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 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

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InkTober exposition

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InkTober is growing every year. InkTober is (for the ones that have missed it) an Art challenge and artists from all over the world participate. Every day of the month October you make a drawing with ink. At the end of October the result is 31 ink illustrations.Lees verder/continue reading

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Inktober 2016 was awesome!

This year I participated for the second time with Inktober. Every day of October I made an illustration with ink. It is an awesome way to learn and to become better as an atist.

I love to see how big Inktober has become. It is a worldwide event and it really takes over Instagram, Facebook and other social media. It’s fun to watch en see what others make.Lees verder/continue reading

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Halloween jewelry

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Halloween is Coming…

Halloween, my favorite holiday of the year. I just love Halloween! I'm trilled to see Halloween gets bigger and bigger in The Netherlands every year. With spooky and scary events everywhere, there are many things to do. The jealousy I feel when I see decorated houses from America, damn! So amazing how much work people put in Halloween decorations. The Halloween home decoration in the stores here are also becoming more and more each year (hurray!).

Because I am a big fan of Halloween I decided to make an Halloween jewelry collection. I started a search for cute, fun and spooky Halloween jewelry components. I used those components in designs with techniques from my comfort zone like marbled textures and crackle textures. The Halloween collection has a variety of necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

This slideshow gives a impression of the Halloween collection:

The Halloween jewelry collection is available in my Etsy shop and on my Facebook page.