Sunday, January 26, 2014
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.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
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.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
This was a picture I started before I got a job and then forgot about it. I found it and decided to finish it. Three things that I find hard to draw are in it: bicycles, kisses and houses. Okay the house doesn’t count, that was easy as it’s basically just the door.
Btw the city I live in now has beautiful houses with really amazing old doors. The door on the illo is one of the simpler ones, most of them are really detailed with faces, figures and plants.
Prints are available here.
This is my illo for the LGAL’s "In Place" exhibition (opening August 23th) and I chose Norway’s Hardangervidda. I was there with my family several times when I was young and loved the landscape and the calmness. I felt very free when we wandered through fjords and moss-covered places without any people. I do like spending my vacation in a city but hiking in Norway is the more relaxing and fullfilling thing for me. (And I adore the language!)
Prints and the book with all illustrations are available here: LGAL Shop
(Although there is still a wrong blue-ish preview picture in the store. The print will of course look like pictured above.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Okay here is anothe illo for Ten Paces and Draw.
It was actually a fashion swap, but the costume that I got to draw was so unconventional (you will see when you go to the website) that I couldn’t just draw a pretty girl with a lovely dress.
So it became a kind of sea monster who disguises as a coral to catch cute fishes.
It doesn’t fit in the slideshow of the fashion swap though. Sorry! But it was fun again, as always.
Head over to Ten Paces and Draw to see the other participants’ illustrations!
Posted by Maike at 11:33 PM
Adrian from the german comic anthology Jazam asked me to draw the coverillustration for them and this is it. The topic of this issue is animals and I couldn't resist drawing a fox and some ravens. The book will be released in May 29th this year.
And as a bonus, this is a little illo for the back of the book:
Posted by Maike at 11:29 PM