Our Lala girl Johanna Fritz has challenged us all (yes, you too) to doodle for 365 days. We started Tuesday last week but you can join whenever you want, of course. She publishes a list of topics for every month. You can find the current list in our Facebook group or checking out her blog. We use the hashtag #365dayswithjohannafritz to share our doodles in Instagram and Facebook. That is well thought by Johanna, so that whoever sees one of our doodles and wants to join is able to see where the challenge is coming from and so, she or he can find the topic list, the group etc. See you there? I hope so.
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This year was the first time that I participated in inkTober. And I had so much fun. Here is a little gallery with all my animal-doodles :)
Designed some wall art for Mats bootcamp :)
So cool. Many of Germanys shoe stores have an illustration of mine in their kids department.
There are several pair of shoes that can be discovered. And of course: many cute and colorful animals.
Already spotted it in my neighbourhood :)
I showed you my Jelly-sketches for Bootcamp March lately. Remember? Today I have my final submission for you. The assignment was to illustrate a Jelly themed pattern. As I’m working like 90% for the kids market I thought the pattern should fit somehow. Hope you like it.
And as all the Bootcamp-illustrations: it’s available for licensing ;)
I took me soooo long to finish this ABC-Poster. I started drawing the alphabet last July! Every Tuesday one letter. Than I illustrated some of them again, because I really wanted the poster to work in English AND German. But of course, that came to my mind a little late ;)
Anyway, here’s the finished poster. I’ll get it printed and may be I’ll do some postcards too so I have some promotion material that I can use for mailings to publishers and licensees. Cross your fingers someone likes to print it!
As I am sick these days, I have not a lot to offer but pretzel sticks. I hope you don’t mind ;)
I posted LATELY that Lilla Rogers Bootcamp started and showed you my first sketches for the cuckoo-theme. And then we got the assignment: translate it into a cell phone cover. So much fun and I am truly happy with my outcome…
Well, I had so much fun illustrating cuckoo clocks and other related icons, that I created a pattern:
And of course, one could use those patterns in many different ways. Here are only two mockups I did. And yes, it’s available for licensing ;)
The most of you know I loved Lilla Rogers ecourse „Make art that sells“ the last year (have a look at my illustrations over HERE). There was so much input. So there was no question that I was excited about the Bootcamp. I signed up and it started last week. The first Mini was to draw cuckoo clocks. These are my sketches above. So happy to do some great pieces for my portfolio again. Lillas assignemts are the best and she knows what’s going on…
My girl loves those cookies that look like animals :)
Win my latest children’s book on my blog OVER HERE. It’a about the little witch „Holly Hicks“ who is going on some really exciting adventures :)
The first week of Make art that sells (MATS) Part B is already over. Our assignment this week for the paper market was to illustrate two holiday cards. Yeehaw! I loooove that!! As usual we started to sketch some icons befhorehand.
These are some of mine…
Then there was the big assignment. My first card (which I submitted):
And my second card:
I really head some troubles to decide which one to submit. The second card is more my usual style. But I think that would be a better fit for children’s books and so. The first card has a clearer message which is important for holiday cards I guess.
Thanks to all my MATS friends who helped me with that decision *waves*
What do you think?
I illustrated another poster for the magazine Baby & Familie. It’s a fairy tale again. This time: Puss in Boots. You can get the magazine (including the poster) for free in almost every german pharmacy.
Do you know that feeling? You are half awake – half asleep. And you realize that you are down with a cold.
I made a sketch of that scene about a year ago. And now I finally illustrated it *yay*. Thanks to (german) SCBWI, cause we are going to send some promotional postcards to publishers. Thanks Maria for that (and your tips).
So this is what I was working on the last days. This month was full of colds over here. No joking. The image is actually a perfect match for my September.
The rest of the month I illustrated some commissioned postcards and a poster which I’ll show you as soon as they are published.
My daughter is in love with Pandas. She’s totally crazy about them. So I thought: why not illustrating a Panda for her and use it as her dinnerware? You should have seen her face when she saw that plate. She said „PANDAAAA!“ and had the cutest smile on her face :)
Hope you like it too?!
I’ll show your more as soon as it is in stores.