"a non-stop bubbling brain full of imagination and inspiration"
"Creativity and inspiration, that's what drives me". The design of new concepts and the reinventing of existing ideas always kept me busy. On the street, at school at work ... there are always ideas and new challenges. My only problem is often the lack of time to execute all those thoughts.
After studying at Sint Lucas in Boxtel (advertising and presentation techniques) I switched to the art academy in Tilburg. There I qualified as a teacher in art contemplation and art history. I decided to walk into a different direction and started as a manager in an IT company. I learned about graphic design and worked in Photoshop and Illustrator. I combined my education with the IT knowledge and so MadameThenadier was born. At first she started doing photoshop contests on the internet. But soon a recognizable style was developed existing of photomanipulation in combination with illustration.
My favorit design software for image processing is Photoshop. But I use many different products from Adobe's creative cloud, Illustrator, InDesign, After effects, Lightroom. Through the years Adobe always was the winner for me.
I started out using a Wacom Intuous tablet but a few years ago I switched to a Wacom Cintiq which allows you to work directly ons screen.
I always start out with a moodboard of my concept including a few sketches. Also I make a light plan because the light always plays such a strong part in my work. When my conecpt is ready to go I work with models who are photographed at high quality reolution matching the lightplan I ccame up with. The photographer I preferably work with is Peter Jan Fernhout from XziXzi Photography.
After the shoot my creation machine starts to work and I work on the initial plan. The results you can see in my gallery.