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…

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.…

Creative podcasts
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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…

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…

Best illustration books
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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…

Thing I have learned this year
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Things I have learned this year

It might be hard to believe but the end of 2017 is in sight. It’s been a year where I’ve learned a lot and I would love to share my own little life lessons with you. It’s very personal so take from it whatever…

Motivation

How to be (more) successful

What do you think of when you think of a successful person? What does success mean to you? In this blog post I will share my personal thoughts about success.…

tips for doing freelance administration
Freelance advice

Tips on doing admin (for freelancers)

If you’re a professional illustrator or designer, or have read one of my other posts, you know this: it’s not all just drawing and cutting and glueing. On average I spend 60-70% of my time on anything but illustrating. One of the tasks is…