Saturday, December 20, 2008

christmas caricatures?

This was a Christmas party, but these boys and girls were not really into christmas..
They were all pretty young and I liked their attitude, their enthusiasm, the way they were dressed, and sometimes it's just enough to visualize that.

Tip for everybody who is also a live caricaturist: Always take a break AFTER the noisiest person, never before...








Thursday, December 18, 2008

Greeting cards

Here are some designs for greeting cards I recently did, and, though I have fun doing them, I'm DYING to do some studio caricatures again. I have lots of sketches lying in my studio that are desperately waiting to be finished, of dutch ànd international celebrities. Just trying out some techniques, ways of colouring, you know what I mean. I just can't wait to get a hand on them...



Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday saturday sunday

Friday.
Digital gig at a digital printing office. Very appropriate. I had to work very fast, I did 56 caricatures in 4,5 hours. The light was dim, the atmosphere OK. The manager was printed supersize. I don't think this was the best one I made that afternoon, but I liked the print so much I wanted to show it anyway.

Saturday.

This is Marieke with the finished painting I made of her. She and her father were very pleased with the result, and so was I.

Sunday.

Nothing better for relaxation than a bike ride through "Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe." We're still waiting for some serious frost, so we can go skating. When will that happen again, it's been such a long time:-(

Monday, December 08, 2008

fancy illustrations

I made these for a dutch stock agency which isn't online anymore. Pity. So now I'm posting them on my blog, in case somebody might fancy the style/technique. If you do, call or mail me!



Sunday, December 07, 2008

Kijkdoos


Last friday we were celebrating 'Sinterklaas", a festivity that only takes place in Holland and Belgium and that can be slightly compared with Christmas. we give each other presents and try to make some presents ourselves, which are called 'surprises' (you have to pronounce it the way the french do).
I made Hugo this 'kijkdoos'. I looked in my english dictionary for the english word and it said peepshow. Now actually, that word has a slightly voyeuristic and sexual meaning to me.
I only took a shoe box and turned it into a studio where Hugo was standing between all his favourite artwork
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Cute, don't you think?