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Portraits 👩

I never used to draw portraits: I would prefer drawing faces from scratch. Of course this did result in the oh so common "Is that you?" from people who would see the drawing, and all I could say, always, was "No." Because I never drew myself, I was always too shy. But! Times have changed a bit and I drew myself twice 'already', find other people's portraits below. It takes quite a while to draw them: I am usually busy for a few days 'per head' because I draw from scratch, no auto pilot for me. But well, the result is nice I think.

My mother

Ma maman

My mother, she loves her cappucino & knitting, her children and now, even her grandchildren.

Okki

Mijn geliefde Okki  💖

My cat Okki. He really belongs in the Portrait section.

I felt he was sick half a year before the doctors saw it on the MRI's. He had surgery twice and survived a melanoma in his nose (they have never had a case like this in the wold) for two years, after which the vet gave him flee medication for dogs by mistake. He died on July 27 2017.

Indre

Another one of my students, from Lithuania, she is a great person.

Another one of my students, from Lithuania, she is a great person. Plus I thought she would look great in a kimono. And then I added tea. And mount Fuji rolled out of my brush. To my surprise, she later went to Japan, actually did get to wear a kimono and... had a tea ceremony. I can only dream...

Wow, Japan always seemed like the best place to go because I wouldn't understand anything and would have to reinvent myself.

Eeco

This man recorded the song my father wanted to hear before he died and that could be found nowhere

This man recorded the song my father wanted to hear before he died and that could be found nowhere. I only heard my father cry twice in his life. This was the last time.

Kathrin

Kathrin, one of my students

Kathrin, one of my students. She loves colour and Mexico and brought me three lovely colourful bowls, they bring the sunshine in.

Kathrin, Mexican style

Kathrin, alternate versions because she loves Mexico so much

And again, Kathrin, with an alternate version because she loves Mexico so much.

Yisa

And yet another student of mine.

And yet another student of mine: Yisa. I have know her for quite a few years and she still sends me birthday cards, how sweet is that?!

Vangelis

Vangelis portrait

Yet another one of my students. He used this portrait for a long time! He wanted to bribe me with super tasty Greek tea to pass his exam. Sorry but no 😼 But the tea was awsome!

Ilko

One of my students.

One of my students. Many of the students come from a different country, this one is from Bulgaria.