Do penguins like ice-cream?

Until now, penguins probably not even thought about having an ice cream, as they were surrounded of ice all day. But during the last years, their environment is changing quite a lot, and rising temperatures make life difficult for the inhabitants of both, North and South Pole areas. They are forced to change and adapt really fast in order to survive ….

This drawing is a kind reminder that we should be a lot more aware of what a huge impact our lifestyle has on many, many animal communities around the globe – often they pay for it with their lives.

Circus life behind the scenes

Last Saturday was World Circus Day, and I decided to do a little tribute to circus life…. This is how I imagine the happy protagonists of a imaginary circus having fun behind the scenes: no humans involved. Take a peak into the ring where some artists are hanging out …

See Molly Monkey with his friend Blanche, the famous balance artist, rehearsing their new show. – Paper cuts, acrylics, ink and graphite on paper, 42×60 cm, 2021.

And here are Olli Owl and Hatty Bird cycling around the ring. -Newspaper, paper cuts, sand, wax crayons, ink and watercolors, 42×60 cm, 2021.

Bunny on a walk

Now it’s time for Easter bunny to take it’s well-earned time off after all the hard work he put in painting Easter eggs, wrap the chocolate ones and of course deliver everything on time.

I just saw it going for a walk in the mountains north of Madrid, by the Pico de San Pedro. It’s a beautiful area were lots of his bunny-friends live, so I guess he on it’s way to a happy dandelion party.

Hope you had a nice Easter break, enjoy yourself, springtime just began.

Work in progress or parallel worlds

One of the wire rabbits of my earlier post started off as a pencil drawing, just to explore ideas and lines to sculpt in wire. I never bend the wires following exactly the traces of a drawing, normally I use it just for inspiration.

So, while the wire sculpture was about to be created, I went on playing with the drawing, adding basic colors and contrasts to it.

Step by step the drawing took on it’s own character, and the rabbit on the drawing ended up living in two parallel worlds, a 3 dimensional, linear one and a 2 dimensional colorful one – but they still are related, a bit like distant cousins.

Interesting and unique gifts on Redbubble by macknifique

Guess what will replace the typical Christmas pair of socks in 2020? … Yessss! Probably there will be quite some face masks under trees and in stockings this year – a useful and fashionable gift.
So, if you want to give masks for Christmas, make sure they are original and cool! I just uploaded art for really fun mask-designs, but you can have them on socks, too… and on t-shirts, and pillows, and backbags, phone cases and a lot more!

Check these goodies out on Redbubble!

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Just in time for Christmas I am offering pet portraits as commissioned artwork.
The artworks you can see in the picture above are original acrylic paintings on strong paper, if you prefer another technique, we can talk about it. 
The paintings are too realistic, but rather expressionist and slightly abstract, concentrating on the character of your pet, its gaze and its personality.
If you like the examples shown above, click here to get in touch with me.

For prices and more examples, click on the picture.

Maybe I have given you a gift idea 🎁 for this year – for yourself or a dear friend! 😊

Bunny drawings

A little series of rabbit drawings and collages from my sketchbook. I used pieces of coloured magazines, watercolour, crayons and ink on brown kraft paper. Maybe these illustrations one day will be the inspiration for a bigger painting? Let‘s see….

mixed media  drawing with rabbits
Abstract picnic with rabbits
drawing with bunnies
Do carrots fly? It depends on the pilot…
sketckbook bunny drawing
Alice: “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”