• Conventions & Events,  Online Shop

    Walfer Bicherdeeg News

    New conventions are comic close, and who says new conventions also says new projects! Here’s a little overview, as well as a book collaboration – if you’re nearby and have the opportunity to visit, I’d love to see you : D


    Christmas Cards

    Christmas goods have started to invade our local stores and supermarkets, so let’s do the same: I have the pleasure of presenting 4 Christmas Cards, which will be presented in two different packages. They’re following me on conventions, and are also available in my online-shop! It’s my personal opinion, but I always find it way more personal to send letter rather than emails – what do you think about it?
    For the little anecdote, I actually had a  hard time drawing them. I was planning my Christmas assortment ahead during the summer months, and it was really painful to think about snow and winter during the heat wave we had… but anyways, here they are now!

    New Prints

    Besides the postcards, you’ll be able to find several other prints featuring my latest illustrations from July on. The most diversified will probably be the bookmarks – otherwise, some of that artwork will also be available as A4 Deluxe Prints or regular posters.

    Speaking of posters, I will stop selling them, after giving it a long thought and seeing as people have appreciated the deluxe prints more over the last few cons. There are still some left, so if you’d like to get them, Walfer will probably be one of the last cons to get them.

    The new items have been added to the online-shop in the Goodies Section!


    Walfer Bicherdeeg Print Giveaway

    This year as well, many of you have showed me their adorable support, be it through comments, likes, visits on conventions and events, … I’ve been thinking about a way to thank you, and I have thought of a little game for the Walfer Bicherdeeg. I’ll be presenting two new illustrations which haven’t been posted online yet – Fruits des Bois (left) and Queen of Darkness (right).

    An A4 Deluxe Print of either one of those motives (usually priced 15€) will be offered to the two first people who will spot the illustrations on my booth. To participate, you just need to tell me you’ve seen the game by following me either on my website, Facebook or Instagram, and show me the illustrations. So – Walfer Bicherdeeg, Centre Prince Henri this weekend, first come, first serve! ; )


    DreamCatcher – Postcards from Luxembourg

    You might already have seen them or you’re totally new to them – either way, I’d like to present you DreamCatcher! I got to know it first in form of comics drawn by Andy Genen, which were accompanied by CDs sung by John Rech. After meeting both of them for several years during conventions, they asked me to participate in their latest album, titled “Dreamcatcher – Postcards from Luxembourg”. The concept was to redraw their characters in a Luxembourgish setting in order to add postcards to the album release, and I decided to go with the two youngsters of the story for a shopping trip to Belval.

    The comic was eventually presented for the first time on October 25th during a concert co-organized by the Télécran. In total, 13 artists have been collaborating, and the concert was just great – I had never seen the band live, but one could really grasp how much fun they all had while performing. It’s been an honour to be part of this project, and if you don’t know DreamCatcher yet – please support the artists by buying the release or visiting a concert, they put so, so much passion into their work!

    Save the dates!

    The probably last conventions of the year are around the corner. Christmas Cards, Oh!My Dress Calendar 2019, Books and Prints are awaiting you – so if you have time, I’d love to see you! Besides, you’ll also be able to get the DreamCatcher books signed by Andy and John during the Walfer Bicherdeeg, which is definitely another opportunity not to miss ; )

    Walfer Bicherdeeg
    November 17+18 from 10h-18h
    Centre Prince Henri (I’m in the small room, not in the main halls)

    Mons Livre
    November 24+25 from 10h-18h
    Booth 196 – Section Littératures de l’imaginaire

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – November 2018

     

    November rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Patreon Newsfeed & Downloads

    More news are available to my Patreon supporters via the Patreon newsfeed! I’m trying to offer more work-in-progress and project news through the Patreon feed. Current Patreon supporters have immediate access to it as well as a notification to their mailbox – if you wish to discover the news as well, the feed unlocks for every new supporter!

    This month, there are no finished illustration video processes. On a personal level, October has been focused mostly on finishing IllusFairy’s “Frau Holle” chapter, as well as sketching and studying. Besides, commissions and workshops have been taking up an important amount of time as well – this month has been kinda stressful, but very rewarding. I feel that I have learned a lot this month, and I am grateful to have been able to work on such interesting projects. To make up for the lack of finished artwork, all November Patrons will get a whole bunch of commission insight and sketches though, in the hopes that they will help and motivate them for their own work as well !

     


    IllusFairy – Manga

    I’m quite happy to have eventually found time in my schedule again to resume working decently on IllusFairy – and as promised last month to my Patreon supporters, the chapter “Frau Holle” has been completed and sent out as a full ebook in both En + FR !

    Besides the ebook, a step-by-step progress of the double-page below is also available to appreciate the creation of a manga page, as well as previews and sketches for the upcoming chapter.

    If you’d like to (re)discover classical fairytales in manga version, you can also read it for free on Tapastic. Though Patreon offers an early release and access into all personal sketches and research, IllusFairy will always remain a free to read manga with two updates a week, so enjoy ; )

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle – Read on Tapastic!

     


    ArtClass – Body Types

    Usually, people tend to stick with a specific, ideal body type. Nevertheless, especially when creating stories with various characters interacting, it is pretty useful to be able to draw a variety of characters – starting with different body types to immediately create a difference. To get familiar with how to change bodies, we’ll analyze in detail how to draw three different characters: a beanstalk, a couch potato, and a bodybuilder.

    In this art lesson, you will get:
    – real time & voice-over video
    – case study with 3 different body types
    – PDF with recap, pictures and exercises
    – individual feedback and mentoring for the Student Tier


    ArtJourney Special

    ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    Part 1 – Nude Sketchbook

    49p. PDF with all sketches of October and comments for each session.

    Looking for new challenges, I have enrolled in classes with nude models. Though I didn’t know what to expect, it proved to be very interesting. In that room where a dozen of students were drawing without stopping, I had to face my own weaknesses and limitations, yet seeing the others at work motivated me to keep on drawing and improving. Overall, I think I already learnt a lot. It never occurred to me, but having a living being standing still in front of you really allows to grasp all the subtleties of the human body – to a way greater extent than when you learn with photographs and 2D references.

    If you’re looking to improve your artwork, I recommend everyone to try at least once a drawing session with a human model. It doesn’t have to be in class or with nudes at all – simply asking friends or family to stay still for a short while can already be very helpful. Little recommendation between us, the best moment to draw someone is when they’re watching TV, as people usually tend to be concentrated on the screen and thus don’t move that much 😉

    Part 2 – Anatomy Sketchbook

    29p. PDF with all sketches of October and comments for each session.

    Besides nude classes, I have also been working on personal studies. My teacher recommended it was best to have a solid knowledge on human anatomy before starting the lessons, so I’ve been going back to basics and focused on skeletons and muscles. Since it’s a rather difficult topic, I have been combining many books and resources to develop an easier method to learn human anatomy. There are still things I’d like to master and body parts I haven’t perfectly been able to grasp yet, so I’ll keep on studying on a personal level and during the upcoming nude sessions this month.

    Generally speaking, I don’t think there will be much new artwork until the end of the year, as well as no ArtClass for December, seeing as I prefer focusing on studies to offer you improved content afterwards. Despite that, I am keeping many ideas for illustrations in mind, and I’ll resume ArtClasses with a special series on anatomy afterwards – I hope that you’ll enjoy, and that the progress will be visible! Meanwhile, thank you so much for your patience, you’re the best<3

     


    Please note:

    All tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop.
    You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey online!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is also available in French : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Artwork

    #blackletterball #ornatehorror

    Entering the #blackletterball, an event hosted by @ameliori, @mins_arts, @myriamtillson, and @nadiarausa on Instagram! The theme being #ornatehorror, I have decided to go with a fashion design inspired by the Calavera Katrina. I abandoned the heavy make-up but totally went for an excentric gown. And since I see sooo many Inktober sketches as of late – I felt like doing an ink piece as well 😀




    Since it’s Halloween today, what are your plans?
    Will you go to a party with a spooky costume as well? ; )

     


     

     

  • Diary

    Interview Letzebuerger Journal

    A while ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Lëtzebuerger Journal for an interview. For those who are interested, you can read the scan below or the web version here. I’ve been working freelance for one year now since I finished studying, and am generally talking about my work. If you still have any questions or if there’s something you’d like to know more about, you’re always welcome to ask!



    October has started out as a pretty busy month. Unfortunately, I won’t have many new artwork to show in the next time – currently, I am inking IllusFairy during my free time, and working on sketches. If you’re interested in seeing new IllusFairy pages though, as always, it is free on Tapastic, with new pages every Monday and Thursday. For now, it’s what I’m focusing on, and a way for me to offer you regular news : )

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle or IllusFairy – Main Menu
    Click on either link, depending if you want to resume with the current tale without scrolling through the entire webcoming, or if you are new and wish to discover the different tales from the beginning!

     

  • Artwork

    Illustrations & Food

    By now, you should know how I love integrating yummy food or dresses into my artwork. If the two are possible, combining them both is even better – so here we go for two new illustrations! Inspired by my “Bon Appétit” illustration (the one on my banner here), I loved creating both of them, and I am planning other ones as well.

     


    Pause Café

    Though I’m madly in love with my tea, as of late, I started liking coffee as well. I always loved the scent yet found it too bitter, and I recently tried flavoured caramel cappuccino… what, it doesn’t count as real coffee and it’s full of calories? Anyways, here’s the first illustration, as well as a step-by-step so that you can appreciate the process !


    Fruits du Verger

    Funnily enough, I got my inspiration for this second illustration… while eating a yogurt with peaches and pears. I don’t know, but the packaging had such a lovely colour combination – white, soft yellowish orange, green – that I decided to make an illustration out of this. So,here we go, with a video this time! (if you are wondering, it’s the Luxlait “Fruits du Verger” yogurt, besides having this pretty packaging, it’s also delicious!)


    If you are interested in discovering more about the creation of “Fruit du Verger”, it will be available for any 5+ signup during entire October on my Patreon, with a commented step-by-step, material references, and real time video.

    Patreon allows you to get unique content, tutorials and art lessons while supporting my work, thus allowing each of us to mutually help one another and create art together! You can learn more on
    http://patreon.com/SabrinaK


     

    As stated, other illustrations for that series are planned, and you’ll see them as soon as they are finished.
    Otherwise, is there any motive you’d like me to illustrate? I’m always open to new ideas : D

     

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – October 2018

     

    October rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Patreon Newsfeed

    More news are now available to my Patreon supporters! I recently started uploading more regularly to my Patreon newsfeed. I used to send all rewards and updates on new projects at the beginning of the month, but as some of my supporters ask me of news from time to time, I started uploading more work in progress, projects and illustration previews. Current Patreon supporters have immediate access to it as well as a notification to their mailbox – if you wish to discover the news as well, the feed unlocks for every new supporter!


    Artwork

    For those who are more interested in creative perks, let’s start with some manga content! As you know, I have recently resumed working on IllusFairy, and to change from traditional artwork, here’s a digital piece for once. You will thus receive “Frau Holle”s chapter cover illustration in HD version, along with the real time video and the PSD file to analyze the different layers. If you wish to give it a try, there will also be a folder with the line art and the used screentones!

    While talking about IllusFairy, a dedicated sketchbook will be available this entire month. I have also worked on some designs I can use in the next tales – mostly princess dresses, servants clothes, random background character designs. A student asked me a while ago if I had some references for medieval fantasy clothing, so since I was in the mood, I’ve thought of those below. You are very welcome to use them as inspirations for your own work (though keep it private use only please).

    And to go over to classical illustrations – as always, a monthly artwork is available for in-depth studying – you’ll have “Fruits du Verger” with a commented guide and the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step, as well as a real time video. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

     


    ArtClass – Copic Colouring – Hair

    And speaking of colorations using Copic markers – to fit my students’ needs as they asked more questions regarding colouring and blending as of late, this month’s art lesson answers most questions while giving advice and presenting 4 different colouring techniques, both with and without blender. The focus is on hair – the same model has been used four times to illustrate the difference between those techniques.

    During workshops or with online students, it often happens that the blender is seen as a “magical tool” which creates beautiful gradations – nevertheless, a wrong use results in the opposite. Here, you’ll learn when to use the blender according to your needs, as well as how to create shadings without it.

    In this art lesson, you will get:
    – real time & voice-over video presenting the four techniques
    – HD scan of those four illustrations with colour references
    – line art to print out and colour yourself

    If you want to give it a try, feel free to save the image below and print it out to test some colourings yourself : )

    Concerning the English Artclass version, after giving it a long thought, I will put it on hold for a while. It is not definite, but it costs me both money to pay a native translator, and time to rework the original version – both being very precious, as I have to admit. Seeing as my students are all French-speaking from Luxembourg, Belgium and France, removing the English version won’t have any major influence for now.

    EDIT: I just found a new translator! This month’s ArtClass is thus still in French only, but we’re working on the translation, as well as on the previous lesson which was French only as well. Please be patient, as the English versions will resume soon.

     


    Please note:

    All tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop.
    You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey online!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is also available in French : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Artwork

    Steampunk & Art

    As I recently announced in my agenda, I will be participating in the Anno 1900 Steampunk convention this week-end in Fond-de-Gras, Luxembourg. It’s the first time and I’m so thrilled, seeing as it is such a special event  in a unique setting. I remember when I first went as a visitor and I totally loved to be surrounded by such interesting booths and beautiful costumes.

    Of course, I have been working on new artwork to go along with this occasion, and I am pleased to introduce a new product as well: A3 Deluxe Prints. Here we go for an overview!

    Please note that the event lasts the entire week-end, but I will be able to attend on Sunday only.

     


    Artwork

    It’s been a while I hadn’t drawn in a big format, and I thought it was time to resume working in A3 with a decent background. This illustration has been inspired by Lyrebirds. Last month, I took a vacation to Frankfurt, where I visited the Senckenberg Museum with its bird exhibition. Seeing so many unique feathers and shapes inspired me to combine them with fashion designs, and here is the first try!


    A3 Deluxe Prints

    For this unique event, I have been thinking about unique goodies as well, and came up with A3 Deluxe Prints. I wanted to offer you something not everyone will have, with the best possible quality; the prints are thus printed on 300g grained paper, with the rendering close to an original. But for a change, every single print is hand signed and enhanced with glitter, gold or gloss on specific parts, so that each of them has a more unique feel.

    The Deluxe Prints motives are also new designs, some of them featuring the Oh!My Dress fashion girls. Some may be available as bookmarks or postcards, but the complete illustration will be limited to this format for collectors.

    The Deluxe Prints will be convention goods only. Unfortunately, I can’t put them in the shop, seeing as shipping would be too expensive, and to avoid rolling or damaging the prints in any way. If you are interested in such a high-quality print though, you may want to have a look at my A4 Textured Prints – they’re basically the same, only without the hand-embellishment.


     

    Of course, other artwork and goodies will be awaiting you
    – please visit if you have some time, I’d love to see you on Sunday!

    Have you already been to Anno 1900 or another Steampunk convention?

     

     

  • IllusFairy

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle

    Some of you might remember my manga and webcomic Illustrated Fairytales – a manga version of the Grimms’ and Andersen’s fairytales. Well, after a longer break, IllusFairy is finally resuming, and I’m so thrilled to present you a new chapter and all the last months’ work, in the hopes that you’ll join me again in this adventure!

    I am currently illustrating “Frau Holle” by the Brothers Grimm – the story of a young girl who jumps into a well to get her lost reel back, and who is taken in by a mysterious old lady. It’s a pretty known and sweet tale for a change, and I’d love to make you (re)discover it.

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle – Read it for free on Tapastic!


    Cover illustration


    As you may have read on Tapastic, IllusFairy was put on hiatus for several months, especially due to the reason that I was busy trying to make a living as an independent artist, and lacked the time to create decent manga pages. Over time, I managed to create a more effective schedule, and also reflected on the previous chapters. IllusFairy being a project very dear to me, I didn’t want to draw pages “because I had to” while neglecting the quality. I properly took the time to improve my weaknesses and overall technique, and here’s the result – and I hope that my changes in artwork will result in a better reading experience for all of you!


    For those who’d like to appreciate the cover illustration more, it is the October 2+ Patreon Download. Current supporters and newcomers will be able to get the real time video, PSD file, Line art & Screentones, HD illustration.

    If you wish to support my work while getting special project previews and tutorials, you can become my patron on http://Patreon.com/SabrinaK


    First page introducing our adorable protagonist. I love drawing her braids!


    Read IllusFairy on Tapastic

    If you wish to read IllusFairy, you can do so on Tapastic. It’s entirely free, and starting October, there will be two weekly pages – once every Monday and Thursday! To be notified whenever a new page comes out, I invite you to subscribe to the manga on Tapastic. So… ready to read? : D

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle or IllusFairy – Main Menu
    Click on either link, depending if you want to resume with the new tale without scrolling through the entire webcoming, or if you are new and wish to discover the different tales from the beginning!


     

    Thank you so much to all those who will join me once again!
    And now, tell me… What’s your favourite childhood tale?

     

     

     

  • Online Shop

    Oh!My Dress 2019

    Get ready for 2019 with this fashionable Oh!My Dress calendar! I received the prints last week and I totally love it – I hope you will, too. Without waiting, let’s see the project in more detail!


    Cover & Interior Designs


    Oh! My Dress – Details

    To change from last year, the illustrations are printed on one side only, with a cardboard on the back for a better hold, a transparent foil on the cover, and two bonus pages, as well as slightly bigger boxes for those who have a huge handwriting.

    Technical Details:
    – Oh! My Dress 2019 Calendar – 15€
    – One sided high quality print on 170g paper
    ​- 15 sheets (January – December 2019) + 1 cover + 2 bonus pages
    ​- Spiral binding + wall attachment
    – Protective plastic sheet on the cover
    – Cardboard on the back for a better hold


    Interior Design


    As a bonus, you will also get a limited edition Oh!My Dress A6 print. It will be hand-signed, numbered, and enhanced with glitter to offer you a unique print!


    Enhanced and signed A6 prints & Bonus page 


    The dates are printed in French, and you’ll get a pretty dress with a different colour each month. If you’d like to get an overview, some designs are already published on my Instagram; otherwise, you can receive a Oh!My Doll sketchbook for 5+ Patreon subcriptions throughout this entire month, containing around 40 fashion designs, both finished illustrations and research sketches. I hope you’ll enjoy using this calendar as much as I enjoyed designing it!


    Sketchbook available on Patreon.com/SabrinaK


    The Calendar will be available on upcoming conventions and in my online shop.
    You may also preorder the calendar in the shop and fetch it during a convention, if you wish to get yours for sure. Please notify me about it at the checkout when placing your order!

    Go to the shop!


     

    Other goodies with new artwork will be launched for the Anno 1900 Steampunk convention, I’ll gradually update the new motives on social media. As for  said event, I’m also thrilled to offer a new type of goods: A3 Deluxe Prints. I’m currently working on them, and you’ll get to know more details shortly before the event ; )

    See you soon!

     

     

  • Conventions & Events

    Conventions & Workshops

    The new school near is starting, and I got various events and workshops confirmed for this upcoming trimester. Though a summer break is nice, I’ve missed workshops and cons, and I hope to see many of you soon!


    Conventions

    The first conventions are around the corner, and here are the dates. If you have time, please come say hello, we merchants would love to make you discover our passion!

    • Eenelter Maart, 16/09, Reckange-sur-Metz, LU
    • Anno 1900 Steampunk Con, 30/09 only, Fond-de-Gras, LU
    • Foire du Livre de Musson, 07/10, Musson, BE
    • Walfer Bicherdeeg, 17+18/11, Walferdange, LU
    • Mons Livre, 24+25/11, Mons, BE

    For the new season, new goodies are of course planned – among which my Oh! My Dress calendar recently teased on social media! I will receive my orders by next week and introduce them properly in a new post. I’ve been working the entire summer on those news, so I’m excited to share them with you. You’ll discover everything next Wednesday, please stay tuned!


    Workshops

    If you are looking for an opportunity to learn how to draw manga, I would be pleased to guide you! Here is an overview of my upcoming workshops. Of course, I remain open to any proposition or suggestions – please feel free to contact me for any inquiry!

    MANGA WORKSHOP @Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser
    Inscription here

    In collaboration with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser (Leudelange, LU), new workshops are planned for the Fall Trimester (October-December), for 2h each Saturday! Beginners can take on the first course, while the students who attended one of my former workshops can go over to the advanced level with a completely new program.

    This trimester offers you 8x2h lessons with a defined lessons and a specific program. To allow the students to advance together on an equal level, please be aware that newcomers will not be allowed throughout the entire trimester.

    MANGA WORKSHOP @L’Eclat de Verre
    Inscription here

    As a new collaboration, I have the pleasure to work with L’Eclat de Verre (Howald, LU) for manga workshops twice a month! 2h-lessons will be planned on Thursdays and should start on 27/09. There will be a given program; however, the structure is more free and topics may vary according to the students. Unlike at Steinhäuser’s, the group is planned to be smaller and will thus allow a more in-depth mentoring for each. You may start any time throughout the entire school year – no matter your level in comparison to the other students, I will chose specific topics that fit your personal needs and wants to help you develop your skills!

    CITE BIBLIOTHEQUE – 10th Anniversary Party
    Inscription here

    On Saturday 29/09 from 14h-16h, I’ll have the pleasure to animate a workshop for the Cité Bibliothèque’s 10th Anniversary! There are other entertaining animations for children, as well as a birthday cake at the end of the day. If you are looking for a fun family day, this is the place to be!


    And to study at your pace…

    Private Art Lessons

    As always, I am animating private lessons throughout the entire year. If you wish to enrol, in a group or for one-to-one guidance, please contact me via the Contact Form or at sabrinakaufmann.art@gmail.com !

    Patreon Online Lessons

    My Patreon Online Lessons are also available anytime, with numerous tutorials and downloads every month, as well as a one-to-one guidance and feedback on your own artwork. You can work whenever and wherever you want, and benefit from online mentoring throughout the entire month!
    Subcription on Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    If you are interested in attending a manga lesson, or if you wish me to animate a birthday party, school workshop, etc… Feel free to submit your project and I’d be delighted to work with you!

    Thank you for your trust!