Anja's Artblog

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Commission - 'Saphirtränen'

I had the honour to illustrate a character from Jennifer Jäger's wonderful novel 'Saphirtränen'.
After reading the book I couldn't really chose just one character so I made several sketches and decided to paint Niamh - the heroine as well as Edan - her...counterpart in many ways...
Towards the end of the book I almost hated him but his attractiveness made up for that I guess. :,)
Oh well, this is my personal interpretation of them anyway.

If you want to learn more about these two make sure to check out her homepage. :)


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Commission - 'Nhia'

A Postcard-sized commission for Mia. I was asked to paint her mischievous mermaid 'Nhia' and accepted gladly, for this is just how I always imagined those creatures to be and behave like - brutal, elegant and sinister sea beasts.


Also there is an interview with me online now at Amazing Stories. If you like to learn a bit more about the thoughts behind my work this might be of interest. :)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

'Zarin der Vampire'


Hello everyone!

As some of you might have noticed I've been working on some illustrations for a novel earlier this year. 
'Zarin der Vampire' ('Tsarina of the Vampires'
is finally available in print now and my copy arrived yesterday. :)
I am very satisfied with how the images look in print and the novel itself is great!
The print edition contains part I and II of the series which is a tasteful combination of vampire novel, murder mystery and historical fiction surrounding the assassination of the Tsar’s family in 1918. For more information about the book visit [amazon].
It's only available in German for now but an English translation is planned for the end of this year.

I am allowed to share the illustrations I've created so here you go.

Part I

limited colour versions for the e-books

black and white versions for the printed book

Part II 

 limited colour versions for the e-books

   black and white versions for the printed book

 Here is some work in progress of all the illustrations.



And some more photographs of them printed in the book.


text and characters © Tatana Fedorovna | images © Anja Uhren

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Fairy Tale Bookmarks

Hello everyone! :)

I created four fairy-tale inspired black and white illustrations as part of my application for a very wonderful job. I liked them so much that I decided to colour them and then someone pointed out that they'd serve brilliantly as bookmarks so I made some which are on sale on my new opened DaWanda Online Shop. :)
Maybe some of you will find something there they like, I'm grateful about every single customer.^^

Oh and amazingly I managed to get that job too.
So I'll be the illustrator of this year's 'Sting in the Tale' brochure for Dorset's big Storytelling festival. Pretty exciting, I'm delighted.♥
That means I have to create up to 35 illustrations similar to these within the next 1 1/2 week which will be quite a challenge but I'm well on my way I guess ..(I hope..)

I hope you like them. :)
Personally I'm obsessed with fairy tales and just recently have really gotten into the Swedish ones which have their completely own charm. These ones are based on the German tales I grew up with (or at least the German Grimm's versions of them). Can you guess which ones?

Take care, Anja