Monday, May 24, 2010


On my work I'm (among other things) in charge of the 'lief en leed-pot': it is my task to buy farewell-presents for colleagues who leave our company and also to make a little book for them, filled with photos and postcards contributed by the co-workers. This time I decided to vivify thinks up and make the book 'Matrix style'. I like the idea myself, but it is a bit out there....I suspect few will appreciate the joke (the parallel I suggest between our clients thought worlds and that of the Matrix). I like how the sketch turned out though!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Olivier Rameau

The series 'Olivier Rameau' (in Dutch 'Roze Bottel') was comicartist Dany's (Dany Henrotin) first succes. I have one of these comicbooks titled 'La caravelle de n' importe ou' (in Dutch 'Het Karveel van heb-ik-jou-daar'). My edition is from 1978; it was first printed in 1973. In 1998 Dany created a new cover-illustration for this comicbook. I've always fancied the old one though; it has a more 'vigorous' feel to it. Compare for yourself,..the old one's on top.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frank Frazetta passed away at age 82

I just read the news that Frank Frazetta (02-28-1928) passed away yesterday at age 82, after having a stroke. When I was 12 years old I first discovered his work, and was enormously attracted to it. His work has since influenced my own art. His death is a major loss to the art world.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Figure drawing class with water-colour

Oleta Adams

Less than an hour ago I was at a concert of Oleta Adams, and was standing in the first row. What a fantastic experience to hear a woman sing so beautifully! Unforgettable.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Tryout # 2 at water colouring

Another go at water-colouring. The girl has a somewhat 'Jeanne d'Arc'-like quality about her. This one's as large as a postcard; I'll definately work on a larger scale next time.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Watercolour mix-up

While working on a watercolor drawing, I made a big mistake: I used a tissue to soak up a large spot of water. The result was a hard edge on the cheek of the girl.

New illustration in the making..

A new illustration I'm working on; I plan to add text and skew the picture somewhat...I'll post the finished one soon!

Saturday, May 01, 2010