Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I'm happy to announce I'll be teaching 'fundamentals of character design' at CGMA starting this february. In the classes I'll explain my approach on creating characters by using shapes, gesture, dimensinal drawing. I'l combine technical instruction with playing, experimenting and most of all, having fun! 

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

Chasing the bird

I like to compare art-skills and talent to chasing a beautiful bird. The bird stays hidden very often, but if you put a lot of effort and patience into it, sometimes you will see the beautiful colourful little bird. This sensation of finally seeing the bird is so awesome, that you now try and catch the bird. But when you succeed, and put the bird in a cage, the bird will die. The only way to achieve this incredible feeling again, is to let the bird go, and start over, trying to find him again.

There is no golden rule, no shortcut, and no way to own the recipe to good art. It starts with a need to express yourself, and every single time, you have to start the journey, and try to spot the colourful bird, just to let it go again…

Monday, September 22, 2014

Der 7te Zwerg

Tailer

Past weekend 'the seventh dwarf' premiered.
I worked on this project both on character design and visual development. I was lucky to work with the late Harald Siepermann, (known for his character designs for disney's Tarzan and Alfred J. Kwak)

I attached some of the designs I did.












Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Fundamentals of character design

I'll be substituting David Colman's character design class for the summer term. I hope to see you there. You can enroll using this LINK

Monday, June 16, 2014

Illustration for 'De Correspondent'


This was a fun illustration to make, even though I had very little time to do it.  Here's a link to the article  LINK

Monday, June 02, 2014

Bliss book cover


Final illustration with typography for the third book cover in the Bliss Bakery series


Preliminary sketch for the third book cover in the Bliss Bakery series


Another sketch for the third book cover in the Bliss Bakery series



Color concept for the third book cover in the Bliss Bakery series


Final illustration for the third book cover in the Bliss Bakery series



Thursday, May 15, 2014

THE MASTER LECTURE



Good news! I just launched the website for the event : THE MASTER LECTURE
This October John Nevarez, Stephen Silver and Wouter Tulp will speak and teach about their work. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to meet with some of the industry's most talented artists. At the end of each lecture there will be the opportunity for Q & A.  Visit the website for more information!

This is the link for the facebook event page: LINK

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Anatomy

I'm still doing my anatomy studies. These are some arm-studies. I gathered the information from anywhere I could find it.  Anatomy books, Magazines, Michael Hampton, Francis Vallejo, Medical apps, Glen Vilppu... Who needs an art school these days?