Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dramatic Art

Hi Everyone, here are some of my new illustrations. As you can see, I'm definitely going through a 'colour phase'. Summer and it's gorgeous light and all the beautiful flowers are inspiring me to add loads of bright colours to my art. These are also all inspired by film (in one way or another...). As always, there are more new drawings on the tumblr. Hope you're all doing well! xx

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Bursts of Color!

Hello all! I hope everyone reading this is up and well. I've been experimenting more and more with my illustrations lately which has been fun. Here are a few pictures that are a bit different to my usual style. What do you think? I quite like the idea of just using some color and not filling in every inch of the person, like I usually do. 

I also keep updating my illustration tumblr quite frequently. You can check it out here. xx

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feeling Silly - The Making Of

If you're following me on my illustration tumblr, you may have already seen the finished version of this drawing. But today I wanted to share 'the behind the scenes', the 'making of' of 'Feeling Silly'. So here we go! 

It all started with a vintage postcard that I found, of a small girl with braids that were being held up by balloons (I can't seem to find the image now...let me know if you know the photographer!). I liked it so much that I thought, I'd make it my own. 

First I made a small, colourful sketch of it but wasn't happy with it so I started again and made a bigger, more detailed version. I mostly use the same process on any picture I make. I start by sketching it out with pencil, then going over the sketch with a black, waterproof marker and erasing the pencil. Then I do multiple layers of water-colour until it looks right to me. After scanning the image I 'tidy up' small mistakes and take out the texture of the paper around the image. I usually also play around with the levels and saturation a bit as well.

Et voilĂ , the finished image! 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Flower Glory at the Botanical Gardens Berlin

The long easter weekend might be over but I can still smell all the beautiful flowers I saw at the Botanical gardens here in Berlin on Easter Monday. Obviously, Spring is the best time to visit any kind of park but it's especially nice at the Botaical gardens. There are so many spectacular flowers and plants. And there are even more gorgeous, exotic plants inside the greenhouse. All the different colours and shapes are so inspirational. 

What did you guys get up to over the long weekend?

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Here are a few pieces I made for the occasion. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend full of fun, easter eggs, family and friends!
To see more of my drawings, please visit (and follow?!) my illustration tumblr.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Magical Spreepark

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.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Little Catastrophe Fast Asleep

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

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