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Leen Zuydgeest
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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.

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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.

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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?

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Hey, nice to hear from you!

I've been busy with a transition from illustrator to European Tree Worker and working with trees, so I didn't have much time to make elaborate drawings. Now everything is settling down at the moment I did have more time for something else. So hence the new drawings/paintings!

And, how have you been?

Thank you! I've always tried to blend in the ink lines in the painting, so it doesn't look like an outline.
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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!
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Thanks! a little late from my side though...