Scotland

I have been in Scotland for six days now which is the reason why I didn’t post anything this week.
For years I had been planning to go to Scotland but never did because of various reasons. A few months ago I got a text from a friend saying how great his vacation in Scotland was.
That was the very moment I decided to just go on my vacation as well. So even though I am incredibly busy putting togeher my exhibition and finishing my first small comic book (and with a couple of other things going on) I just booked a flight and went to Scotland. I’m currently staying in the beautiful city Inverness which is located in the Highlands. I’ve done loads of things and seen beautiful places!

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Three days ago I hiked along a part of the “Great Glen Way” – I walked almost 20 kilometres (about 12 miles) and I rode along the Loch Ness.
After those rather exhausting days I spend a day in Inverness, sitting in cafΓ©s and doing some shopping.
I found that beautiful art supply shop that had awesome sketchbooks for half the price. Of course I couldn’t resist getting two!

Here’s one of the sketches I did straight away.

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Today I’m going to see the Highland Games in a small town called Drumnadrochit. And in a couple of days I’ll be back to posting drawings, comics and art stuff! 

Have a great day guys!

Underwater creatures!

This week I got further 10 pages for my comic project done and I am close to finishing the pencil work! (Yey!)

With a lot of stuff going on and just 8 more days to go before I am going on a holiday to Scotland I’m not sure if I can stick to my schedule and get another fashion illustration done in time. Instead I want to show you some “older” (done about two or three months ago) illustrations.

I did another mini series of 3 pieces on selkies. If you have never heard of those things – don’t worry! I hadn’t heard of them before either.

Selkies are a little bit like mermaids. They occur in Celtic mythology and are said to live in the ocean and at the shores of Ireland and Scotland (maybe I’ll see one soon!). Ashore they are beautiful ie (I rarely heard of male selkies) that either hide the fur of a seal or wear it while leaving the water. Once they go back into the sea they put the fur back on and become seals. If a selkie loses her (his) fur the selkie is meant to stay a human for ever.

I really liked those legends and I just felt like doing some drawings on that topic. Another truly awesome aspect of these myths is that they are set under water too! And long hair floating in water is just a beautiful image itself! As a great hair lover I couldn’t ignore that, could I?

The first selkie I ever drew, still in her human shape (and yes, I know. She’s in my header ;)).

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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