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Design Spotlight: Eline W’s Card Store

December 23, 2014

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 am an illustrator/cartoonist, born and still living in the Netherlands.

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2014 9:37 pm

    Welcome Eline! Love your Christmas kitties. We look forward to more of your creations in 2015. Welcome back to your wonderful talent!

  2. January 12, 2015 7:59 pm

    Hi Eline, I am sorry to be late to say Welcome! Your kitties are very fun, I like your style. Best of luck to you here at GCU!

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