Samstag, 7. November 2009


The decoration for the MOTMOT shop window.

Mittwoch, 4. November 2009


Here's a private commission for a good friend of mine. He totally loves BJÖRK! Now who can blame him?

Above you can see the line drawing, then the finished piece in color. There is still a lot of white in there to help the aetherical look of BJÖRKS growing creations.
Seeing that this was to be colored, I set the lines differently than with the BLACK AND WHITE ink drawings I usually work in. I left space in the drawing to texture it with the acrylics instead of adding different strokes and inkdots. So much for the technical side. The drawing was then mounted onto a disc of wood rather than framing it for hanging. We did this to work it into a wall panel in the room.

This is not the best reproduction of the colors as we only took quick snaps (some of the lighter contrasts of the paint are lost), but scanning will follow and make up for that.

Montag, 2. November 2009


I drew this as a MOOD PIECE for the drawings that went into the bags you can see below. As all drawings I make for DRAWING NEEDS go directly into the "product", the process of designing visuals for the bags is different from Illustration for print, where there can be many revisions and sketches until the piece is finished. With these, I don't make sketches or layouts, because I try to be as senseless as I can be and put that into the composition and the look of the drawings.
This also roots in the idea that there is a connection between the person that owns the final thing by buying it and the thing itself. Hopefully, by putting in a drawing, that moment will be a bit more round and relaxed.

What I do to prepare myself and my ideas of what I'm trying to put into the design, is that I make one of these MOOD PIECES, that will lead the following drawings and sets the visual MOOD for them. I can step out left and right while drawing, but I will get a feel for where I can return to by looking at this basic drawing.


IRMSA is doing another selection of smaller bags (okay, one large one as well...) and they will be here by the end of the week by the way.