Decorative design with word and image

Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia


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Silke Schäfer

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Silke Schäfer

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Writing Graphics - Decorative Design with Word and Image

Welcome to my shop Writing graphics – here you will find lovingly created motifs, usable for example for your personal greeting cards or as wall decorations.
Drawing is in my blood, so after school I trained as a graphic artist. In it, a lot of emphasis was placed on typography. Now, with advanced age and after several professional detours out of working life, I have more time for artistic activity. Over the years, many sketches and pictures have accumulated, some of which I would like to process for "writing graphics".
This is how my works are created: First comes the design, quickly thrown in pencil, often following a spontaneous idea. The elaboration is carried out by fineliner on paper, and it is usually also decided whether it should be executed in black and white or in color. I scan the image and edit it only carefully, where a line does not run accurately or a spot has to disappear.
Some motifs want a lot of color. I transfer them as a pencil contour to (watercolor) paper and paint – a very nice and relaxing activity. I work for coarser structures with the good old school paint box, otherwise I prefer gouache and tempera from the tube. Good quality brushes are an important tool. I also check these painted pictures on the screen to see if there are still small things to correct.
In this way, I gradually create the designs that I present in my shop. My sketch collection is large, so the range will continue to grow.
I hope you enjoy browsing!

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  • Silke Schäfer


    Ruhrpottkind, nature lover, coffee drinker, cat mom, ornate painter, night owl - these and other characteristics can be attributed to me.
    Creative chaos and fussiness go hand in hand with me and create my pictures.

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