My mom by Sanne Thijs

On June 11th 2008 it was mothersday. We were visiting our grandmothers house and were sitting cousy in the sun under the tree. Like always there was a lot to talk about. And at the same time i let my mother talk with here mother and sisters. But i also took my sketchbook and drew my mother with a blue pen. And this is the result.
I am still in love with this drawing. So simple and real.

(i found this drawing again because i was looking in old sketchbooks. I just gave them all a spot on a nice cupboard that i bought.)

Sanne Thijs was born and raised in a quaint little village in Belgium. Since she was little she has had a love for the creative. Because language, imagery and theater fascinated her, she went to the local art school.
Later on she spent several years at the MAD-faculty in Hasselt and ultimately she got her bachelor in Visual Design, option illustration in Sint-Lucas at Ghent. After her studies she settled in the vibrant Ghent to start her career as an illustrator.

View Full Profile


  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosabout 4 years ago

    moving and very lovely

  • thank you Julie-Ann :)

    – Sanne Thijs

  • amagala
    amagalaabout 4 years ago

    Amazing! You look a lot like her, don’t you ;-)

  • Thank you,
    My sister really looks like my mom.
    I am really a mix of my father and mother. So i only have some features of here.
    But i like it to be myself :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Ben Kern
    Ben Kernover 3 years ago

    Beautiful lines…. simple and real, indeed!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.