Virtual IFS Featured Artist- June 2020

Hello Virtual IFS Members and all you amazing agents out there!! Like all of our other IFS events, this event also has a wonderful piece of artwork done by one of our featured artists from the IFS Media Artwork Competition! You should get this media when you redeem your decoded IFS passcodes for your Virtual IFS event! This months featured artist is agent PuppyZwolle from Nijverdal the Netherlands.


Agent Name
How long have you been playing?
I’m actually not sure. I downloaded the game when it was just out but started playing seriously years later. About 2.5 years if I have a guess.
What inspired you to submit your piece to the contest?
I’m an artist. It was a challenge from a fellow player that sent me the link. The idea for the design was almost instant. The making took a bit longer though.
Is there anything about your artwork you want people to know?
The artwork is basically the tree of life. Except in this case there are two trees. On one hand they are wrestling, fighting for the light. On the other they are only getting to the light because they both hold on to the other for support. Take either one away and the remaining part will come crashing down.
Is there a website where people can see your artwork or other artwork you like to show?
I only have “old people websites”: “Henk-Jan Bakker Colors the World” on Facebook and Henk-Jan Bakker on Youtube.
Are there any details you would like to share about your craft? 
If…when you visit my corner of the web you’ll see that I predominantly paint. Lately I mostly use the digital brush but that is mainly due to health issues. But I also sculpt, do a bit of molding, build props. I consider myself a maker and an artist. In that order. Last thing I made (beside paintings) was a full leather plague doctor mask complete with hat. Turned out nicely.
Do you plan to make swag of your image?
Bit of a sore point. Me and my wife planned to make that weekend a getaway. Paris or… where ever the event would be. I indeed planned to turn up with a load of pins. But alas, I’m going to McMurdo, Antarctica virtually. And even though virtual is safer it is also harder to get that swag to people.
So no, that plan has been sunk by current events.

This wonderful artist also made me an amazing piece of artwork! I hope you all get a chance to look at this kind Agents artwork and get a chance to get it from one of the IFS events!!! If you have the time you should go look at the other pieces this artist has done. Thank you so much agent for the time you took on not just this piece but others! Thank you also for participating in our interview~

Please be mindful not to use this artwork(s) used in this post without permission. Thank you and we hope you participate in future IFS art competitions!