Margit van der Zwan


The authors series came about after friends, who’d seen and liked my composer portraits, began to request author portraits too. The subject is close to my heart, as a long time ago I did an English Literature degree. It’s an intimate business to draw your heroes!

I work by drawing a pencil sketch first, then using the guide lines, I paint an ink drawing of the subject. Finally I add colour digitally, according to what hue I deem right for that person.

Prints are available from my shop on Etsy and merchandise (leggings, notebooks, stickers, mugs etc) from my shop on Redbubble.

I license my work, so please get in touch if you wish to use my illustrations in magazines etc.