I didn’t feel so good yesterday, so I decided to take the day off from working on my comic and draw something quick for fun.
Finally something I can show from last year! I drew these illustrations for the May/June issue of American Girl.
They were for a story about two girls having a falling out over e-mail while they are both away from home over the summer. One of the girls goes to a leadership camp called “Girls take charge”and the other one goes camping with her family.
There were more illustrations in the story, but I only show the first page (the free space above the characters was for the type) and some of the smaller illustrations here.
It was a very lovely experience working with the guys from American Girl! Many thanks to AD Dan Nordskog!
Thinking about making this dress…
Featured Artist: Interview with Maike Plenzke
YouTheDesigner has the amazing opportunity to interview freelance illustrator, Maike Plenzke.
Hey guys, here is an interview, if you’re into this kind of stuff.
It might also explain a tiny bit, why there aren’t so many illustrations on this blog lately. (Short answer: no time, no time!)
I just drew the clothes/sewing pattern by Deer and Doe… right now I work too much so I’m not able to create meaningful illustrations after I’m done for the day. It’s just some mindless drawing for now.
First of all: Happy New Year everybody!
The past year this blog was a bit quiet, as I worked a lot, made some illustrations for exhibitions and started a bigger project. The last one will keep me busy until at least june 2014, but I hope to be able to post some sketches and work from 2013 during the first half of the year to give you something to look at.
The above painting is a portrait commission from june 2013 for a father, who wrote me if I could draw his wife and little girl with their cats.He gave me a lot of freedom to draw what I think (he mentioned that his wife loved gardening) and even more time to do it, so I had a lot of fun and it was a pleasure to work on it.
Thanks again by the way to all the people who started following this blog over time. The number of followers at the side of my dashboard is mindblowing!
Noelle Stevenson mentioned on her blog that Inprnt is offering $10 shipping on all international orders this weekend. As I have a print shop there as well I thought I mention this here too, so some of you who might have been put off by the normally high shipping costs have the chance to save some money. There are a lot of other awesome artists (including Noelle) so do some browsing if you like to.
This is my illustration for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Rolemodels” show. We had to draw ourselves as roleplay characters. I chose to be a ranger, but didn’t want to draw the normal archer wandering through green woods. As I love skiing especially skate skiing I decided to draw some old ski made of wood, like my grandma owned a long time ago.
All illustrations in this show are amazing again (like every show LGAL organizes)!
Prints and all illustrations as a card game are available here. The show opens this friday, so take a look if you’re in Minneapolis.
This is the header for my sewing blog, which I talked about in my last post. (“Blogger” blogs always look naked when they don’t have a header in my opinion.) It was done very quickly and I might change it later to something better.