Tian Gan | Printmaking & Design
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Tian Gan's Printmaking Blog

Tian Gan's design and printmaking blog. The Stockholm-based artist writes about her work process.

Bulletjejen, the Cinnamon Roll Girl

I've been secretly working on this illustration for a few days in an attempt to justify the amount of cinnamon rolls I'd consumed - so far - this winter.

The little triangle brush I used for the pearl sugar didn't work.

I had in my head a girl with dark short hair, in a simple sweater and a perfect kanelbulle - cinnamon roll - as a beret hat. Swedish-style, with pearl sugar instead of glaze, and so much cinnamon that you can just smell it.

Meet bulletjejen, the cinnamon roll girl.

I hadn't illustrated anything digitally for so long; I was messing up with the layers and getting disoriented every now and then, but I'm happy with the final result.

Hmm.

You can take her home on a A3 or A4 print