I’ve been busy with work these last weeks and I hope to finally update my almost ancient project page on this site with some new work. The 3 branding jobs I am currently involved in are still in the making, so I can’t show anything on that front yet. But I thought, I’d post a small personal project that I work on whenever I have time and motivation. Ever since I took part in a kids book project in the illustration class during studies, I dreamed of illustrating a “real” book that will be published one day. I started illustrating several ideas but as it happens so often, for whatever reasons, I didn’t pull through. Ah well. Let’s hope this one will at least be finished one day 🙂 Jump for a little teaser of the work in progress. Read more →
For the illustrations to each book in Willow Summers’ Skyline Trilogy, I wanted to explore the wonderful style of Malika Favre’s sophisticated, simplified, colour-reduced vector illustrations. Granted, I missed the mark on that one, but I still learned a thing or two. And it was just fun to pick one of the many expressive scenes to illustrate. Read more →
And here’s the final image in the series. It’s the only book that takes place not in the woods but in New York and I found it heaps easier to give it a sophisticated feel. Maybe it’s just because of no nature and more straight lines 🙂 Read more →
Do you know Netflix’s series Marco Polo and its beautifully inked intro visuals, done by The Mill in London? If not, here’s the link to the trailer. While it surely takes years of practice to come to that level of perfection, I wanted to try myself in watercolour/aquarell painting. Read more →
Braving the elements is my favourite book in an excellent series. It’s funny, exciting, suspenseful, sexy. I’ve read it several times and enjoyed it every time anew. Here’s a link in case you’re interested: Darkness by KF Breene. Be warned though: it is a paranormal romance. It has vampires, mages, demons, werewolves. And love. Read more →
Anna Lowe’s Damnation sure isn’t one of my favourite books, but there is one thing that just made me smile. The hero’s affinity to baked goods, in particular the heroine’s muffins. In romances, the male leads are almost tough guys and don’t show such a weakness. But I thought it endearing. The style and the motive of that illustration doesn’t fit the essence of the book, but I had Kate Hindley’s lovely hand-textured character drawings in mind and wanted to try it out. Read more →
Since my lovely husband gifted me with a Kindle, I started reading again. Mainly during those countless and endless night feeds of my second daughter. And because my brain was hormone-driven mushy, I entertained the little intellectual capacity that was still left with some easy, sugary romances. Read more →
My dear husband had another project idea of his and needed a logo for it. Currently he’s into playing a good old fashioned board game/strategy game called Star Wars XWings. It’s a small community that plays it but they are in need of a forum to post events, learn new tricks and keep a scoreboard, amongst other things. So, he set up a website and here is the link: Gamercluster.