Friday, August 21, 2015

new nordic fashion illustration expo Tallinn Estonia

Hello you peeps!
I hope you are soaking up the sun these days - I know I am enjoying every last ray of the sun before it turns colder and autumn moves in on us! Every season has its charm, but for now I am just in love with the warm weather we are having here in Denmark.

Now that a few months have passed since the opening of the fashion illustration expo in Tallinn, I will finally post some photos from the event. The quality of the photos are not the best, but they will give you an idea about the scene and the works exhibited there. The show runs until late September, at The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, so if you are in the area you can still catch it before it closes.

I know that it is kind of hard to see but the quality of the works exhibited there is really top notch and so inspirational to look at. I am very happy that I got to see this compilation of works from such talented artists.

"Turquoise" graphite, watercolour, glitter glue, digital colouring (print), "Hands" graphite, watercolour, coloured pencils, digital colouring (print), "Bunnies" graphite, watercolour, pen, coloured pencils, marker (original size A2).

"Poetic" graphite, color pencils, watercolour and digital colouring (print), "Triangular" graphite, ink, watercolor, enamel on paper (original) both size A1.

"Prey" graphite, ink, acrylic paint, enamel, marker, colored pencils, glitter, pen on paper (original size A1) 

"Somnia" graphite on paper (original size A1)

"Float" graphite, colored pencils, watercolour, marker on paper (original size A1) 

"Plissé" graphite and marker on paper (original), "Float" and "Somnia"

Working in only black&white is really new to me and I loved doing these very detailed pieces. Having more actual background in the work do help "tell the story". They are different from what I usually do, but I kind of liked doing something unexpected for this expo.

Poster featuring "Turquoise"

At the opening...

From the left; Danish illustrators Naja Conrad Hansen, Lisa Grue and me.
I think next stop will be at the Fashion Week in Tbilisi, capitol of Georgia, in October. Here one work (print)  from each artist will be exhibited and go on auction to raise money for local charities. This is a really nice initiative, that I am glad to support.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

interview with Fused Magazine UK

This feature is from December last year, but I just recalled making this interview so thought I might as well share it with you.

I made this interview with Fused last June and it seems like ages ago... but here goes >>>

Fused Magazine interview

Thanks Fused for making this feature about me and my work!

the scene / soft gallery collaboration AW 2015

Once more I have collaborated with Soft Gallery, danish kids wear brand, who specialise in collaborations with artists and illustrators from all over the world. So if you are looking for printed garments for your kid (or yourself - they also have a small line for grown-ups!) you should definitely check out their collections. Their items are beautifully made and of excellent (and soft) quality.

 The collection is called The Scene and here is a description of what inspired this collection:
"The streets are yours to live and flourish in. Be brave and be curious. Make new discoveries. Express yourself and inspire those around you. "The Scene" is your street and the street is your road. Embrace it!
The AW 2015 collection is all about living with your eyes wide open. It's about engaging in life. About seeing, feeling and living it all." "Be free. Be true. Be you"

Inspired by the words from the Soft Gallery team, I created several prints for both boy and girl items and enjoyed it immensely. I thought about the animals living in the city, like pets and wild birds which have grown almost tame because they live among humans. The dogs are treated almost like people and often adopt the same personality as their owner. The city dogs live most of their life walking in the city streets. Streetwise dogs.