I had a dream about an arctic fox made of snow, wandering around in a snowy landscape. There was no way I wasn’t going to paint it. I think it turned out pretty good, too. It’s not as colorful as all of my other paintings, but it still looks nice on a white wall.
Yesterday I visited my local forest on a sunny day to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. I’m lucky, I’m not in quarantine (yet) because of a certain rampant virus, so now is the time to enjoy being outdoors. (Edit: I was there alone, so don’t worry, there was no risk of spreading the virus or getting infected). The sound of woodpeckers was everywhere. It’s been years since I last heard that sound and of course that inspired me to do another painting. This time, I only used a spatula to give it a rougher look. I think it turned out okay, even though I still need some practice.
I painted this picture as a Christmas present for my mom. We’ve walked on this beach a lot. It’s usually very windy on the west coast, but on this particular day it wasn’t. As we walked near the water, we noticed the sky going dark very quickly and a bright crack was splitting the clouds, lighting up the water. We just stood and watched the clouds in awe for a few moments until it started raining.
Not exactly a logo, more like a cute little drawing of a bowl of Lithops. I finally changed the very outdated (and frankly scary) Illustrator design I made in 2015 to something a bit nicer. In my opinion anyways.
It’s been a while since I used my iPad to draw digital designs. I’ve wanted to draw quick, simple plants for months now, and last night I gave it a try. I was lucky enough to get a commission from my cousin (the cat, dog, bear, pig and rabbit). The rest were only a test to see if this style worked for me. I think it does!
I’m slowly getting better at drawing smaller details and textures. This time my challenge was to make everything look old and weathered, including the wood and plastered wall. It’s not easy to spot in this picture, but I used effect paste mixed with acrylics to create a 3D effect on the wall. I had a bit of a hard time with this one because even though I added the mice and spider web to create a bit of depth in the window frame, it still kind of looks like a painting on a wall.
To cover up a painting that went wrong, I painted a colorful sunset with a Pidgeot and Pidgey in the corner to make it slightly more unique. I’m still not completely happy with it, but it’s good enough to have its own spot in my living room.
I’m so happy about how this one turned out! It only took a little longer than 4 hours to paint using a couple of kitchen sponges for the background and two small paint brushes for the trees and the deer. It now hangs over my sofa in the living room, replacing the painting I did of Lost Woods.
A quick little painting (~2 hours) of the night sky over a pine forest. I’ve always wanted to see the Milky Way in real life, but this will have to do for now. It certainly adds a lot of color and contrast to the bare walls in my hallway.
Acrylic paint, 40×30 cm canvas.
My name is Helle and I’m a Danish graphic designer.
I love to paint plants/nature and grow succulents and houseplants in my apartment. This is a blog about exactly that.
If you want to see more of my artwork, here’s a link to my website (Danish).