Isabel Seliger
Murmuration / Illustrations on "Der Zorn des Oktopus" a sci-fi and climate-change thriller


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I got requested by Territory, the agency responsible for DB Mobil, the magazine of the German Railways, to illustrate an excerpt of "Der Zorn des Oktopus", a sci-fi/climate-change thriller and the new book by Dirk Rossmann and Ralf Hoppe. They requested one lead illustration and 3 secondaries. The dimensions of the illustrations were fixed but otherwise I had complete creative freedom.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations were printed in the magazine of the German Railways and appeared online as well.

How did you make this work:
I read the text and quickly decided which scenes I wanted to draw. I did b/w sketches in Photoshop and sent 4 options for the lead, 1 for the first secondary and 2 each for the third and fourth illustration. I drew the final lines in Procreate on my iPad Pro and did the colours in Photoshop on the iMac. I only had to make small changes in the lead illo. The swarm had to be larger and darker.

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Anne Stiefel
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Deutsche Bahn

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Isabel Seliger is an artist and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. In 2014 she graduated from the School of Art and Design Kassel specialized in visual storytelling. Since then she's working as a freelance illustrator for international clients such as The New York Times, Google, Die ZEIT and The Atlantic.