Born and raised in The Hague (1991), if I wasn't playing outside, you could find me sitting in front of the tv a lot. From a young age I fell in love with all the beautiful anime shows passing me by. Here In Holland we used to have channels like Kindernet, Fox Kids and Cartoon Network, later joined by Yorkiddin where shows like Dragonball Z (REWIND), Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura and many more Japanese titles would be on, dubbed in English. The expressions, the characters, the stories; I was enthralled with manga and anime.
However, I didn't do much with drawing until 2009, while I was sitting in Economics class in high school. I suddenly got this intense urge to sketch things in my notebook. That's when I really discovered the pleasure of putting onto paper what's floating around in my fantasies. Ever since I've been drawing almost everyday.
After quite a while of simply enjoying it for what it is, I started feeling this urge to aim for the stars. This feeling of getting better really started to itch; those industry-quality illustrations you see on the web? That's where I wanted to be. In 2016 I visited an art school in Utrecht called 'de Tekenacademie'. It was there that I got the chance to do what I love to do the most, namely, character design. I also got the opportunity to experiment being an art model, something I had in the back of my head for years. Being of service in such a way sounded like a very satisfying way of helping people, and in reality it definitely is, too.
In time I'd love to be able to share the pleasure of drawing in manga style with other people. That's why I'm working hard to hone my skills by practicing my craft, and learning how to teach people how to draw. Through this I'll be able to share my passion in more than one way.
|Location||The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands|
|Occupation||Art model, apprentice of illustrative drawing|
i7-2630QM 2.0Ghz/8GB/250GB SSD/18,4"/1920x1080
Windows 7 x64
|Mid-2012 Non-Retina Macbook Pro 13"
i7-3520M 2.9Ghz/8GB/750GB HDD/13,3"/1280x800
|Software||Adobe Photoshop CC, Paint Tool Sai|
|Graphic tablet||Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch M|
|Wacom Intuos 4L|
|Hobbies||Boxing, music production, taking walks, photography|
|Favorite music||Garage, House, Classic Hardcore, Jungle|
|Favorite manga series||Rozen Maiden, i-Shoujo|
|Favorite anime series||Dragonball Z, Dragonball Super, Space Dandy, Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen, Hanasaku Iroha, Gatchaman Crowds, Gatchaman Crowds: Insight, Itoshi no Muuco, Hacka Doll, Manyuu Hikenchou, Senran Kagura, Sekkou Boys, Ghost in the Shell: SAC|
|Favorite anime films||Akira, Ghost in the Shell (1995), Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, Princess Mononoke|
|Favorite comic series||Power Girl, Gwenpool|
|Favorite cartoon series||Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed Edd n Eddy, Beast Wars|
|Favorite movies/films||Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Dead or Alive trilogy, Harry Potter series, Zebraman, The Matrix trilogy, Infernal Affairs trilogy, Musa the Warrior, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Judge Dredd (1995), Dredd, Schindler's List, The Intouchables, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation|