zondag 26 mei 2013


This weekend two illustrations in Dutch newspapers Trouw and Volkskrant which clearly show I'm getting rather passionate about architecture lately. Don't know yet if it's a whole new direction or if it's just a phase I'm going through. Either way I was hugely-happy with them and couldn't wait to go and buy the papers. Afraid they would wrinkle I carried them home like two newborn babys. My newborn twins. They look quite alike, I agree. But I'll have you know; there will be sisters and brothers where these came from..

zondag 19 mei 2013

the delta works

Yesterday's paper with yet another wonderful 'attraction' Holland has to offer the world.
Thanks to Monique Wijbrands for taking a picture of the newspaper I forgot to buy. Once again. But I still have 13 chances to remember, there are so many attractions to draw.

zaterdag 11 mei 2013

plan T

Following my previous blog; the observant viewer might have noticed flora appearing in my drawing. That's new. I'm exploring various ways of drawing plants and trees and all that blooms. And to remind myself that I need to implement more green into my work I just bought a new (low maintenance) plant. And I'm not ashamed to admit that by doing so I might follow an upcoming trend. I believe plants will be the new owls and geometric patterns. Mark my words, in green.

bits of this&thats

I'm working on a drawing and included a) some of the buildings I saw when visiting London & b) a pinch of risograph-texture I spotted in several exhibitions. So my trip already paid off!


vrijdag 10 mei 2013


Sending some stuff to the Ministry of Finance, they were calling for designers for a new coin honoring 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands. Thought I give it a go. I could have put a little more effort in my portfolio, but as always I started too late. I did however bleed while cutting the paper (and finger) & covered myself in nonwashable ink when opening my new ink cartridges, so it wasn't completely without effort.

zaterdag 4 mei 2013

the lengths we go through

Today: the 4th Tourist-Attractions-illustration in Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. This time about Madurodam, a sort of interactive miniature Holland. I seized the opportunity, being in the middle of my 'architectural phase', to draw yet another fine building. Thing is, I couldn't find clear pictures on the Internet of the specific building I had in mind, which was the Volkskrant building. This one isn't actually in Madurodam at all, but I thought it was a nice twist. So I had to hire a car, drive over there, and take the pictures myself. True story. 
Just to give you some background information and to illustrate; we illustrators do get to see places sometimes..