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I'm deciding on what should go in the goodie pack of part of the Spindrift kickstarter rewards and I can't decide: 

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Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2014, 1:03 PM


Chat's offline. It was fun though! Thanks to the guys who joined. See you guys next time.

  • Mood: Tired
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  • Reading: The Kaiser affair, by Joseph Robert Lewis
  • Watching: Orphan Black.

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ElsaKroese
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I am Elsa Kroese. I run a small art studio (www.elsakroese.com), focusing on illustration and concept art for various companies and studio's. I also do a lot of animation and production of in-game assets. You can always contact me about commissions and assignments,

In my spare time I am writing and drawing a Comic called Spindrift. If you want to know more about this, you can take a look at the spindrift-comic group linked on the left.
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dbiroh Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014
Ohman, I adore Spindrift. Every time I read it I'm blown away by the spectacular visuals. It is, aesthetically, one of my favorites and I can never wait to read the next page... must have next page!!  Very good work.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
New page is on it's way! Thank you so much for the compliment!
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victricia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I found your comic in the winter and read it through on one sitting. I did that again yesterday, and I was still blown away by the beauty of your art. Then I discovered your amazing and very helpful blog ^^ I was very surprised, and in some sense not, that someone whose art completely blew my mind and made me weep sweet tears of joy for the sheer beauty of it, would still feel less than confident as an artist at times. I'm not going to tell you don't ever need feel like that even though I'd want to, because - this coming from a (n ex-) musician who only dabbles in digital art and comics - I've seen so many people with the ability to both be extremely self-critical and the wisdom to push ahead and improve are the ones who have touched me the most :) Both in music and art. 

I gave up a professional career in music earlier this year because it wasn't going anywhere and picked up the pen after a break of almost a year. I'm going to study something completely different, but I've embraced comics again as a hobby and a source of personal happiness and sense of achievement :3 Your art inspires me every time I see it and makes me want to strive for better in my own, as well! 

I was very interested to read your blog entries about artists' issues. I was going through the very same things as a musician. Lack of confidence can be really debilitating and especially in music, it can truly ruin any chance of having a career :/ I was able to somewhat rebuild my confidence by going abroad to push my boundaries and getting new point of views, and eventually discovering that I had been singing the wrong voice type all along (my teachers had made me push for a higher dramatic voice, when my true voice was lower - I used to be an opera singer), but in the end I decided to give it up. Maybe for good, we'll see. But at least I can find a way to express my creative side through art :3 

Ehm, sorry for the wall of text :D I guess a tl;dr version of this is 

1. your art is amazing and Spindrift is absolutely brilliant 
2. your art and your strength as a person inspire me greatly :3

This has been a way too long post! Apologies. And thank you :3
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for that thoughtful comment. I'm sorry to hear that you've gone trough struggles with your music career, but I find it hopeful that you've found a way to regain some of your confidence with it. It must have been a really hard decision to change careers, but a brave one none the less.
It's all the better that you also have your visual arts to express yourself, though I really do hope that you will find new ways to enjoy expressing yourself trough music again as well.

I wish you the best of luck, and thank you so much for the compliments ^_^! It makes me very happy that I could be a source of inspiration for you.
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supersyndrome Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hoi! Ik wilde even zeggen dat ik heel blij ben je gevonden te hebben ;) Ik heb mijn afstudeerstage bij Uitgeverij Kluitman gedaan, en ik bleef maar kijken naar de illustraties voor 'Tempel van de Spiegels' omdat ik er een beetje verliefd op was. :heart: Jij maakt precies het soort illustraties waar ik dol op ben en die ik zelf ook wel graag zou willen maken...! Je hebt een hele gave stijl en maakt mooi gebruik van kleur en licht. Ik moet maar eens wat meer gaan oefenen, haha. Anyway, je hebt er een watcher bij! Ga zo door!
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hoi, bedankt voor je comment en de complimenten :D! Heel fijn om te horen dat je de covers voor Mirjam Gielen haar boeken mooi vind. 
Wat leuk ook dat je hebt afgestudeerd bij Kluitman, dat moet vast een goeie ervaring geweest zijn! Heb je een illustratie/vormgeving studie gedaan? Ik las op je journal (ik ben natuurlijk even in je gallery wezen kijken) -als ik het goed begrijp- dat je in Hamburg gewoont hebt een tijdje? Dat is wel heel grappig (woon ik ook namelijk). Hoe beviel de stad je?

Keep up the good work iig :D. Ik kan duidelijk de vooruitgang in je werk zien als ik door je gallery scrolled. Met hard werken kom je er wel.
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Tiallu-Illuwyd Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Hi!

I found your comic project via deviantArt this morning and read through all pages available. It's great! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the both of you will be able to publish it as a hardcover or paperback.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.  We're working on publishing it in the future trough a kickstarter campaign, so that's a thing that will actually happen :D.
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LoraAli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
You have great profile.
Amazing amazing work. ^_^
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