After months of work and an amazing campaign which enabled to print this beauty, I’m so proud to present you the first volume of IllusFairy! 192 pages of magic, a special sketchbook and a beautiful print with a jacket and selective varnish are waiting for you – if you like manga and fairytales, that’s YOUR book!:D
Illustrated Fairytales – Volume 1 manga – 192p black&white + 6p colour
Embellished with a jacket and selective varnish
Comes along with an additional 22p sketchbook
After the initial webcomic started in 2016, Illustrated Fairytales’ first volume is finally available and features five magical chapters: Frau Holle, King Thrushbeard, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Rose Elf, The Pentamerone. For each of them, a little analysis gives you an insight into the symbolic and history behind. (Re)discover Grimms’, Andersen’s and Giambattista Basiles’ fairy tales and enter a world of enchantment, dreams and magic!
A big shoutout also goes to the Ulule backers, current Patreon supporters and webcomic readers. Thank you so much for believing in that project, for motivating me to keep on drawing and for enabling this amazing high-quality print! This book is there thanks to you, and it means the world to me!
Bonus Sketchbook – Available with every book
All orders will be sent out within the next two weeks, along with Ulule preorders. Otherwise, you can find me on upcoming events:
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 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!
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.
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 byJohn 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!
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)
November 24+25 from 10h-18h
Booth 196 – Section Littératures de l’imaginaire
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.
– 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
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!
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!
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 ; )
The Festival de la BD de Contern will take place this week-end – are you excited? Because I totally am, with a big surprise I’ve been working on over the last few months for you: a completely new assortment is awaiting you! All my elder artwork have been removed, to make place for new motives, new goodies, new prints, and even a new booth setup. Let’s have a look at this;)
9 new motives are waiting for you – what would be a convention without our beloved bookmarks? Though I didn’t intend to use them, many of you asked for the Queen series, so some of them are now available – they are limited to 25 copies each and no reprint is planned, so make sure to grab yours this week-end or in the shop;)
A5 Glossy Prints & Posters
A dozen of new posters have also been printed, most of them with my 4 Seasons Tea artwork, the Queen series as many of you requested, and some other motives. There will still be a few A5 glossy prints for sale (see motives below), but I will most probably stop offering them on conventions and keep them for Patreon Supporters or Shop exclusivities. Why? I’ve found a much better alternative… let’s jump to the next section!
A4 High Quality Textured Prints
While thinking about how I could improve the quality of my prints for you, I tried new prints on A4 textured paper and was stunned myself by the result: it looks completely like an original, with little variation on the colours and texture – due to its grained paper, those prints’ rendering is the best you can get. If you were hesitating to get an original artwork due to its higher price, here’s the almost similar, more affordable alternative. Some of the illustrations are currently only available in this format and will remain like this, allowing you to get your hands on a limited motive!
For every A4 print purchase, you will also receive a little additional gift print – isn’t that one more reason to fetch one? ; )
Queen Sticker Sheets
Yes, the Queens are everywhere 8D I got some problems with the sticker machine I bought a few months ago, and since people appreciated the stickers, I turned them into a proper sticker sheet.
As announced last time, the tote bags are always limited to allow a more unique motives – there are three new ones, Justitia and Autumn Rooibos being limited to around 20 copies. The print is once again injected into the cloth and of washmachine-friendly quality, so that your tote bag can accompany you anywhere!
The last few “Queen” Tote Bags are still available in my shop, for those who’d like to get one of those.
Badges were also among the products I didn’t intend to recreate, but as my old stock got raided during my last few events and people asked for more… here we go! You will find 3 different duos in cute packages handmade with love <3 Once again, limited prints with a dozen packages for each series!
Why so many limited products? I have been attending conventions for almost 4 years now – of course, I have made mistakes and learnt along the way. One of my biggest miscalculations were always that I printed too much. The cost of some “unpopular” products was sometimes high, and I kept a huge stock in my attic without knowing what to do with it. Printing smaller quantities brings along benefits for both me and you – it allows me to test new products without investing too much, and allows you to get more limited and unique items. Let’s face it, isn’t it boring to see the same pieces of artwork over years and years?
Anyways … other “regular” products are still available as well, such as my manga and recent artbook, as well as handcrafted notebooks and on-the-spot commissions. I have also printed new goodies for the surprise packages, starting with long maxi-bookmarks – along with an original artwork, you will now get only special prints which are not, and will never be, available on my booth. So, whatever you buy, you can be sure that you won’t have twice the same things!
– A3 posters are, unfortunately, not available since the shipping fees are almost twice the price of the print itself. But if you’d like to discover everything or if you can’t attend the convention, maybe you’d want to take a look at it, and I hope you’ll enjoy all those news!
I’m waiting for you this week-end in the sports hall of Contern from 10h-18h! See you soon : D
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?
After a little break, private commissions are open once again! Order the commission of your choice – be it your OC, your favourite manga character, or your own portrait. Special care will be given to the colouring and details, and the original work will be shipped to you, thus revealing all the subtle, small details which are never fully rendered on prints : )
I am offering two types of commissions art styles: Copic blending, recommended for detailed portraits, and ink work, suited if you wish more elaborate busts and portraits with more surrounding details. To give you a better insight into the creation of a portrait in blending style, you might be interested in watching a time lapse video I published a while ago.
As an alternative, you might also be interested in live portrait drawings I am offering at discount prices during conventions. The next events will be Metztorii (Metz, FR) on 26+27/05 and Japan Addict Z (Strasbourg, FR) on 02+03/06. You can get you inked black and white portrait within 15 minutes, and discover other artists and interesting booths at the same time if you pay a visit to those events ; )
Please note that those commissions are only for private use. If you are a business or if you wish to order a commission for commercials and advertising, please contact me to get a customized quote.
I have been updating the webshop during the entire last week, and I am pleased to announce that it is finally set up. There are various sections, ranging from art lessons and tutorials to prints and original artwork. Here’s a little overview of what you can find!
Aesthetica – Artbook Vol.1
I am most excited to present you my new book series, “Aesthetica”, of which I just received the copies! It’s been years that I wanted to create an artbook and I eventually decided to publish it in magazine format. The book presents my latest artwork, some of which are still unpublished, as well as some step-by-steps and insights into my private sketchbook, the whole project being in A5-format, printed on 250g matte quality paper.
Aesthetica Vol.1will be launched at the Luxcon this week-end. You can already order your copy in the shop, where you will find additional details. Please notify me if you wish to preorder and fetch your copy at the Luxcon; otherwise, the books will be sent out on Monday!
Seeing as I have created more and more products over time and don’t always have enough booth space at events, I have decided to sell some products exclusively in the shop. Among the current news, you will find stationary paper, and limited edition prints, which will be gradually updated.
I have upgraded my Surprise Packages, which are available both in the shop and during conventions. To change from my elder packages and offer more interesting contents, the new packages will contain mostly exclusive prints, which will not be offered on regular conventions. Some of them are available as Shop Exclusivities, others will remain a total surprise, with a high quality rendering on linen pearl paper (because it’s so beautiful and shiny). Be it postcards, bookmarks or collector’s prints, most will be limited to a maximum of 5 copies, or a single one, depending on the motive. As always, one original A5 artwork will be present in each package, and some special gift vouchers are distributed here and there. So, from now on, surprises guaranteed for sure ; )
Tutorials & Art Lessons
Most of the shops news concern my Tutorials & Art Lessons section, where you can find tutorials, art lessons, behind-the-scene projects and more. I have made a proper presentation for each of them and uploaded the download files. Now, for every order, you will immediately receive a download link to get your desired files. Each file, except for my old online lessons, is available in both English and French. I hope that it can give you an interesting insight into my work, and help you for your own art!
As always, if you are interested in receiving various downloads, you might want to subscribe to Patreon.com/SabrinaK, where you can receive all those perks at a cheaper rate on a monthly basis : )
Shop & Luxcon Discounts
LUXCON – 1+1 FREE ON PRINTS – I also introduced a 1+1 free offer on prints last month on my website, which didn’t work because of the problems encountered. To make up for this, I will uphold it at the Luxcon this week-end. For every poster, postcard, bookmark and A5 collector prints, you will pay once the price and receive two copies of your choice. Don’t miss the event, you can come in cosplay and there are always awesome booths and products!
SHOP – 50% PRINTS – As for the shop, various prints are available at a up to 50% discount in the Prints&Goodies category. Some of them are unique, such as the A0 Prints, others are low in stock and no reprints are planned, so make sure to get yours before it’s too late 😉