In the former East of Berlin there is an old, abandoned amusement park called Spreepark. It closed down in something like 2001 and has not been looked after since. Thieves cleaned it out pretty thoroughly. Everything but the big items is gone, and what is left is broken and/or grown over. In short, it's one of the most magical places I've ever seen. The only way to see the park (legally) is to take a guided tour or hop on a little tourist train for a 15 minute ride around the park. Sadly the park has now been sold and tours will only run through the end of April.
If you're in Berlin, make sure to catch the tour before it ends. It's like stepping into another world.
You may remember the original photo from my 5 Things we can learn from our Cats post! Recently I've started experimenting with mixing photography and illustration. I often wonder what little catastrophe dreams about when she sleeps all day. I do hope it's something lovely like a field of wild flowers. xx
After university I took a very long break from drawing and sketching and I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do if I really want to take my illustration business seriously. And the more I'm researching other illustrators, the more I get inspired to draw and create and try new things.
Looking at these pictures I realise that it seems like I'm going through some sort of depression but I'm really not. Since I don't have models posing for me, I use magazines and fashion catalogues for inspiration. Isn't it crazy how almost of the models in magazines look miserable? Wouldn't it be way nicer to promote happiness and have them smile and laugh?
Hey everyone, I know I promised a new blog design (and it's still coming!) but I got quite caught up with taking my illustration business to the next level. I now officially have a professional illustration website! Setting up the site itself took me a while, I wanted everything to be perfect. But what took the longest was deciding on a logo. Self promotion is such a funny thing.
A logo has to present you, the company, your work and look professional and inviting. Quite the task. Well, I tried all kinds of different logos but I'm pretty happy with it ended up being. Here it is:
I hope you've all been well! Have a wonderful weekend. xx
What! A new blog post! I've been crazy busy lately working at the Berlin Film Festival, on new illustration and photography projects and on re-designing the blog (stay tuned!). But when I saw the new video by The Loved One, I immediately fell in love and felt compelled to honour it in some way. So here are some drawings I did that were inspired by The Feline Feeling.
I've been such a fan of TLO and Hannah's personal blog for a really long time. I really admire how she has made her passion into a business and how she does all of it with such grace and style. I watched TLO's first video more times than I dare to admit and love the direction they've taken on with the new one. It's so fun, sexy and feminine.
And here is the wonderful video that Hannah Metz and her lovely crew made to promote TLO's new feline panties:
So far, I haven't shared many of my professional illustrations. I believe the only ones I posted were these little animals. I've mainly been working on drawings for a book so I can't share those yet.
But I'm quite excited to share the illustrations I did for the newest Marco Polo Travel Magazine. You can download the magazine for free to your iPad or androidtablet or take a look at the rest of my illustrations for this article here (if you click on the little car on the first page, it'll take you right to the article). The app is pretty cool and exists in German and English but my pictures are only in the German version. It was quite a fun challenge to work with something other than my usual water-colours.