Friday, November 20, 2009

Digital caricatures for Monuta

Here are some digital caricatures I did yesterday for Monuta. They are into funeral services. I guess they need a laugh too sometimes.
I realise it is fun to see the model and check if there is any resemblance. I should make pictures more often. But I am so focussed and concentrated when I work digitally that I often forget to do so.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Very secret

Here are some small parts of a big assignment I just finished. Pfeww! I'm not yet allowed to show you all, but I will when it's published...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

René Gruau & Al Hirschfeld

Here are some pictures of two illustrators whom I greatly admire and who both had their creative peak in or around the fifties of the 20th century.
I discovered René Gruau about 20 years ago, when I studied fashion at the Arnhem Fashion Institute. I fell for his highly fashionable illustrations and his bold lines and graphic colours. He seemed almost directly influenced by french artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Although in a very fifities and sixties style his best work can be described as timeless.
Al Hirschfeld is another artist who never bores me. One year ago I bought some of his books and one was filled with drawings he made of the people who lived in Harlem during the fourties of the twentieth century. The images have the same speed and vivacity as those of Gruau.
Unlike his other work, Hirschfeld used colours in this book.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

digital caricatures for Besam

Here are some digital caricatures I made on a garden fair for Besam.
For me the difficult part of working digitally is the slick glass surface of the cintiq. You can compare it with drawing on a window. It makes you feel that you're not in control, that the pen is slipping away.
When I draw the faces, I can handle that feeling. But I'm not so sure of myself when it comes to bodies, themes, hobbies etc.

Here are some drawings where I tried to draw backgrounds, situations etc. I think it makes the caricature more lively, funnier too. And it's fun for me to keep trying new things