Marloes De Vries’s illustrations and comics are funny as they are relatable. Describing her creativeness as deeply rooted in her being, she has started drawing at a very young age. “I always said I wanted to be an artist when I was a little girl,” she shared in an interview with Freelance Wisdom. “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 graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication when I was 21,” she went on to say. “I didn’t study illustration as my teachers said I couldn’t draw very well. That broke my heart. I tried forgetting about illustration and I ended up in advertising. 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.”
Working full time as a freelance illustrator and writer, she has collaborated with publishers, magazines and other companies. And with an Instagram following of more than 100k, she’s clearly doing something right. Take a look for yourself.