Detail portrait of a young couple, illustration by Els Vlieger

Portrait of Chiel and Isis with Loekie

© Els Vlieger Portrait of Isis and Chiel with Loekie This portrait of a young couple was commissioned for the 25th birthday of the young man depicted. The (unfortunately deceased) beloved long-haired collie could not be missed and was given a place in the foreground. I always enjoy making small and personal references to things …

Detail of a portrait of Lotte, a smiley young lady walking in a landscape filled with flowers and birds, illustrated by Els Vlieger

Portrait of Lotte

© Els Vlieger Portrait of Lotte This sweet portrait of a lovely lady was commissioned by her parents as a gift for her 18th birthday. Lotte loves hiking and volunteered as a ‘Young Hero’, so I included these elements in the playful artwork. A funny bird sneaked into the background. If you like to have …

Portrait of Maaike and Valentino sitting under a tree, illustrated by Els Vlieger

Portrait of Maaike and Valentino

© Els Vlieger Portrait of Maaike and Valentino Portrait of a super cute couple. The art print of the illustration was a birthday present. I think it’s such a fun way to say: I love you! And a sweet keepsake from the way they met.Thank you, Maaike, for the fun commission! Custom made print of …

Yvonne riding her Lambretta, LD 150, 1950s vintage scooter, gouache painting by Els Vlieger

Scooter Ride

  © Els Vlieger Scooter ride Gouache painting of a lady on het Lambretta scooter. The painting was made after a 1950s photo of my mother-in-law on her scooter. She was a hairdresser back then and loved Paris.     Some work in progress photos:     BewarenBewaren BewarenBewaren

Danielle riding her Solex bike

© Els Vlieger Danielle riding her Solex bike Carefree cruising Zeeland’s flat and sunny landscape on a Solex bike: who doesn’t want to be like Danielle? This artwork was commissioned by the lady’s husband and well received as her birthday present. Custom made print of an ink and watercolour drawing. Contact me for custom made artwork. …

The garden

  © Els Vlieger The garden For this piece I was inspired by one of the family films with my brother talking to a gardener. He has a fantastic looking tricycle there, complete with a fancy leather saddle. I changed the original setting and used a beautiful house and garden I saw while on holiday in Bouillon, Belgium. …

On the beach

  © Els Vlieger On the beach A relaxed scene from the 1960s of a Dad with his daughters dipping toes in the sea.   Available as art print in my shop: On the Beach Print [clear-line]

Snow sledding

  © Els Vlieger Sleigh riding Winter fun! I was inspired by a film with my father pulling my brother on the snow sled in the mid-1960s. In the background you see the street from my native village in the Netherlands.   Available as print and postcard in my shop: Snow Sledding Snow sledding postcard

In the mirror

  © Els Vlieger In the Mirror Editorial illustration, personal project. Available as art print in my shop: Mirror Print BewarenBewaren

Woman and man sitting on couch reading a newspaper together, with plants and cat and vintage photos. 100 days not the blank page art project, by Els Vlieger.

Not the Blank Page

© Els Vlieger 100 Days not the blank page project A project on Instagram with every day another drawing based on my family’s photos and snapshots, from the 1910s till the 1970s. The drawings were done in two vintage art catalogues. Art prints available.

Colored pencil drawing of a girl with red hair in a landscape, by Els Vlieger.

Red-Haired Girl

© Els Vlieger Red-Haired Girl Personal project, colored pencil on paper (Luminance, by Caran d’Ache). Blogpost with work in progress photos you may find here.

Illustration with detail of a girl with bird and okapi

Okapi Girl

© Els Vlieger Okapi Girl Gouache painting on paper. I wrote a blog post about this piece.

The faces of the two women in the painting of the Two Sisters, by Els Vlieger

The Two Sisters

© Els Vlieger The Two Sisters I wrote a blogpost about this painting.

original ink drawing on book page of girl with strawberries by Els Vlieger

Portrait of a girl

© Els Vlieger Portrait of a girl A book page illustration in ink. This was done as part of the 100 Days Project 2015 on Instagram. My self chosen theme was drawing people with nature. This original artwork is available in my shop: https://www.elsvlieger.com/product/lilly-original/

Detail of digital nomad, by Els Vlieger

Digital Nomad

  © Els Vlieger Digital Nomad Editorial illustration about the perks of working and living anywhere you want.

watercolor drawing in sketchbook of a girl, by Els Vlieger

Girl with Flower

© Els Vlieger Girl with Flower A page from my sketchbook in watercolor and ink. This was done as part of the 100 Days Project 2015 on Instagram, Drawing people with nature.

Watercolor on a book page of a young woman, by Els Vlieger

Young woman, watercolor

© Els Vlieger Young woman, watercolor on a book page Illustrated book page. This was done as part of the 100 Days Project 2015 on Instagram. My self chosen theme was drawing people with nature. I’ve used an old book page to make my watercolor. Original artwork available in my shop: Roxy – Original

detail map of Leuven, Els Vlieger

Illustrated map of Leuven

© Els Vlieger Illustrated Map of Leuven Personal project. Also available as postcards (see below). Postcard available in my shop here: https://www.elsvlieger.com/product/leuven-postcard/