Hi, I’m Fennabee! I was born as Fenna Bouve (Fenna B., you see) in the late seventies in Ostend, a small port town -yet with cosmopolitan allures- in Belgium, by the North Sea. I moved at young age to grow up in Brussels – the beautiful chaotic capital of that same tiny Belgium.
Since 2000 I live in Antwerp, a charming provincial (river) port town with some 660.000 inhabitants, with my superman and our two hilarious boys.
We don’t own a car, and we proudly manage to do everything by bike, in this car-dominated city. I have a real need to be outdoors and offline sometimes. For that, I took up running in February 2014, and I proudly call myself a (little bit fanatic, I must admit) runner again since.
I love drawing, it really relaxes me. Taking up thick paper, a pen, chinese ink & brushes, colour with the most vivid colours I can find. Aquarel, gouache and posca-markers are my favorites.
I always start with traditional media, and then scan and do retouching and composing, or sometimes even colouring, in Photoshop. Why not draw on the computer? For me, it’s not the same. i’ve tried it, but nothing beats the graphic flow of a real pen or brush and chinese ink. Besides, I don’t like it when artwork is too clean. Then I do the graphic design, I integrate my illustrations in flyers, logo’s… in Indesign or Illustrator.
I love both illustrating and graphic designing, and I’m most happy when I can combine both.
And to add even more fun & joy to my art making, I discovered and started to love the very free art form of Mail Art.
I hope I can give you some of my color energy on my website! Enjoy!
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