:: ABOUT YOURS TRULY ::
I was born on a foggy evening 23rd September 1972 in the Netherlands. My real name is Angelique but friends and family call me Liek. I was always a happy kid but kind of a loner. I've never followed the crowd and didn't care much about trends and such. I love all kinds of people but I have a problem with people that don't have their own opinion and I hate it if people don't tell me what they really think, better yet how they really feel. I don't judge people by raise, religion or sexual interest but I do judge people that try to be someone else! I am open minded and friends and family say I'm a nice non-complicated person as long as people don't step on my heart or try to make my life miserable. If they do I can be very hateful.
For as long as I can remember, creativity has always been a way for me to express myself. I think my hands and creative mind are the best tools given to me (thanks mom and dad ). I used to write poems and make jewelry when I was a little kid and always thought about being a hairdresser. So when I got older I got all diplomas needed and became one. I've never worked in a hair studio but I did work in our family company for 10 years. It's an import and export company for aryls and satellite dishes for radio – TV and the internet. Maybe you're even watching TV with one of our products. My dad started this company on his own in 1962.
I am a lucky mom of 2 boys Kevin & Bo. Both gorgeous kids with a bit too much of a temper but I'm proud to say that they are my best creations ever . Besides being a mom and hairdresser I also love everything about web design. I've never taken any classes for it and I hardly ever read tutorials. I like making animated pixels every once in a while but my greatest passion is to take pictures and manipulate them. I love making my own textures and brushes and I intent to learn more about it along the way. I never paint or draw anything on paper but since I've learned a bit about PS and PSP I'm always playing with my pictures and digital works.
:: ABOUT MY WORK ::
Most of my works are available on prints, feel free to contact me about works that are not on print yet.
Everything you see here is made by me unless otherwise stated. Therefore, every single little smiley, picture or digital manipulated work is ©copyrighted to me Angelique Brunas. You may not take or copy any of these without my written permission! This domain is owned, maintained, and PAID for by me. Please contact me if you've seen someone that stole and/or abused my work(s).
TOOLS I USE.
Camera: Nikon D300 + D70s + coolpix
Lenses: Sigma 50 mm + Nikkor 18-200 mm + lensbaby
PP software: PS + PSP + Wacom tablet
:: FAQ ::
Q: Why are your pictures so small and why do all your images have a © watermark?
A: To try and protect them from being copied by others. My works has been stolen so many times before that I've lost count. Even worse, my work has been copied and sold by others so please try and understand my reasons for this. Here is a small list of some of the ones I've tracked down if your interested.
Q: What do you want to accomplish with your photography and art?
A: Nothing at all! This is all just a hobby that got a little out of hand. But I did accomplish a couple of things I'm really proud of.
Q: Can I buy the exclusive rights for your work(s)?
A: Yes, if you make a serious offer. I do however stay the copyright holder of the work at all times.
Q: Do you do commission works?
A: Yes, you can find some here. Feel free to contact me if you have a serious request.
Q: Will you design a CD cover for me?
A: Yes but only if your willing to pay for it. Yes I know how hard it is for musicians that are working hard. Try being an artist... I'll bet it's worse. Feel free to contact me if you have a serious request.
Q: I have some personal pictures, could you please turn them into a manipulation for me?
A: No sorry, the time it takes to make a manipulation isn't something you can put into a price.
Q: Can I use your art works/photography on my blog/website/signature/brushes/tubes and everything else I want to use it for?
A: If you can answer all following questions with yes, than please do.
* Do you have a personal non profit website?
* Did you give me credit for the art work on each page you've used it?
* Did you include a link to www.brunas.nl and ©Angelique Brunas on the same page my work is displayed?
* Are you sure you did not alter (recolor - crop - resize - added text - added brushes etc.) my images?
* Are you sure you didn't put them up for others to download as free images?
Q: Explain to me how you've made your layouts, pictures and art work(s).
A: I couldn't even if I wanted to. There are not just a few basic steps to take... it's something different every time. My advise would be to surf around, get inspired by others, read tutorials but try to be ORIGINAL! It's not a crime to get inspired by someone's work but it is a crime to steal or copy it, that's not something to be proud of. It's your website... your art, people want to get to know you by visiting your site, they don't want to see things or content they can find all over the www. You want your visitors to come back for more don't you?¿?
Q: Where did you get those cute little smilies?
A: I've made them myself and no, you can not just take them.
:: SPECIAL THANKS ::
RON: I've told you more than once that saying I love you is not enough to express my feelings for you... You've showed me the real meaning of those 3 simple words. I often wonder what I've done to deserve you and I hope to be your girl for the rest of my life. Thanks for loving me, for letting me be who I am and for believing in me. I love you and I whish I knew you before x x x.
MOM AND †DAD: for being the sweetest people on earth, and of course for giving me the creative skills of the family . I can't think of anything I couldn't discuss with the two of you and both of you are such an example to me in so many ways. I truly hope that one day I can mean as much to my own kids than what the two of you mean to me. I love you with all my heart .
BIG SIS: for all the advises you've given me and for listening to my boring ramblings on the phone all the time.
BIG BROTHER: for learning me the do's and don'ts about many business related issues.
ROXANNE: for being such a sweet and honest person and for letting me torture you with my camera over and over again.
DENNIS: how could I ever thank you for all you did . You where my muse more than once and you've made me realize I was so much more than what I thought I was before I met you. I love you!
NINA: I appreciate you for being who you are, for your honesty and your art. We have so much in commend that it scares me sometimes to hear we are almost living the same lives .
MODELS: to all the models (and animals) that posed for me in the past. I could have never accomplished anything without all of you.
VISITORS: thanks to all of you that kept visiting my domain through the years. It always gave me such joy to read all your comments, guestbook entries and other notes. You all are the reason this place exists and is still alive today. Many of you always believed in me and helped me out in so many ways in my on and off line life. Thanks to each and every one of you.
:: LINKS ::INSPIRATIONAL
liquidsculpture | neqo | Nina | photographic-memories | raven-photography | ronova | studio51 | urbanadventures | urban-explora | yvonne
CREDITS + RESOURCES
Dynamicdrive | imageafter | pixelpost | stock.xchng | wsabstract