Johanna ÖstJohanna Öst

The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

My art and illustration

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New art: Emerald queen

Apr 2, 2012 in My art and illustration

Emerald queen

Original and prints available here.

By the way, does anyone have any suggestions for having art prints made? I’d like to offer fancier prints of my art but I’m not sure where to start.

Which type of print is the best, and which print making companies (preferably Swedish) are good?


New art: Flower tattoo

Mar 17, 2012 in My art and illustration

I’m a bit behind on my commissions (and my blogging!) since I’ve been working full time at Pärlans wrapping delicious caramels this past week, but here’s finally a finished one, a tattoo design with a flower and circus theme!

Prints are available here.


Tattoo designs

Feb 20, 2012 in My art and illustration

This is the first and most elaborate version of a tattoo design I made for my mother’s 60th birthday, though she ended up going with another more simplified version without the cat portraits and with less black.

It’s a kurbits which is a common motif from the folk art of Dalecarlia where my family is from.

You can buy prints of it here.

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Sketches: Preliminary sketchbook

Feb 8, 2012 in My art and illustration


As I said in my first sketch post I’ve decided to keep a regular sketchbook, for all those ideas that aren’t fully fledged painting concepts, or just drawing for fun without planning or pressure.

Before I found an actual sketch book to use for this purpose I used one of Henrik’s notebooks, and these are the sketches I drew in it before I found the perfect sketchbook on our New York trip.

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