Hello! Nice to meet you. My name is ...

Lucia Schleiwies. I am an illustrator located in Munich, originally born in a little village, where the birds and the bees fly side by side, where the sky is always blue and where you can call every child and every puppy by its name.

 

I aqcuired my skills during my Art and Fashion Design Studies in Munich, Germany. By taking lessons in nude drawing, figural drawing and character design, I achieved a feeling and deep understanding for human proportions and created my own characteristic style based on the exisiting knowledge and skills. I love people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect. Because that´s natural and that´s real.

 

Working as a professional graphic designer and illustration artist, I am looking for new projects and oppurtunities to publish my work. I am always grateful for new inspiration and highly appreciate new ideas and opinions.

"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn´t serve the world"

Spontaneously created outlined characters come to life once I put ink to paper. I like to create images that say more than words can express. I like to breathe life into their grumpy faces with splashes of colour on their cheeks and lips. And finally, to calm the chaos of black lines and sketchy strokes, I paint smooth soothing colour fields.

 

Last step is using Photoshop to layer together the elements I have created using natural media. Hand drawings, marks and textures come together to form a complete image.