Introducing Stationery

I can't tell you how excited I am that I have this new section in my collection: stationery! I already had prints available, but I'd like to make the section a bit larger than it is now. Two designs were printed and turned into a notebook: my brown bear and my newest illustration featuring a blue rabbit and its home. This illustration has also been made into a time lapse video which you can find at the end of this post!

Both notebooks come in two sizes: A6 and A5. Before placing my print ordered, I asked around as to what size is used most often and the answers were so different each time. Having both sizes available felt best. A6 is commonly used as a pocket notebook to quickly write down ideas, sketch something small or when you don't want to carry a lot of weight with you. A5 on the other hand is used for writing down full projects, doing sketchwork either for that project or for larger practice or to use as an art journal.

I personally use both sizes myself. A6 to carry around with me or to sketch out ideas and A5 for larger drawings/illustrations. Though, lately I tend to stick with A6 and work on loose paper for the final illustration.

To me it was important that the pages of the notebook were of good quality and recycled, which I managed to find! The recycled paper is 80gsm and is slightly off white - a favorite of mine to work on with (colored) pencils.

And here's the video I mentioned earlier. I enjoyed making it so much and I have plans to make more in the future.

Have a wonderful day!

A Bow Series

It's been a while since I've made a post here, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. I am still drawing and making illustrations. So today I'm sharing a small series I've been working on. I'm not sure yet how far I'll go with the amount of illustrations or if I'll ever go into detail about the story behind it. But I'm truly enjoying it and seeing where it goes works just fine for me. Each illustration went through some sketching and study work before it was made into an original piece.

The ginger cat, the deer and the forest are all available as prints now.

A Print For Charity

• Time Lapse Drawing #4 · Gorilla •

I was asked by the Gorilla Organization if I was interested in making a print for their charity. I already have a whale print that helps raise money for a wonderful cause, so I didn't overthink and said yes! Today I finished the drawing and I've been filming the process. So you see both the print and the video in this post. The print is available as preorder! Once the printing order is completed and fully processed, the prints ship out right away. For each sold print, I'll be donating 6 USD to the Gorilla Organization!

I hope you're excited and that you like this print! On top of that, you'll be supporting a great cause too.

A New Addiction.

Time Lapse Drawing 2
• Time Lapse Drawing #2 · Bat •
Time Lapse Drawing 3
• Time Lapse Drawing #3 · Elephant •
Behind The Scenes 1
• Behind The Scenes #1 · The Bear Pouch •
Behind The Scenes 1
I might have to admit that I have a new addiction: video making. I've been really enjoying the process of building up my own Youtube channel and I hope you're enjoying watching the videos I've been making so far. On my channel, I mainly want to focus on my illustration. I've been filming mainly time lapse videos. In order to have a bit of variety among my feed, my latest video shows a peek behind the scenes of how the bear pouch became what it is right now. It all feels so new, but I'm having so much fun!

If you have a suggestion of what you want to see next, just let me know! Make sure to subscribe to my channel to stay up to date!!

First Video!

Making a time lapse video has been on my "I seriously want to do this one day"-list for so long and I finally took the time to make it happen. I made an original illustration out of one of the animals I drew for my Animal Tuesday project. Seeing this video being on my Youtube channel makes me really proud! I can't express how excited I am about this first video! I've learnt so, so much while recording, editing and showing it to friends. A next video will follow as soon as possible! Make sure to subscribe to my channel to stay up to date.

A print of the moth will be made available somewhere this week. Keep an eye on the shop or Instagram to see it getting listed.

Ready for Fall

Since fall started yesterday - and I'm a huge fall fan - I'm sharing this sketchbook drawing today. I've been really into drawing leaves lately and I'm afraid this is going to be one of many. I can already imagine using this as new (fabric) pattern. Hopefully you're excited to see more!

A Print for a Good Cause

A couple of days ago I got really inspired by a sculpture Stephanie of Petitplat was making (also shown in the second image on the right), so I decided to draw the whale she was sculpting. I've drawn a whale before for my weekly challenge and I knew I was going to enjoy making this whale filled with corals for sure! I posted it on Instagram and a few days later I received a request of a really kind customer to have that drawing printed. Stephanie was kind enough to approve of it (as I drew what she made), so I now have a limited amount of A5 prints available in my shop. That's not all! I decided to start a charity fundraising with this print. Per sold print, 6 USD (half of the purchase price) will be donated to Sea Shepherd, an organization fighting any form of cruelty towards the wildlife in the world's oceans.

It would be really great if you'd help out raising money for this great cause and/or spread the word!
Make sure to check out the shop of Petitplat too, she makes so many beautiful things.

Last, but not least, the necklace shown in the first image is by the talented crafters behind Star of the East!