Freelance Diaries Review

What sketchbook for illustration to get

01/09/2019
sketchbook for illustration

If you’re an illustrator or just have a passion for drawing, you’ve probably been there: you’re in an art supply shop filled with the most lucious sketchbooks. But what sketchbook should you get?
Depending on what you want to use it for, and what kind of materials you are using for your drawings and illustrations, the answer varies. I’ll walk you through the different kinds of my own personal favourites. Continue Reading

Personal

My love for mid-century furniture and pastel colours

In January I moved into my new home. It’s hard to believe that already six months have passed. We had to do a small renovation from top to bottom, but still… It’s not finished yet. But it’s getting there! Hopefully in six months I…

10/08/2019
slice of life comic
Comic

High school friend

After years I met up with my best friend from high school. I was a bit nervous……

06/08/2019
Personal

Solo travelling to the Peak District

In June of last year I travelled to the Peak District in the UK for three weeks, by myself. It was the best gift I could have given myself. Three full weeks of sleeping in, hiking, exploring, enjoying nature, sleeping in a little hobbit-cottage…

08/04/2019
Personal

Making a book: Volwassen worden is optioneel

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…

09/03/2019
Personal

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
How to

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