Blog about being envious

How Envy Helped Me Learn to Live Life With Lupus Nov 19, 2018 I can’t keep denying it: I am envious. I envy my friends, my parents and my little brother. Not a very pretty emotion. However, it can not be ignored. My envious feelings make me act bitchy, make me upset, frustrated and angry. […]

Blog for Shadow’s Edge

How to Find Self-Esteem Even During Chronic Illness Dec 4, 2018 This post and image are graciously contributed by Ilse de Cock. Find more of Ilse’s writing about life with lupus in Dutch and English at My illness, lupus, can attack at any moment, in any organ, in every severity for the rest of […]


A couple of days ago I received my wacom tablet, which enables me to work on the go, in bed or on the couch, but most importantly helps me to make my art authentic and original in execution. The strokes are more fluent and I just love the workflow on my tablet!

Meet the artist

Nice to meet you, take a peek into my world About me, Ilse. I am a Holland based artist and designer who focuses on graphic design and documenting my thoughts through paintings. I am an enthusiast, a lover of simplicity and eager to learn. As a creator I am collecting information and impressions everywhere and I […]

Painting: Our images [2/3]

Mixed Media Waterpaint Markers Fineliner Photoshop This painting is the second of a series I am making. This serie is about the way we present ourselfes. I try to be critic and give my opinion. This painting is based on a girl I saw on the train.  However, it could be anyone, because we all […]

New to portfolio

My work at Shosho is now added to my portfolio. I had a really nice time at Shosho, they where so kind to let me take a look behind the scenes and help them out, while I was searching for what exactly I wanted to do for my carreer. They showed me a variety of […]

Let’s Play Ball

For Let’s Play Ball I designed a logo. Let’s Play Ball is an initiative that organizes events for kids, so they get in touch with sports. At the moment handbal and basketbal organisiations are included, but they hope to include more sports in the future.

A poster for …

A project about the ability to translate a personality into a poster. Recently, I started this series. I want to keep on practicing my graphic design skill, however I do not want to depend purely on randomness. When working on commission, you have to be able to translate a feeling, brand, personality or concept into […]

Painting: Our images [1/3]

Mixed media Marker Waterpaint Photoshop Fineliner I’ve been spending a lot of time painting, drawing, writing and making photographs. – I’ve been doing crafts since a young age, however recently I rediscovered how much it actually means to me. It has been an outlet of my creativity and thoughts. Where as design follows certain rules and […]