Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

En profil

I am very proud to announce the launch of the new website of En Profil. En profil is a dutch community of portrait artists. We exist since 1992 and we are a group of artists who are specialised in performing live. There are caricaturists but also silhouette cutters and people who draw realistic portraits.
Our main goal is to promote our art form to as many people as possible and we think that by uniting ourselves achieving that goal is easier.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Digitale karikaturen voor Oranje Holding, Spijkenisse

Done about a week ago. I was standing next to a "kop van Jut". If you want to know what that is, google it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Joop van den Ende

Famous Dutch musical producer. I lately watched the dvd: "Hirschfeld, the Line King" and there was this scene where his 90th birthday was celebrated in a huge theatre. All the guests were american showbiz-celebrities. And who was sitting right behind him? Right, good old Joop. I don't know how he does it but I was quite amazed.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Caricatures at the shopping mall

It had been raining all morning and the place was so depressing when I arrived in my car. But then all of a sudden the rain stopped and I had quite a pleasant afternoon drawing people with their dreams or hobbies.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Patsy Stone

For everybody who was as big a fan of Absolutely Fabulous as I was, it is (I hope) fun to see a caricature of Patsy Stone, the anorectic and alcoholic best friend of Edie.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Paul de Leeuw & Karen Carpenter

Here are two caricatures that were lying in my studio for such a long time and today was the perfect day to finish them. The one I did of Karen is perhaps slightly over-exagerated. Still I like it. Especially the dress;-) Paul de Leeuw is a dutch tv host, a very cuddly kinda person who is always struggling with his weight.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bette Davis & Daniel Day Lewis

Here's a digital caricature I did a few weeks ago of Bette Davis and a pencil-on paper one of Daniel day Lewis I just finished.
I am very often trying to find a style that's as clean and crisp as possible, and it may seem 'easy' and 'quick' to many people, I don't have that conviction. There are just other choices to make, and they can take a lot of your time. I'm showing these two, the b&w and the greytone because I just couldn't figure out which one was the stronger one.

And when i've done too much digital work I'm attracted to doing the the old-fashioned pencil on paper once again, like the one below. Both options will always remain open to me.