Wednesday, November 17, 2010







A few scans from my small sketchbooks 

Clayman






Ladies and Gentlemen!

I present to you, Isaac, the astounding quarter-man, born with only a head upon his shoulders, and nothing else! Let him amaze you with his phantasmagorical ramblings and aphorical musings! He knows the answers to all questions humanity has yet to ask! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

...and the Creatures have all Fled






I took a trip to the zoo, under the pretense that I was going to draw there. Well, I was, but in fact I also just like to walk around there and see all the animals. The zoo had some wonderful aquariums. Fish are hard to capture in a drawing however, they're constantly on the move. 

Whenever I found a creature interesting enough, and more importantly, willing enough to hold still for a little while, I'd sit down and do a quick sketch. I'm a slow drawer, I like to take my time, but you have to be fast for these kind of drawings. It's good excercise.

There is Unrest in the Forest...






I've been sketching and painting around during my holiday, as much as the weather allowed. Painting in the rain, as 'romantic' as it may sound, it's not. It's a mess. Trust me, I've tried...but hey, valuable plein-air painting lessons learned: check the weather report!

There is something about working from nature that is rewarding and reassuring. For me, it is not so much about 'photographing' a beautiful view, but more about spending some time with your subject. Trees, more than anything, have a character of their own. There's actually one tree that was unfotunate enough to have been struck twice by wind and lightning, that had an irresistible presence, even though it was severely damaged. I drew it twice. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vanitas


This still-life was a welcome return to 'real' painting for me. I contains al the classical elements of a still life: the skull, the weathered book, and...two lightbulbs. As an extinct species, it can proudly take place in the hallowed ranks of vanitas symbols.

Lines and colours





Here's a few lineworks that got a colouring treatment. They're quite spontaneous drawings, as I would start out somewhere with a detail or character and go from there. I tried some unorthodox colouring procedures afterwards.