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Kulla- some originals by trenchmaker Kulla- some originals by trenchmaker
I spent five years of my life with Kulla. Those are some of over 100 Illustrations I did and for me the ones I like the most.

I included shots of the actual book pages and book covers because I think it's always interesting to know how the final page looked like.

Sorry for the non-perfect cropping and light-setting.

The one you see can be yours.
The journal for more infomation: [link]

All illustrations done on canvas (cotton, most on fine linen) with Acrylics. The books were published 2008 (winter book) and 2009 (summer book) by TOKYOPOP Germany.

Anne
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Multisimsim Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i really like your art-style,  even thought, every picture have same character, they all look kind of fresh and different from each other, and at the same time, you can relate them, also this positive and happy energy i'm getting from watching at them is refreshing : ) in future, when i will have to paint something happy and child friendly, i think i will have flashbacks from this one for sure.  I hope that the book did well, it looks amazing.
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plastic-wing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich hab auch alle Kulla-Bücher und freu mich schon wenn meine Tochter alt genug ist, dass ich sie mit ihr lesen kann. Meine kleine Nichte (10 Jahre) hat übrigens einen Vortrag in der Schule über ein Kulla-Buch gehalten weil es ihr so gut gefiel.

Was machst du eigentlich mit all den wunderschönen Leinwänden?
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ein paar der Originale sind an befreundete Eltern gegangen, ein paar hat mein Redakteur irgendwo in den Untiefen seines Arbeitszimmers gebunkert, ein paar wurden für Japan gespendet, ganz wenige an Sammler direkt verkauft und der Rest steht bei mir in einem 1,5 Meter breiten und sehr hohen PAX-Schrank im Studio. Also praktisch mache ich damit nichts, außer dafür zu sorgen, dass ihnen nichts passiert >_<
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plastic-wing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ja ich habs später nochmal gelesen irgendwo das du einige gebunkert hast bei dir. Aber du hast sogar welche gespendet! Super!
Es ist so schade wenn solch schöne Bilder in denen du ja sicher viel von dir selbst rein gegeben hast, im dunkeln liegen. DAs ist ein Grund warum ich meine Originale immer verschenke, meine Mama schimpft da jedes mal mit mir. Wenn ich für jemanden ein Bild male ist es doch viel besser aufgehoben an seiner Wand als wenn ich es behalte. Ich male auch grad ein großes Leinwandbild von Kulla für meine Tochter. Das Bild auf dem Kulla auf einer Seerose sitzt. Aber ich werds in anderen FArben malen die besser zum Zimmer passen.

Wird es eigentlich noch ein Frühlings-Kulla-Buch geben? :)
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
theoretisch ja- zumindest ist das Script eingereicht. :)
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Neoluxi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT THIS BOOK! Q.Q IM 15 BUT I WILL STILL READ THIS BOOK! <333
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Thorni Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got Kulla and the Moonrabbit and i looooove it!!! *o* With special Poster! Weeee~
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x-Haru-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Meine Kleine liebt die Bücher ^^ <3
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StaticSkies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are so amazing! You are such an inspiration. How long did it take to complete one of your books? Bet it was a while but well worth the work xx
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
around 3/4 year including story-writing, correction with my editor, story-splitting into pages, story-boarding, correction with editor and painting... plus final correction and digitalization. The paiting part was mostly done in 4 months (actually 2 but i took a lot of breaks for my arm), so you can say the preparation is the biggest part.
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RocArtt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
that's adorable! what is your work?
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, so cute and sweet. <3
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SezzySue Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
How can I purchase the books?
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Trutze Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Das muss ich mir unbedingt merken, wenn man Cousin mal endlich alt genug ist für Bücher mit dünnen Seiten,
wirklich wunderschön
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imasyon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wah, irgendwann, iiiirgendwann, kauf ich auch noch die ersten beiden kulla bände >.< kulla ist einfach sooo knuffig! :heart:
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oOMetalbrideOo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Artist
sooooo toll!!!!
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Aelex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gott sieht das süß aus :aww:
Wenn ich die je wo sehe, würd ich sie mir kaufen, auch wenn ich keine Kinder habe XD
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kepeifeng Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
adorable~~~~~
where can i get one?
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kepeifeng Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely~~~~~~~~
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retrolover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Those books wouldn't be available in english, would they??
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
at the moment ... i'm afraid not. I don't know if there is a license request but I didn't hear of anything like that. Sorry :(
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retrolover Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If they ever do wind up being published in english I would totally buy a copy of each for my daughter..she loves the pics of Kulla.
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Myhirome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do these books come in English? I think my niece would like them if they do...
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sorry, no :( .... I wish I could say "yes" as well.
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Myhirome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reply!
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Elineting Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love this, so you've practised 5 years on kulla? now i get why you're so good at it
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mariannaGr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
so clean and well done job! bravo!
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bag-of-Bones Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
That's awesome! very beautiful
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:iconbieyourself:
bieyourself Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
this is very very cute. love it so much
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Ana-D Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful!
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Horsielover Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Ohhhh, so beautiful!
Hihi, cool idea :D
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samantha-d Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
if I could, I would buy your publications :)
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Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
I do prefer the illustrations as they are, although the text placement is very important.
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BeautyCuteSurvivor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
OMG! You do children's book? They are so amazing! And they are so colorful and cute! I love that! :D
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TaintedShades Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
i'd love to have either one on my book shelf!
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ursulav Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I'm on year three spent with illustrations for a book series, and there's at least another year and some change to go with it--hadn't thought of it in quite those terms, but your description really resonated with me.

It's kinda weird to think how much of your life is spent sunk in particular pages, isn't it?
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
weird, isn't it? I kinda feel unhappy when i'm *not* working on a book or a project. It's like "what a year... no book" o_o
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Amieku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
so adorable!! If they sold these in America, I'd buy them just for the art. Of course I'm sure the stories are adorable too ^__^ do you write the stories too or just do illustrations?
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trickypink Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wishing I could get a copy of the book. Sadly, Amazon doesn't appear to have it on the US site:( Your work is so lovely!
P.S., been following your blog for a while now - I'm happy to find you on dA as well!
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
if you're still fine with the German version i could send it directly to you :O
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trickypink Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would be perfectly fine with the German version. Do you take paypal?
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:icontrenchmaker:
trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yes. just send me a note which book(s) you want... since there are three of them :) and your address.
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Razias Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Amazing!! Looks really good! :D
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reine7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
This is really beautiful! I really, really love it! :love:
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littlebutterfly-ann Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
fantastic! *-* i loved it
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Julydance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I LOVE IT!
YO quiero uno :(
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Olivia88 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I'm speechless - this is wonderful!!! :love: :clap:
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tatiprofi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
your work is very beautiful
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diabolikblueangel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
it's so cute! :iconomgsocuteplz: just awesome!
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PandaxxBear Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Yay! Thats freaking awesome!! Congratulations.
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