Eline lives and works in Leiderdorp. & Ldquo; In an apartment with lots of plants and a very cool view of Leiden & rdquo ;, she says. & Ldquo; because I live on the 9th floor. The skies are so beautiful. I make regular pictures & rdquo;.
Eline came through the Graphic Lyceum and a detour via the Audiovisual Department, visit the Illustration program at the Art Academy in Breda. & Ldquo; I felt much more at home. As a child I drew a lot because all super. If I was then from school drawing the first thing I did & rdquo.; Now she follows the BIK, a short post-graduate training to give workshops at schools. & Ldquo; If illustrator work a lot on yourself & rdquo ;, she explains. & Ldquo; I missed the contact with other people. Through volunteering I learned about giving workshops to children and I really enjoy doing. On this course you will learn how a professional workshops at schools, but you can also apply to adults later. Great fun, I also met so inspiring new people again. "
Fortunately Eline addition to her studies still time for illustration jobs. She says: & ldquo; The last time I was commissioned a birth. I had a good click with people and am very happy with the end result. I also worked on and label mate tea. That is a kind of lemonade drink that they drink a lot in Germany. In this case it is a German company that wants to make a move with the taste of coca leaves. In February it goes into production. I could make it to the bottle label; an illustration of a Peruvian jungle with all animals in it. Coca leaves are in fact widely used in Peru & rdquo;.
When Eline made her wallpaper designs Perron 11, she said she got her inspiration from folktales. Is that still true? & Ldquo; Yes, that inspire me still, but I am currently a little less conceptual than before. Folk tales say much about a particular culture and often take place at an existing site. The place really exists while the story is largely fictional. The contrast between reality and fiction I find interesting & rdquo ;, Eline says.
& ldquo; I also get a lot of inspiration from nature. I love to walk. On holiday I like to go backpacking, and then I get ISOLATED inspired by everything I encounter. Weather it also play a role. So we went hiking this summer in Austria. At one point it started snowing a lot, while the heart was summer. That was very special, we walked into our shorts by the snow. All such experiences I save in my memory and some things than diving later in my drawings & rdquo;.
I know Eline especially her beautiful hand painted illustrations. They send for Christmas every year a magnificent ISOLATED Illustrated Christmas card. She explains: & ldquo; I find it very relaxing to work by hand. You've been so much behind the screen and it's fun to experiment with. Yet I work lately do more with your computer. That's faster. Needlework is very time consuming. With digital work you know better what is going to be the end result & rdquo;.
Eline has a Etsy shopwhere you can buy her illustrations as prints. & Ldquo; I want to expand this even more products. I really like to make product illustrations. Currently I'm thinking about making pillowcases and I want to experiment with porcelain paint & rdquo.; Nice plan so. What is there more to come? & Ldquo; My friend wants to write a book about the people he met during his travels through Eastern Europe. He then lifted a lot and has also been heading by car. I would love to get him here together and illustrate stories & rdquo;.
Want to see more work by Eline? Take a look at her website or visit her Etsy shop!
Some other wallpaper design, wall stickers and accessories made for Eline Perron 11:
Illustrations: EmiKrus/Eline Krus
Text: Jennifer van der Meer