Commissioned: An Eastern Dragon Bag

I am making lots of illustrations for my own products. I love the freedom to create art that feels right to me personally. On the other hand I also love to  work on commissions as well. It's nice to make people happy with commissioned art and products.

A little while back I was asked to illustrate a fantasy creature called; an Eastern Dragon. It was an original character and that person asked me to design a shoulder bag with that character. She had enough references for this character, so I had enough information to draw her character in my illustration style.

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7 Days of flower sketches – Mini challenge

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I draw a lot and it'a nice to make sketches just for fun. Just picking a theme and finding out along the way what kind of ideas pop up in my head. Inktober 2019 wasn't a huge succes. 31 illustration within one month is a huge project. I think it is too big for me. That's whyI came up with another idea. A mini challenge of 7 days. 7 sketches within a specific theme. No restrictions or rules, just for practice and fun.

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Koi Carps New Shoulderbag

Lately I am working on older sketches and turning them into full color illustrations. During our trip to Japan I made a lot of sketches, but I didn't find time to turn them into finished artwork. This new shoulder bag design is inspired by Japan. 

In the video I tell you a little bit more about this new design. To make it a little bit more interesting you can win this bag :). The video is in English ;).

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New collection on Etsy

To push myself into making more designs I wanted to set a date for an Etsy shop update. I wanted to upload 10 new items at once. It pushed me to create more items, which felt very good. The more I make, the better I become. And the more I make, the more there is to choose from. It was fun to set a date and to work towards that date to lance a new collection of unique items. Maybe I will redo this concept in the future to make sure I make new designs for sale :).Lees verder/continue reading

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Inspired by the Rowan Tree

The Rowan tree is a real witches tree. The Rowan tree has long been known for being a magickal tree. It’s has an important role in many mythology and folklore stories.

The Rowan tree is a great protector, it protects against bad luck & evil. It has been used for many years to make walking sticks and magician's staves, as well as Druid staffs and wands.  Even today is is still one of the most sought after woods for wands and amulets. It is believed to help psychic abilities and connections.  If you look at the berries when you remove them from the stick you will notice the pentacle symbol where they were attached.

Technically we don’t have a Rowan tree in our garden, but our neighbours do. It’s in their front yard and most branches overlap to our side. I don’t mind at all, I think it’s a wonderful tree. It’s not a very big one, but it is absolutely a pretty one. It’s also very handy because I have Rowan berries and leaves within reach.

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