Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy nude year!

This year started with two sessions of figure drawing. Hopefully it will continue with lots of possibilities two paint and draw. I am already involved in two hilarious projects!  Looking forward to them :-)
But first of all I have to get rid of this annoying cold I caught last year...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Owl Tattoo

In autumn a colleague approached me, asking, if I could design her a cute female owl as cover-up tattoo. She had two designs in mind and wondered if I could make a combination of both. I drew two sketches which she liked instantly. It was unclear which colors the tattoo would have in the end, so I made a black and white illustration.
The tattoo came out really nicely. Only the reflections in the eyes are missing. Still I am quite happy about my first tattoo design on skin!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Here's a quick inktober sketch of our black cat Luna. Today she reminded a little vampire! She is such a wonderful inspiration.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


This year I decided to take part in "inktober". I don't have time to draw every day, but when there's time, I really enjoy using black ink with a brush and add some colored ink. Many years ago I used to draw with ink quite a lot.
So far, these are my results:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sporty sketch

This summer a lot of my friends went climbing. I tagged along two times to watch them and sketch a bit of the stony environment. The sport looked more interesting than I'd imagined, so I decided to try it myself. It was a bit frightening to me, but it was also exciting. And the best thing about it: it didn't hurt my tennis elbow! I still have that condition in my arms from three years back and couldn't do any sport without feeling that I was hurting or overstraining my arms. So now I hope to get better and strengthen my arms again!

Another very nice side effect: Whenever we go to the indoor climbing hall, I take my sketchbook with me, because there are so many people, perspectives and movements. People are concentrated most of the time, so they don't notice me sketching. For a certain reason I haven't figured out yet, the guys tend to wear no shirts, which means muscle studies for me :)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Get well

A week ago a dear collegue got sick and we were a bit worried. So after work I sat down and painted some flowers really quickly (2 hours). The next day I had my co-workers sign the picture (which was funny, because they all had trouble writing with the wacom tablet) and we sent an email with the digital flower bouquet to the poor sick one. I pointed out that the flowers did not need watering :-)

Saturday, February 14, 2015


In January I was very happy because of the figure drawing sessions I visited. I tried out my new water color crayons from caran d'ache, using them like pencils first. I actually wanted to see what happens when I add water, but then the drawings were so satisfying to me, that I didn't want to ruin them. The crayons have a very soft feeling when drawing, which works really well with lines as well as shading.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Life Drawing Sessions

The journey goes on! Now I am living in Tyrol, Austria, with my wonderful husband. At the moment I am looking for work, but I also spend lots of time with my talented, creative friend Hanna: we participated in several life drawing classes and also went to the zoo. So look forward to upcoming posts!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

figure drawing

In the last few weeks I actually managed to visit figure drawing in Würzburg. It's so relaxing to just concentrate on the drawing. I have to draw more *__*

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Style Test

The last year too much was going on! There just wasn't any time to draw or paint anything useful for my blog. Today I decided to try a very simple style. I chose a random scene and a reduced color scheme.