Sybille Sterk

Sybille Sterk

I am a self taught artist working mainly in digital art and photo manipulation. The subjects that inspire me most are nature and 'inner landscapes'. In my art I try to understand the world around and inside of me and to tell stories, which is why I often use diptychs and triptychs in my art.

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Design by me, using bought and made resources. Font is Paperdoll. :D

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Two flamingos in love - created in illustrator and finished in Photoshop. Cooling textures (bought resources) added for a final touch. :D


Font: Garden Grown by the amazing CultivatedMind

lovers alone wear sunlight
Quote by E. E. Cummings

Mix of my own illustrations with bought resources. Font is Fox and Bear.

I wanted to do something happy for a change. :D

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Sybille Sterk has uploaded lung trees

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I saw a drawing of lungs the other day and it reminded me of a tree. So here's my version of lung trees. :)

It's a vague composition about love how it can strangle us and make it hard to breathe but also how it frees us. Relevant for me as a woman because of the different types of love I feel - from friendship to motherly love, from nurture to passion and also the way it affects us differently through time.

Mix of (vintage) public domain illustrations and bought resources combined.

Quote by Sebastian Faulks, font is Faith and Glory (my favourite)

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New illustration, mostly my own drawings with my favourite font (Faith & Glory) and lovely bought textures. :D

Mix of my own painting and bought resources. I love ravens and I wanted some snow, but we've not had a single snowflake this winter which meant I had to make my own.

The raven has three hearts on a pink ribbon in its beak. :D

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Sybille Sterk has uploaded Frida

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I have a thing for Frida.It hink she's one of the most inspiring artists. :D

This is one of the few actual paintings I did in recent years. This painting does include a few bought resources (with extended license), the flowers, butterflies and ravens, the pattern on the dress, and the background plus textures., although most were adapted and edited during the painting process, Everything else was painted by me in Photoshop. Also a first.

Sybille Sterk has uploaded Spring Fox

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Spring fox illustration - a mix of photographs and textures, bought and my own resources. There's just something about foxes... <3

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Another in my Winter series. :) Created with Illustrator and Photoshop, bought and my own resources.

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Combination of bought resources and vintage images manipulated, edited and coloured in Photoshop.

Real love, true love, has a power all of its own. It makes you grow and creates a healthy, happy environment around the lovers, allowing others to flourish and be happy too. It's special and amazing.

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My own and bought resources (with extended licenses). A little bit of fun for Christmas. :D Created in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Sybille Sterk has uploaded Winter Deer


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Companion painting to my Winter Fox. :D Created in Illustrator and Photoshop with bought resources and my own illustrations.

I love the woods. They are beautiful all year round. There's something so peaceful and calm about them.

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There's something about the starry sky that is so amazingly magical. As the moon affects the tides so maybe the stars affect our lives?

Bought resources, all constellations hand painted in Photoshop, mixed up with textures and the beautiful Faith and Glory font.

A version of this image without the text is available for licensing through Indie Images: http://www.indie-images.ca/

Sybille Sterk has uploaded Winter Fox

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Bought and made resources combined in Illustrator and Photoshop. I love foxes. There's just something about them. Maybe because they're so much like cats? LOL And I love trees and the forest. This was great fun to do. :D

Sybille Sterk has uploaded Jellyfish


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I have a thing about jellyfish. I find them inspiring and beautiful. :D

All three of them were created using a collection of vintage public domain images and bought resources plus a little ingenuity and whimsy in Photoshop and Illustrator. The big one incorporates a teapot, a perfume bottle, a keyfob, and lots of different leaves, the little ones pumpkins and leaves. Hand coloured and mixed with textures.

I wonder if the little ones grow up to be as amazing as their mother? ;)

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I always wondered what things would get caught up in a dream catcher (little ones and big ones), if we could but see them.

Mix of my own drawing (dream catcher) and bought and public domain (vintage) resources. Edited in Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Another vinyl vintage design. This is a special as it was designed as a birthday present.

Bought and and vintage resources, mix of photos and illustrations.

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I have a passion for butterflies, vintage and typography, so putting them all together in the same image seemed to make sense. :D

Some bought, mostly vintage (public domain) resources and the new Ian Barnard font Sunkissed. :D

Sybille Sterk has uploaded Swallowtail

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I have a passion for butterflies, vintage and typography, so putting them all together in the same image seemed to make sense. :D

Some bought, mostly vintage (public domain) resources and the new Ian Barnard font Sunkissed. :D

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It needed to be said. :D Everyone should love themselves.

Font is Sunkissed by Ian Barnard.