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  • “Nikolaustag” Giveaway

    hey

    “Nikolaustag” is in Germany always on the 6th of december. The night before this special day children, kids and even older “children” put their super cleaned up boots outside in front of the door. If they were good and nice all year they can find some christmas treats, sweets, mandarins, peanuts and even little gifts in their shoes.  If they were naughty they’ll only find rods in their boots. There is even a much bigger story behind that but this is not my point for this blog post. Basically he is Santa Clause but he is not coming on christmas.
    I thought for “Nikolaustag” i could make a little giveaway for my readers.

    Tell me in the comments below what you wish to see on this blog in the future (you can also write in german)

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    PLEASE READ:

    This is what the giveaway includes:

    7 Postcards (one of them ist a handmade linoprint)
    1 printed illustration in postcard size
    Two handmade panda stickers
    One Maus sticker

    There will only be one winner. You have time to enter the giveaway until 11.12.2016 23.59 CEST. Please just write one comment per person. Afterwards I will randomly choose and announce the lucky winner the next day. The giveaway is worldwide. Please make sure to write an correct email in the comment form so i can contact the winner via email. To participate you have to be 18 or older (if you are younger please ask your legal guardian, in case you won i need a written consent).

    UPDATE: 12.12.2016 The winner is Comment Nr 3 “ZOMBIEKATZE”
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    Good Luck!
    Best,
    Anja

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  • 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.

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