Tuesday, 18 September 2018
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
Thursday, 6 September 2018
Monday, 3 September 2018
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
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).
Friday, 24 August 2018
The road runs through the dunes parallel to the sea, on one side the beach, on the other side the largest steel mill of the Netherlands.
I love the sea and the beaches, but steel mills are far more interesting to draw!
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
The proud owner made this plane back in 1992 or so.
Last Sunday I visited a vintage planes&automobiles show in Schaffen, Belgium, together with some Belgian USK-friends. There were over 1000 old cars, and a lot of old planes. As courtesy we were allowed to draw ON the airfield itself, in between the planes. A perfect place make a drawing of this beautiful plane.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Friday, 3 August 2018
I went there last Wednesday, to experiment little with chinese ink and bamboosticks.
Still not having it under control the way that I want it. But I also notice that, even though I am using the techniques of Kiah Kiean, the result is evolving away from the "asian" way to treat the subject.
I suppose that's a good thing.
We visited the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam this weekend, and I noticed Vincent continued learning and copying other artists until he died.
But even when trying another style, van Goghs hand was always there.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
I made this sketch while sitting on a terrace of cafe Roem, across the water from the Anne Frank house, and in full view of the Westerkerk.
I had some nice talks to the waitress, a nice couple from Australia, and a Dutch/Finish family.
we live in a wonderful world with international contacts.
Saturday, 28 July 2018
Forgotten, yes, it's about 50km away, and we know nothing about this battle. And I toured the district: there hardly anything left to remember.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Monday, 23 July 2018
Unfortunately due to the construction of a new road most of this path has now disappeared. And with it most of the ancient hedges. These hedges are constructed out of different types of shrubbery, and were so dense that cattle could not pass it. Alas, there are only a few of these left in this region.
As for the style of drawing: I used a black fountain pen, and tried to experiment with the drawing style of Ian Sidaway (check his blog).
Actually, I first copied one of his recent drawings, to find out how it works. That's the drawing of the tree lying down.
Friday, 20 July 2018
Everything went well, and both Willem and his mother are in best health.
I made this sketch today in the hospital, he was about 5 hours old. Willem and Rianne will return home probably on Sunday.
Life is very kind to us.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Difficult not to fall into the "too much details" trap.
Monday, 16 July 2018
These are the "brommers" of my highschool days, 50cc motocycles. Every bay wanted one. From low to highest ranking: Peugeot, Yamaha, Kreidler, Zundapp and top of the bill: the Puch/Tomos. Even though they were only 50cc, it was a sport to try to speed them up, over the legal 40km/h. Without the Police noticing it.... Unfortunately I never had one, there was no need, I more or less lived across the street from my school.