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The Marshians 3 - 24 hour comic day 2019

The Marshians 2 - 24 hour comic day 2019

The Marshians 1 - 24 Hour Comic Day 2019

Recollection City page 51 - The boat to Narrati

Recollection City page 50 - Time flies

Recollection City page 49 - Adventure is over?

RC page 48 - The mountains of Aquaris

dA Recollection-City 047

Recollection City page 46 - Threats

Recollection City 45 - Higher circles of society

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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio

My name is Henrike, I’m a comic artist and teacher and currently also work as a Sign Language interpreter.

My goal is to help you create and promote your own comics. I do this through my weekly videos on my Youtube channel about making your own comics: https://youtube.com/pencilsandstories

I also teach a course that takes you through the entire comic making progress: “Your Comic Journey.” In this course we make a short comic, from scratch, in 10 weeks. https://pencilsandstories.com/yourcomicjourney

I’m always creating pages for my free adventure webcomic “Recollection City” as well: https://recollectioncity.com

When I am not making content I love watching (animated) movies and series, reading comics, writing and journalling, listening to the Bible Project podcast to learn more about my faith, and meeting and eating with friends. I'm also in love with nature and storytelling in general.


Favourite Visual Artist
Glen Keane // Claude Monet // Lois van Baarle // too many to list
Favourite Movies
Disney's Tarzan and Mulan // Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon and Spirit SotC // The Lord of the Rings // The King's Speech
Favourite TV Shows
Star Trek (esp Next Gen, DS9 and Voyager) // Brooklyn Nine Nine // Miraculous; Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir // My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic // Queer Eye
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Currently: BTS // Stephany Gretzinger
Favourite Books
Space Boy (Comic) // The Lord of the Rings // Myst; the Book of Atrus // 100 Names
Favourite Games
Myst series // Syberia 1 // Beyond Good and Evil 1
Tools of the Trade
Pencil // Paper // Post it notes // A black pen // Wacom Cintiq Companion with Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint // iPad with Procreate //
Other Interests
Faith // Friends // Food // 2D animation // Language

Short comics are amazing and heres why!

Short comics are amazing and heres why!

I have made a lot of short comics in my life. 🗃 Short comics about the stuff I love, about my friends, for the student newspaper, for contests, you name it.  Looking back, it was a great way to get started with comics and with every finished short story I gained the confidence that, one day, I could tackle that big webcomic I dreamed about. 🎆 There’s a lot of advantages of making a bunch of short comics. Among them: 📌 They are great for improving your comic skills fast. 📌 You start understanding the comic making process. 📌 They help you figure out what works and doesn’t work for you. 📌 They help you find your creative voice faster. I talk about these benefits, and more, in my newest video. 👀 If you’re doubting where to start your comic making journey, maybe making some short comics are a good place. 🍃🌱🌳 Watch the video here! https://youtu.be/QMVN21ruCIs Be sure to leave a comment with any questions or remarks you might have. Also check out the page about my course, Your

My new direction: helping you make your own comics

My new direction: helping you make your own comics

Want to start a webcomic, but don’t know where to start? 🤔 I am taking a new direction with my online presence. I used to talk a lot about “personal projects” but I actually discovered that I want to be teaching you how to make your own comics. So I decided to “niche down,” as they say, and focus only on helping artists get their comics out of their head and into the world. That’s where my Youtube channel and social media presence will be about. Speaking of my Youtube channel, my newest video is about how to set up your comic right so it’s made for the intended goal and so it’s future proof. When I started my webcomic, Recollection City, I wanted to get the technical things right up front so it’d save me redoing things in the future. I wanted to be ready for print but also have a comic that could be read well on the internet. What about sizes, formats, font sizes, etc? A digital comic can get very technical and the digital landscape changes all the time. 💫 However, some

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Yay, I found you on here! :)
HenrikeDijkstraProfessional Digital Artist
Yayy! I can’t guarantee I’ll be on here much, lol.
o-T-oHobbyist General Artist
Joined your mailing list and I'm looking forward to reading your comics. :)
HenrikeDijkstraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Great to have you on the list. I hope you’ll like where the story is going! :D
o-T-oHobbyist General Artist
Thanks also and I'll let you know :)
SoramoriHobbyist General Artist
Prachtige stijl heb je zeg!! :D Echt fantastisch!!
HenrikeDijkstraProfessional Digital Artist
Aww dank je wel! En bedankt voor de watch!! :yay: