My name is Rosalie Charlotte Krijl, a 22-year-old self-taught pencil artist and medicine student from The Netherlands.
My passion for creating art started as soon as I was able to hold a pencil. After drawing fairies and princesses as a little girl for years, I started with hyperrealism when I was 12 years old. In that year, Michael Jackson, whom my brother and I had been fan of for a while, passed away. Because his death was affecting us a lot, I wanted to create something for my brother. That idea became my first realistic portrait. Although the drawing was not very realistic, it made me realize how I could escape from reality and could create my own world through pencil and paper.
As soon as I made my first realistic drawings, I decided to post them online on the in those times popular Dutch online platform ‘Hyves’. Via this platform, I gained my motivation to improve by recieving tons of feedback and nice comments from people all over the country. In the years following, I kept sharing my art through the upcoming platforms facebook and instagram which has helped me to grow as an artist, to be able to do expositions and to meet other arists who I can now call my friends.
I find inspiration in everything I see daily. I like to combine photorealism with special effects and colours. Art is an escape from reality. You can put all your emotions and feelings into a drawing and can create everything you want to. At the moment I am working on developing my own art style. Besides that, I have been doing commissions for years. It is truly an honour to make personal artworks for people all over the world.
-Art is the only way to run away without leaving home-