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New work updated online

Check out these latest two projects in my portfolio: Wedding invitation design Baby birth announcement card

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The 5th edition of Talk & Draw 010 took place – and people were inspired!

Time flies and after a long and juicy summer, Talk & Draw 010 was back last Thursday, 21st of September with guest presenter Ailisha Read! Check out all…

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18th of May Talk & Draw 010 with Guest Presenter Rachel Sender!

The third Talk & Draw 010 is coming up soon! This time with guest presenter Rachel Sender Wharmby Rachel is a professional illustrator since many years, but also…

Live drawing – art school catch up sessions

As I wrote a while ago here, I’ve been exploring some new techniques since the start of this year. Since I’m a self learning illustrator, I sometimes regret…

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Great support for the second Talk & Draw 010 event

Exactly on month ago I wrote here that the first edition of Talk & Draw 010 was a great success. Well, it might just have gotten even better!…

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25th of April Talk & Draw 010 with Guest Presenter Marloes de Vries!

A couple of days ago we announced the second edition of Talk & Draw 010, and I’m really excited to see that already 21 people confirmed they’re coming…

Spring time!

After receiving a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers, I took my watercolor sketch pad out and painted a bunch of them!

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First edition Talk & Draw 010 took place!

In a previous post I’ve been announcing that myself and Naomi King have been organizing this new, fresh and crisp event called Talk & Draw 010. We were absolutely…

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Vegan Badass at the VeggieWorld

After visiting VeggieWorld on 11 March in Utrecht, I resumed my impressions in this illustration on behalf of Viva Las Vegas, a Dutch organization for a plant based…

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Illustrations now also available on Saltystock

As I often get requests for illustrations by smaller businesses and private customers, I know that the budget for illustrations not always quite fit the price of tailor…

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Talk & Draw 010 – kick off edition 16th of March!

Yes! Something new and exciting is going on! Together with fellow illustrator Naomi King I’ve been busy setting up a new creative event in Rotterdam: Talk & Draw…

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Exploring new things.. acrylics

One of my 2017 resolutions was to experiment more. Trying out new stuff is not something I throw in a client project: when it comes to illustrating I’m…

What is your favorite cup of tea?

The #IFDrawAWeek challenge of this week is teacups!

Sketch time!

Yesterday I started a 15 week illustration course at SKVR Rotterdam to improve my professional practice. It was such a revelation to sketch simple objects without any goal…

January: back to ink & drawing collections

January has been a month for me of grounding again in a steady drawing practice. After having explored different mediums over the last couple of months, I turned back…

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Now also available on Etsy!

You can now buy your pack of 5 unique christmas cards on Etsy! Go directly to my shop. These christmas cards are part of a polar bear themed…

En het is vrijdag: de 5 kerstkaarten zijn af! Neem gauw een kijkje..

Yes, uitdaging behaald! Dit zijn ze dan: 5 handgetekende kaarten. Met ecoline, waterverf en inktpennen gemaakt. En voor jullie te bestellen als kerstkaarten! 5 stuks voor € 12,50,…

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Verkoop exclusieve kerstkaarten!

Ik ga de komende week een uitdaging aan: 5 dagen lang teken ik elke dag één kerstkaart. Mijn doel is 100 sets van 5 kaarten te verkopen. Aan…

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About complementarity in relationships ;)

Just a small cartoon on the little things we complement eachother in. You might wonder what I bring to the table to complement my boyfriend’s green fingers. According to…

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Dutch girlpower

As a proper Dutchie, I ride a bicycle everyday.  It’s my main means of transport: like most Dutchies I prefer riding my bicycle instead of depending on public transport…

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Silly cactus..

True story about what happened with this cute looking cactus I was gifted by a friend. Sorry not sorry.

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Every day is a no bra day!

The 13th of October is  the No Bra Day, to raise awareness for breast cancer. But why not make every day of the year a no bra day? I…

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This is what happened when we moved in together

Meet Mrs Neat Freak and Mr Squirrel. Click here to enlarge this image.

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This is what happens when my boyfriend and I try to watch a film together

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Dance with me bunny!

Did you know that rabbits and ibex dance, too?

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When the lion roars..

A drawing warm up exercise that I find very fun to do: take a random magazine, look for photos and combine elements of different photos into a new…

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Hammock time in France

Last week I was enjoying a holiday in La Douce France. As drawing inspiration can sometimes be a struggle, a holiday is the perfect opportunity for some easy sketching…

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Help me help refugees on Lesbos, Greece

In 10 days from now I will spend 10 days on the island Lesbos, Greece to distribute food and other necessities to refugees who arrive there. I will…

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These storks reflect how ‘buying’ is often our first reflex

I made this drawing as a postcard for a friend, along with the birthday gift of a set of clamps. She’s a master of DIY, making her own…

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When the cat’s away..

Last week we got to babysit our friends’ cutest daughters for 2 days and a night because our friends went abroad for work. We had such a laugh with the…

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The secret life of our cat

The new apartment we moved to lately, comes with a cat. And not just A cat, no, an overweight diva cat that goes  by the name Skevi. Although…

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It’s fun drawing recipes!

As a weekend project Cédric was baking bread.. and I was making a drawing on how to bake bread 😉

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In 6 minutes and 20 slides: how I traveled more than a year by trading skills

You can now listen and watch the Pecha Kucha presentation I gave in Leiden on May 3rd. I explain how I traveled for more than a yearin South East…

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Everything goes on King’s day – crazy Dutch

  Now that I’m back in the Netherlands, I love to observe some of our cultural peculiarities. One of them is King’s Day. Since the Netherlands is a…

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How was your travel?

  Yep, coming home in the Netherlands after more than a year of travel is.. cold.

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Dumpster Jam made of 100% saved fruits!

It’s easy to complain about what’s wrong with this world, and I admit I go down that road every so often. But it’s much more fun to just…

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Zen Dutchie & the Curse of the Smart Phone

  Old habits die hard.. apparently it only took me a flight from Asia back home to find my smart phone glued back to my hand again. Longing…

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Zen Dutchie & the Big Supermarket Challenge

  While traveling in Asia there was simply one kind of coconut milk: the one straight out of a freshly cracked coconut. But it can’t be that simple…

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