I am Lene Daugaard. I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer.
I draw to immerse myself and experience through pen and brush, but also to entertain and pass on my experiences. When I draw and get into flow, time and place disappear for me.
It doesn't always happen from the start of a drawing. So there can be a not so motivating phase. But suddenly I can "feel" the drawing and know where to go with it, and then it's wonderful. Conversely, some projects quickly end up in the wastebasket. Fortunately, there are very few of them.
I was born in Aarhus, and have since lived in and around Aarhus. A city I like very much.
I was a child who drew a lot - many pads, notebooks and sheets of paper were filled with my lines. Most often I drew animals, horses, dogs and wild animals.
During school, my classmates always had to look over my shoulder and see what I had drawn.
I was also happy to write little stories peppered with drawings.
When I was in my late 30s, my drawing picked up after some years' break.
I remember borrowing a book on drawing and colored pencils and I started drawing again and I haven't looked back since.
I have studied many books, I have participated in drawing, watercolor and acrylic courses both in Århus, Odense and online.
After several years, exhibiting my paintings, I am now in the process of building my illustrations and surface pattern business, so that even more of my drawings can become designs via licensing and my own production.
If you are looking for licensors or freelance designers, check out my Portfolio - I can also send you a pdf file portfolio.
Animals and nature are at the heart of Foxtail Studio and I want to spread my joy of these as lovable and beautiful designs to everyone who loves animals and nature. Besides the natural world, I also draw whimsical illustrations of things.
I have a variety in my designs from natural history realism to whimsical drawings.
I want to deliver beautiful and sellable designs to you and your customers.
To see more of my portfolio please visit: https://lenedaugaard.dk/english/portfolio-e/ I hope we can connect and work together.
I have had my dog designs under the brand Doggyshop for several years.
I have drawn many dogs, and I sell them as designs on clothes, mugs, magnets, etc.
for those of you who love dogs. Interested? see the link Shop - Doggyshop above.
When I'm not drawing, being out in nature is important to me. Nature is where I best recharge with renewed energy. My sister and I enjoy going on 1-day hikes around heaths and plantations and forests in Jutland.
Also, I visit zoological gardens and greenhouses, I love watching movies and musical theater and read books, enjoy doing yoga and being with my daughter and family.
I am interested in personal and spiritual evolvement, which is why I meditate and continue to seek to expand my horizons in that direction.