Winterliche Geschenkanhänger / Festive gift tags

Hallo zusammen!


Ich weiß, es ist eine Weile her seit meinem letzten Post…umso besser diese Gelegenheit zu nutzen und bei Johanna’s Blogparade mitzumachen! Das ist eine super Aktion, bei der alle, die gerne zeichnen und einen Blog haben, ihre Geschenkanhänger oder Weihnachtskarten auf Johanna’s Seite verlinken können und so viiiiele viele Leute die Möglichkeit haben, supersüße, selbstgemachte Anhänger oder Karten zu verschenken. Da schließ ich mich doch gleich an und zeige euch meine Geschenkanhänger:

Ich habe die drei Motive mit Aquarell gemalt (benutze ich in letzter Zeit gerne) und dann für euch als PDF verfügbar  gemacht. Einfach nur doppelseitig ausdrucken, dann könnt ihr hinten draufschreiben, für wen das Geschenk ist. Ich würde euch auch empfehlen, auf einen Karton oder etwas dickeres Papier zu drucken (hält besser 🙂 ) Die Löcher zum Auffädeln der Geschenkanhänger habe ich einfach mit einem Locher gemacht.


Ich wünsche euch viel Spaß beim Basteln und eine ruhige Adventzeit! 🙂


Hi everyone!


I know my last post was ages ago but I’ve got something Christmassy for you! 🙂 By the way, I am writing in German (above) because this post is linked to the blog of Johanna Fritz (German illustrator). She’s got lots of creative ideas to help people to become an illustrator. This Christmas she initiated a “blogparade” where people, who like to draw, can link their gift tags and Christmas cards to her website. I thought that’s a wonderful idea, so I made some gift tags myself (have a look at the pictures above).

I painted them with watercolours (I really like to use watercolours lately). You can download them and print them (on both sides) on card or thick paper. Use a hole punch to make the holes.


Hope you have fun making them 🙂



I’ve got another drawing for you!

As I told you in my last post I’ve done some drawings lately, I just haven’t been able to post them yet 🙂

So here is another one:

As you’d already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I did this with my Faber Castell Polychromos on my brown SM.LT sketch pad (which I both really like!).

I’m also working on a portrait of a little girl (my first attempt on drawing children btw!) and a landscape painting. I hope I can show them to you very soon! 🙂


In the meantime….feel free to leave some comments below 🙂 I’d be happy to hear what you think about this one 🙂


What do you think about this one?

Hey 🙂 The past few days have been soooo rainy and grey…I should be used to this by now, because this is not unusual for Salzburg. But still I’m finding it very hard to accept this bad spring weather haha 😀 Nonetheless I love the city for all its charming alleyways and nice buildings…Salzburg is soo charming!

The good thing about this weather is that I mostly stay inside and draw 🙂 So this is the first drawing I want to show you:

I found the photo of this girl on the internet and I thought it looks quite interesting so I decided to draw it 🙂

I like her messy hair and her big, expressive eyes. Although she’s got that messy hairstyle and casual clothes she looks so elegant, don’t you think?

For this drawing I used graphite, charcoal, white soft pastels, black and white polychromos and my Canson Mi-Teintes paper (which is great for pastel btw).

It didn’t take me too long to draw this portrait….maybe 2-3 hours. Usually it takes much longer to draw a portrait. This was much easier because it’s in black and white. Coloured portraits take up so much more time because it’s quite difficult to get the shading (with the right colours) right.


Tell me what you think about it in the comments 🙂 ❤

Allow me to introduce…..Scarlett

Hi! Well done for dropping by because I’ve got something I want to show you! I just finished another portrait last weekend and I’m really proud of it 🙂

May I present……Scarlett Johansson

It took me quite some time to get her face to look like it looks now. Haha….I think I did her nose twice, her eyes three times and so on 😀

But I think it was worth all the effort in the end! 🙂 She’s such a gorgeous woman!


This time I also wanted to show you my drawing process….so I took a few photos during the weekend to show you the different stages of the process. This is not how I do it every time I draw….the process is always a bit different depending on the project.

Just so you know…I didn’t intend to redraw her facial features as often as I had to 😀

I hope you like it 🙂


Ohhhh and I forgot to mention the materials: Faber Castell Polychromos and the SM.LT sketch pad in brown


Eddie’s finished!

Yaaaay!!! I finally managed to finish Eddie Redmayne’s portrait and I’m quite happy how it turned out.

As you can see I redrew the shape of his face and made his chin and forehead look a bit bigger. I also did the mouth again because he was smiling a bit too much 😀

So here is he:

I love how the freckles make him look so charming. Do you find freckles attractive…or is it just me? 😀 I think they look really cute on most people!

As I told you in the previous post this was the first time I used brown SM.LT paper and I can say it worked quite well! It was easy to do the shading….actually I mostly emphasised the light parts and the very dark parts….the middle shades were mostly covered by the brown paper which was really handy. To draw on the paper I used soft pastels and Faber-Castell polychromos.



You can see more details here:


I hope you like the portrait. I’d love to read your comments!

First blog post

Eddie/ work in progress

Finally, that’s it. My first blog post 🙂 Sorry it took a bit longer than expected.

So this is what it’s about: I ordered a new scetch pad last week because I didn’t want to draw on plain white paper all the time. So the paper of this scetch book is in natural brown and it’s produced by Sm.LT. To test it I decided to draw a portrait of Eddie Redmayne. I just love the expression on his face and all his freckles 🙂 …but of course that makes him a lot more difficult to draw.

As you can see he hasn’t got any freckles yet 😀 I just started drawing his eyes and contouring his face 🙂 I’m not entirely happy with his mouth and the form of his face, but I’m working on it. Although his face is still very pale, I love how the white parts make the face pop out from the brown background. What do you think about it? Write a comment 🙂



I’ll keep you up to date and hopefully show you the finished portrait soon!