For as long as I can remember,
I loved to draw…
But instead of going to a regular art school, I went to a school for goldsmith and gemology. There I got a degrees in illustration, design, goldsmith, engraving and gemology.
After a few years of working as a goldsmith, gemologist and designer while illustrating in my pastime, I started to illustrate fulltime and discovered what I truly enjoy drawing: creepy but cute.
Halloween and ‘80s horror movies have always been an obsession of mine, eventhough I live in the Netherlands where halloween isn’t a national holiday. So my idea of perfect creepiness has a little fun and cuteness added, just like halloween.
Occasionally I do stray from my path of lowbrow creepy but cute art and venture into the more adult, highbrow, cultured and/or less creepy stuff. But you can forgive me for that, can’t you? 😉
– Chantal Dingjan –