First update in quite a while! I have been super busy this summer traveling in the U.S. with my mother and partner. I know that’s just an excuse, but I will definitely try to be better at updating more regularly this autumn. These are from a series I have been working on in the spring of 2017. It is the Chinese zodiac signs illustrated in a tribal inspired style. I have hand drawn all of them with traditional pen and ink and then touched them up in adobe illustrator. I am very excited about this series. So far I have completed the rooster, the tiger, the ox and the rabbit.
March has been a really busy month for me this year. I went to LA for three weeks on vacation, while taking an online design class and finishing up two client projects. March has been so busy that I haven’t had the chance to post much of my work, so I will be playing catch-up a bit in April this year.
Starting with what is most recent. I had the privilege of attending my very first baby cousins baptism this past weekend. She is so sweet and I was very excited to make some personal gift for her – A pink stroller greeting card and a baby elephant print with her name and birthday on for framing.
I am intending to share a lot more of my work with you in April, but for the time being, you can check out my artist profile on Instagram: @illulinn if you are curious about what I am working on.
Thank you all for following my artistic adventures in 2016! It has been a good year for me. It has been hard and full of career challenges, but I have also been very fortunate getting to work for dream companies. It has been a journey full of adventures and I have loved far the most of it. I have been lucky to spend 6 months living in Brooklyn with one of my best friends freelancing as an illustrator, I have spent three weeks traveling across the U.S. on a national park road trip with my boyfriend and then spent the last 6 months living in my home town in Denmark being close to my family. 2016 have had a little of everything and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I hope that 2017 will be as good as 2016 and I hope to approach every day with an open mind – always looking for the opportunity in every challenge and embracing happiness. Happy New Year everyone!
Since I do not have a lot of time to update my blog this December, I am going to group a few images together now and then to let you know what I am working on. Here are two of my early december drawings. These two are done for the children’s market. My plan is to experiment with some different styles over the month of December to get more comfortable with Adobe Illustrator. Normally I work traditionally and primarily with linework, so this is rather new to me. I would love to know what you all think 🙂
My favorite time a year is here! Happy 1st of December everyone 😀 I hope you all have a wonderful christmas month with lots of sweets, coziness and quality time with your friends and family! That is what it is really all about 🙂
Halloween is approaching rapidly and spooky things are staring to show up all around in stores and in town. For inktober 11th I did a purple haunted house for the occasion. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful Halloween decorations my city is preparing 😀
I have been holding off with the pumpkins because I wanted to save them for later in October, but now I couldn’t control myself any longer. I love pumpkins! I love pumpkin carving, pumpkin fields, even the giant boxes of pumpkins in the supermarkets… Pumpkins are simply what sums up the beauty of autumn for me. The natural vibrant colors that reminds us of the season we are changing into. So of Inktober 9, I made a little pumpkin house, because what would be cooler than living in one :p
I am finally back in Denmark, my home country after spending the last eight years pursuing art in the U.S. I am super excited to be home and I have a whole new burst of inspiration from the new surroundings. I have been out of the sketchbook for a month and my fingers are crawling to get back at it. This morning I started with some light pattern sketches. I can’t wait to really get going!
I want to thank everyone who has supported, inspired or just made an impact on my creative life and career in 2015. So much has happened in the last year and I have developed tremendously both creatively and as a person. I have graduated with a BFA in Illustration and relocated to the inspiring New York City. I have had amazing opportunities along the way and I feel truly fortunate to be abe to follow my dream of becoming a freelance artist. Here is a bit of my creative year 2015 in review. I am so excited for all the projects to come in 2016. Thank you for following Olivia Linn Illustration 🙂
I wish you all a creative and productive new year!
December 10th – Christmas hearts. Nothing is better than cutting Christmas Hearts together with someone special and then filling them with goodies, fur and decorative things. Later on they will go on the Christmas tree 🙂 This is the 10th illustration in my advent calendar series.