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En blanco y negro

‘In my opinion half the people who spend their lives avoiding being run over by buses had much better be run over and put safely out of the way. They’re no good.’

Agatha Christie – The Seven Dials Mystery

Here are some of the in-between moments of the past winter (I say past, because I wish that the days would grow warmer and nicer now).

Things that feel good are, finishing a book & going upstairs to pick a new one, earning a small amount of money with illustration, getting up before the sun does, having breakfast on the balcony (I don’t mind the cold, as long as the sun shines), not loosing myself online as much, having the weekends off, getting up without snoozing, finding a spanish-learning book on the street, watching films from my to-watch-list, buying a new planner and writing in it for the first time, willow weaving, getting some developed photos back.

‘The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.’

Confucius

Last Years Mixtapes

Here is a collection of all the mixtapes of 2020 (and one of 2019), that I wanted to have in one place on my website. I haven’t really been feeling like making a mixtape in the last months, but I hopefully will make a new one soon! You can find them all in one place in my Spotify too.

Be Kind Month đŸŒ»

This February was all about being kind (to yourself, to others). @mandaloouise started this lovely drawing challenge and asked me (and some other very talented artists) to host this challenge. Here are my four illustrations (we posted one drawing per week):

Week 1: Wear a Mask
Week 2: Call a Friend
Week 3: Lend a Helping Hand
Week 4: Take Care of Yourself

Check out #bekindpandemicedition on Instagram to see all the other lovely drawings!

✹ Starting Afresh ✹

Here are some inspirational videos I gathered in the last days and weeks. I want to do some things differently this year, I’m focusing on my mind more & also trying to not use social media. Maybe you’ll find some of these interesting & helpful. If not, well, that’s okay too.

Folktale Week

A collection of folktale-inspired illustrations for the drawing challenge that took part between the 23. and 29. of November 2020.

Day 1: Birth

Day 1 was inspired by the Russian fairytale ‘The Snow Maiden’.

Day 2: Ritual

Day 2 of the challenge was inspired by the Bulgarian Kukeri.

Day 4: Solstice

And the third illustration I did was inspired by nordic folktales in general and the day of the winter solstice.

I chose to draw colourful frames around every illustration – that were inspired by old Russian art.

I had a lot of fun doing the challenge though I only had time to fit in three illustrations before the folktale week started and then I hurt my right wrist so I couldn’t draw anymore (still can’t). Maybe after it heals I will continue with the other prompts and finish folktale week because I had already searched for so many more cool themes to draw!

Autumn Week

I decided to participate in an illustration challenge filled with seven prompts. It took place on the 21st to 27th of September and you can find all the beautiful art with the hashtag #helloautumnweek or #helloautumnweek2020 on Instagram 🙂 I had a lot of fun drawing all these cosy things & coming up with new ideas for each prompt. Which one of them do you like best?

Day 1: Apple Orchard
Day 2: Falling Leaves
Day 3: Pumpkin Carving
Day 4: Autumn Picnic
Day 5: Cosy Night In
Day 6: Forest Walks
Day 7: Autumn Self Portrait

All the mixtapes from 2019

A collection of all the 2019 mixtapes (I think I didn’t make one for August though). Funny how you can see my style change a lot throughout the year. Click on each image to get to the mixtape.

Some other mixtapes throughout the year:

Click here to get to all the mixtapes 🙂

All the mixtapes from 2018

A collection of all my mixtapes from the year 2018. It’s really hard for me to look at them again, but I wanted to declutter my website and my Spotify so I fused them all into one playlist 🙂

(I’m only missing the September mixtape cover, I can’t find that anywhere)

Castle Rocks Map – Commission

A map commission I made for a lovely customer last week. He wanted me to draw him a map for Castle Rocks (where some of Stephen King’s books take place). I had a lot of fun drawing it & if you know someone who’d like a custom made map – write me an email PuTTY , I’d love to draw one for you.

Here’s how the commission process would look like:

Tarot Cards (8-15)

Here I collected the tarot cards 8 to 15, all from my inktober challenge.

The Hanged Man: Peace through self-discipline PuTTY Quick launch , freedom from distraction

Death: cycle of creation, destruction & renewal

The Devil: temptation, attachment puttygen , control

The Star: hope, healing

The Moon: subtlety Buy Lucipro Cipro , mystery, instinct

The Hierophant: tradition, spiritual authority, deception

The Sun: clarity, simplicity, new life

The Tower: a revelation, drastic shift in perspective