Animal portraits & Wildlife drawings

My name is Gabriëlle van der Ven and i live in the Netherlands. I have studied the course graphic design but realised i wanted to pursue drawing. My passion lies with drawing animals and capturing their character. I have loved drawing ever since i was little. Starting with things as Donald duck, cartoon figures and dragons. Which later became drawing realistic animals. I started taking drawing very serious since the age of 13 and try hard to improve. 
Inspired by others i see on here and social media. It has always been my dream to be able to sell my drawings. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to create pictures that people would love so much they would treasure them forever. I like to draw so realistic as possible looking animal portraits. Capturing their character, look in their eyes, as close as i can. So my portrait feels like looking at the animal itself. 

Using the highest quality of colored pencils, pastels and paper available to me, I create realistic animal drawings from photographs provided by you. But also drawings which are personal to me. The prints i sell are made by one of the best giclee printing companies in England. 

The materials i use for my drawings:
- Faber Castell Polychromos 
- Caran 'D ache Luminance 
- Derwent Lightfast
- Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper
- Copic markers

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions about me or my drawings/commissions. I look forward to hearing from you and creating something wonderful together!


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