Friday, December 22, 2006

Muzz

This is a drawing of my band. (www.muzz.nl) It is a new design for the Muzz website.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Skullduggery Pleasant

This is an illustration for Skullduggery Pleasant. A novel by Derek Landy, about the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is heir to a mysterious fortune and her fully articulated skeleton mentor.

Noor and her runaway parents




Noor and her runaway parents, that's the translated title of a dutch book I've been doing illustrations for. It was a lot of fun, making illustrations about a girl whose parents instantly left one day, leaving a small note and some money.
It was a challenge to use only black, white and grey, and create different layers with these elements.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The cool cowboy





These are some sketches and colour studies I made for the children's book I am still working on:
The cool cowboy. A story about two children fantasising. The boy wants to be a cowboy, and the girl a prinsess.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Elections





Some of the electable politicians for the upcoming elections in Holland....

Monday, November 06, 2006

Krukel #3





These are illustrations I did for the third part of the 'Krukel' books. ( published in English with the title: " Urchin of the riding stars" -with other cover illustrations -. The script has been sold to Miramax, so maybe there will be a film of the book) The illustrations are for the Dutch publication of the book.
I wanted to capture an adventurous atmosphere, of squirrels sneeking out in the dead of the night, and others exploring caves underground.
The third picture is an illustration for the back of the book, so text will be put over the clouds.
The last picture is just an idea of what the layout will be.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Santana

Here's a sketch of Santana. I want to do a painting of it, maybe in oils. I hope I can find the time, since I am really busy doing children's book illustrations and book covers. I'll post them later on.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

w.f.hermans

I am doing a book cover that includes the caricatures of some of Hollands most famous writers. this is one of the sketches: W.F. Hermans

tv-guide



These are two illustrations I did for tv-magazines. The deadlines were killing, but I made it just in time.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Kim jong il


Here's a quick sketch of Kim Jong Il. The man is asking for it...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Noor

This is a bookcover I recently painted. It's a funny about Noor, whose parents ran away, which drives her mad...
It was written by Aby Hartog. You can find more about him at http://www.ezelenbeer.nl

Friday, September 29, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Moving

I will be moving this month, so I don't think I'll be posting very much. I'll be back as soon as I'm settled in my new house.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Mata Hari

This is a book cover for a book about Mata Haris daughter. I wanted to create an early 20th century feel, using art nouveau elements. Also I wanted it to have an adventurous look, so I created a collage in the tradition of Drew Struzans movieposters. The result became a bit slick, but good for its purpose.

Artoonator

This is a caricature of my good friend and colleague artist, the Artoonator. Check out his work:
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  • Thursday, August 24, 2006

    The incredible Levi!



    To see what is possible when it comes to caricaturizing a baby's face, I created this version of Little Levi.

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  • Monday, August 21, 2006

    Friday, August 18, 2006

    Lunchtime sketch


    Since I am addicted to drawing caricatures, instead of eating this afternoon, I sketched a quick caricature of sean penn...

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    back to work




    This is an illustration for UWV. The article is about poeple still in the holiday-mood when they have to go to work again....

    Sunday, July 30, 2006

    Morocco







    It has been a while since my latest post, due to my holiday in Morocco and Spain.
    I made some sketches there, and these are some of them...

    Thursday, July 06, 2006

    Scherven in de Nacht


    A recent book cover I did for Leopold.

    Rinus Michels


    This is a portrait I did a while ago for Algemeen Dagblad. It was a tribute to the man who led the Dutch soccer team to european victory in 1988. He died last year.

    Monday, June 05, 2006

    Arendsoog

    I have the honour of doing new book covers for the "Arendsoog"-series. (Arendsoog = eagle eye) These books were published in the sixties and seventies in holland and are considered classics.
    I wanted to give the books a traditional 'look', so I used some old-school painting effects. For example the red background, heavy outlines and leaving the shadows open. I also wanted it to look like a movie poster. So I used some collage effects, in the tradition of Drew Struzan ( www.drewstruzan.com )
    The books will be published at Pimentokinderboeken. ( www.pimentokinderboeken.nl )



    Below are the original book covers...