This Illustrator Will Remind You to Be Kind to Yourself

Marloes De Vries treats art as a form of communication, through which she conveys her daily hardships. “Drawing has always been my main focus and being creative is deeply rooted in my being,” she said in an interview with Freelance Wisdom, explaining that she started drawing at the tender age of 3.

“I always said I wanted to be an artist when I was a little girl,” she added. “When I got older and my cousin said she wanted to go to art school, I started saying the same. At 14 I started designing websites and at 18 I got accepted into art school.”

“I tried forgetting about illustration and I ended up in advertising,” she admitted. “I was an art director for some years and dabbled as a freelance editorial photographer for a couple of years until something within me said I should get back to drawing.”

Now, the award-winning illustrator and author shares her relatable comics and illustrations on her Instagram page where she has gathered more than 112k followers. She also works full time as a freelance illustrator and writer and collaborates with publishers, magazines, and other companies.

Here are some of our favorite works of hers:

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That time of the year again…

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