Sketches

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

The countess

The Countess was into Italian food lately.
Another chapter from "The strange travels of Lord Pentamundo".

Sunday, 17 January 2021

The raven's advice

 Never trust a raven's advice.
A tale from "The strange travels of Lord Pentamundo".

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Saratena

 

Saratena

The city of Saratena has a circle of energy towers that extract the pollution out of the air. But fluffy jellyfish hover above the city, making the inhabitants hide in fear and resulting in totally empty streets.

This is actually an image of a dream I had on August 2nd, last year. During 2020 I recorded the dreams I had, if I could remember them the next morning. With a text and a small drawing. In total I recorded 109 dreams. This is only one of them. 

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

GKC Hulsberg, christmas card

 

I made this painting for the Christmas greetings card for the choir I sing in (well, the last rehearsal was already 9 months ago). The board decided for a colourfull card with autumn colours, as counterweight to all those dreary grey days and depressing Corona newsitems. The choir would have celebrated its 175th year. But unfortunately no festivities were possible this year, maybe next year.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Clint

 

A try to draw famous people, to see if I can really make resemblances.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man, based on a picture found on the Internet, I can't recall who made it. Fountain pen, I wash the ink before it's dry with a waterbrush. I found the original photographer: Jim Zuckerman.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Best wishes

Best wishes for the new year, and may it be a better one.

These objects were creatively decorated by my wife, Gertie. Each his own hobby :)
 

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Thull

Last sunday morning, riding with my bike. Saw this old derelict barn. Quick on location sketch, maybe 10-15 minutes.
 

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Kolleberg, Sittard

Went out this morning by bike, as my knee is still not okay. It was cold, but not too harsh. Made this quick sketch in Sittard, a small chapel on the Kolleberg (which means translated: hill of the witches).
 

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Laughing girl

Pastel on Kraftpaper. A study after a picture, on facial expressions. This time a laughing girl. Size about 40x40cm, made in the atelier of Annemiek Jongen.
 

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Rising Phoenix

 

Drawing of a Phoenix. Inspired by drawings of Alan Cober, the master of cross hatching.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Adolescents


Excercise in drawing adolescents. Sanguine chalks on Brown Kraft Paper.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Hampden Maryland

I am enjoing to make these quick ink sketches. They are after a picture, but fun to do anyway. What else to do when you are restricted to draw outside by Corona measures and bad weather.

This is made after a picture by Patrick Joust, a woman in Hampden, Maryland.
 

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Torenstra

Quick inkdrawing (actually a lunchtime drawing, it was raining outside and I didn't feel like a lunchbreak stroll) of Waldemar Torenstra, a Dutch actor. After a picture made by Koos Breukel, a renowned Dutch photographer.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Nicky

Last Friday I went to a wood and heath not far from our house, on the Brunssemerheide. There is a small monument, on one of the paths that I regularly use while running. In 1998 a boy was found here, kidnapped, sexually abused and killed. Nicky Verstappen. Two years ago a man was arrested, a pedophile. The trial ended last Friday with a sentence of 12,5 years. This may not sound as much, but the problem was a lot of the needed evidence was gone or unclear. Like cause of death or whether it was murder or accidental death. But no sentence can ever bring the boy back. A little sketch to remember Nicky, and all other children who met this fate.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Apple tree "Red Sentinel"

Painting of the apple tree behind our house. This is not an ordinary tree but a "red sentinel". Little apples for decoration, they are bright orange and last all winter. Not to be eaten, at least I never tried.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Sketchday in Elsloo

 

We are not able to organize sketchmeetings like we're used to. Meetings of more than 2 persons are forbidden. So we organized a virtual sketchmeeting. On 60 locations all over the Netherlands sketchers would make drawings, and keep contact with each other through Zoom. I was in Elsloo, together with Roger Klaasen (present chairman) and Ruuud Otten (departing chairman). It was also a Thank-you meeting for all the work Ruud has done for the USk-NL group. I came up with a challenge: make your drawings in grey tones. Rudulf Rost of Windsor and Newton made a livestream to explain how to mix lively greytones. I tried it in the first drawing, but that was a failure. The second one is less grey, but better anyway. The center of Elsloo.

Thursday, 12 November 2020