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).

Friday, 24 August 2018

Velsen Steelmill

I attended a in-company training in Velsen. The office is located 5 km from the sea, so I briefly went to the beach after the conclusion of the training.

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


Neglecting this blog, a little busy at the moment. Among others, a business trip to Akersloot, near Alkmaar in the north of Holland, some 20 km above Amsterdam. I had about half an hour after checking in the hotel, before dark, just enough to make this rural scene. It was on a little lake a few hundred meters from the hotel.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Schaffen airfield

This is a Pietenpol Air Camper, a homebuilt plane based on 1929 drawings.
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

The Joker

Making drawings, just for fun.
The Joker (inspired by the work of Jason Shawn Alexander)

Friday, 3 August 2018

Castle of Hoensbroek

This is the medieval castle in our town, Hoensbreok.
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

Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

The Albert Cuyp Market is the best known market in Amsterdam. We were sitting on a terrace (Restaurant/cafe 'de Bazar'). Next to us was this guy in his stall, he had a peaceful moment waiting for costumers. Enough time to check his mobile phone.