Sketches

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Finn

Welcome Finn!
We are very very proud of our third Grandson, born yesterday, 16-11-2018.
Son of Mart and Lisa.
A regular miracle.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Portrait found

I saw a nice expressive drawing on the internet, and was curious how it was done.
It's almost a copy, I have not found the name of the original, otherwise I would have mentioned it here.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Wim, nude model

Live model drawing, with pastel this time. And a male nude model, something else.
I tried hard, but the drawing didn't get to where I wanted it to go.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Alykes

The last of my sketches from our greek holiday.
A nice cafe with terrace, at a small old bridge acress the canal towards the sea, just a walking distance from our bungalow. The trip was over to soon.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Exo Chora

Two other scenes from Zakynthos.
 First: we heard that there was a severe earthquake in Zakyntos (6,7), less than a week after we were there! I think we were very lucky not to have been there just a week later.
The top sketch is from the oldest olive tree in the Mediterranean. Over 2000 years old, hard to imagine there trees lived to see Romans walking. The tree is located on the village square of Exo chora. Just a bit further we had a lunch on a high cliff, overlooking the sea. I did not want to draw the view, but was more interested in the strange watercolours of the sea, just below the cliff. So that's what I drew.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Alykanas on the island Zakynthos

We had a nice bungalow with private swimming pool in the village of Alykanas. It was located in a field with numerous olive trees. I just had to peer over to fence. So there I was, sipping on some wine, on a sunny sunday afternoon, headphones with quiet classical music, spening my time making this intricate drawing. Almost therapy.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Greece, Zakynthos.


We just came back from a nice week in Greece. We visited the island of Zakynthos. Not so large, but really nice and varied. We had a small Jeep (a Suzuki Jimny) and drove all around the island.
It was nice weather, and as the tourist season was slowly coming to an end, it was not so crowded.
Here two scenes, a view of the city of Zakynthos itself, and a view of a little chapel on the harbour of Agios Sostis (famous for its turtles, which we did not see as it was after their breeding season).

Friday, 12 October 2018

Harz

On the request of a client I made this watercolour of his parents house. A vintage woodwork building in the Harz, Germany. A lot of fun to do these drawings.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Live drawing


The Masterclass Model drawing has started again.
These are two live drawings of models.
The aim was to get the proportions and statures correct. Positions were contantly changing, max 10 minutes for one drawing.

Agnes in oil pastel above, and Julia in a charcoal drawing below.













Thursday, 4 October 2018

Work in progress

Started painting again. Work in progress. This is just the underpainting. It will get some layers of colours on top.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Doodle

No urban sketch, but just a quick composition exercise based on a vague picture. I don't even know where this is. A made a series of these 50x50mm quickies. Fun to do.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The red dragon

The wings of the red dragon. Drawn last Sunday, coloured last Monday.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Waalwijk

The rough edges of town. I was in Waalwijk for a project, but my appointment ended about lunchtime, too late to drive back to the office. I usually drive around to find a quiet spot, park my car, eat my lunch and listen to the radio.
At the edges of the town there are often some less attractive spots, with abandoned buildings or sloppy scrapyards. Or a cluttered boat repair shop. Always nice for a quick sketch.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Stranger on the train

In the train, on my way to Amsterdam. This lady was sitting across the aisle, talking to her friend. A very quick sketch.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Fossil

Not so much urban sketch these days, I am busy with other drawing things that I can't yet post.
But last Sunday we were sitting on the terrace, the weather was nice, and I saw these drawings by Dan Slavinsky. It inspired me to make this drawing. I started drawing the wing, and the drawing evolved itself.

Monday, 17 September 2018

A2 Traffic jam

Driving from home to Eindhoven usually takes about 50 minutes. Today there was a huge traffic jam (an accident maybe?). Took me 2 hours for about 80 km.
But I had time to make this little sketch when we were standing still, just behind Weert.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018

Rotterdam Sketchday


Rotterdam, last Saturday.
I was part of a team that organized the national Sketchday in Rotterdam, together with Jeffrey, Peter and Miryam. There were more than 80 participants, 5 workshops, and a dinner for almost 40 people.
the weather was perfect, and we had a terrific time, meeting and talking to old friends and a few new ones.
In between I had some time to sketch: as we were near the Cube-houses on th Blaak, I could not avoid to draw them. A drama of perspective, all angles and unusual vanishing points, but I still think it came out okay. Hard to believe these are actually houses, and people live in them....


Friday, 31 August 2018

More old panes

Another impression of some old planes made at a vintage plane meeting in Schaffen, Belgium.
We were lucky that we had special permission to draw in between the planes.
These are old training planes, made in Belgium.

And here e few more impressions of the motor of a 1942 Boeing Stearman and a plane for air acrobatics (the Red Devils).