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    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

     

     

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    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.

     


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    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?

     

     

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    ILLUS – Queen of Time

    Hi everyone! Those who visited me last month in Contern have already discovered this artwork, so time to post it online as well. I was inspired to work with a more “steampunkish” style again, so here we go with the proper scan and a time lapse of the creative process!


    The Original Artwork is available for sale in my Online Shop.

    New goodies are to come with that motive, can’t wait to show them to you! It is already available as a A4 Collector Print on textured paper, but I would like to create bookmarks and posters as well. Would you like to see it as another specific piece of merchandize?

     



    “Queen of Time” will be available in my Patreon rewards on August 1st.

    All 5+ Supporters will receive:
    – 2 videos of this illustration (9min complete time lapse +1h30 real time video)
    – PDF containing with commented step-by-step photos
    – complete used material references

    If you wish to receive monthly art lessons, tutorials, behind-the-scene files and exclusive material while supporting my artwork, you might want to subscribe to Patreon : )
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK


     

    See you next week for other projects!

     

     

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    Fashion Art

     

    Hello everyone! Those who are following me on Instagram have already seen that I’m pretty inspired for fashion designs as of late – here are some of my recent designs! For those of you who keep on asking me where I find my ideas, I usually like doodling in a sketchbook and the ideas just come naturally when I start sketching. They are not always good, they often need modifications, but I guess that works the same way for many artists – just start sketching, and the ideas will follow : )


    Which dress design do you like most of those three?


    I like mixing baroque fashion, costume design and haute couture, and try to use various of those elements, along with concepts and ideas in my designs. Common things I like are flowers, butterflies, jewels, and I like working with themes. From left to right, my themes were “wild” – “butterflies and feminity” – “desert princess”. Other topics I’d like to use in upcoming works are for instance “masquerade” and “matryoshka” – let’s see how they turn out!

    To get inspiration, I also like looking up fashion designers from time to time. My top reference is Stella de Libero, who’s designing such wonder wonderful wedding dresses that could come straight out of fairy tales. Another fashion line I appreciate are the wedding dresses worn by Nozomi Sasaki (yes, you got it, I LOVE wedding dresses… hope to wear such a beautiful gown myself one day 8D). Otherwise, I also like lolita brands such as Atelier Pierrot, or generally haute couture gowns. If you’re into high fashion and pretty dresses, I’d recommend to have a look at those references : )



    If you are interested in the creative process of my fashion sketches, one of them has been recorded and will be sent out as a 1h real time video to my 5+ Patreon supporters on August 1st! 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 – discover more on Patreon.com/SabrinaK !


    So, what about you?
    Do you like fashion arts?
    What are your personal references or designers you look up to?

     

     

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    Tarot Art – The Moon

     

    Continuing with my tarot card series! This time, I was inspired by The Moon – I couldn’t resist but use my OC Luna for this illustration, seeing as she is the personification of the night in my IllusFairy manga series. Since I know some of you appreciate behind-the-scenes and step-by-step work, I have included some steps of this illustration below as well, and hope you’ll like it!



    The original artwork of the tarot motives are now available in my shop. If you wish to get a unique piece of art and appreciate all the details of the blending work, you want to check it out!
    Visit the online shop

    For collectors, I also opened a new tier on my Patreon where you can get your hand on a selection of original artwork at a more advantageous rate, along with all the other benefits my supporters receive every month. If you wish to support my work, this can be a way of doing so, while it also allows you to get many benefits from it:)
    Info and artwork selection on Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Anyways – concerning tarot cards, are there motives you’d like me to draw?
    Which cards would you like to see?

     

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    Tarot Illustrations

     

    Hello everyone! As mentioned a while ago on Instagram, I have always found divination cards and esoteric stuff interesting, especially tarot decks for their significations and motives. So, recently, I have decided to pick up some of them for a new series of illustrations mixed with fashion design – and here are the two first motives!



    “The Hanged Man” will be available in my Patreon rewards on July 2nd. All 5+ Supporters will receive two videos of this illustration (9min complete time lapse +1h30 real time video), along with a PDF containing step-by-step photos and the complete used material references. If you wish to receive monthly art lessons, tutorials, behind-the-scene files and exclusive material while supporting my artwork, you might want to subscribe to Patreon : )
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Tarot – A brief introduction

    Tarot cards were initially playing cards in the late 14th century Europe. They started getting used for divination in the late 18th century during the Age of Enlightenment. Overall, various decks have seen the light, with variable illustrations according to the countries they were produced by. Currently, the most used divination tarot deck is the “Tarot de Marseille“, as invented in Paris in the late 18th century, with 78 cards divided into two categories: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.

    > There are 22 Major Arcana, which have no direct relation to one another. They mostly represent concepts and allegories: the Sun, the Moon, Justice, the Fool, … Each card has a meaning and can be taken individually. Nevertheless, each card also builds upon the previous one to show a journey to completion.

    > On the other hand, there are 4 suits of Minor Arcana, each containing 14 cards with ten numbers and four court figures. The series are usually wands, cups, pentacles, swords. Though they are more complex to understand than the Major Arcana, they are pretty interesting, seeing as each series represents one aspect of life (wands = life and energy  / cups = relationships and emotions / pentacles = wealth and finances / swords = professional world and actions). Depending on the consultant’s question, more or less cards of each series will show. Combining both Major and Minor Arcana, the results can be diversified and interesting to analyse.

    Tarot readings can be done for open or closed questions – the first being free to your interpretation, the second being a yes/no matter. One can arrange cards while using various Tarot Spread models. The simplest spread starts with 3 cards to represent your past / present / future, others are far more complex and can be used to analyse various aspects of a person’s life within the next months. Some will prefer specific readings for a single area in their life, others will want to have a complete overview.


     

    Whether you believe in divination or not, getting to know Tarot cards is pretty interesting – there are so many symbols and interpretations which make those cards so complex! Thank you so much for reading this article and see you soon <3

    What do you think of divination and esoteric? Do you believe in it?
    Which motives would you like me to draw next?

     

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    Sweets & Goodies

     

    Hey dearies, how are you? For this week’s news, I wish to show you two recent pieces of artwork, and some ideas for goodies. I love sweets and warm beverages, which have inspired me lately. As you saw in latest posts, I have been inspired by tea and pralines – now I went with cakes and hot chocolate!

    The first one was inspired by Alice in Wonderland (Alice in Sweetsland now? ; ). I recently ordered some coloured Pentel brushes and Faber Castell Pitt liners, which I tried out on this illustration as soon as I got all of them, then combined it with my usual Copic markers. I have been using Dalbe 120g paper which I mostly use for all my illustrations – just for information, since there were people asking for my favourite material.

    As for the second work, I drew it after going to the Chocolate House in Luxembourg, a place which offers various cakes and chocolate sticks to melt in a mug. There are so many flavours, like chocolate sticks with fruits, tiramisu, sweets… If you haven’t been there yet and if you love chocolate, I recommend you pay it a visit!
    Chocolate House Website

     

    Those latest illustrations also inspired me for new goodies for upcoming conventions. I have been thinking about mugs, as well as tin boxes. Those ideas came to me while I was rearranging my tea corner in my room where I keep on accumulating big tea bags, and I thought it would be much neater to have elegant tin boxes to store the leaves. Since I also love drinking tea in pretty mugs, the idea came to me at the same time.

    I am currently looking into potential manufacturers to see whether I could get an affordable price for it. My biggest concern though is being able to carry those goodies without breaking them during transportation. I’ll see how it turns out, and keep you updated!

     


    Anyways, let me know your thoughts in a comment!
    Would you be interested in mugs or tea boxes?
    Are there any other goodies you would like to see?
    Thank you : D


    PS: Speaking of goodies, there is an ongoing art raffle on my Instagram to thank my first 100+ followers. You can win surprise packages filled with prints and other art stuff, so make sure you don’t miss it !
    Instagram @sabrinak.art

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    We love Chocolate!

     

    I have recently been working on a gift project with chocolate!
    On top of the illustration, I tried making a sweet packaging and filled it with pralines. Do you like chocolate as well? : )

    For those who are interested in a behind the scenes process, I recorded a full time lapse video, photographed the references of the material used on every step, and am working on a commented walkthrough of this illustration. Everything will be released next month on Patreon.com/SabrinaK !

     

    Sorry for the weird background music in the video XD I keep on getting copyright complaints about the music I used despite having tried pretty much everything so I just took one of the random audios from my video editor. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on good royalty free music, I’d love to get the link ; )

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    Happy Easter!

     

    Happy Easter! I realized it is the first time ever I have drawn an illustration for that event ~ I just finished my Patreon rewards (previews following soon) and am getting ready for a meal and relaxing day with family. What are you doing today? Will you go out egg hunting? ; )

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    Artwork & News

     

    Let’s start with some news for this new website! The entire rebuilt, transfer and administrative issues have been taken care of over the last few days, and I hope you’ll enjoy this new version. There are novelties in almost every section, especially in the “Illustration” area, so feel free to check them out if you’re curious ; )

    Among the news, I am excited to present my 4 Seasons Tea Collection. Since I love tea and always wanted to draw some motives with the four seasons,  I decided to combine both. For collectors, the original illustration of each motive is available in my shop. Overall, I worked with markers and ink and tried to give each season a dominant colour and elements reminding of their ambiance – warm autumn leaves, icy frost, bright spring flowers, and sunny summer days. And you – what do you associate with seasons, and which one is your favourite?

    Though the shop is not totally updated yet, you can already place orders. It now offers more options than my previous one, for instance with the possibilities of paying without credit card with Paypal or bank transfer (and many other nice features I’m currently exploring, such as automated gift vouchers – now that’s some good news for you, isn’t it?). The products will be gradually added and as stated before, a complete French version will also be created – I have just fallen behind with other projects since taking care of this new website’s organization took so much time, so I need to work on those first. But promised, within a month, everything should be in place, and in the meanwhile, there will be weekly blog updates as it used to be!

    If you have suggestions to improve the website, to make it more agreeable, or if you just wish to tell me what you think about this new version so far, I’d love to hear from you ♥