Shila’s haiku

Shilas-Haiku

INKTOBER 2020

As usual I didn’t make it to the end, but I stuck with it longer than before :3
I chose themes from a whole bunch of different prompt lists.

Inktober day 1: Fish! One of the most interesting fish, sunfish :3
Only too late did I realise I’d forgotten to draw its side fin …

#wildoctoberart day 2: Symbiosis
In some parts of the world, wolfsbane can only be successfully pollinated by bumblebees! Their relationship is an example of mutualist symbiosis – a symbiosis that both parties benefit from. :3
(Pigment liners and watercolours – this motif would have been interesting also just black and white, but I wanted to paint the lovely blue colour of the wolfsbane.)

#hauntober day 3: Tea. Cozy piggy V^(oo)^V

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Skerry


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As a small child I used to draw a picture of an island – or rather skerry – with a tree on it over and over, many times. Probably inspired by the Finnish archipelago that I watched from the ferry to Finland every summer when we went to visit the grandparents. Maybe it was the same thing that Arnold Böcklin had with his Isle of the Dead.
I was curious to see how I would draw it today.

Happy International Women’s Day!

I drew the title illustration for this year’s special March 8th issue of Graswurzelrevolution. The lettering on the front banner is by Tine Fetz!

Inktober 2019

I didn’t do all 31 days in 2019, either. Here are the ones I did, following the official Inktober prompt list.

Day 1: Ring
There is a fairy ring in my lawn. Only 5-6 mushrooms grew in it so far, but clearly arranged in a neat circle, around the black mulberry.

Day 2: Mindless (callcenter life)

Day 3: Bait
I bought a writing cabinet on that very day in real life, and since I’d been watching a lot of horror movies (hello Ari Aster) and listening to a lot of horror books lately (Stephen King really awakens my own drive to tell stories), I imagined that there could indeed be something wrong with it …. But maybe the spirits in it are kind of nice and cute, at least once you get to know them? :3

Day 4: Freeze
The Netto bag is a Pusher reference …

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Self portraits

In Hohenschönhausen and in Kreuzberg, as a piggy and as a human.

Selfie2016_2c

Details so you can see my attempt at accurate eye colour :3

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