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.