Jun 22, 2015

Soort van Winkel

'Soort van Winkel' is a very nice pop-up store in Zwolle. I'm happy they also sell some of my Red Cheeks Factory products, like the Muscle Man Paper Doll, Affirmation Angela and the Dress Cat Paper Dolls Ralph and Mathilde.

Friday the 3d of July they have an opening party. I made this illustration with their beautiful poster (made by Kirsten Zuiderbaan)

The shop has already opened their doors. I visited it last wednesday to bring some copies of the book 'stil verwateren' which I recently made. The shop looks beautiful!

They have a huge card rack with all kinds of cards (also mine). And each designer presents their produccts on special made tables and fourniture. Really very nice to see and to walk around. Some of my products are presented like this:

If you are in the neighbourhood. Go and have a look. Unfortunately I will not be at the opening But I think it will be quite a party :-)

Jun 20, 2015

Exhibition Lobke van Aar

Today I visited the exhibition of Dutch illustrator Lobke van Aar in 's Hertogenbosch. It's her first solo exhibition where she shows work she made during the last 7 years. I know Lobke and her work only via Facebook, so this was a nice opportunity to meet her and see her lovely work in real :-)

I visited the exhibition together with illustrator Connie Snoek, which I  also only know from Facebook. We met and had lunch together in the Verkade Fabriek in Den Bosch. Nice to meet two collegues on one day (In Holland we call that: 'twee vliegen in één klap' :-))

The exhibition is in the beautiful restaurated old Willem 2 Building, where Lobke also has her studio. A really inspiring environment!

It was very nice to hear Lobke talk about her work. That made it even more special. She makes illustrations for newspapers, magazines, books and personal projects. It was fun to hear some stories behind it.

Also nice to see her development in these last 7 years. I must say, I almost love everything she makes, also her early works. Lots of diversity, but always her clear own voice. I'm a fan :-)

The exhibition will take place till the end of next week: the 28th of June. If you are in the neighbourhood, go and have a look and give Lobke my kind regards ;-)

Jun 18, 2015

editorial illustration 'in the cloud'

This was already the last month of the MATS Bootcamp. This year I only joined the april assignment and this last June assignment. It was an editorial one: Make an illustration that goes along with an article about digital nomads. Here's my interpretation:

'ín the cloud' (You can have a closer look here)

In the beginning of this month we got the mini - assignment: drawing people. My heart made a little jump, because it's my favorite subject (together with faces and animals) I was quite busy, but because I loved the theme so much I could find some time to experiment drawing people. These were the first ones with pencil:

After that I experimented with tis dancing couple. I experinmented with a limited color- palette. It could be a nice postcard, don't you think?

And I drew more people in a limited color palette I really want to develop this further. I like to watch people on the street and  I almost want to draw everybody. So many interesting characters... ;-)

Maybe I need to take another challenge after my animal character project on Instagram: Drawing people for 100 days...who knows....;-)

Jun 16, 2015

Another Milestone...

Some time ago I wrote about a new Animal Characters illustration project. I make an animal character a day for 100 days. Today I placed Ronnie Rat, character 070. 'Only 30 to go.... I love it!

I'm not the only one who loves it :-)
Today I reached already 3500 Followers, another  milestone!

If you like, you can follow me too on Instagram
You are welcome!

Jun 13, 2015

Elle Aime Mini-Market

Today was the first day of the Elle Aime Mini Market:

Elle Aime is a very nice craft and desirgn shop, just around the corner from where I live. Zwaanshals, Rotterdan Noord. So it was extra special when Lisa, the owner of the shop asked me to join this Mini-Market. Together with 11 other designers / illustrators.

For me it is also a very nice opportunity to present the book 'stil verwateren' which I recently made with Flemish author Geert De Kockere.
The reactions were heart warming :-)

Also very nice and inspiring to meet the other designers, who show and sell their work on this Mini market. Tomorrow (Sunday, the 14th) there's  another chance to visit Elle Aime. Open at 12 o'clock till half past 5. I will be there too!  If you are in the neighbourhood, come and say hello! You are more than welcome!

Jun 3, 2015

More blog features!

I'm happy to say today my work is featured on the inspiring Artistic Moods blog,
a blog full with beautiful Art, illustrations and inspiring artists.
So it is a real honor to be featured here :--)

And if that's not enough...

It was such a nice surprise to see my '100 Days of Animals' project featured
on the Zo wie So blog yesterday :-)

You can still follow my animal project on Instagram. I post an animal character a day for 100 days.