Dienstag, 12. September 2017

Taritara, der Herbst ist da!

Drachensteigezeit. Das Bild stammt aus einem Kalender, den ich zusammen mit meiner kleinen Schwester für meine Großeltern gemacht habe.


Donnerstag, 31. August 2017

Lucky Dragon

These pieces are part of a bigger puzzle that is a gift for a wedding of two friends. It was a lovely celebration for two lovely people. For a lucky future I painted them a lucky dragon.





Here are the two pieces on my sketchbook to give them a bit of a relation of size. That brush in the upper right corner is an 0-size brush.


Montag, 22. Mai 2017

Francesca Caccini



Inspired by one of the earliest opera composers, turning out to be a court musician for the Medici in Florence in the first half of the 17th century and a woman, I decided to have a little bit of fun with coloured paper and cutout-illustration. Growing up in a family of musicians music seemed to surround Francesca Caccini all her life. She was a respected singer (hence the byname "la Cecchina"), capable of playing several instruments, a music teacher and a composer. Sadly a lot of her work got lost in time, but there's still the comedy-ballet opera she composed for the visit of the polish crown prince, who enjoyed it so much he had it staged later in Warschau to make in the first italian opera being staged outside of italy. The story features a passage from L'Orlando furioso, an at that time quite popular epos, featuring the androgynous Melissa coming to rescue the knight Ruggiero from the alluring and myterious magician Alcina who has a tendency to turn exlovers into flowers for her garden.



 












Montag, 8. Mai 2017

Im Watt

Frisch aus dem Druck erscheint eine illustrierte Strecke von mir im WALDEN Magazin.

http://www.geo.de/magazine/walden

Letzten August habe ich mit drei Freunden für eine kurze Woche auf einem Katamaran im Watt vor Juist gewohnt und dort im großen Stil den Nichtstun und sich treiben lassen gefrönt.





Mein ursprüngliches Layout sah noch etwas malerischer aus und wurde für die Endfassung im Magazin noch etwas abgespeckt.


Montag, 13. März 2017

Harlequin

The character challenge for this month is "Carneval of Venice". I found this white harlequin costume on a painting from 1790 and did my own interpretation of it. The hat is fantastic.