February 26, 2020

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Helena Merker

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The Playful Illustrations of Maja Säfström

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Maja Säfström, an illustrator and architect based in Stockholm, is known for her expressive drawings, particularly of animals. She is the published author of two picture books that merge her creative illustrations with fun facts about animals. Säfström runs her own shop where she sells books, prints, tote bags, and …

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Maja Säfström, an illustrator and architect based in Stockholm, is known for her expressive drawings, particularly of animals. She is the published author of two picture books that merge her creative illustrations with fun facts about animals. Säfström runs her own shop where she sells books, prints, tote bags, and greeting cards, all of which include her lovely drawings. When she is not managing her shop, Säfström is drawing in her studio.

Säfström was originally an architect before she began illustration. After she started her Instagram account and shared her drawings, Säfström received more and more followers, as well as many wonderful job opportunities as an illustrator. In 2015, she decided to stop architecture and focus completely on illustration.

When Säfström makes a new drawing, she usually starts by making an outline with her pencil. Then she goes over the outline with a fine liner, which is followed by scanning the drawing and making some final digital adjustments. In addition, Säfström tends to come up with new ideas for what to draw next using situations in her own life that she wants to draw.

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UPDATE: wahh Thanks for the amazing response on these. The five hundred piece puzzle (with a frame) are sold out in my webshop. One left without the frame and some more of the 200 piece puzzles (perfect for someone age 8 and up!) Thanks for ordering!!!!) ??? original caption: All people have dreams. Mine was to one day make a puzzle. and now its here ? support my (incredible? ?) work and buy them!! there is a 200 pieces version (like the pictures) and a 500 pieces version, same size just smaller pieces!! and you can also get them WITH this beautiful (NO GLUE!) frame. These are made in collab with @puclepucle and i have few in my webshop but if they are sold out you can find more over at their place (and more puzzles from other great illustrators!) i am so excited about his collab! Hope you are tooo!!! LINK IN BIO!!. . . . .#puzzle #pussel #pucle #puclepucle #sloth #characterillustration

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