Lady Sindbad (2014)

Illustration of a bunch of people having fun on a tiny island around a campfire on a starry night. One of them has a wooden leg, the another one is roasting something on a stick. They're having an excellent time.
Full version of the illustration, they're actually having a party on a giant whale!

I have this weird thing that I’m only allowed to post stuff I haven’t posted before on #SocialMedia. And while I try to not care about that looks like this fits the bill as well:

„Lady Sindbad“ (2014)

Really like the #cosy atmosphere in this one ^__^

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Ghost Tiger (2020)

Illustration of a night scene with a small car on a rural street and a giant, blue-tinded tiger hovering above it. There's a mountainous landscape with trees in the background.

Looks like I’ve never posted this 2020 piece inspired by the #ChildrensBook „When You Trap a Tiger“ by #TaeKeller* Not super satisfied with this (will I ever be with anything …) but I love the #mysterious atmosphere this has ^__^

Hope you have a good week!

* Look at that amazing cover: https://www.taekeller.com/ !

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Cloud Scapes (2020)

A pencil drawing coloured in light grey-blue of two wanderers on their way to a big building on a hill. Above the trees a lot of clouds are stacked above and beyond each other in the sky and around the building.

This started as a #study in 2020 about the way #clouds sometimes stack behind each other to form these #fantastic #landscapes in the #sky.

I feel like I didn’t really nail it, need to investigate that again at some point ^__^

EDIT: This apparently inspired @Fjord in Progress / Semiotic Pirate to the following:

Everything leaned in to watch the wanderers approach the distant castle. The clouds began to loom protectively over the castle’s towers. The landscape filled with intent, though no decision had been made as the travelers remained silent, their footsteps soft upon the earth. There was no path but neither were there obstructions.

Which I love! It’s kinda the opposite of back when the music of The Princess and The Pearl inspired me to do Ghost Ship ^__^ Different art forms inspiring each other, it’s just the best!

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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).

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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

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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

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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! 💖

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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 ^__^

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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

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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

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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/

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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 ^__^

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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.

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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

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!

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

Bluetit

Vector illustration of a tiny bluetit with a meadow, clouds and mountains in the background. It is very cute.

Look at this super cute #bluetit! Just look at it, it’s just too cute ^__^

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