I love the beginning of spring. Days get longer and night shorter. The earth awakens and all the flowers get to grow. I made this Ostara illustration. It was nice to be able to finish a full color illustration again. I enjoyed making it :).Lees verder/continue reading
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'.
At the moment the weather in the Netherlands is more Summer than Autumn, but it's officially Autumn. That means warm cups of tea, blankets and good books, falling leaves in wonderful colors and Halloween. I thought it was a good idea to buy some Autumn home decor for our house.
A beautiful night with a bright moon, who doesn’t think that’s magical? I always believed the moon is quite interesting. We learn more and more about the earth, the stars and the universe, but there are still many questions that hasn’t been answered yet. It has something mysterious. The moon has important roles in stories and folklore. The function can vary, but the moon and the moonlight are always magical. It has a strong energy that can’t be explained.
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.
I have some new stuff to show you guys. At the moment I am working on some new fantasy products and I thought I give you guys a little sneakpeak
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
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
I completely forgot to write an article about Elfia Haarzuilen 2017. Elfia is a Dutch fantasy event where all fantasy styles come together. It is a yearly event with fantasy styles like Steampunk, Gothic, Cosplay and Manga.Lees verder/continue reading
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