zondag 24 maart 2013

and we continue

Next drawing will be about 'fault gold'. I was quite amazed after reading the article. Who knew one could actually die from the consequences of gold digging? The toxic mercury used by gold diggers to loosen the gold from the soil not only causes memory loss, but also kidney and brain damage. The mercury content in some areas is four times higher than the international permitted level. But that's just the small gold diggers; in the industrial gold mining cyanide is used, cyanide! And there is even talk of slavery!

Read all about it in the next Panda, magazine of WNF (Dutch branch of WWF). The overall theme of this issue is love. Hence, the sketch of gold wedding rings ..

zaterdag 23 maart 2013

dinsdag 19 maart 2013

who cares

Today in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, two illustrations about taking care of a family member. I've had better days when working on illustrations, but I think it turned out quite well given the struggle I've had with it. You wouldn't say it took me the entire weekend though, even I think the end result looks so simple.. But check out the a-ma-zing details on my site.

zaterdag 16 maart 2013

butt, but..

Years ago I made an illustration about plastic surgery, for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the magazine. But last week it was somehow picked up from the depths of the internet - I took it off my website ages ago -  by a newspaper's editor who wanted a similar drawing for a piece on customizable beauty. Botox, breast enlargement and what not. Even though she wanted to settle for the original illustration (before) I wished to redo the image in my current style (after). And what's so funny, if I compare them with each other, it's like a double 'before & after'. Not only does it show the post-surgical-lifted butt, but: it has a fuller shape now than it had in the first drawing.. 
Check my site for more uplifting images :).

Thanks to Misja from newspaper Trouw for the nice cooperation and the beautifully designed & printed end result! 

vrijdag 8 maart 2013


My contribution to Flow Magazine's Simplify Your Life edition. I was asked to make an illustration on this theme. Earlier in this blog I showed you my sketch. I was planning on making a lino, but in the end I'm always running out of time and decided to go back to good old Illustrator & Photoshop. Less romantic, but: the idea behind my drawing might make up for that. Because to me the things that make life simple, is being happy with little, like spending the summer with my family in a trailer at the seaside. One day my daughter and I built a wigwam for my son. We spent the whole day in the woods sawing branches of fallen trees. Given more time I could have build him a village, it made me so happy..

zaterdag 2 maart 2013


My first job for Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, in store today! You can read all about the ins & outs of the illustrations on my site.

making life simple

Yes! This morning I received the poster I made to promote Flow magazine's Simplify-Your-Life-Special. Beautifully printed, love it! Thanks, Flow Magazine! The book will be in the shops early March.