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A new year has just begun, so it's time to look back on how fantastic the past year has been! I've worked on so many awesome illustration projects, and I'd love to share my top twelve favorite projects of 2015 with you in this Behance post (each one representing one month of the year). Let me know what you think in the comments below.
 
I wish you all a very happy and creative 2016! 
 
 
01 / 2015
A D C N   Y E A R B O O K  
Oak & Morrow
 
I was asked by Oak & Morrow to participate in one of their projects; creating a cover for the ADCN yearbook 2014. They wanted to make a book that shows its emotions. See how they did that in this video.
 
As you can see in the video the book cover consists of multiple layers. Each one of the layers represents one mode of persuasion. My job was to make my own illustrated version of 'pathos' (the emotional appeal: persuading by appealing to people’s emotions). The other two layers represent 'logos' (logical persuasion) and 'ethos' (persuading by credibility).
 
Read more about this project here.
 
02 / 2015
S P O T   T H E   D I F F E R E N C E S
Okido Magazine
 
My entry for Okido Magazine's 'Spot The Differences' illustration contest (with dinosaur theme!). Can you spot them all?
03 / 2015
W O O D E N  B O O K   C L U T C H
Doob.vosk.
 
I was asked by doob.vosk. to create an illustrated book cover for a clutch design. The Ukrainian brand doob.vosk. makes beautiful wooden book clutches. I chose the book 'Anna Karenina' by Leo Tolstoy to create a cover for. The final result is a bright indoor scenery, that shows Anna's indecisiveness when it comes to love. Is she going to stay with her husband, or is she going to be with her lover (Vronsky) who is waiting for her to come along? 
 
Check out all doob.vosk. book clutches here.
 
04 / 2015
T H E   C O L O R   P U R P L E 
Uncovered Classics
 
I illustrated this book cover of 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker for Uncovered Classics: a project promoting and celebrating female writers and illustrators. When you have read the book or seen the movie you probably noticed the amount of hope in the story, despite all the misfortune in the main character's life. This illustration represents both the excitement and hope in her life (the flowerfield) as well as her fear (the house, where all the bad things happen). She has one of the letters of her sister pressed to her chest, knowing that nobody can keep them apart. She may look a little fearful, but her strength shines through it all.
 
Check out the Uncovered Classics project here.
05 / 2015
T H E   C O F F E E   C A R O U S E L
The Coffee Art Project
 
An illustration all about the joy of coffee! This is a piece I did for the Coffee Art Project, and it was exhibited during the Coffee Art Project exhibitions in both London and Amsterdam. I figured that when I think of coffee I automatically link it with three different things: socializing, enjoyment and motion (it keeps you going). I took those three elements and put them together in this artwork, the 'Coffee Carousel'.
 
Read all about The Coffee Art Project here.
06 / 2015 
U N D E R W A T E R   W O R L D
Personal Project
 
This is a spread of a picture book I worked on as a personal project. 
07 / 2015
S E L F - P O R T R A I T 
Uppercase Magazine
 
This is a self-portrait I made for my feature in Uppercase Magazine #27. This issue was focused on 'New Illustration Talent' and featured 30 upcoming illustration artists, including me!
 
Check out all featured artists here.
08 / 2015
A   R O A D T R I P   T O   B R E T A G N E
Personal Project
 
This is a cover that I illustrated for a travel photo album as a gift for my boyfriend's 25th birthday. This travel photo album was for our first trip together (Bretagne, France), so I really wanted the album to become something special. Personal projects are always so much fun to work on! Especially when those projects become personalized gifts and they make others smile :)
09 / 2015
F U N F A I R
Personal Project
 
A funfair themed poster I designed for a personal project. I wanted to make something that would look good in a children's bedroom and that would make the kids (and adults!) smile. I love to create things with lots of detail, so kids can look at it over and over again and still discover new elements each time. 
 
These posters are for sale
10 / 2015
T H E   M O N S T E R   P R O J E C T 
 
The Monster Project invited me to create something for their awesome project again this year! The Monster Project invites artists from all over the world to recreate a kid's drawing in their own style. The final results are presented to the kids who made the original drawings with the intention to let the kids see what their ideas can turn into and therefore what they can accomplish. Such an inspiring project and I am so happy to be a part of it again this year.


A little background info on my illustration: the original drawing was so friendly and sweet (and actually not monster-ish at all) that I couldn’t resist creating a cute, smiling monster that only has a little bit of evil inside of her. She might destroy the cars she lifted, but she might also just be playing with them and put them back safely when she’s finished. Who knows… The background is just an imaginary town that I created to brighten up the illustration, 'cause I am not good with white backgrounds ;)
 
Check out all submissions of 2015 here.
11 / 2015
T W E L V E   D A Y S   O F   C H R I S T M A S
Storytime Magazine 
 
I was asked to illustrate three spreads for Storytime Magazine, for the poem '12 Days of Christmas'. I filled these pages with all the imagination I have, and it was so much fun to work on! These illustrations were published in November 2015, in the Storytime Magazine 'Christmas Story Special'. Order here!

Storytime Magazine is a UK kids’ magazine full of brilliant stories. It’s packed with fairy tales, myths, poems, and much more – all beautifully written and illustrated, with puzzles, games and colouring in too!
12/2015
 C A M B O D I A 
Travesias Magazine
 

I was asked by Travesías Magazine to create 5 illustrations for an article about a boat trip along the Mekong River in Cambodia (organized by Aqua Expeditions). I had to illustrate the 5 highlights of this trip: the Cambodian rice fields, the archaeological temple complex called 'Angkor', the boat itself, the bird watching trip and the water villages.
 
It was a real challenge to try to capture the culture of Cambodia in my illustrations, but I am so happy with the results! I really focused on using the right color schemes and portraying the Cambodian life as it is (with just a little extra romance added to it). I was even more happy to hear that Travesías Magazine really liked my illustrations, and that they wanted to use one of them for the magazine cover! How cool is that? So thankful for this wonderful collaboration.
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