Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2008

Black and White

I did these for the b/w Freistil:

Freitag, 28. November 2008

Done, Finished, Kaput!

Sadly Our exhibition .. officially over tomorrow. Therefore we have a big party, prossecco, beer, DJ and everything:

Saturday 29th October 7 pm
Box 32
Boxhagener Strasse 32
10247 Berlin

Freitag, 5. September 2008

complete Burlesque series - so far!

I have to say I'm a little proud of this series. When I did the first picture I thought it was a one shot, but while working on it I had had so much fun doing all the glittery glam stuff and also of course presenting women of a larger body type as what they are: totally fabulous.
I am certain a lot more will follow!

Donnerstag, 4. September 2008

Where I want to live

I love living in a big city, especially when it has such beautiful areas like Berlin. Parts of the city are really ugly, but there are also big areas that have this amazing atmosphere, that feel cosmopolitan and like a little village where everybody knows and likes each other the same time. I tried to capture that feeling in this series.
While working on the file I ran into some serious problems: as you may guess the file was huge, so while I didn't really have problems working on it, it took really long - like half an hour long - to save, and finally just crashed when I wanted to save it. My solution was to save the background and foregrond layers in two seperate files: when I wanted to save, I just deleted the foreground layer, saved the background file, ctrl*Z deleted the background layer, saved the foreground file. The funny thing was, saving now only took barely a second. Apparently my computer is fine with a lot of data in the main storage but is overwhelmed with creating a file with this data.

This was my rough idea for the picture:

second step:


Donnerstag, 7. August 2008

(re-) work it!

After my last piece of the burlesque series I thought I could take the older ones and push them more into that direction. I liked that the last one is less abstract and more realistic and still has this artificial glossy look due to the clean gradients and repetitive patterns. Also I like her face much more. I also took out the glitter structure because, frankly I have used it to often and am sick of it, also I think it looked kind of cheap. Here is the old version for comparison and here's what I did to it:

this was the sketch:
the sketch:

Freitag, 1. August 2008


These are some sketches I did from photos on several street style blogs. I just love how natural these people look.

Freitag, 18. Juli 2008

Join the circus!

This drawing is proof to me, that I should always do a decent pencil drawing before I start with vectors. Below you can find some parts of the process. The pencil drawing there isn't even the original one, it's already warped into acceptable proportions. Half way through I almost wanted to throw the drawing away, but then I just let it sit there for a while and got back to it later. That is after I bought this beautiful and quite inexpensive Erte artbook, I think the influence definitely shows. Now I'm pretty happy with it, I like it best of the series ( 1, 2).

Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008

guy with orange jacket

OMG I drew a guy!!!111eleventyone!
I've been really discriminating against male drawing subjects, they always turned out not even half as good as when I drew a female. So now I decided to face my problem instead of avoiding it, I've been doing a lot of sketching with and without reference and here is the first result I'm happy with. There will definitely be more in the future.
I know I'm not the only one with that problem, I think it's rather strange: almost all male artists draw both male and female figures, while a lot of female artist draw girls almost exclusively - but there is also this interesting development how more and more teenage girls are into Yaoi and draw only men/boys.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2008

Hey good lookin'

I'm feeling summerly:

Freitag, 6. Juni 2008


This was actually inspired by a shopping tour with my younger brother. I never would have thought that it would be so cool! He was very open minded to more bold fashion choices and had obviously just gotten a raise or something, because he was spending like there was no tomorrow. We were laughing and joking all the time and it was just great fun! The girl in this picture does not look like me but the guy looks like my brother - when he was trying if the electric blue hooded cardigan would fit his jacket.

This was the pencil version I worked from, as you can see I changed the girl later and moved a lot of stuff around:

this is the sketch I made for the second version if the girl:

Dienstag, 29. April 2008

Ladies in underwear

This is one of the illustrations I did for a style guide for plus size women "Pralle Prinzessinnen" (chubby princesses) by Tine Wittler, a German author, decorator, TV-show-Host, designer ... and probably a lot more.
This illustration introduces the four Body-types the book is working with, the X- A- Y- and O-Type.
Can you see I had fun designing the underwear?

Mittwoch, 16. April 2008

Tribute to Jean Charles de Castelbajac

I (and quite a few people on deviantart) really loved the panda dress from the last post, so I did a little research on it. It is from Jean Charles de Castelbajac's latest collection called "once upon a time", which I totally love. The designs are superfun and very 80's without really being retro. You can check it out here I'm sure you'll agree with me that this guy has an amazing sense of design and humor.

Oh,and I did many many sketches for this, but this one is the final sketch:

Donnerstag, 10. April 2008

Some Sketches

Here are some sketches I did from some fashion photos and street style blogs.

Source are:

the sartoiralist
face hunter
Café Mode, l'oeil d'une parisienne (presque) à la page

Dienstag, 1. April 2008

nude undies

Since about two years there is this weird fashion color called nude, which means that it's similar to the color of white skin. I never really liked it to begin with, but lately it struck me: Isn't the name of the color pretty racist? Not only is white skin seen as default, but all the other skin tones are ignored/ erased. There is to much racism and sexism in language already, do we really need to create more of it? I don't think there was some evil racist mastermind at work, probably nobody even thought about this correlation when the term was created, but to me this ignorance is pretty bad too. I really love fashion, but it bugs me how the fashion world on the one hand struggles to be taken serious, while on the other hand acts totally irresponsible. See also: Kate Harding about the LeBron James and Giselle Bundchen Vogue Cover
here is the sketch:

Dienstag, 25. März 2008

more girly girls

Tempus fugit, like the more erudite people like to say, and here is a bunch of new work I did. This time I included some sketches that might give a clue how I work:

I'm pretty happy with this one:

Another curvalicious beauty:

and the sketch:

Inspired by Michael Kors Fall 2008 collection:

the sketch:

I haven't done something with outlines for the longest time:

This was for the Pepper Project:

here are some Sketches I did during the process:

Have a good day! :))

Samstag, 2. Februar 2008

Whole bunch of new stuff!

I've been quite busy lately, this is what I did:

great game:

great movie:

great musician:

great animal:


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