Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Life drawing


These life dawings I made at the sessions arranged by Arne.
The male model was very expressive. He is a dance student, and his poses were very challenging.
My father also joined some of the sessions. Check out his drawings here
and the drawings of Arne here

Tijn

This is a sketch of my son Tijn, three months old now. He is the joy of my life, the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rejected...


This illustration is about someone coaching an unemployed person. He's is rowing in his paper resume boat, and the coach is giving him directions.
Unfortunately the illustration was rejected in the end. On second thought they found the illustration too negative.
Too bad, although I personally am very glad I got to finish the sketch. I learned some more about textures and digital illustration...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Life drawing








Studies studies studies. I really enjoy studying life models. With everey drawing I learn more about the human figure, shapes, anatomy, and translating that into a drawing...
My good friend Arne set up a drawing class, and I am really grateful that I can join in. Check out his drawings here

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

penciltests





My first steps in animation.
I finally puchased animation software, so I can experiment and find out what this medium is about. It is really fascinating studying movement, timing, squash and stretch.
Having good fundamentals in understanding shapes, 3 dimensionality and basiscs of anatomy is essential to make a character move convincingly.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Website

A brand new version of my website is online. Some extra features will be added soon.
Have a look at my site

Friday, August 01, 2008

No smoking, please...


Editorial illustration for an article about smoking at the office. Ink and digital.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Nina and I




Portrait of Nina and myself. Acrylic on board. ( 40 x 60 cm )

Thursday, July 10, 2008

the golden trio

After a long time i finally had the opportunity to do a commisioned caricature again. These are Johan Cruijff, Rinus Michels, and Marco van Basten: three of Hollands best soccer coaches.
I did it in little over one day. Very little time. The whole illustration was done digitally.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Digital


This is my first digital painting on my new cintiq. I did it in Photoshop.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

pictures



The first drawing depicts the infamous Jules Deelder. The second sketch is a quick study of the actor Ron Perlman.
The final illustration I did for U&UWV. I like the retro style, playing with the picture elements in a very graphic way.





Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Viking


Illustration for 'Het financieele Dagblad'. Story about business-women from Norway.



Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hp deTijd - illustration


Illustration for Hp de Tijd. Another chance to learn more on brush and ink. I'm really starting to like this medium.

Monday, February 18, 2008

SMURF!



I have had the honor to cooperate on a TV-commercial for Albert Heijn. Hollands biggest supermarket. The commercial is about the smurfs that you can get for free when you do your shopping at AH. It was my job to design the Harry character, and to paint all of the Backgrounds. I had a lot of fun doing this job, and also I learned a lot about animation, since it was my first animation project. The storyboard was done by the great Daan Jippes and the movie was directed by Hans Buying.


As you can see this is the evolution of the Harry character. I had to navigate between likeness and smurfness...