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Friday, 27 February 2015

[Commission] Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

I could be out of my mind when deciding to work on a commission from Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. I had only about a month to work on 5 botanical illustrations and, at the same time, I and my family were moving from the UK to Indonesia for good. We had no house when we arrived in Yogyakarta and the contrasting weather was also a real problem for Nawang, my toddler. Mostly, where and when to paint were the big problem.

The twists and turns of my effort to paint in these chaotic period will take hours to tell! Let's skip it. I thank my family (especially husband) for making it possible and still love me after these months.

And now the magazine is out! Of course, it looks great! Just to see some of my illustrations on the cover feels like all those hardworking days/nights is paid in full.

And taking a look at the fashion pages is such a pleasure. It is said, after a hurricane comes a rainbow. And indeed, the "rainbow" looks wonderful! Thank you, Ralf Zimmermann and Sarah Beckhoff, for having me in this great project!





Please check my behance to see the complete original illustrations. Thank you! :)

Credits
Photographer: David BornScheuer
Styling: Almut Vogel
Illustrator: Eunike Nugroho

Photo Assistant: Alex Orjecovschi, David Fitt | Digital Operator: Benjamin Roulet | Hair: Helene Bidard / Artlist |  Makeup: Kathy Le Sant / airport agency | Styling Assitentin: Anna Koppmann | Model: Helena Severin / Viva Models | Retouching: Christine Schubeck / Bird Imaging | Location: Studio Daguerre | Thanks to Studio LB Paris.

11 comments:

Janene said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Eunike, I think your illustrations are stunning, and I am even more amazed as I hear of the circumstances in which you created them! This commission will no doubt bring in many more, so its wonderful that you were able to pull it off. It sounds like it was a family effort, which is so important. I saw a link to the article with your illustrations on facebook and shared it on my artist's page because I was so impressed!

Vicki Lee Johnston said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dear Eunike - so proud of you to achieve such gorgeous results despite the circumstances. Commissions can be like that, there is no room for negotiating our life situation, you just have to get the work done! The end result is so beautiful and I love to see botanicals used in such a way with design and fashion.
Clever girl, now you can enjoy the beautiful results which are there for all to see. Love Vicki x

Eunike Nugroho said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Janene Thank you for your kind words, Janene. I do love working on commission like this (botanical/watercolour illustrations). However, with a young toddler to tend 24/7, I have to be very selective in taking commission.

So far, I mostly picked what I believe I enjoy working on them. Both process of painting and seeing the results bring me joy in many ways :)

Thank you for sharing my work on your page. I am certainly pleased. Cheers.

Eunike Nugroho said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Vicki Lee JohnstonYou are a dearest friend to have, Vicki. Thank you for showing your understanding :)

Taking a commission like this one is like testing my limit and rising my bar. I am happy it has brought me quite far from the point I started a couple years ago. I love the challenge.. and the result as well :D

Ariadne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! What a beautiful result!It deserved the whole discomfort!AriadnefromGreece!

Eunike Nugroho said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Ariadne Thank you, Ariadne! :)

Debbie Laurencia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi ci Eunike :) I am debbie from jakarta.. Ci, may I have your contact? I am interested in having a workshop with you :) is it possible? Thanks alot ci..

The Pink Pagoda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I'm interested in working with you. Your paintings are breathtaking! My email address is thepinkpagoda@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you if you have interest. Thank you!

Dianne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Eunike,
I sent a query email via another site without success. I wish to use one of your images for a book cover, the garlic, for a book on soups. My books are on Amazon, just go to books and put in The Culinary Library. If you get this note can you contact me at digramp@gmail.com
Many Thanks Di

Maywyn Studio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! Outstanding article. The fashion layout is stunning.

Happy New Home!

Zara Fritts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello~
I am interested in discussing some commission work with you. Your botanical flowers are amazing. Please contact me at zcumming@yahoo.com
Thank you so much,