• rejection illustration
    Motivation

    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…

    18/10/2016
  • Marloes De Vries blog
    Personal

    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…

    12/10/2016
  • Love for the UK
    Personal

    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’.…

    27/09/2016
  • Tools illustrators use
    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…

    06/09/2016
  • Poster available in my web shop
    Motivation

    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…

    30/08/2016
  • Illustrating for Flow Magazine
    Freelance Diaries

    Illustrating for Flow Magazine

    It’s December 2009. I just got offered a new job as an art director and my then-boyfriend gave me this brand new shiny magazine to celebrate. I flipped through the magazine and said: “one…

    26/08/2016
  • Neil Gaiman Make Good Art
    Motivation

    Make good art

    You can buy this poster in my webshop Making art can make you incredibly insecure. That’s a fact. Putting your art out in the world is like showing the whole human race your vulnerable…

    23/08/2016
  • How to

    How To: Plants and dirty hands

    What I love to bits is when artists tell about how they made a certain illustration, drawing or painting. In a way it’s really soothing to me to see how they went about. So…

    18/08/2016