Forest Dream (2011)

Illustration of a viking with red hair and beard, sleeping on the forest floor, seen from a bird's-eye view. Next to the viking there's a fox curled-up and sleeping as well. It seems to be autumn, the leaves are red and the forest-floor is golden, with light streaming in from behind the viking on the upper left of the picture.

aka „Wikinger Wald“ ^ __ ^

Hello, #Fedifriends! Here’s a another one from the #archives (2011). I was never quite satisfied with the colours and overall composition but it has grown on me over the years.

The original also featured a sword (see here) but I’m not really a fan of tools for killing anymore.

Mh, that’s a nice thought that this might happen to pieces I’m struggling with now …

Rock Friends

Digital sketch of two happy rock creatures on a white background

Hello rock-enthusiasts! ✨ Here are some rock friends from 2019, probably inspired from the ever awesome #EllieVsBear*

This was back when I was still experimenting with brushes that imitate analogue brushes but this always felt wrong (I hate fake wood flooring that is just noxious plastic with a passion).

* https://www.ellievsbear.com/

„A Storm Coming“ / „Viking Monk“ Repost

Sketch of a viking, seen from behind, hovering in the air next to a rune stone. There's a grazing horse a bit away and dark, foreboding clouds in the sky.

Here’s a very old (2010!) piece I recently found on my blog, it was apparently for the (now defunct) #DrawingDay, done on a tiny, ancient (about A6!) #wacom #DrawingTablet (could never get used to them in the end).

Still like the atmosphere a lot.

Check out the blog for some info on the #RuneStone:

Cycle Outing

Illustration in greens and pinks of a person taking a brake from cycling the rather steep climbs in a Scottish landscape with mountains, a loch and woodlands.

Since I took part in my first ever #CriticalMass (courtesy of @EdCriticalMass@mastodon.scot, thank you! 🥰) this weekend (such an amazing feeling #cycling on a main street without being subconsciously afraid to be run over) here’s something #cycle-themed!

(I’m afraid to say that I think this is the first time ever I’ve drawn a bike …)

Hipster Café WIP

Vector illustration in black and yellow of an old person with a topknot behind the bar of a café pouring oatmilk into a cup. There's an espresso machine with stickers on the left.

Here’s a #WIP from a piece I’m working on. I realised I don’t draw a lot of the things I care deeply about in real life so (except for nature and fantasy ^__^), so this will be all about #hipster #coffee places (paired with #scifi / #astronomy).

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #ArtWithOpenSource #ArtistsOnMastodon #Inkscape #WorkInProgress #cafe #barista #espresso

Sunny Day on Harris

Illustration of a traditional Scottish cottage on a flowering meadow (Machair), surrounded by the sea. It's a beautiful day, there's sheep and birds and mountains in the background.

„Sunny Day on Harris“

This has been waiting patiently in my unfinished-pile to be rediscovered ^__^

I love summer in the #OuterHebredis and the #Machair* is such a thing of beauty!

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machair

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #ArtistsOnMastodon #Harris #Scotland #landscape #animals #birds #StandingStoneSunday #mountains #nature #sheep #ocean #summer #spring

The Selkie / Winter Morning

Vector illustration of a young, white child with long, braided hair standing on the edge of a lake in a snowy landscape. In the lake is a mermaid-creature with a seal-tail. The selkie is almost completely underwater only the top of their head is above the surface. There is an eerie glow coming from the bottom of the lake.
The same illustration but it's not snowing.

I really enjoyed #JonKlassen’s #book „The Skull“, so here is a #hommage with a #Scottish twist* ^__^

The #braids almost killed me, I’ve struggled with #drawing braids before and can totally understand when people just draw a bunch of wonky circles (like Klassen does ^__^) but this time I wanted to understand how to do it and it probably took twice as long as all the rest of the illustration. I think the dramatic shadows on them fit the eery glowing light that’s coming from the bottom of the Selkie lake, no idea how I’d do it in „normal“ circumstances …

Not sure about the #snow, I personally love it but I got #feedback on another piece that it makes it the composition very restless, which I totally see.

Snow or no snow, what do you think?

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #ArtWithOpenSource #Inkscape #ArtistsOnMastodon #fantasy #fairytale #winter #selkie #scotland #edinburgh

Surfer Space Wizard Raven

Digital drawing of a raven-creature with a wizard-hat surfing a yellow surfboard above a green planet with clouds and floating megastructure cities. There are red moons or other planets in the violet sky.

Hi there ^__^ Here’s a Surfer Space Wizard Raven from a few years back! ✨

Floating, pill-shaped cities in the clouds are cool but I especially like the character, I think that would be a cool motive for a shirt, what do you think?

Have a nice week! 💖

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #SciFi #ScienceFiction #fantasy #raven #crow #CharacterDesign #planet #weird #surfer #wizard #skull #tshirt #floating

A tree on a hill

A black and white sketch of a bendy tree with round canopy on a round hill.

Here’s something a bit different from my usual #style from the #archive: A nice bendy #tree #sketch 🎉

I like it how you can’t tell of those things are tiny #clouds or part of the #canopy #floating around ^__^

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #drawing #pencil #BlackAndWhite #landscape #nature

Cosmic Cow

Vector drawing in dark greens and blues of a night-scene with a highland cow on a small peninsular. The cow's reflection in the water reflects the milky way in the sky above. There's a crow sittig on the cow's back but in the reflection it is somehow in flight.

„Cosmic Cow“, first #illustration of the new year 🎉

A magic #cow and it’s time-bending #crow-companion enjoying the night on Harris ^__^

I like #HighlandCows a lot, they’re so chill and cool. This was probably inspired by John Maher’s night photography of the #OuterHebrides:

ISLE OF HARRIS, OUTER HEBRIDES

#JfmlArt #art #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #inkscape #landscape #milkyway #astronomy #photography #birds #animals #fantasy #mystery #scotland #harris #blue

The Peninsular

Digital drawing of a night scene: A person is standing on top of a cliff looking down at the ocean and a peninsular with a tower on it. The moon is full and there are towering anime clouds in the background.

Hello ^__^ I realised I never posted the finished version of these sketches (1), so here it is!

I’m not super happy with the colours and the outlines but it was a nice, very meditative experiment ✨

(1) https://mastodon.art/@jfml/110695867856903358

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #Krita #painting #landscape #beach #ocean #clouds #fantasy #night #moon #magic #witch #bird #seagull #travel

Nach der Zeit – Cityscape

A nightly streetscene with old houses that are partly submerged in water. In the distance two reed moons and a cloud kinda form a monster's face

Hej ^__^

Here’s another #illustration from my #diploma (1),which I like a lot, I feel like this #cityscape harkens back to my prediploma (2) which was a reaction to my #erasmus #studenexchange in #Istanbul (which was very good but as a lover #nature it was a strange experience).

(1) https://jfml.eu/2009/09/illustration-nach-der-zeit/

(2) https://jfml.eu/2009/10/illustration-ein-labyrinth-ein-traum/

JfmlArt #art #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #underwater #apocalypse #climatecrisis #wallpaper #fantasy #night #dream #surreal #monster #flooded #TraditionalArt

Love Music, Fight Fascism!

Round illustration on a pink background with a boombox-character dancing happily on a broken swastika. Text around it says „Love music, fight fascism“.

Aus aktuellem Anlass (und schon wieder #LateToTheParty 🥳) mein #OldieButGoldie #Antifasticker, leider ohne Reim aber immerin #cute ^__^

JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #CharacterDesign #süss #NoAFD #NieWiederIstJetzt #FightFascism #LoveMusic #antifa #ekelfhAFD #FCKAFD #Music #Hiphop #Rap #Boombox #Oldschool #antifascist #AlwaysAntifascist

ArtVsArtist 2023

ArtVsArtist2023: A picture divided into nine squares, the middle one is a rather dorky photo of yours truly with the hoodie up, drinking something with a (paper) straw, the rest are illustrations I've finished 2023.

Late to the party as always (🥳) here’s an #ArtVsArtist2023 thingy (I’m super unsure about putting my face on the internet but since this is not going to #Instagram anymore I feel better about it).

I feel there’s a lot of #pink going on which is really nice ^__^ I hope I’ll remember doing more of these in the future, it’s a good way of looking at the past year.

Late to the party as always (🥳) here’s an #ArtVsArtist2023 thingy (I’m super unsure about putting my face on the internet but since this is not going to #Instagram anymore I feel better about it).

There’s a lot of #pink going on which is really nice ^__^ I hope I’ll remember doing more of these in the future, it’s a good way of looking at the past year.

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #inscape #blender3d #fantasy #cute #birds #science #space

Door to Summer

Sketch in blue on white of a mountain lake with a tiny island in the middle. There's a giant crystal hovering above it and in one of it's sides you can see another landscape with flowers.

Let’s continue with the #winter theme ^ _ ^

I wanted to try #manga style grey-toning and it is a lot of fun (but as I feared it’s a nightmare to export for Web / as a JPG).

#JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #Krita #ArtWithOpenSource #sketch #BlackAndWhite #landscape #snow #crystal #fantasy #lake #birds #ArtAdventCalendar

Inprnt prints

Another photo of a print with a whole lotta birds in front of a landscape.
A photo, this motif is a room with a cluttered desk in front of a window opening out to a fantastical landscape with dragons and giants.
Photo of a print lying on a carpet. The illustration is of a person flying on a giant bird to a castle on top of a mountain that's guarded by a white wolf.

The new test #prints I ordered from #Inprnt arrived super fast! 🎉

And just like last time they’re just tooo good! ✨

#Redbubbe or #Society6 don’t come even close to it +__+ My photos don’t do the vibrant colours and deep blacks justice at all, they’re so amazing! I can’t get over it ^__^

I didn’t have to pay custom fees this time, which is interesting. I don’t know if this is down to just luck or the fact that last time they arrived in a tube and this time in a flat (big) letter. The packaging was excellent as well, quite sturdy and well made.

Get prints here:

https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/jfml/

EDIT: Ordered some more for my family, I had to pay customs (Germany not UK?) this time (7€ on a 100€ order) but the prints are just mind-blowing again! Aaahhh, if only we had something like this in Europe that does not get flown in from the US! 😭 There has to be something, right?

Pumpkin Cat Wendy

Illustration of a cat sitting on a carved pumpkin that is flying through the air, with a full moon and clouds in the background. The pumpkin has vampire teeth and tiny Will-o'-the-wisps in it's eyes.

You’ve heard of Skate Cat Wendy* now get ready for:

Pumpkin Cat Wendy! 🎃 🐈‍⬛ 🌕

This came from of the many pun-laden back-and-forths between my partner and me but this time it actually turned into something ^__^

You can buy it on my #Inprnt ✨:

https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/jfml/pumpkin-cat-wendy/

Happy #halloween!

#FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #cat #mastoween #cute #adorable #spooky #moon #krita

* https://jfml.eu/2016/10/illustration-skaterkatze-wendy/

Solar System

Abstract model of a solar system on a pink / salmon coloured floor, rendered with Blender3D. A big glowing orb in the centre, with copper circles (orbits) around it. More spheres on the circles (planets) with copper rings (orbits) and smaller spheres (moons) around the center. They're all made of „natural“ materials, like glass, wood, fabric, copper etc.
Portrait variant of the same motif but with a smaller sun and three blue glass half-spheres arranged around the sun, protecting it?
Another variant with green sphere cuts shielding the sun, wrapping around it from above instead of the sides like the last variant.
Last variant, again with blue glass, this time they kind of look like an abstract blossom or leaves, enclosing the sun?

Hi! ^__^

Which variant do you like best? Anything I could change / do better?

I found out recently the @kde@floss.social is doing a #wallpaper #contest for #plasma6!

Themes are:

  • Trustworthy […]
  • „A reflection of me“ (i.e. personalized, familiar, comfortable, „fits like a glove“)
  • Personal growth […]

What my #subconscious (?) has come up with is kind of a #solarsystem #model? Weird!

@kde@floss.social I’m also kinda getting #DysonSphere(1) #SciFi vibes from this which I like ^__^

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_sphere

FediArt #MastoArt #CreativeToots #JfmlArt #art #illustration #creative #DigitalArt #blender #blender3d #b3d #planets #abstract

Birds!

A vector illustration of a landscape stuffed with (European) birds, there's probably 25 of them including crow, blue tit, jackdaw, seagull, owl and many more.
Detail of the illustration featuring a jay, a robin and a swan (and a house in the landscape).
Another detail with a swift, a crow and a kingfisher, all flying in the sky with clouds in the background.

So many #birds! 🐦‍⬛🦉🦢🦅🪿 Who is your favourite?

Started this project over a year ago as a birthday present (it’s a #jigsaw #puzzle! I didn’t take any photos when we did it 🤦‍♀️) and now it’s finally here!

Testing out #Society6 as an #printer with this one (and #CutePlanets), check it out:

https://society6.com/jonaslaugs/designs

Greeting Cards!

Photo of three square greeting cards with birds on them, on a wooden floor.
More close-up photo of the cards, the birds are a jackdaw, a blue tit and a robin.

They’re here! 🥰✨

I’ll be selling #GreetingCards printed at pennybatchgallery.co.uk at this year’s #ColonyOfArtists!

And they’re #beautiful! Printed on #recycled paper, with #EcoKraft envelopes and #compostable wrappers (just like my #prints).

Come round the #weekend after next in #Edinburgh’s #Abbeyhill to have a look ^__^

Character-Sketches

An illustration of five people, all rather fat, old and/or bulky, done in (digital) ink with blue shade.

Hallo ^ _ ^ Instead of bringing you something #ColonyOfArtists-related (which is in less then a month in #Edinburgh, #Scotland!) …

Here are a few sketches of older women main characters. Some day I want to do a #ChildrensBook or #Comic about an #old #adventurer who has lived #TheQuietLife for a few decades and goes on another #quest. Mh, that sounds like a #TerryPratchett #novel doesn’t it?