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Raafke

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My Bio
I’m Inge, and currently I live in the town Den Helder in the north-western part of the Netherlands. Surrounded by the sea at three sides, I feel at home here with my seven French bulldogs, Lance(lot), Bella, Wiebe, Annika, Tuur, Mr T and Bloem and my birds.

I started drawing at an early age. Together with my sister I thought up stories and put them to paper, not only by drawing but also by writing. We had a lot of fun in those days. Later that developed into drawing comics. And next to drawing comics, I have always done some animal drawing.

My love for drawing fantasy came when I discovered the comic Elfquest at the age of 15. I still admire Wendy Pini’s work and her art has been of great influence on my art style. Elfquest put me on the path of making fantasy comics, but because I was quite perfectionist in those days, it resulted in a artistic block for almost 6 years. It was quite an unhappy period, because drawing is my passion. It was on a Dutch Fantasy forum and through the art of the people I met there that I was able to break the block. These people became my very special artfriends.

The fantasy artist that inspires me most is Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. I greatly admire her work and one day I hope to become as good as she is with watercolours and give my paintings the same elegance and movement that I so admire in her work.

Nowadays I chiefly focus on making fantasy art. I just love to draw fairylike creatures and angels in woody environments or icy scenery. At the moment I also try to explorer the more darker edges of the fantasy genre in my drawing, but that isn’t showing in my gallery yet. And now and then I still cannot resist to do a animal drawing or a comic page.

My favorite mediums are: pencil, ink and watercolors.

Current Residence: Het Rijk achter de Dijk (The Netherlands)
Personal Quote: Hadden we allemaal maar een Boyo, dan was het wereld vrede.
Wat er ook gebeurt Chocolade helpt.

Favourite Visual Artist
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Wendy Pini, Luis Royo, John Howe, Audrey Kawasaki, Crelflings
Favourite Movies
Schindler's List, Disney's Treasure Planet, Balto, The Prince of Egypt.
Favourite Writers
George Martin, Tonke Dragt.
Other Interests
Fantasy, drawing, roleplaying, BJDs, reading, French Bulldogs

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Happy B-day :D
I wish you all the best <3
Gorgeous gallery!
Thanks for the watch and the llama :D
I was sure to watch you already ... what happened ... :/ ? problem solved :)
Hi Inge! Thanks a lot for the favourite! It means much to me!Heart Heart  Btw, you have a nice gallery! Nod 
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee: