"What a gift art is! Expressing the beauty of thoughts through pictures is true magic."
rewind [ delorian, take me back to 1997 ]
The Gift that Changed my Life
On my 13th birthday I received a unique gift from my parents. I wasn't aware of the impact it would have on my future development: my very first computer.
Astonished by a mechanical thing called "mouse" I selected an icon representing a painter’s palette and a brush. The clever detectives amongst you probably guessed the name of this program, right? - Exactly, ladies & gentlemen, I am talking about "Paint".
A window popped up and a white canvas opened in front of my eyes. Fascinated by the mouse enabling me to draw lines, I thought: "This is magic". I remember how excited I was when I drew my first male portrait. Probably I don't have to explain that this portrait looked quite terrible. I even drew a disgusting snot with an even more disgusting greenish tone, dripping from the poor man's nose... this portrait was my very first artistic expression, I guess. So there it was: my first portrait of a comic man who obviously had a bad cold.
After finishing this hilarious portrait I noticed that I could also fill the voids with colours. Moreover, I could partially erase the image and mix colours together. This was definitely heaven. A colourful heaven without limits and I was the happiest girl because I discovered the art and possibilities of digital art.
fast forward [ tardis, stop at 2016 ]
The Beginning of Selling my Art
In 2015 a fellow artist asked me if I was a member of SOCIETY6. I looked up inquiringly at him: „No, I don’t like cults“. After his hysterical laugh I realised that I should have known better. He explained that SOCIETY6 is a creative marketplace where artists sell their own designs on various products such as phone cases, wall tapestries, towels and much more.
I confess my skepticism at first but it turned out to be the wisest decision to join. At that point I was working on finding my own individual digital style, experimenting a lot but focussing on digital portraits. Success seemed an implausibility but after a while I started to sell my first designs. Each individual sale was a big motivation to try new designs.
Carefully observing the colours and objects that were positively received by the audience, I started to create vintage vector art.
Deeply pleased with this kind of style, I was more than happy to notice the increasing number of people enjoying my vector art. I received lovely messages from people telling me to keep up the good work.
Thank you all for your amazing encouragement!
The Impact of Online Marketing
I have a confession to make. I really didn’t enjoy online marketing... sorry, I hated online marketing. At that point I haven't even joined social media except facebook. After reading several posts of successful artists I forced myself into this subject. I realised the importance of this step, so let’s begin: A friend of mine told me about instagram and all I could understand was hashtag. After finding out about #thosestrangecrossedlines I gave it a go. I prepared my profile as well as colourful advertisements for my products. Then, ladies and gentlemen, the magic happened again and a motivated angels’ choir was singing "Halleluja": I actually started to enjoy online marketing. Lovely people from around the world began to follow me on various platforms; even art blogs shared my work or even inquired for an interview. Well, I guess I have another confession make: I really like online marketing... sorry, this is definitely a lie too, I practically love online marketing. Angels, go and sing the tune, would you! :)
More Schwebewesen Online Shops
Some offer different products for my designs, that’s why there is more than just one Schwebewesen Online Shop. Besides Society6 I later joined RedBubble, Curioos and Displate. After receiving an invitation from the German site ArtBoxOne at the end of September 2016, I am selling my digital artwork there, too.
A few weeks later, the successful German site Posterlounge asked me to sell my artwork on their amazing platform, too!
Every once in a while there are great offers and deals where you can save a lot of money. I will keep you posted!
Win Your Favourite Schwebewesen Give Aways
Don’t miss my free giveaway products every once in a while. You can choose from three different tote bags.
You get the chance to win them through a post on my facebook page.
If you would like to win a give away apart from tote bags you can make a suggestion by using the contact form.
pause [ oh please, hold on ]
I only pause my work for longer offroad and camping tours or short city trips with my amazing husband or lovely friends. I think it is absolutely important to collect moments due to their inspirational nature - the foundation of creating new artwork! Besides, striving for personal growth and improvement is very important to me. This development is only possible when we all step out into the world, talk to interesting people and really "feel" our life.
Meditation, good tea and sports like swimming and cycling are a good way to pause and regain energy, too.
In the period between September and December I am very busy, so there might be less new artworks in those months.
play [ here we are again ]
Besides creating digital artwork I am currently working in an art publishing company. In my free time I collect ideas for new digital works and take photographs together with my husband. Every new artwork - digital art or a photography - is published in my Latest Artwork Section on my website as well as on my social media platforms. - So stay tuned and don’t miss my blog for exciting news!
stop [ in the name of love ]
This is my promise to you: As long as I am in good health, I will never stop creating digital art!
record [ for the record ]
Art is a fantastic way to experience creativity and new ideas. There have been so many interesting technical developments throughout history and I am looking forward to recognise in a few years, that even the point right now is just the beginning of something even more magical!
Person: Name: Romina "Mina" Tina Lutz Birthday: May 24th, 1984 Country: Austria College: Teachers College, Art College Profession: Digital Artist Hobbies: Digital Art, Travel, Books, Photography, Cycling, Hiking
Digital Artwork: Style: Vector ArtArtistic field: Flat Landscapes, Vector IllustrationsFeel: Mysterious, magical, dreamy, surrealSubjects: People, Architecture, Animals and Landscapes
Book: Walden | Henry David ThoreauQuote: "It takes a long time to become young." - Pablo PicassoAnimal: PuffinColour: Mysterious blue-green-grayishFlower: MagnoliaArtwork: "After the Rain" by Cyril RolandoCountry: England, IcelandPlace: NatureTV Show: SherlockDish: PanzerottiDrink: LeffeEvent: Amusement Parks & FestivalsWeakness: British AccentObject: Head PhonesLabel: NaketanoMuse: Benedict CumberbatchSound: Bell of Big BenFont: HelveticaArtist: Cyril RolandoDesert: Crumpets with butter & orange jam Dream: FlyingTradition: ScottishWord: Pumpedüse (german for unit injector)Instrument: Piano & violinManners: Kindness, Honesty & Respect Body part: EyesBand: MuseElement: WaterSong: Comfortably Numb by Pink FloydComposer: Ramin DjawadiCloth: BeaniesFurniture: HammockFilm: Big FishFeeling: HarmonySocial media: PinterestApp: ShazamActress: Tilda SwintonActor: Benedict Cumberbatch
As a digital artist I spend most of my working time in front of my computer. Thus it is my duty and pleasure to find a healthy balance between my work and nature. Together with my wonderful husband the project
has come to life.
We both are hobby photographers who are inspired by the beauty of nature. Fresh air and all those wonderful visual impressions are our best brain food - especially helping me to find ideas for my digital art, too. Now this is what I call a fantastic combination... just like the two of us :)
Our love for each other and nature gives us energy and joy in life. Wherever we look as a happy couple, together we discover the magic given by life.
Having experienced awesome camping and road trips throughout England and Iceland we know that there is still much more joy for us to see! We want to share this joy with you - expressing it through our pictures!
Mina & Olli
We mainly focus on landscape photography. Living in Austria/Tyrol we take pictures during our weekend walks or bike tours. Therefore our photographs consist mainly of mountain photographs, dreamy cloud pictures, fairy-tale forest photos or dormant shots of beautiful lakes and streams.
With our faithful four-fendered friend, our Toyota Landcruiser, we discover exciting and marvellous places outside Austria. Especially Northern countries have kept us astonished and absolutely speechless.
Everyone who knows me is up to date with my passion and love for England. In 2013 we started to explore this lovely island. On the one hand we enjoy all the colorful hustle and bustle of London, on the other hand melancholic, lonely bays, fantastic beaches and sleepy places in South England and Wales.
During our Iceland trip in 2016 we were fascinated by the different looks of the sky. Another very special experience we will remember forever: listening to the sound of silence in the middle of the Icelandic desert.
Besides Northern countries we also enjoy (besides delicious food and dreamy red wine) the impressive architecture, narrow streets and medieval buildings in Italy.
Nikon D750 Full-Frame DSLR
Sony RX100 Mark I
Nikkor 16-35mm 4.0G Nano Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Nikkor 20mm 1.8G ED Nano Super Wide-Angle Lens
Nikkor 50mm 1.8G Normal Angle Lens
Nikkor 24-120mm 4.0G ED Nano Zoom Lens
Nikkor 85mm 1.4D Portait Lens
Nikkor 70-200 4.0G Nano Tele-Zoom Lens
Mina und Olli Road Trip 2017:
Ireland or Scotland (heavily discussed at the moment) | Travel type: Camping and Offroad Trip
Mina und Olli were here:
Tyrol, Southern Tyrol
Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Iceland, Faröe Island