Just a little bit sketchy

30 March 2011

I love a good bit of illustration and when they appear in magazines, I quite often study the page for a little longer than the usual photographic editorials, taking in the pencil strokes, the careful details and how the artist has been able to render different textures. When I received Monki Magazine #3 issue (Sign up here to get your free copy if you haven't already!) I paused for a long time at these wonderful illustrations by Annelie Carlström. So of course, I have to share them.
A Place For Us- Monki MagazineA Place for us 2
A Place for us 3A Place for us 4
 A Place for us 5A Place for us 6
A Place for us 7  A Place for us 8
I love her minimal use of colour, used just to pick up details and enhance textures. When I looked her up I found that she's also an active blogger over at Annelie Carlström Illustration, so definitely a new blog that I will be visiting routinely. I wish I could sketch nearly half as well!

56 comments:

  1. Wow, these illustrations are beautiful! I also love the way she drew the texture, and the clothes the hair - so awesome! :D And is it just me, or most of the awesome illustrators come from countries like Norway and Sweden? Just an observation. :)

    xoxo,
    Shelly.
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog, I would love it if you checked it out. :)
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  2. clever title! i agree; i love how she mostly works in grayscale and adds little bits of color. texture geeenious for sure

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  3. ahh gorgeous! I love her drawings- she likes to emphasise on hair :)

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  4. Those are amazing and so quirky and kooky and fun !! Annelie is so talented I wish I could draw like that. I love all the details too, aww thanks for sharing if you find any more I would love to see off to check out her site x

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  5. Wow...these illustrations are amazing! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. :)

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  6. I recently got the Monki magazine too and these really stood out, her style of drawing really suits the brand. The detail is amazing and the illustrations seem to have personalities of their own! Glad you've found her blog, I didn't even think to look!

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  7. Love these illustrations! Kiss xxx
    http://marieblogueuse.blogspot.com

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  8. these are great. I agree sketches are often more interesting to look at than photos

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  9. i love these illustrations. they're so unique! x

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  10. This is such a beautiful style of drawing.
    I adore how she's done the plait in the second photo :D

    Rainbows and Buttons
    xx

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  11. Hi my dear-she is very talented and these are super illustrations, thanks for sharing!! xx

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  12. Oh my, these are so unique and whimsical and awesome! Love them!

    Leia

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  13. Ohh my goodness- they're wonderful! Like really stylised caricatures, i love it :) signing up for a free copy at some point for sure! x

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  14. i want to draw like that! i love her style too :3 thanks for sharing ^^

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  15. These are gorgeous Winnie. xx

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  16. aaaw this is so cute!! The nr 3 is my favourite!!!

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  17. I am always so jealous of people who can sketch or draw, I have an idea in my head but it never translates to paper! :P These are gorgeous though, I love the pale colours she used :)

    Maria xxx

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    These are amazing, and I will definitely be looking at that blog. Neat post!

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  19. wow cleary talented!!lovee the least one:D xx

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  20. amazing talented :)
    these are gorgeous!! x

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  21. gorgeous illustrations really inspiring.

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  22. i do think these illustrations are amazing but sometimes they freak me out a bit...like theyre a bit too surreal:S
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  23. these illustrations are amazing and thanks for the link to sign up, totally going to do that now, wheee! x

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  24. Wow she's so good ! thats awesome illustration ! and I think she's Swedish.. thats cool :P (for me tsss)

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  25. I absolutely adored these illustrations too when my Monki magazine popped through the door! So cute!

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  26. beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing.
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  27. These illustrations are amazing! I love the first one, and you're so right. Sometimes the best thing to do is get off the computer and enjoy the sunshine :) xxx

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE this art style. I agree with you on the minimalism with colors. It makes it more easier on the eyes and I like how it's a pinch of eerie and cute at the same time. :)

    There's a muji where you're at?! I thought they were only located in Japan this whole time :O

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  29. These are absolutely beautiful
    Love the little touches of colour, she's so very talented

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  30. they are so cool! also love the color. lovely <33


    http://seekmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  31. This post is absolutely amazing!!!Love it!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh wow they are such beautiful illustrations! I have just started illustrating my outfit posts, but wow, these make mine look immature in comparison! Definitely going to check her out, thanks for sharing :) xoxo

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  33. i LOVE these illustrations!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love illustrations.
    Your header is adorable btw
    xx

    http://www.just-like-jasper.com/

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  35. This is simply AMAZING work. I love it.

    http://www.shesgotishshoes.com

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  36. Oh wow, love love LOVE! I am so jealous of people who can illustrate and draw cartoons properly - mine still look like sausage men :-(

    Cx

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  37. she really is amazing! I wish I could draw that well too!

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  38. Beautiful illustrations! She is just really good. Thank you for sharing ;)

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  39. these illustration is a bit dark but overall, its ellegant and cute!

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  40. O.M.G i love the illustration, simple and look good.

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  41. nice blog.. and succsess for you :)
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  42. I love looking at illustrations too - I wish they appeared more often in magazines! These look beautiful :)

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  43. these illustrations are so beautiful! i like them a lot.
    so glad you shared them with me.
    hope you're enjoying your weekend dear
    take care
    xx

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  44. I love illustration too, but i'm always super jealous that I can't do it! Such skill! x

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  45. Oh I was all excited to come here to leave you a comment... only to find I'm.. number.. FIFTY TWO!????

    How insignificant

    Now I can't remember what I wanted to say

    perhaps something along the lines of 'amazing illustations!' or 'i love these illustrations!!' like everyone else :p

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    OH YES ps - you entered into one of my dreams the other night.. but you had a man voice.. quite sexy

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  46. omg totally adorable sketces!!

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  47. Oh I forgot to answer your Zola comment!
    I really liked Nana, it was my first time reading Zola. His irony and naturalist descriptions are really up my alley, I had lots of laughs with this book! I agree, he describes perfectly the décor, clothing, faces.. for someone studying the 19th century it really must be very helpful! I think I'll read Au Bonheur des Dames next :)

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  48. I totally agree. I really appreciate a good illustration.

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  49. Looove! I love her fun yet very organized style! The way she plays with her lines for the hair is amazing!! love your blog btw! totally following you! hope you do the same!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com/

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