Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy End!

Happy End of the world!!
And in case we're still here after today, I wish you all very merry christmas and a happy new year!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trippel Trappel

Some of the first character designs I did for  Trippel Trappel.

Friday, December 14, 2012


wind from Wouter Tulp on Vimeo.

At CTN Glen Keane told me to try and animate some of my drawings. And when Glen Keane says do it... Here's one of my first animation attempts...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

December 5th

Today is the big day for a lot of children in holland: 'Sinterklaas' a typical dutch tradition. At the moment I am working on character designs for the 2D animated feature 'trippel trappel' about this event. Although Sinterklaas will be leaving after tonight, I will be drawing him and his helpers for the following weeks... I hope to share more designs soon.

Happy 'pakjesavond' everyone!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Virtual animators masterclass

I am happy to announce that I will be giving a masterclass at the virtual animators school on saturday november 10th 10:00 AM (Los Angeles time) That converts to  19:00 hours in Amsterdam.
I want to thank Bill Recinos for inviting me, and I look forward to an inspiring masterclass. Check out the virtual animators website, or their facebook page to apply:

Friday, October 26, 2012


Childrens book concept illustration

I'm trying to find the right look for a story written by Tjibbe Veldkamp. I do like the looseness of the sketchlines still in this final illustration.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Masterclass at Klik animation festival

On november 9th I'll be teaming up with Patrick Schoenmaker at the Klik animation festival for a concept art masterclass. In this converation/demonstration Patrick and I will share our thoughts and process when it comes to creating concept art and character designs. I hope to see you there!

The Art Before the Animation - Masterclass concept art by Wouter Tulp and Patrick Schoenmaker
Friday November 9, 11h00, EYE Cinema 2
Award-winning artists Wouter Tulp, illustrator, and Patrick Schoenmaker, animator, join forces to share their knowledge with you through this special masterclass. With their different but overlapping backgrounds, they meet one another in the middle ground of concept art for animated films. The dynamic duo will share their tricks of the trade with you, not only by being a couple of talking heads, but also by explaining themselves through the magic of live drawing!
90 min, Dutch

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


This started out as a little doodle. I just kept working on it in between jobs...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wouter Tulp demoreel 2012 from Wouter Tulp on Vimeo.

Demoreel I put together for the upcoming CTNX event. If you're there, come over and say hi at booth T107

Monday, October 15, 2012

The pied piper of Hamelin

This is an illustration I created for an upcoming exhibition at gallery Aludik. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

NEW BOOK: Character sketches

Character sketches by Wouter Tulp 

I just launched my new book. It is a small 7"x 7" book filled with 36 pages of character sketches. It can be ordered on the blurb website.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I am collaborating with Colin Levy on his project. These are the first explorations of what may be the main character of a story he is working on.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Plein air

Plein air sketch of the koninginnebrug, Rotterdam. I don't think I have ever painted this fast to capture the quickly changing sunlight. I love this time of the day to paint, but time is very limited...
Gouache on paper.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Bliss bakery part 2

Detail of a new bookcover for the dutch sequel of 'the Bliss Bakery'. If you like funny magical adventurebooks, be sure to check these out! (Kathryn Littlewood, the Bliss Bakery)

Plein air sketch

I had a great time painting plein air with Arne yesterday.
The sun was setting fast, so we had only about an hour to do a little sketch. In this hour, the sunlight changed dramatically, so we had to make descisions really fast. Having limited time is always good to stay extra focused, and also I find the light and colors of a sunset very beautiful.
This is me and my primitive setup...

And this is Arne, who works a bit more sophisticated...

And his painting... 

Monday, August 13, 2012


Character designs

I'm working on a childrens book at the moment. I made this clay sketch of the main character,yhat I'll use as reference in the process.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I had a great time in france the last two weeks. Lovely weather for plein air sketches....

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Website

Hi everybody, I recently launched my new website. It has a new porfolio section, with a lot of new work. Check it out:

Thursday, July 05, 2012

FNV Bondgenoten

FNV Bondgenoten demonstrates agains the expence cuts that were negotiated in the Kunduz agreement. 
They kicked off their campaign with the animation : the social desert.
I had only four days to creat all the artwork for the animation. I had to study the style of Morris' Lucky Luke, to give the design a western touch. This was really a tough deadline, but given the circumstances, I think the clip turned out allright.
Animation was done by Hans Buying.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Plein air gouache sketch

When the sun is setting, one has to paint fast...
Gouache sketch, koninginnebrug Rotterdam

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Silver Medal

Great news! I was notified that my illustration was awarded the Silver Medal at the Richmond Illustrators juried show. I'd like to say thanks to the jury, and congratulations to the other winners: Richie Pope, Leslie Herman and Steve Hughes

Richmond wrote: "It's time to announce THE WINNERS! Congratulations to everyone -- we are thrilled to announce the winners, as chosen by our esteemed panel of jurors... FIRST PLACE - Richie Pope of VA SECOND PLACE - Wouter Tulp Illustrator of the Netherlands THIRD PLACE - Leslie Herman of VA PHILIP B MEGGS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN - Steve Hughes of MI" 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sketch video

I've been receiving some requests to do another sketch video, so... here it is. Enjoy!

Life drawings

We had a double model at yesterdays life drawing session. Within the same amount of time, 5 or 10 minute poses, as we normally draw one model, one becomes extra focused and concentrated. The models were very expressive. Great session!