• Masking fluid | Molotow masking pen | watercolor technique

    New medium #7 – masking pen

    I have been fruitlessly experimenting with masking fluid for almost 2 years. Now I’ve come across something new: a masking pen. So let’s see… what this is and how it works Masking is based on the fact that in watercolour you cannot paint white. If you need white (or light) areas, you simply leave them […]

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  • Top 7 tips for watercolour beginners

    7 watercolour tips for beginners

    People often say that watercolour is a hard-to-control medium. However – just like cats :) – watercolour has its own tricks with which you can tame it. After the most common beginner mistakes I’m sharing some tips, which will definitely make watercolour easier for you to practice. 1. Clean your brush properly! Have you ever […]

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

    May calendars

    I have been waiting for the moment to share my favourite piece of the Veggie-series since January. But not only this image, but also real-life strawberries are a treat for me, so I’m rejoicing in their approaching season. :) I’m sending the monthly newsletter soon, which includes this calendar in A4 printable format, too. It […]

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  • 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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