Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Impression of the ACN chemical plant in Geleen. They were burning fumes during maintenance works in the plant. The scene is a bit different from reality, the watercolour does not let itself steer in the same way as on normal paper.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
This time we were on top of a high rise in the centre of town, in the city administrative building, 18th floor.
Actually, the top floors had been deserted for years, we had a special allowance from the mayor himself to use these floors.
It was also the location of the interview with Gerard Michèl and Lapin, for Belgian television, in which I was shown drawing as well.
Obviously I was not interviewed, my French is not that good.
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Now for something completely different.
Here is a composition I once composed, maybe 10 years ago.
Made the song up myself, played all instruments with help of electronic synthesisers and found samples.
The voices you'll hear are from the GTA game, one of the very first versions.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
After some experimenting I found that the paper only wrinkles in one direction, which I used by tearing it in stripes and gluing it in slightly changing angles.
Then a few lines with inktense pencil. And sparse watercolour, simply let it flow.
Fantastic technique. Try it!
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Then painting with watercolour. As the binder is absorbed randomly by the kitchen tissue, the watercolour will flow with unexpected results. At some parts it would not dry at all, and I had to wait some time to evaporate. With a little help of an old hair-dryer. Well, I don't need it any more.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
And a picture of the camera tripod that I use as drawing board, in this case rather high up on a wall.
As a nice detail: Lapin was standing next to me drawing the view into the other direction. And that was actually the second time, two years ago we both did the same view on an earlier USK meeting.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Sinterklaas is a Dutch tradition of giving presents to children at December 5th, the anniversary of St. Nicholas. When the kids get older this is often replaced by exchanging surprise presents. In our house the tradition grew that I make all the presents.
Here are 2 out of 4: the present for my son Mart. He recently bought a motorscooter and a bowl with black fish. The other is the present for my wife, Gertie. She has some health issues with her hands, called the "Carpaal tunnel syndrome". Also known as "sleeping hands".