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Karen Vermeulen


walter cat Sally-Ann’s mom commissioned this portrait of her adored kitty Walter who had sadly passed away as a birthday gift for her. If you would like to commission a paw-trait, please have a look under the commissions section of

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iain thomas collab

iain thomas collab I was lucky enough to get a dream job illustrating some of writer Iain Thomas’ poems. I’ve been a fan for a while, his writing is beautiful and I loved bringing it to life. These are for

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Women’s rights online

I did some illustrations for the world wide web foundation about women’s rights online. I created a cover for their report, and I put together a social media toolkit for them. I’m a feminist and passionate about women’s rights, so I loved working on this.

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Editorial I created these illustrations for Journal magazine for an article about what we can learn from different religions.

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pandemic portrait

pandemic portrait Nicole wanted a portrait of her and her kids to commemorate the crazy year of homeschooling in 2020. I illustrated them wearing their masks and the back ground pattern is made up of school stationary and laptops.

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Shiri yakanaka

Shiri yakanaka This is a Shona nursery rhyme that I illustrated for a children’s picture book pitch. In English the lyrics are: Shiri Yakanaka (Such a Lovely Bird) Such a lovely bird, so high up in the tree.Come back, come

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