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Montag, 29. Juli 2013

New poster for conventions

Hello everyone!

I thought it was time for a new poster drawing and so I chose a very shoujo one with my character Minu and her little baby cat Leelu.

I love the girly colours and just had to put in everything that I love (flowers, feathers, pink and blue, a beautiful dress and a little kitteh). I really hope you like it. It will be available in September at the Connichi.

Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2013


Next to the preparations for the upcoming conventions I am also doing a lot of ACEOs lately. Because I always need an aweful lot of time to finish an A4 or bigger sized drawing I am really happy when I can look at several finished ACEOs. The variety shows me that I still have ideas :) And that my copics are good for something.

Besides, there isn't anyone out there who would like to give me his or her copics as a present? ^_____^ I could use some more and new ones. ;3

Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013

Lottery ACEOs

Hello sunshines,

I so often really worry about my drawing abilities, but during the last week I've had such wonderful comments and reactions to some of the things I did that I have so much more courage now to go on drawing.

It may sound a bit kitchy, but one of my main reasons for drawing, besides the fact that it gives me a lot of satisfaction, is that I want to make people happy. I love to see how somebody is smiling at one of my drawings or likes my use of colours and the details and time and effort I put into it (and believe me, I really put a lot of time and effort into my drawings). That really makes it worthwhile.

In order to say thank you for some of these comments and encouragements I made a lottery on two webpages (one of them my Facebook page) and gave away these two ACEOs.

Besides: How do you like my Japanese bell in the upper right corner? Isn't it lovely? A friend of mine told me how to include it in my blog. Please visit her lovely blog.

And please also feed my little fish *______________* They are always hungry.

Sonntag, 14. Juli 2013

ACEOs - Once Upon a Time

Hello everyone,
I have been working on several new ACEOs for various people - commissions and trades. I will upload all of them soon, but until then I thought I might let you see some ACEOs I did a while ago.

I love the TV series "Once Upona Time". It is one of those feel good-series and I watched it during a time I really needed to feel good.

Like most manga fans I also love fairy tales and after I had seen the series I drew some ACEOs of some fairy tale characters that appear in the first season. I guess they are very self-explanatory :)  Except maybe the Little Red Riding Hood one. I guess only people who are familiar with the series will understand why I drew the wolf the way I did.

How I came up with the idea to draw them like paper cuts I don't know, but I am really proud of them. Most of them will be for purchase or as prizes during a lottery for one of my next conventions.

If you want to see more of the current stuff I am doing please visit my  Facebook page. I will do a lottery for everybody who is following my work.


Freitag, 28. Juni 2013

My little Pony


The last time I watched My Little Pony I was 12 or 13, but during the last months I have rediscovered the series and am officially addicted. First, I was very sceptical about the design, but the hunour and intelligent character design convinced me. During my holidays in France I discovered some more MPL surprise and collector's bags and simply could not resist to buy some. I like these better than the monochrome ones and am afraid I will have to get some more. (You have to set your priorities right.)
Besides that I am thinking about the important question: Who is my favourite Pony? (yes, these kind of questions are important as they make me happy and help me to forget my work for a while :) Anyway, I am torn between Fluttershy and Rarity, although I also like Pinky Pie (how could anyone not love that little grunt'n'laugh?) Who is your favourite Pony? Until I decide about that I will simply draw some MPL fanart. Here is a sketch to my first idea. I think Pinky Pie would be a perfect kindergarden or primary school teacher, that's why I came up with this idea. You can't really see the background as the red pencil marks are too thin, but Pinky and her young students will be at a fair.
  I don't know what it is about me and fanarts of characters in their possible future jobs. ((oO))
I guess it's because I am also very concerned with the question of what to do even though I thought I was already done with that. Well, you can be mistaken about things more than once. So if I have to face realities I think I can at least dream about what some of my favourite characters could do if they ever grew up :)

Interview on AnimePro

Good morning everyone,

I almost completely forgot to tell you about the interview I was allowed to do with the extremely cool webpage AnimePro. They have interviewed some very good German and international mangaka and I feel honoured to be ranked among them. Thanks so much again to Jennifer (aka Zaubermaus) for the opportunity. You can read my interview here.

Mittwoch, 26. Juni 2013

Drawing, drawing, drawing

Yesterday was a really bad day. Do you know these days when you just don't know why all this bulls**t happens to you? Yes, it was one of those days. Drawing always helps me in those times (as does my boyfriend). I think only because I finished my Kobato fanart yesterday and because my boyfriend was sitting next to me watching how I smeared white paint all over his parents' living room table I managed to enjoy the evening. I will let you see the complete painting when I'm back home and have my scanner, until then enjoy this detail.

When I draw I always like to surround myself with beautiful objects or beings (like my cats ^_^). I don't know, but somehow their beauty always helps. I guess that is also reflected in my drawings. I know they usually don't have a deep meaning, but I think they reflect the beauty I see in ordinary things and relationships - for example between Kobato and Iryogi-san. They love each other unconditionally just like I love my cats or like I enjoy the light reflected from the green tea I had yesterday.

Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013

Preparation for Conventions

Hello to all of you,

after a week of holidays in France I am back and can draw a bit more and prepare for some conventions that are coming my way in September and October. However, my visit to France also gave me some input. In a really nice comic shop in Montpellier I found two beautiful (and rather cheap) artbooks by the wonderful artist Shiitake - no, not the mushroom :)

I had seen some of her drawings some years ago and immediately recognised them when I found the artbooks. Here you see the cover of one of them. The drawings of her fairies are really inspiring. The texts are in French, but if you had French at school you can understand most of it.

Besides that, I started to work on a Kobato fanart lately. I just love the series. It's short, it's sweet and the characters are lovely. That's how I like my Clamp best. I was also lucky and bought many of their complete series for a relatively low price on ebay. Now my shelves are piled with Clamp ;3 I love that! I think from the very beginning and ever since I read X and Magic Knight Rayearth these four amazing artists have influenced me the most (next to Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon and Ghibli films). So I hope I can do the series justice.

As usual I am working on several drawings. To the left you see a sketch of my character Minu. I want her to feature in many of my paintings as she represents a lot of myself. To the right is a summer drawing I am doing for my mother. The hair has already cost me some nerves and several hours. I don't know whether I will finish the drawing in time as we have our birthday on the same day and it's in July, but I'll do my best!

Mittwoch, 5. Juni 2013

Rise of the Guardians - in love with babytooth

Hello all of you,

have any of you watched Rise of the Guardians? I watched it in cinema this winter and now I bought the Blu-Ray and I just love Babytooth!!! She is so adorable, well, they all are! The colours and that cute round face with the long, pointy nose ... Hach, how could you not love her? Eh, them. I could watch the movie every day. In general, I am really happy that Disney has some real competition in dreamworks and I hope that will only get us some more beautiful animations. I am currently working on some sketches of the Guardians. Let's see how that will turn out.

Montag, 3. Juni 2013

Some things never change

Even after almost a year some things do not change - even though I am in a new city and with a new job, my desk still looks like a mess. But at least it is very colourful :)

Signs of Life

Hello everyone!

Wow, can you believe it has almost been a year since last I posted anything here? Well, sometimes you just need some time for other things and that's also the reason for the long time of absence from my blog. However, I am back and will more or less frequently start posting again. I will upload some of the work I did inbetween later this week. Until then please have a look at my deviantart page, where you can find most of my new paintings and drawings.

Thanks for all the people who wrote comments and emails to me. I am sorry I couldn't answer all of you, but I will try to catch up with the flood of emails.

However, I think that a lot of people are shy about writing comments or at least that is what I got from your emails. Please don't be! I am happy about every comment and will try to answer all of them.