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

    July calendars

    The watermelon season is just coming up, so you can celebrate the arrival of real summer heat with this downloadable watermelon calendar. Down below you can find the calendar for the screens of your gadgets, but the July newsletter has not yet been sent, in which I enclose the A4 printable version. If you wish […]

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  • So you want to be an illustrator | Vol. 3 - how to have multiple income streams

    So you want to be an illustrator | Vol. 3 – Have multiple income sources!

    Whether you are a freelancer or not, it has become cliché to repeat ‘have multiple income sources!’ This is obviously important for freelancers even more, especially in a field as oversaturated as illustration. Let’s see what opportunities you have as an illustrator to provide a constant cash-flow. The first and most evident way is, of […]

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  • Using Tombow brush pens as watercolor | experimenting

    New medium #8 – Watercolour brush pens

    An average creative typically associates brush pens with calligraphy. Light line up, heavy down. However, you can use water-based brush pens as a form of watercolour. I checked how. So what’s this and how does it work? If you haven’t tried brush pens yet, you can imagine them as a cross between a marker and […]

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

    June calendars

    Summer is officially here in a couple of days. I am celebrating this by adding a new item to the Veggies series, a tomato. I usually send an A4 printable version of this calendar to my newsletter subscribers. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do it now. No worries, I won’t spam your inbox […]

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  • 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. – The journey from engineer to illustrator

    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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