Step by Step: Movie

Day 11 was Movie, which gave me a perfect opportunity to draw my favourite characters: Harry, Ron and Hermione!

1. Basic composition in blue values. As a brush I used a basic, rough textured one for a painterly feel to it.


2. Defined facial characteristics.


3. Added a layer, set layer option to soft layer (overlay works as well) and defined my colour palette.


4. Up the vibrance, add a texture, use color dodge and keep drawing!


5. Last changes to background and never, ever forget to add a watermark.

11. Movie

For more detailed and extensive tutorial content, click here and here

Hope you liked it guys! You can let me know in the comment section below.

Love, Eve



Step by Step: Clown

Evening cuties!

Here is a quick two step process of Day 9 of October: Clown! It explains what I do when a piece is nearly finished.

1. Below you can see the nearly finished painting. But it still needed some more contrast and vibrance to make it ‘pop’ more.clown1

2. So I added two textures, set them to Lighten and erased some bits here and there. I also altered the contrasts, made her lollipop bigger and more blurred and added some details!

8. Clown

If you have any questions, comment in the section below.

There are more tutorials here: Texture tutorial – Customise Brushes – Self portrait tutorial

Love, Eve

Step by Step: Vampire

Day 7 was Vampire! I think I went a little overboard on this one…

If you wish to view more detailed tutorials of my working process, click here: Colour tutorial – Texture tutorial

1. Basic tumbnail and experimenting with colours.


2. Adjustment of placement, colours and facial feautures


3. Adding a background and effects


4. Details, details details! As a final step I added some blood on her clothes (she is a vampire after all).

7. Vampire

Let me know what you think!

Love, Eve

Step by step: Decay

Day 5 of October is Decay!

Below I show you a couple of steps on how to make an artwork more vibrant and dynamic. If you wish to view more detailed tutorials, click here: Original & Composition – Texture tutorial

1. First I searched for some inspiration, so I just put ‘decay’ in the Pinterest search bar and stumbled upon this gorgous stone picture with such vivid colours.


2. Started out with a basic drawing.


3. Her sigarette was going to be a focal point of warm light, so I already layed down those highlights.


4. I then added all the smoke around her and made good use of the color dodge tool to highlight some areas more!

5. Decay

And that is it! Let me know what you think.

Love, Eve.

Step by step: Gaze

Day three of October is Gaze! Here is my quick step by step of the painting. I will not discuss any details this time, if you wish to view more elaborate tutorials, click here: Study Tutorial – Reference tutorial – Self portrait tutorial .

I took reference from the famous painting of Johannes Vermeer, Girl with Pearl.

1. Started with a base that locked in the colours and shapes


2. Continued adding details and settled on a background


3. Started on modernising her clothing and adding her hair, as well as adding contrast between background and foreground.


4. Added details (look at the pearl) and finished up the background! That is it!

3. Gaze

There will be more step by steps this month, so be sure to check back in again.

Love, Eve

Commission Guide

Goodday guys!

If finally made my own commission guide. In the post below you can find out more about how to commission me, if commisions are open and you can view the prices. There is a new button in the top menu as well, where you can find the same information. 

Commission Information




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Commission status: OPEN

Thank you so much for your interest in my artwork!  If you have any questions left after reading this guide, please, do not hesitate to ask anything. You can find my e-mail adress in the description above. 


I recommend you read my Terms of Service before commissioning anything. You will find these terms below the commission information.

Prices listed in this guide are in € (Euro) and they represent the minimum amount estimate.

This guide does not apply to commercial work, which means that the artwork I provide can only be used for personal purposes. If you are interested in commercial work, it would be most convenient to e-mail me.

I have to state that I will not draw any adult themed work. Artistic nudity and mild gore are both acceptable subjects


Simple – monochrome

A simple portrait with a stylised background, in any colour you may prefer. My personal preference goes out to any blue hue.

Price estimate: €30 (starting price)

Simple – colour

Simple  coloured portraits with a monochrome background. They can either have a smooth look or a textured one.

Price estimate: €40 (starting price)


These portraits include a high level of detail and colourful compositions, as well as additional background lights.

Price estimate: €60 (starting price)


Half body  – simple background

Illustration with a simple background (low in detail, monochrome with some stylisation)

Price estimate: €80 (starting price)

Half body – detailed background

There is more attention to detail or stylisation in these illustrations. They can also contain more small subjects (i.e. the Athena drawing).

Price estimate: €90 (starting price)

Full body – simple background

Illustration with a simple background (low in detail, monochrome with some stylisation)

Price estimate: €100 (starting price)

Full body – detailed background

These illustrations include a high level of detail, with detailed backgrounds as well. Prices can vary a lot, the price stated below is an estimate.

Price estimate: €150 (starting price)



Commission me

To order, contact me at and use the template below to provide me with information.

Real name:

Social media username:


PayPal email:

Commission: Portrait (simple – monochrome/colour, detailed) – Illustration (halfbody – simple/detailed, full body – simple/detailed)

Description: (Discribe what you envision, add as much detail of what you want.)

References: (As part of the visualisation process, it really helps if you provide me with as much references as you can)

Composition elements: yes/no

Overall detail level: High/Medium/Low

Other Info (if any):


By hiring me you will get all of the things I listed above. Please make sure you mention any alterations you’d like made in the first few phases of this process. I work with a three-step plan:

  • Sketch (Provide me with your notes/corrections, I will await your approval to continue)
  • Colour Plan (a more complex and detailed sketch that includes colour planning)
  • Full Resolution Final Image (in . JPG, unless you request another file type)Twansm

Terms Of Service


  • We must agree on a deadline beforehand
  • I only accept payments through PayPal, using Euro (€) as currency
  • Please provide me with a detailed subject description (with textual and visual references)
  • Please make sure that you have all the needed permissions for the use of any character that is not your OC (original character).
    • Characters from pop culture and media are accepted
  • If there has been a misinterpretation during the artprocess, it is acceptable to change or alter the commissioned image to your liking.



  • Commissions are generally non refundable.
  • Refunds are granted in one of the following scenarios:
    • I have not started working on your commission yet (within 5 days of payment).
    • I am unable to provide you with the commisioned artwork.


The commissioned artwork is strictly for personal use. If you wish to use my artwork for commercial use, the rights must be purchased.

Honor artists by crediting them properly, and link your image back to me.

I reserve the right to decline or discontinue a commissioned image at any time.

I hold the rights over my commissions. (e.g. to post in my galleries, use for publicity, prints, graphics, and merchandise etc.)

Thank you for reading my guide! If you have any remaining questions, please contact me at


And that is it! Tell me what you think  🙂

Love, Eve