Thursday, February 22, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Radio DJ Giel Beelen

Bram Moszkowicz

A quick sketch of a famous dutch attorney, who came in trouble because he decided to defend te suspect murderer of his former client.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Book cover

This is a book that just came out.
The illustration is about the three most prominent writers of the Netherlands: Gerard Reve, Harry Mulisch and Willem Frederik Hermans, fighting over the prize for best writer, a golden Apple.
The illustration was done in gouache.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Photographing art

Does anyone have some advice on making photographs of paintings?
I have a great camera, yet I find it hard to make good pictures.
Can anyone tell me something about lighting, how to avoid reflections, how to avoid distortion, etc.



Oil practise

This is an oil painting I made last week, based on the watercolor sketch I posted earlier. I tried to keep my brushstrokes loose, and let them fall into place when you look at the painting from a distance. Further I managed to keep the piece colorful, accomplishing grey parts by placing different colors next to each other, so that even dark parts remain bright. I has a nice imprssionist feel, that I want to keep exploring.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Recent illustration work

Aside exploring my impressionis way of painting, I am doing a lot of illustration jobs. I am not always permitted to post those drawings immediately, but here are some of the ones I can show. The upper illustration is a detail of a book cover for a book called: De scheepsjongens van Bontekoe, a book based on a true classic Dutch story. They're also making a movie of the story, and this illustration was based on the actual actors of that movie. I would really like to paint the movie poster as well, but at this moment nothing is cetrain yet.

The other images are editorial illustrations for different magazines

Sunday, February 04, 2007

More watercolor practise

This is a watercolor of the 'oude haven', where I made several ink drawings as well. It is truly an adventure, exploring the possibilities of the medium.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


This is a watercolor I did of Maassluis. I think watercolor is a difficult medium, so I want to do more studies to get a grip of the medium. I tend to overpaint a watercolor, and in this on I succeeded in keeping the layers simple. I want to keep the darker values even more open.