Gulinski, Marjolein

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"I never studied art at school, so I guess you could call me a ‘Self Taught' artist. I have been drawing fantasy art now for about 7 years, and this has been a favorite pastime of mine while I was growing up. Things that didn’t exist really appealed to me and I found them fascinating! I really enjoyed movies like Labyrinth, The Neverending Story and Back to the Future. When I was younger, and still now, my whole life revolved around Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Later there were more Disney films that really made an impression on me but The Little Mermaid was always my favorite and will always have a special place in my heart. I loved drawing Ariel and drew her so much that I became very good at it!
After this I started marketing myself on the internet and I found many sites about fantasy and fairies and elves. I studied the pictures and learnt a lot from them, and finally began drawing them myself. In the beginning I traced pictures to really get my head around this type of art. I would copy pictures very precisely so as to learn about the colors and how to mix them so that they would be the same as the picture I was copying. I found that in doing this I learnt the most about mixing colors and really got to know my paints this way.
I remember when I started out, I wanted to copy a picture I remembered seeing in a children’s book I used to read of a beautiful girl surrounded by flowers, but no matter how hard I tried the face never turned out right. My mother told me that drawing the face would always be the hardest part and so I practiced drawing faces over and over again. I really give a lot of worth to a ‘perfect’ face, and if the face isn’t good enough then I begin again. When I don’t find a face good enough, other people do and they ask me what is wrong with it, so I answer them. “She doesn’t look at me kindly enough!”
After tracing for a while, I began to create my own pictures, and realized just how difficult it really is. The traced pictures looked a lot better than my own creations. I went from copying perfection to starting anew! I thought many times that nothing would ever come of my own drawings! To bridge the gap of tracing to total original work, I cut out pictures of models in magazines and copied their faces or poses, and then added my own fairy elements. I also used a few elements from artists such as Amy Brown and Stephanie Law, but slowly I began to develop my own fairy elements and colour techniques.

I love drawing fantasy art because I feel that the idea is so happy and uplifting that it can bring light into anyone's world."


African Daisy

African Daisy

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Aileen

Aileen

Finished Design Size 333 W by 446 H (13-1/4 W X 17-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 50...
Amber

Amber

Finished Design Size 326 W by 443 H (13 W X 17-5/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...
Angel

Angel

Finished Design Size 350 W by 515 H (14 W X 20-1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 14 Colors)...

Aurelia

Aurelia

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Believe

Believe

Finished Design Size 389 W by 563 H (15-1/2 W X 22-1/2 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Black Rose

Black Rose

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Blossom

Blossom

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Chain O Daisies

Chain O Daisies

Finished Design Size 400 W by 298 H (16 W X 11-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Circle of Beauty

Circle of Beauty

Finished Design Size 340 W by 380 H (13-1/2 W X 15-1/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Circle of Love

Circle of Love

Finished Design Size 307 W by 404 H (12-1/4 W X 16-1/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...
Circle of Peace

Circle of Peace

Finished Design Size 396 W by 356 H (11-3/4 W X 14-1/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...

Clear Waters

Clear Waters

Finished Design Size 400 W by 562 H (16 W X 22-3/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

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Dryad

Dryad

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Elf

Elf

Finished Design Size 305 W by 491 H (12-1/8 W X 19-5/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 15...

Ella

Ella

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Elysia

Elysia

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Expecting

Expecting

Finished Design Size 333 W by 444 H (13-1/4 W X 17-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...
Faye

Faye

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

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Frog Prince Gulinski

Frog Prince Gulinski

Finished Design Size 400 W by 534 H (16 W X 21-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Full Moon

Full Moon

Finished Design Size 400 W by 295 H (16 W X 11-3/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Green

Green

Finished Design Size 385 W by 522 H (15-3/8 W X 20-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 85...

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Finished Design Size 400 W by 554 H (16 W X 22-1/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 89 Colors)...
Into The Moon

Into The Moon

Finished Design Size 350 W by 502 H (14 W X 20 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski 2007 ...
Kyara

Kyara

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Leaf MJ

Leaf MJ

Finished Design Size 400 W by 549 H (16 W X 21-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 47 Colors)...

Little Secret

Little Secret

Finished Design Size 400 W by 558 H (16 W X 22-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Love You

Love You

Finished Design Size 321 W by 422 H (12-3/4 W X 16-7/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...
Luna Gulinski

Luna Gulinski

Finished Design Size 400 W by 584 H (16 W X 23-1/4 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Heaven and Earth...
Lynn

Lynn

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Masquerade MJ

Masquerade MJ

Finished Design Size 350 W by 451 H (14 W X 18 H inches on 25ct fabric) (This Chart Contains 88 Colors)...
Miss You

Miss You

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Sapphira

Sapphira

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Secretly In Love

Secretly In Love

Finished Design Size 320 W by 442 H (12-3/4 W X 17-5/8 H inches on 25ct fabric) Copyright Marjolein Gulinski...