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Muse At Work
In December I usually get the urge to make a dent in the huge stack of sketches and partially finished paintings just screaming at me to get finished, but it won't ever work when I just start on something new when I feel like it. However, boohoo, I'll soldier on regardless of those curvy setbacks :D This is one of them.  
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Bookstore
For some reason the books on the top shelf were really popular that day. As if someone had put all the bestsellers up there. Yet...nobody did. Go figure that!

Just something I started years ago but never finished because those books are really time consuming and it doesn't work as well without them, does it? :)  
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Weirdsciencepostergirl

If you've seen my weird science painting (browse my gallery here) you may have seen this in the background. I thought I'd make a big version of that one because it was only a quick and small background decoration at that time but I liked it nonetheless. It sure took a while to get to it.

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Queen Malika
I wouldn't have expected to find a way to improve that much at this particular point in time. This is just to play around with settings of my pen I've never used before and it makes things easier and better at the same time without losing my style in any way. Awesome.

For you fellow artists; I just changed the pressure of my Wacom pen from soft to medium. Detailing is now faster and more accurate and direct. Accidental discovery. I thought increasing necessary pressure would make things harder and would cause my tablet surface to wear down faster (as I had trouble with that before this one), and thus I've never touched it before after setting it to soft when I get a new tablet, but far from it. Works pretty well.
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HalloweenOctoberfest
Why not combine the two? Can't think of any reason. :) Just had to squeeze it in. Halloween never ceases to inspire me. Facebook version does work well too. 
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Frans Mensink
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Netherlands
I am a freelancer, self employed, self taught illustrator for 25 years. Started in Heavy Metal Art (CD art, gag-comic in Aardschok magazine, posters and such) but leaned towards the erotic and fantasy always (sometimes in a combination of the two realms). I have a graphic novel trilogy published by NBMpublishing.com about Kristina, Queen of Vampires (hardcore stuff), had erotic and mainstream gag-comics published in magazines, newspapers and have illustrated websites, books and stories.
I do many storyboards and such (lay-outs, animatics) for ad agencies worldwide.

I photograph models often which has helped me with the lighting, expression and mood in my paintings and I always try to capture my models as sexy, elegant, intense, emotive and sensual beings more often than not. Currently you can see more photos come by in my posts than usual because I am working on a new erotic graphic novel in which the models (Lucia and Heidi) are featured. It brings together two art disciplines really. The photos serve as reference for my drawing the characters, but as a promotion for the comic as well.

Limited numbers of personally autographed posters are available at escapecollectibles.com and a couple (not autographed) posters are available on Deviant Art. See the section above.
If you are interested in commissioning me, please read the section below first.
For much more art and information visit my ALL NEW official website Online since May 4th 2014:
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Commissions

Yes, I am available for paid commissions.
There are some things you might want to consider before contacting me though;

I do custom artwork and that means I have to know what you want, how you would like it to look, how the character(s) should be and what the painting should depict. It's also important to know what will happen with my painting when it's done. Is it for publication or private use and what size and format would be preferred? Those are important details that influence the price.
I can't consider commissions without a full briefing by private note.

I am pretty versatile and good at what I do. I'm fast, efficient, discrete and reliable, but I am never cheap.
I will usually pass on commissions under 150 Euro as nothing serious in my style can be done for fees like that, but to be honest; if you want something worthwhile and lasting it'll probably cost more.
Erotic art is frowned upon anyway and it won't get any better if I would do rush work just because the budget is not adequate.

I DON'T HAVE PRICE LISTS AS I AM NOT A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT!
Every job is different and I need to know how much time I would have to invest to be able to make a sensible quote.
You have to brief me first.

I'm not limited to erotic art. I'll be happy to make you something else. As I am in advertising I can make almost anything believable. As long as the main subject is people. I doze off when I only have to make machines of any kind, buildings or landscapes.

Most commissions do not make it into my galleries. That is because they're either too personal and sensitive for the client or because it is too different for my portfolio. I'd like that to reflect my personal interests.
I have to consider that whatever I post anywhere might generate more similar commissions and I am careful not to wind up in scenes or get stuck on themes or subjects that are not mine. I don't mind to digress now and again thematically but all within limits as time is always of the essence.
If you understand all that feel free to note me or to email me via my official site with your proposal (indecent or otherwise :)). Commissions can't be discussed in the comments section.

Thank you

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codyrush Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
I'm sure you're busy, but if you have any links to any worthwhile tutorials on leg anatomy and animation, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for reading. 
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FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I don't have links for you but if you want to learn anatomy you should look into "Die Gestalt des Menschen" by Gottfried Bammes. Don't let the fact that it's in German deter you. I've never read a word. The illustrations make very clear how everything is constructed, all by themselves. That's how you learn anatomy (when you put in the hours too that is, of course). :) 
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codyrush Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
 Well, the frustrating thing is everything above the fun bits I can do just fine. It's the legs that're giving me a headache; because they're just...ruining all the good I did from the head to the pelvis. Thanks for the recommendation. 
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FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
The thing with Bammes is that he managed to simplify all complex shapes without losing any of the dynamics that make them interesting to paint, and that makes it much easier to understand why a leg looks different in any perspective, stance or position. 
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d3mian01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never get tired of watching your galleries on the socials! You're a really pin up master! I know I have said it before but it's because I believe it and always get sttuned by your artworks!
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FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:bow: Thank you very much! :bow:
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XGingerWR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Soooo nice art!
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FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:bow: Thank you! :bow:
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uzukitty18 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you on tumblr? im just curious... i love your work :3
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FransMensinkArtist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sure :) 
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