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my latest piece + a detail of the face and hair.

process of this commissioned piece

commission i just finished! i was asked to draw a girl sipping a cup of coffee.

commission i just finished! i was asked to draw a girl sipping a cup of coffee.

WIP

WIP

self portrait.

self portrait.

preview/WIP of a piece for my future, yet-to-be-released artbook. still have a lot of material that i still want to make for this book, but i’m optimistic about getting that done within the next couple months!

preview/WIP of a piece for my future, yet-to-be-released artbook. still have a lot of material that i still want to make for this book, but i’m optimistic about getting that done within the next couple months!

inspired by this pretty picture i saw on my tumblr dash today.

inspired by this pretty picture i saw on my tumblr dash today.

latest update on deviantart. 

latest update on deviantart. 

♥ you all!

♥ you all!

sketches colored in photoshop.

sketches colored in photoshop.

latest update on deviantart. i’m digging grungy futuristic stuff lately (had this lying around since august but watching looper this week definitely gave me some motivation to finish it off!). also inspired by koji morimoto’s awesome art.

latest update on deviantart. i’m digging grungy futuristic stuff lately (had this lying around since august but watching looper this week definitely gave me some motivation to finish it off!). also inspired by koji morimoto’s awesome art.

i finished it! latest update on deviantart.

i finished it! latest update on deviantart.

another one from my sketchbook that i couldn’t resist cleaning up/coloring in photoshop.

another one from my sketchbook that i couldn’t resist cleaning up/coloring in photoshop.

latest submission to deviantart!

latest submission to deviantart!

Here’s what I worked on for most of October/November - animation sequences for Bearkatt Productions, who made a Channel 4 (U.K) documentary about Tanya Kach’s life (warning: the documentary deals with very shocking subject matter). 14-year-old Tanya Kach was held captive by an older man, phsyically as well as emotionally, for 10 years of her life - a truly heartbreaking story. The animations were intended to illustrate her emotions when she met her captor at a young age. She rationalized the situation by believing that she was in love and had found someone to take care of her for the rest of her life, something she longed for as a result of not feeling loved or wanted anywhere else. Of course, this was far from the truth.

The animation sequences are basically romantic fairy tale scenes with a ‘dark’ edge, showing a princess falling in love with her prince. They were edited into the interviews that were conducted with Tanya. What you see above is some artwork which was integrated into the final sequences, to which my awesome boyfriend Arjen Klaverstijn contributed animation and effects. For more artwork, storyboards and concept art from this project, check out my website.