139/ VIDEO – I am a mountain

Yay, I have another video for you, this time I’m showing you how I add color to my comic with ecoline and then how I edit my image digitally afterwards. Also I speak about dating and men, so that is quite exciting. Have a peek or a peak and enjoy! ♥

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136/ VIDEO – Coping mechanisms

We all have some sort of coping mechanisms to deal with certain parts of life. Here I show you how I created this drawing and also give you an insight on how I edit it digitally afterwards. I work with Paint.net and although I’m not an expert it works very well for me. Come have a peek! ♥

VIDEO: Versieren (behind-the-scenes)

How much fun it was to film my new music video with my friend Willeke and my hand puppet Pudding that I created in 2014. We had an absolute blast and some of the silliness and laughter I want to show you in this video! I really think Pudding ought to have his own YouTube channel but I would have to find a passionate and good puppeteer willing to do this with me. I wish I could do it all myself but alas I can’t. Anyway, enjoy this video and share it with whomever might love it!  ♥

VIDEO: Versieren (2018)

Did you know I make music as well as drawing? And sometimes I also enjoy creating my own music video. Yesterday I finished a video for my new upcoming Dutch album called ‘Mijn gammele cassette’ that comes out in June 2018 and I want to share it with you even if you don’t speak Dutch. The hand puppet in the video is called Pudding and I created him myself as well! My friend Willeke was the puppeteer and she did an awesome job! ♥

The topics in my songs are similar to what I draw about 🙂 This song is about a guy who is indecisive and taking advantage of me and the crush I had on him. From 09-06-2018 my new album can be found via Spotify & iTunes.

Want to know more specifically about my background on music? Visit my website: www.ellykellner.com

135/ VIDEO – Sketching & inking

See how I sketch and ink a little bit in this short video. Did you ever have a go with indian ink yourself? I’m curious! Let me know ♥

134/ VIDEO – Reincarnation

I have another video for you! This time I am showing how I created my Reincarnation comic and in the voice over I talk about butterflies having sex and blackbirds with orange wigs. Hit the like button if you do like this and I’d be chuffed if you leave a comment here. ♥

 

 

133/ VIDEO – How I create my comic strip

If you’re curious to see how I create my comics, have a look at this video that I made to give you an insight in the process. Do let me know how you like it, hit the like button on Youtube or leave a comment here. Have a wonderful day!

7 songs in 7 videos

First and foremost I’ve been a singer-songwriter since age 9, when I first picked up a guitar and created my first songs. I performed in several places and countries, sometimes as a solo artist and sometimes as part of Matthews Southern Comfort or as backing vocalist for Canadian troubadour Shannon Lyon. Lately I’ve not been performing as much at all because I just want to do what I’m good at: write music,  play and sing my songs. Finding a stage and audience that can truly appreciate my melancholy, quiet music has been tough and I quit playing at busy bars or other unsuitable venues that don’t offer any fee. As with many creative jobs it seems hard for outsiders to understand why we would ask money for our skill and our services, same goes for drawing comic strips. And I’m not going around trying to convince people I’m good enough, begging for a paid gig, so I just stopped altogether.

Conveniently, at the same time, I had a writers block for about a year or so. Too much had happened, relationships had ended and it was just all too much. By the time I did start writing songs about it all I wasn’t able to sing them ’cause I’d start sobbing each time. It was too fresh and one can’t really sing and sob at the time so I gave in to the nothingness. And then, when once in a while there is an opportunity that offers itself to me, like playing in a forest at a summer festival or the chance to play at an intimate living room festival, I take it with both hands. Last Sunday I played at a festival that took place in over 500 living rooms in 15 cities around The Netherlands ‘Muziek bij de buren‘. It was so wonderful to have a really attentive audience listening to my newest songs, the songs I wrote in the past year and a half and that I could never play without crying. It’s a blessing to feel I’ve worked through all the feelings and these songs are ready to go out into the world to be heard. I taped a couple of songs for this recent performance.

If you are curious click on this beautiful photo below, made by Lotte Brouwers, and it’ll take you to seven song videos. ♥ If you liked a song please do like the video for me and if you want to stay updated on my music videos just hit the subscribe button. Until next time… 2017-12-10  Elly bij Muziek bij de Buren - Lotte Brouwers kleiner.jpg (Click here if the photo link doesn’t work)

Dare to change the hair

And now… let’s think about how I’m gonna draw myself in the future 🙂

Deelboz bij Zuidwest TV

2016-05-27 Deelboz FB pagina play

(Klik op bovenstaande foto om de video te bekijken op de website van ZuidwestTV)

Een mooi en duidelijk interview en kijkje in doorgeefwinkel het Deelboz in Bergen op Zoom! Het is zo speciaal dat Debby en ik in samenwerking met het Doe-centrum dit zo goed van de grond hebben kunnen krijgen. Hier word ik heel erg blij van ♥