Due to familiy obligations this weekend our Colorist of the Week was thwarted. Still, though – here we are. Veerle – artist name @Littlephantom1975 – is from Belgium and I really like how she makes her paintings both dreamy and serene in their expressions. Everything looks almost otherworldly, including her profile pic 😉
We’re talking sophisticated looks here, so what’s the story behind this colorista? Read along and she’ll tell you…
I really love coloring in people so now I focus on buying those kind of books. I love how Hanna Karlzon draws her women, but I can really enjoy the pictures of Tanya Bond (Inklings) , Jasmine Becket-Griffith or Camilla d’ Errico (popmanga) too.
Simply said : give me a book with people in and I’m thrilled
I started coloring in 2015 but with only 24 colored pencils and the wrong kind of books I became bored fairly quickly. Thanks to a colleague at work (anya_kleurt, also on IG) I began to search for a larger set last year and after a while I discovered what I loved coloring in the most.
My second color-adventure started officially in Novemer 2016 and I haven’t stopped since then.
Besides coloring I really love reading but I wanted an extra hobby, especially since I can’t read when our TV is playing (and I can’t forbid my husband from watching TV now can I 😉 )
I also love being creative and it’s pure fun to think about shadows and light while you are coloring. Also, I forget my job for a while.
I have a lot of different pencils sets, from really cheap (Guang Hui, Crayola, sudee Stile, Marco Renoir and Raffine) to a bit more expensive (Prismacolor and Faber Castell Polychromos) but every pencil has its own quality. And some expensive pencils don’t do the same job as great as a cheaper one on specific paper. So I love working with all of them.
Maybe recommendations for YouTube channels ?
The best thing about coloring is all the lovely comments on IG. Everyone is so sweet and encouraging! Never a harsh word… We’re like a group of friends and coloring-colleagues! It’s great to share a passion with people who think alike!
And in my private life the compliments and tips of my husband and family. I really like it when they are proud of something I’ve colored in.
So, guys, this is @Littlephantom1975 – aka Veerle’s – story. Go check out her profile on IG and give her a hug and a like if you enjoy her colorings, mkay? 🙂