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Ezelle Van Der Heever
Artist | Professional | Varied
South Africa
What's up? :D I'm Ez! :wave:

I'm a story artist and character designer working in animation. I live in sunny South Africa where I spend most of my time indoors, except when I'm leisurely walking around doing errands, strategically plotting my every route to stay in the shade. B-)

In my free time, I work on my illustrated novel project, The Valiard Mansion, soon to be published by Golden Bell's Polar Press. If you want to learn more about that, you can pop by my Gallery or visit the links below.

If you wanna ask me anything, just drop me a Comment or a Note. :meow:

Hope you enjoy my Gallery! :hug: :heart:

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I now take commission bookings on a week-by-week basis. To see how many slots I have open for the next week's intake, or to learn more about how to book your slot, kindly visit my COMMISSIONS PAGE.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :D


:bulletorange: UPDATE 27 April: It has come to my attention that this is NOT paid work. Send your portfolio strictly if you're willing to work on a volunteer basis

This has caused quite a few misunderstandings so far, and with good reason. Please know I sincerely understood this project had a set budget, since it's being run by an entertainment company. Heck, the promise of a budget is the only reason I handed it over to Golden Bell. This means I misrepresented the opportunity to all of you — something for which I apologize unreservedly.

Golden Bell maintains it's a startup company and therefore can only pay artists depending on the outcome of the Kickstarter. Again, I was not privy to this information until last night, having been made to believe the Kickstarter was to be used as a platform for pre-orders only.

It's better to have these things out in the open now, even if it's a hard truth to swallow. But I hope you all can forgive me for my misrepresentations, however unintentional, and trust that you will, as ever, know whatever I know as soon as I learn of it. :) Openness with my readers, friends, and fans is my number one priority, always. I'd be nowhere and nobody without you guys. :heart:advert - app - anim+layout + NEW LINKS by The-Ez

I would still be honoured to have you guys help out on the trailer if you want to. As long as you're okay with working for free, and working for the love of the project, then that's fine. I'm working for free, too. ;) My publishing contract didn't even give me an advance. So I'm penniless as ever, working insane hours because I believe in what Valiard can achieve.

Also, please know that despite the above misunderstandings, there is no bad blood between me and Golden Bell. It's better to smooth things over early on, and once I make a commitment, I see it through despite the difficulties. Even the law allows for what is called "puffing" in a sales pitch. I was "puffed" at and that's fine by me. What's important is to look to the future and keep working hard. I believe in Valiard and I won't give up.

And, of course, send me any questions you might have, and I'll be happy to answer them. :D Thank you all for your support. :heart: :tighthug:


:bulletred: UPDATE! The deadline for applications has been set to 16 May, 2016! :bulletred:


Hi, guys! :D

Exciting news! The Valiard Mansion's Animated Trailer is back in production, and this time around, it has a legit entertainment company backing it. :w00t:

The reason I had indefinitely shelved the animated trailer project was because times got hard around May last year, and I had to dedicate all my efforts to doing whatever paid work I could find. I didn't have the resources to contract folks to lighten the load, so I was forced to all but abandon the trailer, even though it bothered me terribly to do that. However, my priority was to finish writing the novel, because hey — if there's no novel, what's the point in a trailer?

But now things have changed!

Golden Bell Entertainment is looking for talented animators and artists to work on this project, namely
If you're interested to be a part of it, please do check out the links below.

I'll be working on it, too, right in the trenches with you guys, just like another staff member. After finishing up the storyboard and drawing detailed model sheets for the animators, my job will be to animate Gangfield, Dennis, and Florence the horse. :giggle: 


:bulletpink: :bulletpink: CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FAQ PAGE :bulletpink: :bulletpink:

You guys are welcome to ask me any questions you have, and I'll do my very best to answer them, so shoot me a line in the Comments!

BUT! You should know I will not be heading this project, and I'm not privy to the processes followed in-house by Golden Bell Entertainment. I especially don't know about things like what their contracts look like and what software they use.

I therefore highly encourage you to direct your questions to Golden Bell Entertainment if you think it might be above my head.


Marc Goldner, CEO

:bulletblue: :bulletgreen: Marc@GoldenBell.TV :bulletgreen: :bulletblue:

Marc will be directing the trailer, so he's the guy to talk to. :aww: He's super nice, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him.

And you can always check out the Golden Bell website

:bulletyellow: :bulletyellow:

And to finish off, here's a preview of what's in the above PDF as a sample for animators

Just some cute snapshots of the characters. :D
Okay, bye! :wave:

Ruth Trailer Sample by The-Ez

Theodore Trailer Sample by The-Ez

Adam Trailer Sample by The-Ez

Mr Rosewood Trailer Sample by The-Ez

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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hope you don't mind, but I tagged you on an OC tag.
you don't have to do it if you don't want to, but i am genuinely curious about the OC in question. here you go:…
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mattjohn1992 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
you good job.
I will give you idea. You like that.
Artemideas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  New Deviant
oh dear your art is Amazing!!!!!!
nicole21049art Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant
Hello w00t! 
I love ypu art so much, you are so amazing!!!:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
YogiBlak Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm your biggest fan and WOW your work is perfect. How can I learn?
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