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New work updated online!

Check out the latest project in my portfolio Love story on a birth announcement card

birth announcement, card, geboortekaartje original, creative, custom design, handdrawn, personal, special design, illustration, illustrator, lilian leahy, rotterdam

New work updated online

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

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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…

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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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News from Amsterdam: it’s raining apps

  Traveling for me also meant taking a year off from superfluous communication, threading Whatsapp chats, Facebook invitations to numerous irrelevant events a day, and all those other focus-destroyers…

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Zen Dutchie fights the weather..

  After 13 months of traveling the tropics, Amsterdam’s incredibly bad weather is a bitter pill to swallow.. but hey, I’m Dutch. And Dutchies are water resistant.. right? February 2016 I…

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Back in Hipsterdam

How the nomadic traveler look after 13 months all of a sudden kind feels kind of awkward.. February 2016 I returned to my hometown Amsterdam after having traveled…

back in amsterdam dear friend 13 months i travelled solo in south east asia and india i created artwork for local businesses in exchange for food accommodation in more than 100 illustrations i captured my experiences blogged them on lilianleahy.com i returned to the netherlands ambitioning a career as a self-employed illustrator sign painter hand lettered menu board in bar or restaurant handpainted signboard decoration of your musical instrument a wall floor door painting in babyroom illustrated business cards

Back in Amsterdam! (and looking for creative opportunities)

Sir, selfie please?

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How walking into a local Hindu temple got quickly out of hand..

  When traveling India one thing particularly stands out: the number of people in this country. I can’t say for all travellers but I know for sure that…

Living Hosseini’s “The Kiterunner” at the Ahmedabad’s Kite Festival!

When travelling, the most lucky you can get is being right on time to experience some local festival or celebration. Wherever you are, festivals are universally known for…

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Meanwhile in India: I think we’re being observed..

  Meanwhile my boyfriend Cedric has come to join me for a month of travel in India, and together we head South from Delhi to the state of…

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Anywhere, anytime, it’s time for a SELFIE! – India

  It seems to be the favorite thing to do on a sunny weekend day: get your friends and family together, head to a public park or monumental…

The hardest part of traveling..

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The Blanket Warriors performing nordic yoga – Indian ashram experience

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

Laughing yoga Phool Chatti Ashram Yoga Meditation India Ganga River Rishikesh

Belly-shaking laughter yoga – Indian ashram experience

  Phool Chatti Ashram is a 100 year old ashram located 7 kms north of Rishikesh on the Ganga river bank. Here, you can experience ashram life in…

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