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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Looking back on the year 2017

2017, what a year! It feels like it happened while I flashed with my eyes. From something that has been a hobby to something that starts to look like a company. I found solutions for existing problems and I found new problems challenges to take care of. There were awesome moments and not so awesome moments. From happily working on orders to feeling frustrated about situations and problems that found me along the way. 2017 was a eventful year.

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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

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‘Pumpkin Land’ pattern design

A personal interest of mine is designing patterns. It’s a nice way of expressing creativity and I find it important to extend my portfolio with some pattern designs. When I create patterns just for my portfolio, I can chose the subjects myself. I love Halloween, so I decided to design a pattern with a Halloween/Autumn genre.Lees verder/continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day!

Although I believe that love is important the entire year and not only today, I still like Valentine. it’s important to realize how lucky you are to have family and friends around you that love you unconditionally. Close friends and loving family are sometimes hard to find. Lees verder/continue reading

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11 inspiring illustrators – illustration inspiration

I am always looking for inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere to be found; if you know where to look. You can find it in song lyrics, when you take a walk outside or in a recent happening in your own live. Inspiration is everywhere. Other illustrators can be a source of inspiration too. When you search on the Internet you can find talented artist in no time. This blog post will become to long when I write about every illustrator who’s work I like. But I would love to share some amazing illustrators with you.Lees verder/continue reading

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A new patterndesign

Since I followed the course ‘illustration, digital and analog’ I know how I can make patterns. I find it a lot of fun to make them :). Sadly I didn’t had the time to make new ones lately. A few weeks ago I was just sketching some leaves and it occurred to me the elements would be perfect for a pattern. So I took my sketches and made them into line-art. After that I choose a color pallet I gave it color.Lees verder/continue reading