• Natural watercolor paint: wine and beetroot

    Natural paints – wine and betroot

    Using natural paints (eer… food) on paper is always exciting: there is plenty of food around us that contains a lot of pigment, but they all behave differently on paper. I initially planned a post series on natural paints, but I stopped at tea and coffee. So, after 1,5 years, I’m back with another part. […]

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  • So you want to be an illustrator - Part 2 | Switching professions

    So you want to be an illustrator – Vol. 2.

    Where did I learn it all? This question has popped up at several watercolour workshops I teach, as it’s no secret that I graduated as an Architect, and even worked in the field for a short time. If you are thinking about choosing illustration as a career path, or you are simply interested in how […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    April calendars

    Even though it’s April Fool’s, there is nothing crazy happening around the blog. Instead, here are the downloadable calendars for April, with some greenpeas. :) I send an A4 printable version of the monthly calendar in my newsletter. I usually write to you once a month, sharing all sorts of news and of course, some […]

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  • On the road to freelancing - questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

    Freelancing – questions before you take the leap

    Are you considering freelancing? You are at the right place. I am celebrating one year of freelancing this month. I feel this is the perfect opportunity to sum up my experiences and share the lessons I’ve learned, so you have some straight questions to reflect upon, before you take the leap. Even though I am […]

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  • Watercolour portraits | 3 inspirational queens for women's day

    On Women’s Day – 3 inspiring queens

    Last year I celebrated Women’s Day with a couple of illustrations on femininity. This year I am bringing you 3 inspiring queens, who have all contributed something to what we call ‘woman’ today. Queen Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) Who is she? Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    March calendars

    In a couple of days it’s March, so here is a new downloadable calendar. This month, it is these bright radishes that can decorate your screens if you download them. Somehow I always associate radishes with spring, perhaps because of its beautiful colours. This almost-red-pink has always been one of my favourite colours. If you […]

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  • Wedding portrait – watercolor timelapse

    A timelapse is a speeded-up video. In this one, you can see how I create a custom wedding portrait step by step.

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  • So you want to be an illustrator - Part 1 | Illustration types

    So you want to be an illustrator | Vol. 1. – a.k.a. „can you make a living out of this”?

    I have met the question above more than I can count, and this is partly the reason why I spent nearly 7 useless years studying Architecture before realising I would become an illustrator. If you are 16-18, announcing to your parents that you are going to become an illustrator, or you decide at 40-something that […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    February calendars

    February is just round the corner, so here is the new downloadable calendar. :) February is the month of red onions. Have you noticed how beautiful all the colours are on the inside a red onion  when you cut it in half? In the past couple of years I’ve always wondered how unappreciated red onions […]

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  • 5 new illustubers to follow | a review of artists on youtube

    5 new illustubers to follow

    If someone asked me the question: where did you learn it all? I would answer without a hesitation: on Youtube. Illustubers (youtubers who are illustrators by profession) talk about nearly everything related to the area: techniques, motivation, creative blocks, and not least, business. I have already shared my 5 favourite illustubers in this post, but […]

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