Street Style

They say, dogs look like their owners, or is it the other way around?

Today’s quick sketch inspired by Pinterest – A French bulldog and his stylish grumpy looking companion.

Happy Monday, off to work!

Nobbi & Kobbi – Children´s Book

You can find my first illustrated children´s story of the two best friends now also in German on Amazon. The English version you find here.


Die Geschichte von Nobbi und Kobbi gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch auf Amazon zu kaufen.


In hindsight I would do many things differently when it comes to illustrating and editing the book. But then again, it was the first and there is a learning curve. 🙂 I definitely want to do more book illustrations and am busy practicing and learning new publishing and editing programs.

In fact, I just finished my second children’s book, a story about a little fly. I am very happy of how it turned out. More about it soon!

I have plenty of inspiration when it comes to drawings but I suck at making up stories. If anyone has a great story idea they would like to collaborate on, please drop me a line.

In the meantime check out the silly story of Nobbi & Kobbi.

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Dropping Ink All Over

When you try to do a quick sketch and the ink flies all over the desk…

I think it still took me about 30 min to do this one. So not that quick after all.

Looking Good in Pink

Ready for work.

Lately pink has become my favourite colour. What is yours? My favourite dress is bright pink.

Also still studying people´s poses from different perspectives. Pinterest has become my new best friend as source of inspiration.

Wine Time

I do like a good wine. This is the last of the 100 people challlenge. Although I am already continuing with it and have reached #105 by now. I really do love to see the improvement I went through and how easy it has become to sketch people. I just need to work more on the speed. As I feel sometimes its takes me way too long.

Cheers and have a great weekend!

Ink All the Way

Still on the ink. Yep, loving it. But also missed some colour. So I ended up adding a bit of watercolour to this drawing. Below you can compare the before and after. Which one do you prefer?

This is also number 99 in the series of One Week 100 People I did at the beginning of April.

Egg Painting Time

Mr Fox and Mr Mouse got together to paint some more Easter eggs. Who else has been painting eggs this year?

If you are too lazy like me to paint eggs how about making your own Mr Fox Easter print instead?

You can also get this image as high resolution file to print with different background on my Ko-fi page.

Happy Easter.

Easter Fox

Easter weekend is coming up. I haven´t been painting Easter eggs in years. But I got inspired to draw Mr Fox painting eggs.

Are you still looking for Easter cards or wrapping paper or a little present? I put the image of little Mr Fox on Ko-fi as a high resolution image with different background colors for you to download, so you can print your own cards for friends or family.

Have a happy Easter weekend! I for my part will be out hiking in the sun.

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Wanted to do something cheerful for today. Maybe even grab a Guinness later. Some of you might remember Mr Fox. He dressed up accordingly.

If you are a fan of Mr Fox, then I just added a new illustration to my shop at Society 6.

One Week 100 People – Day 4

Had to play catch up as a was a bit behind schedule on day 3. Have to say that it still takes me way too long with drawing these.

Spot-billed Pelican

Last but not least the Spot-billed pelicans who got his name because of the spots on his bill….

There are 8 living different pelican species today. This pelican can be found in southern Asia from southern Pakistan across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes.