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This is an illustration that i made for a story that i wrote. The story is about a boy that lost al the second halfs of his socks. His big brother tells him then of the sockmonster that is living under his bed. They like to live under the bed of young kids with a lot of junk on there rooms. they eat dust and collect socks for their nest. they have big noses and go from under the bed out night to search for new socks. if the monster lives long under your bed he will grow very large.

acryl on paper

other works from this story

featured in the Dutch Connection june 9th
featured in Piainters in Modern Times june 17th
featured in International Superheroes of illustration july 15th + October 7th
!Whimsical and fanciful!: June 2012

Sold 1 postcard 29th of august 2010

Every kid loves drawing, I just never stopped. 1 day my teacher in highschool told me I could go to an artschool because I was so good in all that artistic stuff. And so I did. I went to the artschool in Genk. It was a whole new world, for the first time I was completely in a world were art and drawing was important. It was so inspirational. Now I am studying at the St-Lucas in Gent for a bachelor. I still have 1 year to go. Than I can start working on my career as an professional illustrator.

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  • Ine Spee
    Ine Speealmost 6 years ago

    Hihi grappig. Het monster ziet er leuk uit, en ik vind ook het jongetje heel goed gelukt.

  • ik vind het jongetje juist niet zo leuk :s zo simpel en geen echte vorm in.

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Ine Spee
    Ine Speealmost 6 years ago

    Ah, ik vond zijn gezicht juist leuk, weet niet waarom. Vond dat het wel goed gelukt was. =)

  • Ysyra
    Ysyraalmost 6 years ago

    hehehe, dat monster is geweldig!
    zo een wil ik ook wel hebben! wel niet zo groot… dan gaat mijn bed kapot.
    mooi geschilderd!

  • yeah!!! an wil een monster :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • GomesPereira
    GomesPereiraalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Mimmam, I like your story and the ilustrations. I think that they are really cute…just as they should be. Congratulations, GP

  • Thanks :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • parn
    parnover 5 years ago

    That’s so lovely.

  • thanks :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 5 years ago

    I love how the monster has taken on the carpet pattern. And all the odd socks underneath him (I’m always one to look at all the details in kids illustrations). Gorgeous illustration. :D

  • hey pip,
    i love love details in illustrations. It gives the childrens so much to look at. i don’t like simple drawings like eric carle’s caterpillar. They are beautifull but that is it. there should be so much more about an illustration. bit on the other hand it depends on the age of the kids. And it takes a lot op time and inspiration to put them togheter. time that i as a student don’t have (with all of those diffrent classes.) so someday i hope to make a very nice and funny detailed childrens illustration.

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Christeen Thornton
    Christeen Thor...over 5 years ago

    this is just great!!! I would love to show this to my son.

  • that would be my dream,
    making real childrenbookillustrations.

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Elucidate
    Elucidateover 5 years ago

    I remember when I was younger there was a sock monster under my bed…

  • i hope it was a cute one :D
    thanks for al of your comments ;-)

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Martina Cross
    Martina Crossover 5 years ago

    This is absolutely lovely! :-))

  • thanks :D with every comment here i am getting more and more happy about this drawing :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • brigusser
    brigusserover 5 years ago

    Amazing imagination….

  • Thanks :D

    – Sanne Thijs

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