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About Pruts

My real name written in English is a multiple lie, but fortunately "Lies" (yes, that's my name) is pronounced a little different. Just like "Seas", but with an L in front.

To keep things simple and convenient for English reading, let's use Liz.

I've always been crazy about drawing, but couldn't really produce anything worthwhile. I drew rainbows mostly, playing it safe and in the mean time expressing my love for drawing and color.
When I was about 12 years old, I started drawing miniature cartoons to express myself, why miniature? Well, that's because the characters in it, were about 2cm tall.
My 3 year younger sister however, loved those silly stories and kept asking for more. So I drew my heart out, let my fantasy flow and poured everything in those tiny, sticklike people, who sometimes could only be told apart by their color. (that demonstrates how simplistic they were)
Stories emerged and I fell in love with some of the characters, sure they looked silly on paper, but not in my head, there they have lives of their own. I kept making these cartoons on and off for years, even during my college years. Somehow the story grew as I grew older and the more I added, the more I couldn't stop.

In my 2nd last year of college, on the 19th of February 2004, I had my very first encounter with an Oekaki-site, at the time named www.senile.nl, but now www.oekaki.nl (The person who invited me there was a member and through this site we even became very good friends.)
What I learned there, isn't drawing itself, no ... what you learns there is about more than just drawing something. You learn from others, you see what they do and learn from it. Not just their methods, you learn that drawing is also about daring to draw. Just draw and not feel bad about the result, because it's one big learning process after all. You can't draw your masterpiece the first time you pick up a pencile, now can you?

A few years later, I managed to develop my own style and decided to use Photoshop to color my sketches digitally. My miniature characters had been sketched often already throughout these years, though it was when I finally colored them, that the story came alive once again. I had to get the story out of my head, it had become to big to remain there. And now as we speak the book is progressing at a steady rate, 32358 words so far, meaning about 54 A5-format pages.

I'm not where I want to be yet, because I don't know exactly what it is that I want and where I'm headed. But, while I figure that out, I'll just keep developping myself. 
I'll get there ... eventually, when it's time.


Greetz Liz

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