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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
June 2010

I'm a jack of all trades who's trying to become a Renaissance man.

I have been painting and drawing since childhood, although there have been many periods of artistic standstill (we've all had those, right?). My parents recognized my talent on early age and hired an artist to teach me some techniques. Years later I attended weekend classes at the School of Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I focused on fine art. My interests are extremely diverse and this all too often prevents me from spending much time creating art.

I studied media design and graduated on the subject of 'Game Design for Specific Audiences'. I love game design. It is like playing God, but without the ethical dilemmas that are usually associated with that kind of thing ;p. I have professional experience in many facets of game development - 3d modeling, programming, gamedesign, 2d art and whatnot - as well as experience in web design - especially as a flash designer/-developer.

I have an unstoppable hunger for knowledge and culture. I love to read the classics and watch tons of movies when I get the chance. Knowledge and culture are two of the most precious things in my life. If in times of personal disaster understanding won't give me comfort, art surely will.

Recently, I decided it was about time to pick up the brush again. I feel like I'm way below my potential and joined deviantArt to learn and improve my basic technique. I'm especially interested in improving my game related 2d art skills. I hope to share some of that process here and get some useful comments.

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Current Residence: Eindhoven
Favourite genre of music: Trip-Hop and Classical
Favourite style of art: I don't care. Whatever piques my interest
Operating System: I operate on earl grey tea.
Shell of choice: seashell
Favourite cartoon character: No face from Spirited Away, Mugen from Samurai Champloo
I'm proud to announce my first 100 favs for a single artwork since I created this profile 3 months ago! :dance: I want to thank everyone who faved Stranded and any of my other works! I really appreciate it! THAANKS!! :D
  • Listening to: Santogold
  • Reading: In Europa - Geert Mak
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: Left 4 Dead 2
  • Eating: Some Pancakes
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea



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leonid-deburger Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
1. came here to thank for watch
2. walked through your gallery
3. immediately subscribed

:D (Big Grin) 
merbel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Honored! :D
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Ride the wave thanks a lot for the +fav    Sailing the seven seas
R9A Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thank you for the fav! :halfliquid:
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for joining :iconscenic-still-life:


We're happy for your membership! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Cyber-Centauri Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, long time no speak :) How are you?
merbel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heey, Long time indeed! How have you been? I haven't been around here much lately. Work and such. I work as a full-time game artist now. 
Cyber-Centauri Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I've been a bit up and down, but trying to get by. Still got some issues going on but trying to get back into DA :) I'm at uni now studying Cartoon and Comic Arts. And that's cool! Sounds like an amazing job :D
merbel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're studying Cartoon and Comic Arts. That's awesome! :D Good luck with your studies then!
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch by the way :)
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