft to some agencies for a review. I was very lucky to get a reply and an in depth review of what I have been writing. And I was crying my eyes out reading the answer. Not because it was bad, but because I was praised! And I was advised to build up my writing skills and work on sharpening my story. And to not stop writing because I have potential. It was the first time hearing that my dream…

  • behind the scenes,  Blog,  weekly update

    Autumn is here – weekly update

    Autumn has arrived, my favorite season. There is nothing more soothing, than rainy weather, working and having a coffee. Last week, I had time to illustrate. I worked with ink and aquarelle colors. And after not drawing for almost 4 month it felt a little bit rusty. My hands are shaky and it shows in the line art. So I have to work on a lot to get better. I also have to try out different papers and inks or maybe even colored liners. So I will be heading to the craft supply store soon. But first I have to do some research and try more combinations. On behalf of…

  • Blog,  Updates,  weekly update

    End of an Era – Sort of

    Hello fellow Art People, I am back. Well, I will be back in mid October. I am currently in a state of planning all I have to get done, do go fully back to work. Its been over 5 years since I worked full time in illustration and art. So it will be an interesting start. But I am excited to get back to work. I have already modified my workspace. The tiny table is gone and now I have a large desk. My art supplies are all sorted and ready for use. An new art series is planned. My novel is currently reviewed by agencies and I am waiting…

  • Art Talk,  Blog

    Coloring with Polychromos – Art Talk

    I recently mentioned that I want to challenge myself with coloring an illustration with only one Art supply. Wether it be, Acryl, Aquarelle or colored pencils. Since I love drawing on paper with little texture, and love the control of using pens, I chose colored pencils. Faber Castells Polychromos to be exact. My first experience with those pencils weren’t the best. Not because of the pencils themselves, but I was „forced“ to buy them. When I was in School for sculptors all of us students had to buy the Faber Castell Polychromos for the Anatomy lessons. We were all mad about it, because the colored pencils were quite expensive and…

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