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Iron Age farm by LeenZuydgeest, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I am currently working as an illustrator/(graphic) designer at the educational department of Rotterdam Zoo.
My illustrations are used in lesson-material, on theme-panels at the enclosures of our animals, in educational exhibitions, in the childrens pages in our magazine etc. I also make impressions and designs for our educational exhibits and, together with my trainees, almost all the graphic design for our educational deparment.

Alas, my work in the zoo will be ending on 01-07-2013 after 24 years of sevice. So I have to start looking for e new job...

My private work (when I've got the time...) has a totally different subject. It´s often a kind of "dark ages/megalithic" fantasy. (It's always a challenge to get this somehow into my normal zoo-work.)

I'm also following figure drawing lessons in the evening at the free collage in my hometown.


Favourite Visual Artist
Gregorz Rosinski, Jean Giraud, Hans G. Kresse, Francois Bourgeon, Hermann Huppen, Enki Bilal, Don Lawrence, Alan Lee, Brian Froud
Favourite Movies
Star Wars II en V, Prince of darkness, Company of Wolves, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Starship Troopers, The fifth Element, The terminator, District 9, The Ring I/II, The Thing, Krull, I am legend
Favourite TV Shows
Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Dollhouse, X-files, Fringe, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Merlin, Firefly/Serenity
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Monster magnet, NIN, P.J. Harvey, Type o Negative, Nick Cave/Grinderman, Black Mountain, My Dying Bride, the Gathering, Queen Adreena/Katie Jane garside, Kate Bush, Tool, Ministry, Black Sabbath, Beatles, Wooden Shjips, Smashing Pumpkins, Mark Lanegan,
Favourite Books
LOTR etc, Mythago Wood, Big bang, Guns Germs ans Steel, Britain BC, Stonehenge complete, A short history of nearly everything, The ancestor's tale, Facing the ocean, Europe between the oceans
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, Feist, Francis Pryor, Richard Dawkins, Jean van Hamme, Dufaux
Other Interests
Lego, (pre)history (megaliths, Northern Europe, Celts, Franks/Saxons/Vikings etc, Romans, crusades, religion, domestication), evolution, astronomy, did I mention Lego?

Do you want an elephant on your belly?

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That's really possible, and you won't be squashed, I promise... I opened a Society6 account. So if you want a elephant on your belly or on your mug or whatever, then go to: http://society6.com/search?q=leenzuydgeest&page=1&count=48&product=prints And there is a lot more then elephants. If anyone has a suggestion for a print or something else you can find here in my gallery her on Deviant, just ask. I will add a lot more in the near future, so take a look every now and then if you like. Kind regards, Leen
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When you come back, please submit your gorgeous bird of prey and historical architecture art to the gallery of our groups on this thematic:

For birds:  https://www.deviantart.com/arsrapax/ !

For architecture: https://www.deviantart.com/arsmilitaria/

To make your job easier I've collected the desired items here in a favorites collection with

your username: https://www.deviantart.com/orphydian/favourites/86812245/leenzuydgeest

Please take your time and submit them from your end to our group gallery! I can't do it myself since I'm mostly out of submissions these days as a group founder (10 per day is nothing).

You can also join us!

Let me know if you don’t know how to do any of this or you having difficulties being on mobile!

Gorgeous gallery!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!Birthday cake  icon
I'm over the moon to have found your gallery; it's like an absolute treasure trove! 

Jee, bedenk me net dat ik al mijn comments uit gewoonte in het Engels heb geschreven. Hoop dat je blijft posten hier; ik kijk uit naar meer prachtige illustraties!
Dank je voor je berichtjes. ik ben niet heel vaak (meer) hier op Deviant,
ik ben helaas enkele jaren geleden, samen met veel collega's ontslagen in Diergaarde Blijdorp,
dus er komt maar weinig tekenwerk bij...

Ongebruikelijk werk maak je trouwens, Aziatisch, maar nou eens niet anime'achtig. Ziet er professioneel uit!
Jee, wat een aderlating. Groot gemis naar mijn idee, maar zo gaan de dingen soms. Ik zal de website maar in de gaten moeten houden ;)

En bedankt, hartstikke leuk om te horen!