• Illustrationen
  • Storytime Part 02

    maus-storytime-02-1000

    A lot has to be done before the celebration and Mama Maus is already on her way to get some ingredients for the Christmas cookies. Papa Mouse is also outside in the woods to find a suitable Christmas tree.

    Bis zur Feier muss noch viel erledigt werden und Mama Maus hat sich schon auf gemacht ein paar Zutaten für die Weihnachtsplätzchen zu besorgen und
    Papa Maus ist unterwegs um einen geeigneten Weihnachtsbaum zu finden.

  • featured
  • Storytime Part 01

    hey

    A few days ago I cleaned up my workspace and found a quick sketch that I totally forgot about. I was thinking about this sketch for a while and came up with the idea to build a little story around it. For me it was quite hard to think about a story that makes sense, is exciting and entertaining. So i talked with my friend and my mom about it. Then the next day was all about the writing. Very slowly and with a lot of breaks i managed to write the story in one day. It turned out as a little christmas story. So my plan is to draw every other day and post the artworks immediately after finishing and post it with a part of the story on my blog until christmas. I already started a little storyboard that isn’t finished yet. Until now I have 11 sketches and I think in the end there will be about 15 to 18 artworks. I hope I can manage to draw all the pages until christmas since there are only two weeks left. When I think more about this schedule I have to draw at least every other day two or more drawings a day. Planning is the key but I think it is very do-able because the format isn’t too big and i have a very clear vision of each drawing. Said enough, here is Maus storytime part 01.

    maus-storytime-01-1000

    Tonight a family celebration will take place at the family’s Maus, to which they have invited a few friends. Early in the morning it snowed for the first time this winter. However, Maus had promised to help his mommy in the preparations for the Christmas party and wants to keep this promise, of course, and will have to do without playing in the snow, building a snowman or an adventure today.

    Heute Abend soll bei Familie Maus eine Weihnachtsfeier stattfinden, zu der sie ein paar Freunde eingeladen haben. Früh morgens hat es das erste Mal diesen Winter geschneit.
    Maus hatte seiner Mama jedoch versprochen bei den Vorbereitungen für die Weihnachtsfeier zu helfen und will dieses versprechen selbstverständlich einhalten und muss zumindest für heute darauf verzichten raus gehen um im Schnee zu spielen, einen Schneemann zu bauen und Abenteuer zu erleben.

    Best,
    Anja

  • featured
  • Maus Prints

    hey

    Some of you who follow me on instagram know that i did a drawing challenge in june. Altough it was “just” an everyday doodling challenge i made little pencil illustrations in black and white. I decided to take the daily topics/words and combine it with my Maus character. All in all I really enjoyed the challenge even though i had some bad days when i couldn’t draw or wasn’t motivated enough. Altogether i managed to make 20 Illustrations in that month. For the moment i just scanned them and put the drawings just somewhere in the drawer i put all of my personal illustrations after i scanned them. Yet a few weeks later i thought it was a pity if the drawings were just forgotten somewhere so i thought i give it a try and work on them again. To not destroy the illustrations because i know i am not that good with colours and colouring i decided that i would colour them digitally. For that i used ArtRage that came with my tiny Wacom Bamboo One tablet. It’s quite nice for blending colours because with some settings and adjustments it behaves just like real paint on canvas and you can mix the colours really nice and smoothly. To use ArtRage for me is so much more easy as trying so hard in Photoshop where i have no clue what to do when it comes to painting and all the different functions and brushes. So i had the layer of the drawing and i just multiplied the other layers of paint together. For the colours i try to not use much darker shades than the pencil drawing to not mess with the contrasts. So far i only coloured my five favourites but in the end i will colour them all when i find enough time. I put the drawings together in a set of prints that are each 14,9×14,9m that you can now find in my Etsy Shop.

    maus-cat

    img_1716

    unbenannt-1

    maus-dandelion

    maus-hammock-1000

    maus-hangematte

  • Illustrationen
  • AnjaSturmPrints Etsy Shop

    hey

    anja sturm prints etsy shop

    If you follow me on social media for example Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you have seen a lot of postcards and prints in my timeline. I made some designs for handmade linocut prints and I chose some illustrations and artworks from my gallery and portfolio to print some of the motives. All this work was for my new Etsy shop AnjaSturmPrints where you now can find postcards of prints of my illustrations as well as handmade limited linocut prints in postcard format. A project I really loved to make are my original artwork monster postcards. I made 99 individual drawings of creatures with pencil, oil pastels and markers and each one is one of a kind and very unique.
    This is just the the base of my shop and I have tons of ideas for motives I want to make in the future. It is worth the time to look into the shop from time to time to find something new. You can also always suggest an illustration I made for a postcard motive just let me know somehow by commenting on the picture you see and like. I also plan to make greeting cards and posters and so much more. You would make me very happy if you stopped by in my shop. Oh, and as an extra I can tell you there are always some goodies and extra stuff with every order. It would make me very happy if you supported my by sharing my  shop with your friends <3

    AnjaSturmPrints

    Wenn ihr mir auf den Social Media Plattformen wie zum Beispiel Twitter, Facebook oder Instagram folgt, habt ihr in den letzten Tagen und Wochen viele Postkarten und Drucke von mir gesehen. Ich habe Designs für handgemachte Linolschnitte entworfen sowie ein paar meiner Zeichnungen und Illustrationen aus meinem Portfolio auf Postkarten drucken lassen. All diese Arbeit habe ich mir für meinen neuen Etsy Shop AnjaSturmPrints gemacht, in dem ihr die ganzen Postkarten, Drucke und Sticker finden könnt, die ich bisher gemacht habe. Darunter sind einige limitierte Auflagen an Drucken, die ich eigenhändig zu Hause angefertigt und gedruckt habe. Ein wirklich besonderes Projekt sind die 99 Monster Postkarten. Jede der 99 Postkarten und somit auch die Kreaturen sind ein original Artwork und von Hand mit Bleistift, Öl-Pastell Kreiden und Markern gezeichnet.
    Das ist nun erst mal die Grundlage an Postkarten, Drucken und Stickern in meinem Shop. Ich habe noch unzählig viele Ideen für neue Motive, deshalb lohnt es sich auch ab und an mal in dem Shop vorbei zu schauen um etwas neues zu entdecken. Ihr könnt mir auch gerne neue Motive vorschlagen, wenn ihr von mir eine Zeichnung seht, die ihr für geeignet haltet. Lasst es mich einfach mit einem kleinen Kommentar wissen. Es würde mich wirklich sehr freuen wenn ihr in dem Shop vorbei schaut. Ach ja, genau, zu jeder Bestellung gibt es ein kleines Extra als Überraschung dazu. Ich würde mich sehr darüber freuen wenn ihr mich unterstützt und den Link zu meinem Shop mit euren Freunden teilt <3

    AnjaSturmPrints

     

    anja sturm etsy illustration

    all the stuff

    some monsters 01

    Best,
    Miau

  • Illustrationen
  • Letterattack Challenge Day #04 to #10

    hey

    I just want to make a quick update on the letterattack challenge. First i thought i wanted to post each day of the letterattack challenge also here on my blog like i do on my instagram. Then i thought it would be nicer to post a few days at once as a weekly review. So here you can see day 4 to day 10. As you can see there are some words and sentences i had more fun with than others. My favourite is “Achtungfertiglos”. Which is your favourite handlettering?
    Would you also like to see the Handletterings day By day or a weekly summary? let me knkow!

    Day 04 Coffee
    Day 05 Courage, dear heart.
    Day 06 Achtung, fertig, los!
    Day 07 I love it!
    Day 08 Sei Pippi, nicht Annika!
    Day 09 Manamana
    Day 10 Träume

    Ich wollte nur ein kleines Update zu der Letterattack Challenge posten. Zunächst wollte ich auch auf dem Blog täglich den jeweiligen Tag posten, wie ich es auch auf Instagram mache, habe mich dann aber doch dazu entschieden eine kleine Zusammenfassung zu machen, als kleinen Wochenrückblick. Hier gibt es also Tag 4 bis Tag 10 zu sehen. Wie man sehen kann konnte ich einige Wörter und Sätze einfacher gestalten als andere. Mein Liebling ist “Achtungfertiglos”. Welches Handlettering gefällt euch am besten?
    Ih würde gerne wissen ob ihr die Handletterings auch gerne täglich hier auf dem Blog sehen wollt, oder eine wöchentliche Zusammenfassung? Lasst es mich wissen.

    Tag 04 Coffee
    Tag 05 Courage, dear heart.
    Tag 06 Achtung, fertig, los!
    Tag 07 I love it!
    Tag 08 Sei Pippi, nicht Annika!
    Tag 09 Manamana
    Tag 10 Träume

    letterattack challenge handlettering coffee anja sturm

    letterattack challenge handlettering yourage dear heart anja sturm

    letterattack handlettering achtung fertig los

    letterattack handlettering i love it

    letterattack handlettering sei pippi

    letterattack handlettering manamana

    letterattack handlettering träume

    Best,
    Miau