I am a freelance illustrator with a passion for life. I like anything that has to do with fantasy or science fiction. I would prefer to live in the world of 'Lord of the rings'. And I would love to have a dragon as a pet. I love cosplay and go to just about any event I can find. Dressed up, of course. In my spare time I like to read anime. I have a huge collection of comics and anime movies at home. My precious! I also do fitness. Because sitting in front of the computer all day won't make you fitter. And eating cookies while you work, doesn’t help either... I have a huge love for fantasy and science fiction. I like mythical figures, gods, centaurs, mermaids... Everything that appeals to the imagination. I can sometimes lose myself in my own fantasy. I regularly attend refresher courses and events because I think it is important to continue to grow as an illustrator. And that's wonderful, because I'm 1m63 and have given up all hope that I will ever grow any more. But unless I change my profession to basketball player, that's not a disaster. I consider myself a gentle, patient and positive person. I am easy to work with. I have no problem with comments or corrections that are requested. I like to joke and have a positive outlook on life. I am always open to new projects and challenges.
Among other things, I had the opportunity to design a card deck for Llewellyn worldwide. To this day I'm still not sure how to pronounce that name. Sssh, don't tell anyone. I spent a year working on that deck mixed with other commissions I received. It was the longest but most amazing project I've ever worked on. And working with Barbara Moore was a great experience. The cards had to be very detailed and I have continued to work that way ever since. I prefer to work with vibrant colors and beautiful lighting. They are the key elements in my work. I always try to reach the highest level in my work that I possibly can. Another assignment was to create 4 cards for the launch of a new book. The cards were a promotional stunt featuring the 4 main protagonists. I also had to make 8 illustrations for a music band for the release of their new album. It was the same character returning in a different setting through the 8 images. Although I usually create mature work, like book and CD-covers, I have 3 children's books with my name on and a fourth one on the way. Don't get me wrong, I am the illustrator of the children's books and not the writer. Writing is something I absolutely can not do. My scribbling is definitely not worth reading. Outside of this text, of course. Please don't stop reading now! Children's illustrations give me the opportunity to experiment with colours, textures, humor and facial expressions. It is completely different from working for adults. But I like the variety. Illustrating is a passion that I can't get enough of. I'm already looking forward to what the future will bring me. (fingers crossed it will be a dragon)