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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2019 Inktober Spirits

Inktober 2019, It has been a very busy month. Sadly I was only able to make 3 illustrations for Inktober in the month October. I had to many other obligations and in the evenings I was to tired to draw for my own project. Anyway, I absolutely love my Inktober 2019 theme, so I will continue with this project. In the end I will have 31 illustrations within my chosen theme :).

Spirits

My theme for this Inktober is 'Spirits'. From Spirit Animals to creatures, ghosts, deities, gods & goddesses from different spiritual beliefs. It's a theme with many possibilities. 

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Finished Inktober 2018

Last inktober I was able to make 17 ink illustrations, not more. Because I really liked my theme 'witchy vibes' I wanted to make at least 31 illustrations. And although the new inktober begins tomorrow I wanted to finish Inktober 2018 before tomorrow. So I made that happen :P. (It took me a whole year, but who cares). I liked drawing these illustrations and I learned from them, that's what really matters :).

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Inktober 2018 – Witchy Vibes theme

This year I participated again with inktober. During October I tried to make an ink illustration each day. Because I had some important deadlines in October, I already new an illustration each day wouldn't be possible, but I gave it my best shot :).

I knew I wanted to work with a theme again and I already knew the theme for a long time. On Pinterest I collected lots of information about witchy themes. With Pinterest Boards as 'Stones & Meaning' and ‘Plants, Flowers & Herbs my theme for this year was 'Witchy Vibes', focusing on 'everything magical.' I also found some interesting books that formed the base of my information resources. For example ‘The Green Witch’ & ‘The illustrated Herbiary'.

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A refection on Inktober 2017

This was for me the third year I participated the Inktober challenge. In this blog I look back on the month October and Inktober.

Inktober; 31 illustration with ink, every day one illustration. that's the idea. A huge chance to practice your drawing skills, that's for sure. it's also very heavy, it takes a lot of your time, but I decided to participate again anyway.

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A mermaid and her friend

Although I am far behind with my daily sketches, I still try to sketch when I have some time left. It’s good practice. Last Sunday I had a ‘lazy Sunday’ so I had a whole day for myself. For some time now I wanted to work out a mermaid sketch I did for one of my daily sketches. And because I had a lazy Sunday, I had the time to do so. This mermaid sketch is the one I wanted to color:Lees verder/continue reading