Friday, November 28, 2008

Bedrijvenbeurs Oss

In Oss Hugo and I have been promoting our 'digitable".
It's always good to excercise. Making digital caricatures isn't very easy, you don't have the same feel, touch with your equipment as non-digital. A cintiq sometimes feels like glass.
But it becomes more and more fun when you feel you're getting in control.

One problem is: the light from your cintiq can sometimes blind you, so you don't see your model very clearly. Another one is the huge amount of buttons, toolbars and other device that makes you slow down.
You might say: then why even try?
Well, I like the challenge. And I believe it's a very funny mix between technique and creativity.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Afrika Museum

Yesterday I had another digital gig. Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal. Beautiful place, nice people. No digitable, just a basic set-up, with a laptop, cintiq and photo printer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Update Marieke

I'm slowly finishing this piece. It's very difficult to find a balance between beautiful rendering and keeping it alive, spontanuous.

Personally I'm a big fan Of Frans Hals, a dutch master from the seventeenth century.
I went to the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem a couple of years ago and it struck me that all his models were looking so intense but also very relaxed in the 'camera'. It was as if they had been posing for just a few minutes, and the master had painted them in just a second.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


As a result of the family caricature I made a few weeks ago, I was asked to do another one.
I thought it would be interesting to show you how I work.
First I made this sketch from photos, I think it took me about 20 minutes.

Then I gave all the grey lines a 'dark flesh' tone in Photoshop.

Next step is colouring it in Painter Classic

I have to be careful not to give the face too saturized tones, it's still too pink I think.

OK, enough for today.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008