vrijdag 2 november 2012

IF "Haunt"

Because I wanted to create a Halloween-like atmosphere, this time I chose for black paper and pencils (Derwent Coloursoft). And this is the result:

donderdag 25 oktober 2012


"Look! Look at the sky!", Tweeter exclaimed.
"It's happening again, the Big Ball is sinking!"
But nobody listened. And nobody looked.
They were all so busy doing their own little things.
Tweeter sighed. He felt alone. And different.


IF: "Mirror"

dinsdag 18 september 2012


And finally I'm drawing again for Illustration Friday!

The first drawing is for the theme "Teacher". 
I depicted a situation during  Dolphin Therapy, 
using watercolor pencils and a wet brush. 

This one is for the theme "Burst", made with watercolor paint:

And I really really love this!

Drawing little things that I find when walking my dog...
It's only that I have to search for nice things that fit together,  otherwise I wouldn't stop!

This drawing I made with my Caran d'ache watercolor pencils:

And this one with my new Derwent coloursoft pencils:

My sweet dog...

Another nature page...

This one is not as nice as the earlier ones, I think, but those ones have to be there too, isn't it?
So the cookie was meant to be a mushroom, ahum...And the snail was rather cooperative, but the ant...!

Just copying...

I thought it's nice to just copy things, good for practicing and less straining than drawing by heart. 
So..I took my key ring duck and pushed it in different positions. Fun!

What else? Let's draw the tiny clothes of my "Tutti" doll (a child from the makers of "Barbie")...
They're about 40 years old!

dinsdag 21 augustus 2012


Little matchbox puppets, filled with grains. They were sold in a matchbox. As a child I had about five different ones. These were my favorites; the purple one is in a very bad state: it falls to pieces merely by looking at it! Now I have a restored image of it...

The pond...

maandag 6 augustus 2012

zaterdag 4 augustus 2012

Just daring to do...

For a very long time the drawing book "Drawing for the artistically undiscovered" by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy was just catching dust at my book shelf. I didn't have the courage to begin with it, although it's a really funny and special book! 

It is "a sketchbook with training wheels". The assignments and the partially filled pages  help you to begin, to dare and to learn a lot in the way. And an eraser is not allowed, because the authors don't believe in mistakes! The goal of the book is to give you the ability to sneak into the heart of your subject by going direct. The focus is not so much on the appearance of something, so much as the "something" itself.

Below a few pages to give you an idea:

This is really hard work for me!

Nature drawing

A backpack with a sketchbook, fineliners (purposely no pencil and eraser!) and a good mood ...that's all you need! Take a walk and sit down on different spots to draw something interesting. How nice that is!

...or just sit down in the garden, on the ground,  a box with pencils in all sorts of colors beside you...