Born and raised in The Netherlands, Nelleke Schoemaker has always had a passion for art. She started drawing and painting at the age of five and simply never stopped. Everything she makes is fully handmade and she is self-taught, for which she is very proud. Nelleke's mantra is: With lots of dedication, love for what you do, and time and effort, you can achieve anything, and she hopes to inspire more people to follow their dreams!
How long have you been illustrating and what made you start?
I started seriously drawing, designing and creating art in my teens, but I started drawing at the age of five.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere! But mostly in nature - forests are places where I recharge myself and come up with new ideas.
Where is your favourite place to illustrate?
In the garden/ studio / couch.
What are your illustrating/colouring material essentials?
I use copic markers, Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Caran d'ache pencils and more various brands. I create full colour art in various traditional media.
What’s the piece of work that you’re most proud of or enjoyed doing the most?
My newest piece of work is always my favourite.