Unsere Messlatte

Nachdem so viele Besucher unsere Messlatte bewundert haben, habe ich die mal eingescannt, für alle zum Ausdrucken für ihre Kinder, zum Ausmalen oder sich daran messen Lassen. Die Zahlen sind bei den meisten Tieren die Schulterhöhe (in cm), außer bei Vögeln und Affen. Hier gibts ein PDF zum Download für den Ausdruck auf DIN-A4 Seiten.



During most of my free time (which always feels to be too short) I am writing, mostly still practicing to improve my writing skills, so there has not been much to show here. But now I illustrated a German science fiction novel: “Dunkelwärts” by Ulf Fildebrandt. (It’s not published yet, I’ll post a link when it’s available.) This was my very first job as an illustrator (which feels pretty cool), but I found out that I would probably starve as such. I am just drawing much too slowly! Well, I guess I can say the same about writing, but I tend to ascribe that to the painful lack of continuous chunks of writing time …


I really am a true beginner at digital drawing! Ever heard of Filters? Textures? Esther, I guess you really do not get enough sleep to forget these things and to need your husband to remind you of such possibilities!

It does not make much difference at a small size, but at a bit larger size (or when printed) the version with some simple photoshop filters applied looks much better.


A quick drawing I did as birth greeting card for a good friend and (obviously) a fan of ravens.

While I am slowly adapting to the way of drawing with my tablet, I think I would have liked the look of a traditional drawing better – now that I look at the printed card. I guess I should have done this with black liners instead of digitally.


Last year’s autumn has been very exhausting: The kids were taking turns in getting sick and we did not have a quiet evening or a good night’s sleep for two months.

This changed just before christmas and I have been working to restore some of my creative routine (what a contradiction in terms!) since then. This drawing of our St Nichlas’ Day was the first movement. The second one was a measuring rod for the kids, showing various animals at their approximate height (mostly shoulder height). And currently I am getting back to writing …