Moontober Weekends (Inktober 2020)

Here are my (only) seven illustrations for the #moontoberweekends inktober (one month of art prompts, but for this challenge only weekend prompts & I went ahead and merged some of them Phone Number Trace , because I didn’t have time to do all of them). The prompts were all created by the lovely @moonchildillustrations!

1.10: Apple
3. & 4.10: Old Lantern & Autumnal Outfit
10. & 11.10: Frog & Moon and Stars
17.10: Autumnal Food and Drink
18.10: Mushroom
24. & 25.10: Animal of Choice & Pumpkin
31.10: Happy Halloween

Autumn Week

I decided to participate in an illustration challenge filled with seven prompts. It took place on the 21st to 27th of September and you can find all the beautiful art with the hashtag #helloautumnweek or #helloautumnweek2020 on Instagram πŸ™‚ I had a lot of fun drawing all these cosy things & coming up with new ideas for each prompt. Which one of them do you like best?

Day 1: Apple Orchard
Day 2: Falling Leaves
Day 3: Pumpkin Carving
Day 4: Autumn Picnic
Day 5: Cosy Night In
Day 6: Forest Walks
Day 7: Autumn Self Portrait

Saying goodbye

Time to move on I guess. Saying goodbye to a city I never really liked. Due to the current situation in the world I had to move on quicker than planned and there wasn’t enough time and space to really say goodbye to everything. Hamburg was pretty on some days but on most it was just loud and dirty and fast. So I’ll be mostly glad to leave it behind.

Scroll down for a collection of photos I took before and after my move.

Here’s what my apartment looked like before I had to clean up the whole mess and move out:

A batch of (bonfire) t-shirts

I started making t-shirts for Bonfire a while ago now. It’s perfect because I don’t have to worry about producing and shipping them, because they handle everything. Click here to see my whole Bonfire shop, all designs are available in a whole bunch of colours and sizes and even as sweaters and tote bags πŸ™‚

Tote Bag Club πŸ„πŸ•·πŸŒβœ¨

I decided to create a limited edition tote bag club on patreon – it’s going to be fulfilled by patreon, so I don’t have to stress myself about ordering and shipping etc πŸ™‚

Here’s some information: If you decide to join the club – you need to actively join the tier for three months (so three payments at the beginning of every month). After the third payment the tote bag will be shipped directly to your door. Make sure to add your real name and address, so nothing will get lost in the mail. After that, make sure to cancel your pledge, because this is a one time offer (of course you can stay on as long as you want, but you will only receive the other benefits of the tier). I will eventually retire the tier, so every order can be fulfilled but once it’s closed there will be no way to get this tote anymore (I can’t say how long it will open at the moment, that depends on how many people join in the end, but I will give you a heads up as soon as I know). Also do not switch between payments during that time, because all progress will be lost. If you decide to opt out before the three months, you will not receive the tote bag πŸ™‚ I will also add some real life photos of the bag as soon as I receive mine (so excuse the shitty photo of it, I don’t have it in better quality at the moment).

If you don’t receive your bag, or if it’s damaged, you can contact patreon and they will resolve the issue (write them a mail: merch@patreon.com)

I hope that’s everything you’ll need to know about the new club, but if you have any questions – just write me in the comment section below 🌷

Jamaican Beanrice with Tofu

Starting a new illustration series with this one. It’s going to be a series only about recipe illustration. This one has been my favourite dinner for years and years (to the dismay of my whole family it seems).

Here’s the real recipe:

Next up will be a flower cookie recipe and a pizza Bianca recipe πŸ™‚

A year of postcards

I can’t believe it – but it has been a year since I launched my patreon – and a year since I’ve been sending out monthly postcards. Looking back I can see a lot of growth in my illustrations and the themes that I’m illustrating. I also draw a lot more detailed backgrounds, which I have been dreading a year ago. And it’s always so much fun to work on the postcards, because I can let my imagination run wild and draw what I want for a change.

Here’s to another year!

There’s going to be a big shop update soon, where I will add all the old postcard club postcards to my online shop, so stay tuned!

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