Renske de Kinkelder Renske de Kinkelder

The Netherlands, Velp

About me

Renske de Kinkelder spents her days creating her own imaginary world full of quirky characters. She works with watercolour and ink, but also digitally in Photoshop en Procreate. She loves drawing animals, humans (and other beings) and the interaction between them. Highlighting the humour in ordinary things. She illustrates children’s books and educational material for clients including: Uitgeverij Malmberg and Clavis books. When she’s not doing clientwork she works on her own projects which are available as artprints and on other products. Besides illustrating she teaches Adobe Illustrator CC. She lives with her boyfriend and rapidly expanding petcollection (including a dog, a bearded dragon, a tortoise and three chickens) in Velp, a town close to Arnhem in the Netherlands. She is constantly updating her portfolio and is available for commissions. If you see anything you like please get in touch! Send an e-mail to or follow her on Instagram: @renskedekinkelder

genre : Character Design, Fiction, Book
technique : Watercolor, Digital-Pixel

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Momma Bear’s Necessities
Inspired by asian market vendors here is Momma Bear with her necessities shop. Watercolour.
‘Leren lezen met Kip en Muis’ Learn to read with Chicken and Mouse
A picturebook about the adventures of Chicken and Mouse. For children who are starting to learn how to read. All illustrations are made with ink and watercolour. Illustrated for Clavis Books. Written by David Vlietstra. 2017.
It was a strange summer part. I
Part of a personal project I'm working on. A tale of a  mysterious summer on a small island. It all starts when she meets the old fisherman who hands her a bottle with a strange message. Made in Photoshop and Procreate.
It was a strange summer Part. II
Part of a personal project I'm working on. A tale of a strange mysterious summer on a small island. Made in Photoshop and Procreate.
A hungry monster
Strange noises wake up the girl at night. Curious to find out what caused it she walks downstairs to find a hungry monster in the kitchen about to raid the fridge! Made in watercolour with digital editing in photoshop.