Gallery comissions

Naja Abelsen

COMMISSIONS FOR VARIOUS CUSTOMERS

Polarhareunge, akvarel 2011

HSO ILLUSTRATION - CHILDREN

 

Ink, watercolour. 2015.

Original for sale.

Illustration done for the Association for highly sensitive in Norway. Inspired by one of my works with similar words written on, they took contact, and this is the result with the association's choice of words. The drawing is done by hand and the last details done digitally.

BOOK ILLUSTRATION - CHILDREN

 

21 watercolours. 2017.

 

Book title: "Du må være præcis som du er - det har du ret til".

Published by the childrens right organisation MIO in Nuuk, Greenland. A non-commercial book distributed to public places like libraries, schools, kindergartens etc.

The text illustrates FN's Childrens Convention, and is meant to help a lot of children and the adults to understand how a good, healthy and happy life can and should be.

 

 

Souvenir sheet: Sårbare Dyrarter

 

Watercolour on pencil drawing

2013.

Greenlandic stamp, which won the price of the public contest for the best stamp of the year. Collaboration with the israelic post: their artist did a similar souveir sheet but with the dorcas gazelle inside the stamp and the bear in the background.

This is the 16. stamp I have done for Post Greenland.

Zackenberg Stamp Motives

 

Fiber pens 2016.

Original belongs to Post Greenland.

 

The research station Zackenberg in North Eastern Greenland, whose main issue is to follow the climate changes...

Motive above shows the researchers at their measurement instruments. Below shows the food chain evolving around the lemming. Luckily for me as designer/illustrator those two issues are 5 motives each, so I decided to put them in circles to create a whole. www.zackenberg.dk

Book cover illustration

 

Watercolour

30 x 30 cm. 2000.

Original for sale.

Illustration wit motive from the greenlandic mythology: humans and animals could change shape, and understand each others language, so here are to bear-walrus-men in a friendly, competitive play for strenght. The arctic version of Work-out!

Portrait of a one year old

Pigment pen and watercolour 2016.

Original belongs to customers family

 

Motive is what catches the interest of the little boy in his life, what a sweet idea from the customer! And then the customer ordered me to find the words for the portrait, as she knows my habit of putting poetic words into my art

Alk. Razorbill. Alca Torda

 

Ink drawing finished digitally.

2014.

Done for Ella Hoch, associate professor in Paleontology. The illustration is going to be used in lectures and articles about the fossils of this bird.

Logo for a goat dairy on Aeroe

 

Ink drawing finished digitally.

2012.

Occasionally I accept to do logos, but not so often....this customer wanted and oldfashioned feeling, as the product is smallscale biological diary-product from the old danish farm goat.

Julemærket 2014. Christmas Seal, for Greenlandic www.juulli.gl

 

Ink and Watercolour.

30 individual seals.. 2014

Won the Competition for this years Christmas Seal.

The reindeer is native to Greenland, and a wonderful christmas symbol. All are different on the seal. Every seal has a Sun placed on it, as Christmas is originally a feast for the returning Sun, Solstice.

Naturmærket (Nature stickers) for WWF Denmark 2006

 

Watercolour.

30 individual pictures each 13 x 9 cm. Framed together.. 2006

Original For sale.

The idea is to show all possible landscapes from Greenland, inhabited by the chosen animals, and interwoven to a complete landscape. WWF had released another greenlandic motive many years before, so my choice of animals are partly influenced by this former stickersheet.

HSO ILLUSTRATION -ADULTS

 

Ink, watercolour. 2015.

Original for sale.

Illustration done for the Association for highly sensitive in Norway. Inspired by one of my works with similar words written on, they took contact, and this is the result with the association's choice of words. The drawing is done by hand and the last details done digitally.

Two honeybees, done on existing work

 

Acrylic. each bee measures 3 cm from wingtip to wingtip.

june 2015.

The customer had an existing product, a little shield with a motive on, not done by me, and now wanted to add som bees. A little fun , quickly performed commission!

20 illustrations for a childrens book for the childrens rights organisation MIO in Greenland. The subject is FNs childrens convention. Illustrations by Naja Abelsen Published 2017, Noncommercial: freely distributed to schools, kindergardens etc...(last illustration not published)

Winnies Tiger

 

Watercolour

40 x 30 cm. 2016.

Original sold

Illustration done for a private customer, who wanted a tigers head. Photo of poor quality