May 26, 2011

giant bunny

This morning I found an article about giant bunnies
First I thought it was not real, but it is. Pretty amazing!
It inspired me to make this illustration.

May 25, 2011


Today we took a day off. We were on the water with our little boat: Patser
It was sunny, blue and wonderful, especially the sky with those tiny soft clouds.

May 24, 2011

red cheeks showcase

My Red Cheeks factory website is this weeks showcase on Dutch Joomla Site. Every Monday they show a Dutch Joomla-site for inspiration which is just a bit different from normal Joomla-sites. And guess what? This week it is my Red Cheeks Factory!
My cheeks are glowing :-)

May 22, 2011

open book

I made this illustration for the editorial article of the may-issue of the
Joomla community Magazine More illustrations I made for this magazine,
you can find here

May 20, 2011

to honour my Mom...

Today exactly one year ago my Mom died suddenly. This photograph is from her last geranium, I took him home with me, so it's now very special to me.

My Mom and I had big fun. I was teaching her photoshop, illustrator, fireworks and even flash. She was 80 and she began with making animations on the computer when she was 77. She was very proud on what she had learned and wanted to learn so much more!
I stll miss her...

Here are two links to her animated pictures kleermakerszit and fruitmannetje

May 19, 2011

tweet tweet

Yesterday I made my first tweets on twitter :-)
If you want you can follow my redcheeksfacts
I made this twitter-illustration a while ago,
you can also find it here

May 18, 2011

red cheeks website

My red cheeks website is online! Last days I worked hard to fill in my portfolio: illustrations, animations, faces and photographs. Have a look, I hope you like it!

May 15, 2011

amusing afternoon

As anounced before I went with Johbont and Alda to Gorinchem to see the exposition from Harm Hajonides When we came the gymnastic girls were already busy with their warming-up. It was an amusing afternoon. The gymnastic girls were cute and inspired me to make the drawing above. I liked to see the work from Harm and hear him talk about it. We've also met other artists, one of them was Ebelina Brethouwer

May 13, 2011

exposition Harm Hajonides

Tomorrow I go to the opening of an exposition from Harm Hajonides an artist from Amsterdam who makes drawings and plays with (Dutch) text. The opening is at 16.00 p.m at Galerie de Passage/Boekhandel Cursief in Gorinchem. There will be three gymnastic girls who show their excercises. I'm curious!

May 8, 2011


I like to share some inspirations from my face a day project

The first one face 75 is little red riding hood. This is one of my favourite youth-photos: me as a very shy infant with big glasses dressed up as little red riding hood to walk in a dressed-up parade. I first made a rough sketch with a big marker, I scanned this sketch and painted the rest in photoshop.

face 116 When I was watching the tv, I saw our news-reader was wearing an interesting jacket. I made a quick drawing of her jacket (I've made up her face, we don't have news-readers like this :-)), scanned the sketch and coloured it in photoshop.

face 107 I like to go to the Zoo with my camera. I made this picture of a gull and the moment I took it, I knew it would be a great challenge for a face. I like the different personalities of animals and I've made the gull into this gullman.

May 6, 2011

inspiration: Jamie Shelman

Yes, I do like you!!!
This is an illustration from Jamie Shelman She is one of the teachers of the
pikaland artist bootcamp
She draws a lot of these cats. I like the looseness, the simplicity and the humor of them. Jamie has also a nice blog where she
post about her work and also interesting things about art.

May 5, 2011

trial goods

title: in balance
When in balance, seemingly impossible things become possible.

title: bubblelicious
Inspiring the bubble. Sending your wishes into the world.

title: trust
What goes down, must come up!

title: little secret
Sometimes you want to share your little secrets with someone who won't pass it on.
Try a bird, but beware of talking parrots or twitterbirds :-)

This is the second assignment for pika bootcamp 2 These are photos from possible prints to sell in my shop, which I don't have yet, but who knows it will come....

May 3, 2011

blogname change: red cheeks factory

Today I've changed my blogname into red cheeks factory. I also have a new domainname: The old blogspot adress still exist, and leads you to this new adress. For the rest all stays the same. I'm gonna post illustrations, inspirations, photographs and other interesting things. You are very welcome to visit. I'm gonna make red cheeks factory website too. But not everything at the same time.

May 2, 2011

a face a day april 2011

Here's an overview of my face-a-day-project from the month April.
You can see much more faces on a face a day