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

Red-Haired Girl

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

Personal project, colored pencil on paper (Luminance, by Caran d’Ache).

Ink drawing of a girl, by Els Vlieger

Work in progress, Detail of colored pencil drawing of a girl with red hair, by Els Vlieger Work in progress, Detail of colored pencil drawing of a girl with red hair, by Els Vlieger.

For the pattern on the girl’s cape I found some nice references in my World Textiles book. It’s a gem with lovely examples of folkore pattern.

Work in progress, Detail of colored pencil drawing of a girl with red hair, by Els Vlieger.

Inspiration for the landscape came from these sweet vintage postcards from Iceland. My grandfather brought them from his travels in the 1960s.

Work in progress, Detail of colored pencil drawing of a girl with red hair, by Els Vlieger.

Illustrator, surface pattern designer, art historian in a former life, mom of 3 boys and an aussie

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