Friday, March 19, 2010

More concept art

Three more thumbnail sketches in which I explore variations for a living room.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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Vincent van Gogh character

I am designing a character based on Vincent van Gogh for a children's book. I created a rough model in Zbrush to get a 'feel' of the 3 dimensionality of the head. The character is in development. I am drawing different expressions and gestures, to 'get to know' the character , so I can decide what should be altered and what works.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sketching from life

I drew these sketches of my son while he was playing. He was moving all the time and not standing still to pose for me at all. When doing sketches such as these the main goal is to capture the essence of a pose in just a few lines. No rendering. It is a very good exercise for the eye.
As an illustrator it is tempting to want to create beatifully rendered pictures. However it is important to explore freely when sketching, and allowing yourself to make mistakes. Not every sketch will be a masterpiece and that is a good thing. Analysing why a sketch doesn't work and trying again and again will eventually benefit your skills.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Self Caricature

Thi caricature is part of a collection of drawings that will be used for a book in which Dutch illustrators teach children how to draw, and let them know how much fun it is to draw.
I was glad to participate in this project.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Editorial illustrations

Two illustrations for an article about ICT-problems within a company.

Monday, March 08, 2010

140 hits in Art

This is my contribution to the project 140 hits in art : a book in which 140 artists illustrate their favourite song.

he song I chose was 'Cry me a river' performed by Hein van de Gein and Paulien van Schaik.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Illustration for 'Vluchtelingenwerk' magazine. The story is about Albayrak's policy on refugees.