Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Sketch I did live at CTN for Tony White.
Find out oabout his project to keep 2D animation alive, and donate your own drawing: LINK

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Illustration about organ donation

Illustration for 'De Correspondent' about the altruistic deed of donating an organ for a stranger.
The article refers to the biblical story of the good samaritan. This is why the donor is depicted in the style of a stained glass window. 
Here is a link to the article: LINK

Friday, November 01, 2013


I wanted to try something more cartoony... for some reason blogger darkens the images... Does anybody know why this is?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pop-up house

I created these two concepts of Hansl and Gretl's hous as a popup book for a pitch. They were based on the two illustrations below. I was really fun to visualise this concept. The book however will probably not be made, since it is used merely to sell a concept.

The Boston Beard

I don't know much about baseball, but visually I was intrigued by the idea of baseball players growing their beards. This is not a specific player, just an imaginative character

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gregory Porter

Yesterday I went to a concert of the great jazz singer Gregory Porter. Here's my impression of him singing. Listen to his great music here: LINK

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CTNX 2013

From november 15 - 17 the annual CTN animation expo will be held in Burbank CA.
This year I will be attending again, sharing a booth with my buddy Edwin Rhemrev. Stop by and say hi at our booth T103.
Also I will be speaking at this years event. The title of my lecture is '5 principles that helped me become a better artist'. During my work as a freelance illustrator for over ten years, working on many different kinds of illustration work, ranging from caricatures and character designs to children's books and editorial illustrations, I learned a lot about how these different fields of illustration are connected. Often the same fundamentals, the same creative process and the same knowledge is needed to create a piece of art. In this talk I will go into five principles that helped me a lot improving my art.
I look forward to meeting you there!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Masters of digital painting

A nice clip of the 'masters of digital painting' event that happened on september 14th in Moskow.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

De correspondent


This is an illustration I did for thye new digital magazine: ' De Correspondent'. (LINK)
The story is about the fact that more and more families are in financial trouble. They can't pay their rent and have to live with many others in care homes.

Friday, September 27, 2013


A few years back I did this fun job for a communication agency. They asked me to do a few caricatures of them, and place these caricatures into several settings. The were going to be used in a presentation.
For the Bonny and Cleyde version I was asked to use the reference litterally. The other illustrations were based on subjects from the lecture.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Character sketches

In Russia I met Pedro Conti (LINK to his website) He's a great 3D designer, and I couldn't resist doing some sketches based on his pirate design.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


I couldn't decide wether to draw a pirate or a cowgirl. It became a bit of both...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mr.Luca Jazz

Mrluca is a great Jazz band that plays jazz music for children. Their music will soon be accompanied by a childrens book. This is one of the illustrations I did for the book.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mr. Merlot

A while ago I already posted the process of this illustration.  LINK 
Now I finally received couple of my own wine bottles. This is pretty cool... :-)
(Photo by Nina Tulp: LINK)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Plein air 'round the corner

I had an hour yesterday to do a quick oil sketch on a deserted and overgrown contruction site down the block.

Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm working on this awesome project. The story for this children's book was written by the greatTjibbe Veldkamp. It is incredibly funny, and I'm a blast working on the illustrations. Now this is really a book that I'd love to see published overseas. I get asked a lot about my books in the USA. The thing is...they are not published in the USA. So if any of you can get me in touch with a good publisher in the USA, who'd be interested in an incredibly funny childrens book, please send me a message.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mr. Merlot

This is an illustration for a wine label I did a while ago. And a short clip of me doing the sketch and the painting of the illustration.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013