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 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 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
SB Designs Creations
In my last blog I wrote there are ‘things’ in progress. But I never told you what those ‘things’ are. 2017 will be the year where I combine the materials I like into designs that fit my style.Lees verder/continue reading
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
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
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
Last few months I followed the course ‘Analog and digital illustration’ at the Utrecht Centre for the Arts. Last year I followed a course to master the Adobe Programs Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, but uptil now I never had lesson in illustration.Lees verder/continue reading