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I don't know why, but I decided to revive my old deviantART page. I really feel the need to be part of the art community again.

I'm sure almost none of my watchers are active here anymore.. but Let's build it up again!! 

So.. How have I been... I am currently at my final year at the Rotterdam Art Academy Willem De Kooning and.. well.. as much as school has taught me, nothing as taught me as much as deviantART had in the past. 

The last year I have been focussing on realism with acrylic paints, but I want to het back into digital art again.. maybe a bit cartoony also..

Look forward to talking to you guys again :)
Well, it seems I need to get another subscription, but I'm not really active on here anymore.. but that doesn't mean I don't lurk around!

Truth is, I haven't drawn ALL summer. I used to spend ALL of my summer drawing like crazy 'cause I had nothing better to do. Now I apparently have a social life *gasp* I went to two music festivals (pinkpop and DOUR) and also went on vacation with my bro's.

I am starting Illustration At the Rotterdam Art Academy (willem de kooning) on tuesday, really exited :) I guess I will be drawing non stop again. I hope at least. I hope I enjoy it!

I graduated as a graphic designer just before summer started. Pretty cool that I'm an actual professional at something now! but it sure makes me feel old..

so how have you guys been? :D

Work in progress!

Wed Mar 16, 2011, 2:21 PM
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:D

better pics coming soon. Just need to sand the insides

this is my self portrait assignment to hopefully get me into art school

Interested in my graduation project?

Tue Mar 15, 2011, 4:11 AM
Hey guys :P I have been really busy with my graduation project for school lately. I need to make a graphic novel campaign for a good cause and I chose Orange babies. Here is the link to the blog where you can follow it:

tanjastudeertaf.blogspot.com/

It's in Dutch, but I assume you'd like the pictures more anyway :D

servey from sspirate

Tue Feb 22, 2011, 11:16 PM
:D BASIC...

Name: Tanja
Birthday: 29th of june 1990
Height: 5'4"
Weight: uhm.. 58 kilo's?
Eye Color: amber/green/brownish
Hair Color: black
Race: caucasian
Zodiac Sign: cancer

DO YOU...

Drink?: only when I go out
Smoke?: not cigarettes, no
Use Drugs?: painkillers pls
Cuss?: just not when my parents are around
Play Any Instruments?: trying to pick up guitar again
Have Any Piercings?: 6mm gauges in my ears
Have Any Tattoos?: nope
Like To Annoy People?: no
Like Life?: yeah it's getting better
Wear Make-Up?: yeah, I won't leave the door without it
Dye Your Hair?: yep, I'm not naturally black..
Scream At The top of your lungs for no reason?: no
Get Distracted By Shiny Objects?: Nope
Like Pina Coladas?: never tried one actually
And Getting Caught In The Rain?: NO.. my poor hair..

ARE YOU...

Dependable?: definitely
Trustworthy?: Yes.
Obsessive?: No..
Hyper Active?: lol no
Happy?: I guess?
Content?: yeah
Boring?: lol no
Violent?: nope
Evil?: maybe
Hippie-Ish?: yes
Shy?: sometimes yes
Paranoid?: yes
Annoying?: no
Social?: I think I do pretty good
Religious?: lol no

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE...

TV Show?: that 70's show :D
Movie?: hard to choose but I'd say across the universe
Band/Singer(s)?: ermm.. too many to choose from
Song?: why do people even still ask this
Book/Story?: harry potter ofc
Color(s)?: BLACK
Shape?: triangle (does that make me a hipster yet?).
Animal?: TURTLE!
Person(s)?: my boyfriend and my bff? XD
Smell?: MY SOAP STASH
Flower?: lehmm..  
Subject?: art
Board: what?
Musical: across the universe :D
Sport?: lol none
Word?: "uhm"
Quote?: too many to choose from
Hobby?: WORLD OF WARCRACK
Store?: : LUSH!
Season? : summer
Time Of Day?: ... dinnertime?

WHATS YOUR...

Worst Fear?: aliens...
Life Goal?: to do what I love doing and living with the person I love and die happy (and become a respectably well known illustrator)
Greatest Accomplishment?: growing boobs.

WHICH ONE?

Pepsi Or Coke?: neither. boycott that shit
McDonald's Or Burger King?: (lol at *devsspirate*'s answer..) but mcdonalds yes
Converse Or Vans?: converse
Dogs Or Cats?: i liek both
AIM, YIM Or MSN Messenger?: MSN!
Chicken Or Fish?: fish
Black Or White?: BLACK
MTV Or FUSE?: MTV
MP3 player, ipod or CD player?: Iphone <3
Pants Or Shorts?: shorts

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT...

Day: doing fun stuff with my friends
Room: I like mine :)
World: world of warcraft :D
Romantic Date: lol.. I'll just go for the cliche dinner

DO YOU BELIEVE IN...

God?: not really
Heaven & Hell?: no
Angels & Demons?: no.
Reincarnation?: maybe
Yourself?: sort of
Ghosts?: no
UFOs?: OH GOD PLEASE NO
Big Foot?: YES!
Lochness Monster?: YES
A Thing Called Love?: lol yes

WOULD YOU EVER...

Kill Someone Else?: depends
Kill Yourself?: depends
Beg For Money?: I do all the time lol
Skydive?: yes!
Bungee Jump?: Iyes!
Make out in the rain?: lol yes..
Run Away From Home?: yep
Ride A Motorcycle?: maybe
Do Extreme Sports?: sure

MORE ABOUT YOU...

Do You Own A Car?: No.
Ever Been To Jail?: No.
Ever Gotten Kicked out?: nope
Do You Have A Job?: not yet but looking actively
Do You Like Taking Surveys Like This?: no

stolen from linda

Tue Jan 11, 2011, 3:03 AM
2010
Did you change at all this year?:
Yeah, lots of stuff happened. But I definitely became more outgoing

Did you dye your hair?:
I dye my hair every 4 weeks ;p

Did you get your hair cut?:
I cut my bangs myself whenever needed and I got an inch chopped off 3 months ago

Did you change your style?:
not really "changed" .. just.. expanded?

Were you in school?:
I was at internship :)

Did you get good grades?:
I guess so

Did you have a job?:
no but looking for one

Did you drive?:
started driving lessons yes.

Did anyone close to you give birth?:
nope :(

Did you move at all?:
Nope.

Did you go on any vacations?:
to paris with my cousin for a day

Did you leave the country at all?:
yes XD

2010: Your Love Life
Did you break up with anyone?: Yes I did
Did you meet anyone special?: Yes, I did :)
Did you fall in love?: Yepp.

2010: Friends and Enemies
Did you meet any new friends this year?: Plenty of them!
Did any of your friendships end?: Yeah. :/
Did you dislike anyone?: Yeah I do.
Did you make any new enemies?: Hahahah I guess I did
Did you resolve any fights?: Plenty but they ended up in the gutter again
Who were your closest friends?: My BFFFFFFFFFFF Maikel and uhmm... well yeah him :)
Did you grow apart from anyone?: unfortunately yes.. :( still miss her too
Did you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships?: Yeah I do.

In 2010 I...
[ ] broke a promise
[x] lied
[x ] went behind your parents' back
[xxxx ] cried over a broken heart
[ ] disappointed someone close
[x] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[x] kissed in the rain
[x ] slept under the stars
[ ] kept your new year resolution
[ ] forgot your new year resolution
[x] met someone who changed your life
[ ] met one of your idols
[x] changed your outlook on life
[x] sat home all day doing nothing but the computer
[x] pretended to be sick
[x] left the country
[ ] almost died
[ ] given up something important to you
[ ] lost something expensive
[x] learned something new about yourself
[x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
[x] made a change in your life
[x] found out who your true friends were
[x] met great people
[x ] stayed up till sunrise
[x] cried over the silliest thing
[x] was never home on weekends
[ ] got into a car accident
[x] had friends who were drifting away from you
[ ] had someone close to you die [almost]
[ ] had a high cell phone bill
[ ] spent most of your money on food
[ ] went to the beach with your best friend
[x] saw a celebrity
[x] gotten sick
[ ] liked more than 5 people at the same time
[ ] made out in/on a car
[x] kissed in the snow
[ ] celebrated Halloween
[x] had your heart broken
[x] broke someone else's heart
[x] had a stalker
[ ] mooned someone
[ ] went over the minutes on your cell phone
[x] had a good relationship with someone
[x] someone questioned your sexual orientation [they always do ;) ]
[ ] came out of the closet
[ ] done something you've regretted
[ ] kissed under mistletoe
[x] painted a picture
[ ] wrote a poem
[ ] ran a mile
[ ] shopped at Hollister or bench
[ ] posted a blog on MySpace
[x] listened to music you couldn't stand
[x] went to a sleepover
[x] laughed till you cried
[ ] laughed till you peed in your pants
[x] visited a foreign country
[ ] cut in a line of waiting people
[x] told someone you were busy when you weren't
[x] partied to celebrate the new year

1. Have you had any relationships this year?: Yes, One of 8 months ended and started a new one
2. Have you had your birthday yet?: In june it was
3. Kissed two or more people in the same night?: hahahahhhahahahah no.
4. Been on a diet?: yes
5. Pulled an all nighter?: Yes
6. Drank Starbucks?: YES
8. Bought something(s)?: lotsss
9. Met someone special who changed your life?: I hope so :)
10. Been out of the province?: lol I live in holland...

What are you thinking about?
That I need to take a shower and clean up my room (and do some heroics on WoW...)

Have you drank alcohol this year?
oh my god have I...

How did you feel when you woke up today?
I boyfriend texted me awake so pretty good <3

If you could change your eye colour would you?
I would like to have bright green eyes but I like that my eyes have a pretty rare colour (green/gold/brown)

Who did you last get into a big argument with?
My mom, who else

Do you like to have long hair or short hair?
Im growing it out so yeah

Do you want to get married & have children one day?
Yeah I do :) <3

Which of your friends do you argue with the most?
hahahaha My BFF I feel like I'm his mom sometimes but I love the booger.

How many texts are in your inbox?
too many

Who was the last person you rode in a car with?
my driving instructor :O

Have you ever cut class?
lots of times *shame*

Have you ever liked someone older than you?
yep

Last thing you ate?
honey loops

How many people are you texting?
loads?

Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?
hahah no

hey guys

Mon Jan 10, 2011, 7:49 AM
Every time I promise to be more active I never keep it, so sorry about that XD I'm just too busy with other stuff lately.

I'm taking a break (not really a break, but trying to keep it down) from World of Warcraft because It's all I did over the holidays and I feel very disgusted with myself because of it lol

School started again for my graduation project so that will get me back into the flow of drawing hopefully. It's great to see my friends again but I'm kind of through with my school, after 5 years I just want to move on and finally go to an art academy and really get focussed on my future career.

On top of that I have been looking for a job. I have mondays and tuesdays off and I don't want to waste those free days defending the Horde. I don't want to live at home for more than 2 more years so I need to start preparing.

so, how have you guys been? :)

quiz :D

Tue Nov 30, 2010, 9:28 AM
stolen from :iconfolliedoll: XD

1. What is your name?
Tanja

2. What color underwear are you wearing now?
brown with flowers ;p

3. What are you listening to right now?
Kate Bush


4. What are the last 2 digits of your phone number?
68

5. What was the last thing you ate?
some cookies my brother baked at school


6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
tough one.. probably black XD

7. How is the weather right now?
SNOW!

8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
oh when was that... I guess my Boyfriend Robin

9. The first thing you notice about the opposite/same(if you're gay) sex?
BEARD-... no oh I mean... their personality? XD

10. Favorite Food?
Mexican taco's.. Risotto.. any kind of pasta


11. Favorite Drink?
Water :3 I don't do liquid calories

12. Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
Beer (I'm so ladylike)

13. Favorite place to shop?
H&M

14. Hair color:
I dyed it black

15. Eye Color:
golden green-ish (amber?)

16. Do you wear contacts?
yes

17. Top or Bottom?
what is this supposed to mean? XD

18. favorite month?
DECEMBER! I :heart: holidays

19. Favorite Fast Food?
oh god probably taco bell (and I have only eaten there twice fml)

20. Last Movie you Watched?
fellowship of the ring

21. Favorite Day of the Year?
ermmm.. first day it snows? XD

22. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
It depends.

23. Summer or Winter?
Winter

24. Hugs or Kisses?
kisses!

25. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate

26. Do you want your friends to respond back?
obviously?

27. Who is most likely to respond?
I dunno

28. Who is least likely to respond?
Odile lol xD

29. What books are you reading?
I have been trying to get myself to read harry potter again from the start but WoW is just too distracting

30. favorite TV Show?
uhm.. right now Glee

31. What's on your mouse pad?
I dont have one XD

32. Favorite board game?
road of life? I dont know

33. What did you do last night?
Surfed the web, cleaned up my room

34. Favorite Author?
J.k. Rowling defenately

35. Who inspires you?
Micheal Hussar, Alfons Mucha, J.C. Leyendecker.. and Robin :3

36. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn?
I love it all ways

37. Dogs or cats?
love both

38. Favorite Flower?
anything small and colourfull

39. What do you say when you wake up in the A.M.?
AARGGEGFJDfhdmfndmg...zzz


40. Do you still talk to your best friends from middle school?
nope

41. What's on your desk?
My mac, Two of my BJD's... lots of picture frames with friends... a mirror.. candles.. my nail polish XD Billy from the movie SAW ..

42. Rock Concert or symphony?
ROCK CONCERT!

43. Play or Opera?
Opera

44. Have you ever fired a gun?
no and no desire too either

45. Do you like to travel by plane?
sure I love airline food :D

46. Right-handed or Left-handed?
right handed

47. Smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter?
smooth

48. How many pillows do you sleep with?
four!

49. City and State you were born?
Scranton, Pensylvania

50. Ever hitchhiked?
Nope

  • Watching: Glee

Just a small update

Mon Sep 27, 2010, 1:14 PM
GLEE IS AWESOME, best show since.. since.. I dont know! best show ever!

I am insanely happy for some reason

:heart:

I'm just glad I'm out of my rut, I hope it lasts.

8D poinless journal ftw

  • Watching: Glee
I'm forcing myself to get out of my rut, so I gave up an arm and a leg for new oil paints and canvasses (fucking expensive...) and I've had this idea in my head for a while now. Now this is pretty much the  sketch, I will keep adding layers and layers of paint until its finished.


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I like painting red-headed naked girls with woodland creatures.. leave me aloneeeee :smoking: Lately all my art has been experimental, trying to get out of the box. But as for this painting I just want to make what I feel comfortable with. But I'm still up for critique and suggestions! I know the anatomy needs work, I will fix that along the way.

I love oil paints! screw that acrylic crap!

  • Watching: Glee

because I'm bored

Sat Aug 28, 2010, 11:31 AM
001. Name → Tanja
002. Nickname → I guess Tan, or Tannie
003. Status → single DX
004. Zodiac sign → Cancer
005. Male or female → Female
006. Elementary → uhmm
007. Middle School → Vos College
008. Vocational school(High School) → Confused now, wtf is vocational school?
009. Smart → I'm not sure, you tell me

010. Hair color → Dyed black
011. Long or short → In between, but growing it out to be long
012. Loud or Quiet → I'm pretty much Quiet
013. Sweats or Jeans → Sweats, but I hate pants.
014. Phone or Camera → Phone
015. Health freak → I am, but I still do unhealthy things nonetheless..
016. Drink or Smoke? → bothhh..
017. Do you have a crush on someone? → sigh, I wouldn't call it a crush though
018. Eat or Drink → Food
019. Piercings → 6mm gauges in my ears
020. Tattoos → none yet

FIRSTS:
023. First piercing → I must have been 2 or something
024. First best friend → I really dont remember, I guess my first true best friend was at 14
025. First award → uhm, I got a medal for gymnastics at 10
026. First crush → err... I think maybe 13?
027. First pet → A Hamster called Candy
028. First big vacation → We travelled back and forth between holland and america when i was very young
030. First big birthday → haha all of them?

WHERE'D THESE 19 QUESTIONS GO? Oh thank god for that.

CURRENTLY:
049. Eating → nothing
050. Drinking → tea
052. I'm about to → Watch the rest of season 1 of Avatar the last airbender :3
053. Listening to → Blink 182
054. Plans for today → just chill till I have to go to bed.

YOUR FUTURE:
058. Want kids? → One would be nice. A boy. I'm gonna be a soccer mom for surez ;D
059. Want to get married? → Yeah, of course!
060. Careers in mind → Freelance illustrator would be nice.

WHICH IS BETTER WITH GIRL/BOY?
068. Lips or eyes → Eyes
070. Shorter or taller? → Taller
072. Romantic or spontaneous → haha I like both, but I would have to choose spontaneous because I'll cover the romantic part
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → ARMS!
074. Sensitive or loud → Loud, I'm sensitive enough lol
075. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship
077. Trouble maker or hesitant → .. Trouble maker, or I won't do any fun things hahaha

HAVE YOU EVER:
080. Lost glasses/contacts → yep
081. Ran away from home → Nope
084. Broken someones heart → I guess I have
085. Been arrested → Nope
087. Cried when someone died → ofcourse?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
089. Yourself → Not really, but I should.
090. Miracles → nope. just coinsidence
091. Love at first sight → I'm sure it happens all the time
092. Heaven → nope
093. Santa Claus → lol no
094. Sex on the first date → Sure why not, It happens.
095. Kiss on the first date → If you really like eachother who cares haha

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → Yeah, I guess I do. But I need to move on.
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → I am with what I have achieved and where I'm heading, but emotionally not really there yet. But It will get better :3
099. Do you believe in God → I consider myself agnostic.
100. Post as 100 truths and tag → Whoever wants to.

  • Listening to: Blink 182
Have you guys seen it yet? I heard it was pretty crappy, but I went to see it today, and I enjoyed it!

I have always been a die hard fan of the Cartoon, And I really had to get used to seeing them as actors, but after a while it was bearable. I just thought it was annoying that the same guy that plays Jasper in Twilight was playing Sokka.. |:

The acting was hit and miss, I missed a lot of the comic relief that the series has, They showed nothing of the fun loving character that aang is, none of Katara's high temper and Sokka was just uhm.. Jasper? looking  like he is in pain all the time XD I also think that they should have given Zuko longer hair and his scar more prominent.. and wtf was up with Iroh? :C

But other than all of that the special effects are phenomenal. And the atmosphere is perfect, just like I imagined it would be. The scenery (like the scenes with the fire nation boats and stuff.. and the north pole water village...) was just eye candy and made me all giddy inside.

So yeah, I liked it :) but I can understand why some people think it's terrible. I also think its important that you are familliar with the series to have enjoyed it. Because I can see how much potential it has, and I'm sure the next movies will be much better! (I got so exited when I saw azula omgg)

So.. your thoughts guys? :)

Lowlands Paradise

Tue Aug 24, 2010, 11:01 AM
Last weekend I went to the music festival Lowlands for the first time, and well.. what can I say.. I have decided I'm never gonna miss another one untill I'm 30 haha!!!

It was such an amazing atmosphere.. everyone was so happy. I didn't see any fighting people.. or any police... I must have gotten 5 random high fives and 3 random hugs from people hahah !

we left tueday morning.. and when we got there we all put up our tents, we were in a pretty big group, and then we just hug out and waited for the next day :)

First thing I saw was OK GO, and they were surprisingly good! they made some mistakes but the way they interacted with the crowd made it really funny, and they sounded really good.

Later that evening I saw Blink 182, and wow.. just wow. Childhood memories for real. They were amazing. I got completely beat up in the pit but it was soooo worth it! I am really glad I saw them. I also caught a guitar pick but I gave it to someone who is a bigger fan than I am :) I'm sure it made him really happy.

What next.. the next day I saw Finntroll haha. Well... I'm not really a big fan but I was just curious and I enjoyed myself. And I managed to meet up with 2 people that I knew vaguely beforehand but we ended up pretty much spending all weekend together!

after that we saw Mumford & sons and I was so surprised at that act! they were amazing live! If you don't know I reccomend looking them up.

After that I danced my ass off at bloody beet roots.. and in the evening I went to snow patrol.. but I think Snow Patrol made me so emo because I dont remember much after that |: next thing I remember is waking up at the First Aid station.. hearing that I was so drunk out of my skull that they had to carry me there. LOL...

Next day with the biggest hangover of my life, I went to see Die antwoord, Placebo, which made me insanely happy because they are one of my favorite bands ever ( BRIAN MOLKOOO :heart: ) and then at last Queens of the Stone age :) and then I party'd hard with my new friends till 5 am when security threw us off the lot. yay!

I feel so satisfied, even though some things were hard because a lot of things still bring me down.. I havent been so happy in a long time! I am really sad its over! These memories will stick with me forever.

till next time, Lowlands!


School started again, which I am happy about, New year new chances :)

painting a teddy trooper!

Sun Aug 15, 2010, 3:42 PM
Hey guys! I ordered another toy to paint, they are so much fun! I'd love a big teddy trooper, but I can't afford one right now. So I tried a baby!

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It's SUCH a bitch to paint though... you can't take off the arms or the helmet.. so lots of tape and patience was involved

I want to do some more flower designs on the side of his helmet and I dont know about his body.. any ideas?

:la:

best show ever

Sun Aug 15, 2010, 2:18 PM


:la: loving season 2

The Pygmy ant eater! oAo!!!  omg.. I was watching Weird creatures with Nick Baker last night and EEEEE!!!

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I want onnnneeeee!! It's so cute! they do little kung fu posessss...

so do you guys have any favorite animals? my favorite animal will always be a sea turtle :la: and a narwhal.. and a puffins.. and jellyfish.. and *list goes onnn*

I had a High Tea today!

Wed Aug 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
Today my friend Stescha and I had a high tea at the cutest little  teahouse ever in the next town up. We had unlimited tea and a lottt moreee delicious treats and sweets that we could handle! Like delicious salmon sandwiches, fruit cocktails (yum!) scones.. brownies.. muffins... good thing we ate nothing all day beforehand!


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we had so much luck with the weather too. It's been really depressing lately! I hope the weather stays nice till Lowlands (a dutch music festival I'm going to yayyyy)

so.. have you guys ever had a high tea? I really reccomend it :)

Mine is across the universe, I love that movie so much. Such a sweet love story and I love the beatles, and their versions of the songs are awesome!

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so, what is your favorite movie? :)

I want to spreadd some luurrvvvv <3 to the very talented artists that I can call my friends!  

I L A     II by xXx-Raven-xXx The shadow smiled at me by xXx-Raven-xXx :thumb168218350: :thumb166802080: Let's get lost by BlackRoosje Halt mich -3- by BlackRoosje

custom toys anyone?

Wed Aug 4, 2010, 8:28 AM
hey guys, I got myself a custom raffy to customize, and I just finished the basic design that I want:

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It's a little centaur type thing 8D haha.. I wanted the munny ( a simpeler more human model) but they didnt have those.. Though I really needed a little project so I just got this one instead! I'll make a munny later if I find I like making these :)

anyone else do these as well? 8D