Hello and thank you for visiting my portfolio. Please feel free to get in touch for commission enquiries, questions, collaborations or to catch up for a cup of coffee.
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Me in a nutshell I am Dorien, illustration artist, teacher, podcast host, based in Amsterdam. I grew up in a tiny village, surrounded with my dear parents and sister, cats, dogs, cows, sheeps and a lot of birds. I’ve been drawing and making all sorts of things ever since I was able to hold a pencil. Career wise, I got lost in the world of television for several years, but luckily I have found my way back to what I love most doing: make art and tell stories.
Strengths? A variety of artistic skills that I am able to combine in one project. Empathy. Legs. Favorite media: watercolor, gouache and acrylic paint, colored pencils and digital equipment.
My work is mainly focused on illustration for children, character design, editorial illustration and hand lettering. Because I love to share my knowledge and experience on illustration and story telling, I’ve recently started teaching at MK24, hosting workshops at creative studio Lapland in Amsterdam, and co-hosting a podcast: Thriving Women Artist’s.
Don’t forget to have some fun every day, and to make more art! Welcome to Dorien’s playground/sketchbook to see sketches and work in progress.