Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Deviant Member Willem van der MerweMale/South Africa Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
Every day is Earth day!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 1 Year
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 382 Deviations 4,064 Comments 13,209 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Groups

So far this year I've sold:

My leopard painting, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

Bushbaby, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

Wildeebeests, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

Blackeyed Bulbul, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

Forktailed Drongo, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

Brown Snake Eagle, willemsvdmerwe.deviantart.com/…

I'm very happy about that, a good start for the year!  I'm especially happy about the drongo and snake eagle, I sold them to a friend in Canada, who saw them here on DeviantArt.  It was a bit of a challenge ... I sent the paintings by courier, and he paid me with PayPal.  The first time I handle an international sale on my own!  I have previously sold and sent a painting to someone in the USA but through a different website and organisation which actually did most of the 'schlep'-part of the work.

And then there's the art exhibibion our class will be holding later this year.  Looking forward very much to that!

I don't consider myself a 'commercial' artist ... I don't really do the kind of painting the wildlife artists do who try to make money from it - they mostly do just the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) in spectacular paintings, while I want to concentrate more on the many, many other things that are rarely portrayed.  But it seems that there *are* people who appreciate that as well!  Only one of my sales has been a 'big five' member.  Yes, I will do the big five as well (but individually, not together!) but I won't neglect the littler things.

deviantID

WillemSvdMerwe's Profile Picture
WillemSvdMerwe
Willem van der Merwe
South Africa
I was born in 1972, Pretoria, South Africa. I started painting and drawing at the age of 5. I stopped doing that for a while to study some other fields, but recently I've been getting back into it. I love wildlife and nature but I also paint or draw people. I also paint and draw fantasy creatures or scenes, as well as extinct animals.
Interests

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconsergiba:
Wow! You have a fantastic gallery. :clap:
Reply
:iconcrazycrocuta:
CrazyCrocuta Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm ashamed I haven't watched you earlier, your gallery is simply stunning! :D
Reply
:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
Aw thanks a lot and please drop by again!
Reply
:iconmojcaj:
mojcaj Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I g through your gallery, I am impressed.
Reply
:iconfrodok:
FrodoK Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
Reply
:iconparaceratherium:
You have awesome work and good that you're highlighting prehistoric mammals. We got 65 million years worth of post-Cretaceous evolutionary history to display! Where are you published?
Reply
:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
Hello and thanks!  What do you mean, published?
Reply
:iconparaceratherium:
Has your work been featured in any books and magazines?
Reply
:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
Ah ... no actually, not *paper* books or magazines, but I do have a series of illustrated articles online. 
Reply
Add a Comment: