As I was flipping through my art journal, once again, I realized that even though some of the drawings or subjects seem rather random, they are all drawings of moments I chose. Sure, I could have snapped a picture of the family dinner we had that Monday evening for example, but it would never have captured the wonderful vibe at the table. And also: the others took pictures anyway, and they might have even be shared on Facebook.
What I mean to say is that the drawings I am posting below, are all very important and significant moments that mean so much to me. YOU might not see all the layers of memories, but I sure do. And even years from now, when this sketchbook is gathering dust on the shelf, the memories will vividly come back to me when I pick it up and look at its pages.
Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels. View all posts by Koosje Koene