Design Spotlight: Eline W’s Card Store
Our Design Spotlight falls on new artist Eline of Eline W’s Card Store, who joined GCU in November 2014. Her funny drawings make us happy!
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, which is close to fifty years now. When I was twelve or so, I decided I wanted to make my living drawing comic strips. My examples were Lucky Luke (Morris/Goscinny), Guust Flater (Franquin) and Kuifje (Hergé). I went to the Art Academy in Utrecht for a while, but sadly, back then it was not possible to specialize in the arts I was interested in: cartoon-type drawing, animation and comic strips. So I decided to quit the Academy, and basically have been working as a freelance, self-taught illustrator ever since.
I have worked for a variety of media: magazines, newspapers and websites. I also made short animated movies for a few companies. About seven years ago I went to a bit of a rough time, and did not feel like drawing anymore. So I put my drawing
pen to rest, only to pick it up again very recently. And I love it as much as I always did, though that period of rest was good for me in many ways, I find it hard to believe that I did not draw anything at all during those years. It’s very good to be back 🙂
I love designing and drawing greeting cards, I picked this card because it features some cats that have lived with me or my friends, and of course my cat Storm, whom I share an apartment with now.
I work with pen and Indian ink on paper, and colouring is done digitally.
Humour is very important to me in my life as well as in my drawings, I hope my cards will make people smile.