Today there is not only a Wimmelsearchtip of the week, today there is a bonus: you get to look behind the drawing, and discover how I created this figure. (It is like x-raying an image or taking a trip through time) This week and in the next I'll show you my personal creative process on the basis of the Wimmelsearchtips.
I like researching what I illustrate. I would like to know not only how something looks, but discover all aspects of my subject to give it more dimension in the illustration. I play with and exaggerate the perspective of a Wimmelbild to create the opportunity of developing many different stages within the image. Sometimes I have the opportunity to draw on location. Like here.
It was a slightly windy summer day on the Neckar meadow. The sounds of the playground at swelled with children's laughter, sometimes it got louder, sometimes it was quieter. The scents of KU17, a snack bar at the Neckar meadow, floated through the air. I had just finished up my event drawing at the KU17. The water of the playground fountain splashed from all corners. And I sat down near the water pump. A girl with beautiful, dark curls was playing there. She was totally absorbed in her play. The girl was the reason for me to get out my sketchbook and draw.
And because life is not static, children came and went. When I was almost finished, I discovered a baby in the shade of the table underneath the pump. I knew that this baby had to be in my book, "Heidelberg wimmelt", too.
It was one of those iconic days you just don't forget because it was so pleasant and perfect. You experience this little children's cosmos, but at the same time you can see how immense their worlds are. There are pirates, cooks, explorers, athletes conquering our world and capturing our hearts.
This is what the perfect day for children looks like in my hidden object book, "Heidelberg wimmelt". You can see my sketch and a small excerpt from the book below. If you have the book, you can discover even more children's worlds.
The fun hidden object book can be purchased from your favorite bookstore, directly from the publisher, Silberburg-Verlag, or at an online bookseller of your choice.
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