Marloes de Vries is a lovely Dutch illustrator that I meet online several years ago. I love how her work has this handmade and loving quality to it. It is quite hard to describe, but you know she really enjoys herself while working just by looking at her illustrations.
Marloes is a huge inspiration for me, not because she’s the most famous or richest illustrator out there, but because I have seen her hone her art skills through the years, and because she made the leap from a “safer” profession to what her heart really wanted to do.
She is a daily reminder that even though times can be hard sometimes, it is definitely worth it to pursue your true passion. Your calling.
Marloes’ work is lovely, and she herself is a lovely social media butterfly. You can find her on instagram, follow her blog (it’s an absolute delight, and she posts funny comics!), and learn more about her and her work by visiting her portfolio.