2019 – My Year of Digital Illustration (September – December)

This is the final part of my reflection about my digital art journey in the year of 2019. For my thoughts about the months of January to April check out this post and for May to August this one.

In September I participated in the Powerful Women Week – an Instagram Drawing Challenge focusing on the topic of feminism. One of my favorite pieces of the week is the artwork I made for the prompt “My Body”. If you wan to learn more about the Powerful Women Week and have a look at all the drawings I did for the challenge check out this blog post.

As part of another personal project I illustrated a new cover for the book “Life. Art. Words – The Authorised Biography of Tove Jansson” by Boel Westin. Tove Jansson is my favorite illustrator and rolemodel and since I dream of illustrating a book cover one day I decided to do one for this great book.

In October I took part in my very first Inktober. I used the prompts by @moonchildillustrations to write and illustrate my own little fairytale about the adventures of the tiny Bubsy and her whimsical friends in the woods. It was so much fun to illustrate my own story, but the next time I’ll do that I’ll definitely need to take more than a month of time for it.

Inktober is a pretty stressful time for many artists and I’m very proud of the work I produced for this challenge. I learned a lot about my creative process and creative cycles during that time and came out with a completely illustrated story fit for my very first zine (that will actually be available in early 2020 – Wohoo!).

After going on the most beautiful vacation during the last week of October I had recharged my creative batteries for the last two months of 2019. In November I finally felt like I had found my artistic calling: I started to illustrate fairytales and develop an interest in mythology and fantasy.

I took part in the Ghosts of Christmas challenge and made some fun illustrations about foreign christmas traditions.

December was a pretty quiet month – I managed to actually enjoy the christmas time and produced a lot of holiday themed work. I focused most of my time on designing my upcoming Inktober zine and creating my first colouring book.

I can’t wait to see where my art journey is going to take me in the months to come. I’m super excited for 2020 – I plan to write and illustrate a book, launch an online shop and create so much more magical illustrations.

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of my journey so far – The best is yet to come. Have a lovely New Year’s Eve and Happy New Year!

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