• rejection illustration

    Rejection is part of the deal

    Something weird happened. Well, weird… I found the coincidence remarkable. This morning I was typing my weekly blog post. I had a topic in mind but decided to write from my heart. Before I…

  • Marloes De Vries blog

    Doing what makes you happy

    Today I found a letter I wrote to myself exactly three years ago. I posted in on Facebook and after that someone asked me to translate it to English to have it published on…

  • Love for the UK

    A passion for a country: United Kingdom

    This week not a blog post about illustration but about another love: the United Kingdom. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming Basil and having a hotel named ‘Fawlty Towers’.…

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    Freelance Diaries

    Must-have tools for illustrators

    When you see an illustrator who’s work you absolutely admire you want to know the details: what pencil are they using, what kind of paper is that, what paint do they prefer? Because if…

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    Let’s wander offline

    When I got back from my vacation in France I was immediately in the pitt fall: about 30 minutes after I got home, I turned on the computer and checked my work emails. A…