Sketches

Monday, 10 December 2018

Killer Katze

This is a surprise gift for Gertie, my wife.
Usually I make suprise gifts for all family members, for the feast of Sinterklaas - St. Nicolas.
But we have grabdchildren now who believe, so we can't do surprise gifts anymore after december 5th.
But I made this for Gertie's birthday, printed on a metal sheet, to hang outside the door as warning.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Elsloo castle

Lunchbreak sketch.
The castle of Elsloo, just 2 km from our office. I wanted to draw the castle tower, but Became fascinated about the tree.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Face in red

Face in red: non-waterproof ink, reworked with white gouache and a waterbrush. Some accents with an acrylic marker.
A study after a picture from the internet.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Genneper Molen

It was time I made an Urban sketch again. There must have been a thousand reasons why I didn't. You need one reason to do it.
This is Eindhoven, just a short walk from our other office. I wanted to draw it for some time, also because Vincent van Gogh painted it a few times. But I guess he took more time than I had for lunchbreak.

Here is one of the van Gogh versions.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Birthcard design



I made a few designs for the birthcards for Finn.
Here are the designs that did not make it.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

More Finn

A small painting of my newborn Grandson, Finn.
Made after a picture.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Finn birthdaycard

I am proud of our newborn grandson Finn. And of his parents Mart and Lisa of course.


They asked me to design the birthday card for Finn.
How could I refuse such a honourable request!
I made several designs, but this became the chosen drawing.
Mart (who does a study in communication, and webdesign, made the total layout and beautiful lettering.

The dogs refer to the little papillon dog that Mart and Lisa have for some years now, called Miku. He is also featured in the second drawing.

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.