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Making a book: Volwassen worden is optioneel

09/03/2019

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last couple of months I worked incredibly hard on one of my biggest projects to date: my comics book Volwassen worden is optioneel.

For over six years I have been making little comics and doodles about my life. What started as a personal project in my sketchbook, blossomed into a book with beautiful pink stitching and end papers I drool over.

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Goodbye, little home of mine

After living in my little apartment (45 m2) in Rotterdam for over 5 years, it’s time to say goodbye. In January I will be moving into a new house. I knew I had to leave one day because, well, it’s quite small if you…

21/12/2018
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Holiday-hacks: tips for the coming days

The holiday season is for many a beautiful period.  But talking to my friends and family, I noticed a lot of them experience stress or even anxiety around this time a year. If you feel utterly relaxed around the holiday season, this post isn’t…

15/12/2018
Freelance Diaries

Copyright: using images you found online

Let’s talk about copyright infringement guys! I’ve already written a post on what to do when you’re work gets used (stolen) without your permission last year, but as it still happens to me and other illustrators so many times I think it’s time to…

18/09/2018
Wayne Thiebaud Museum Voorlinden
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Wayne Thiebaud exhibition in Museum Voorlinden

A while ago I was invited by Museum Voorlinden to take a sneak peek at their new exhibition by grand artist Wayne Thiebaud (on show until September 16). “There will be cake,” they said. “Say no more,” I said, and I was on my…

21/08/2018
Marloes De Vries Illustration
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Time to myself

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. Not because I ran out of illustration topics to talk about, there are plenty! I took a break because I needed some time to think about what I need.…

30/05/2018
Creative podcasts
Freelance Diaries

8 podcasts to spark your creativity

As a creative freelancer you might feel a bit alone at times. For me it works really well to listen to other creatives! I don’t listen to anything while I do thinking work but when I’m doing line work or colouring, I love to…

13/03/2018
blog about Holbein acryla gouache
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Painting with Acryla Gouache (Holbein)

There are illustrators that faithfully stick to one medium almost their entire careers. I’m not one of them. I love experimenting, trying out new material, different pencils, digital techniques. Trying new materials will bring my skills to a new level. For some years now…

01/02/2018
Best illustration books
Freelance Diaries

7 essential books for illustrators

Muddling through a swamp of recommended books in online shops can be a hassle. If you’re looking for the best books for illustrators, then my list might come in handy. This is a selection of the dozens of books I own on illustration, business…

08/01/2018