donderdag 18 november 2010

'Ik hou van Pad' nu te koop!

'Ik hou van Pad' is een activerend prentenboek van meer dan 65 pagina's en met meer dan 150 levendige illustraties waar ik gedurende twee jaar aan heb gewerkt.

Tijdens een verhaal over pad en koekoek komen de kinderen van alles te weten over wel 100 dieren uit de directe omgeving. Met de zoekplaatjes bij de prenten kunnen allerlei feitjes/weetjes over dieren opgezocht worden in het encyclopediegedeelte. Deze opzet maakt dat het boek lang leuk blijft voor kinderen van 4 tot 10 jaar.

'Ik hou van Pad' is nu in de boekenwinkel te koop of via de internetwinkels voor maar 15 euro!
Bijvoorbeeld hier, bij Cosmox. of bij

dinsdag 26 oktober 2010

Sneak preview

Nog een maand en het is zover.....het boek waar ik gedurende twee jaar aan heb gewerkt komt uit. Binnenkort meer, maar eerst een sneak preview....
Only one month away...the release of the book I've been working on during two years. More info soon and for now, here's a sneak preview...

zaterdag 9 oktober 2010


Een mooi veulen dat vlak bij m'n huis staat. Acrylschets, 20 minuten.
A nice looking foal that lives nearby. Paintsketch in 20 minutes, acrylics.

donderdag 23 september 2010

Pet portraits / Huisdieren

Een kleine selectie huisdierportretten die ik een aantal jaar geleden geschilderd heb.
A small selection of pet portraits I painted a few years ago.

zondag 12 september 2010

Visser's farm

A characteristic farm that stands near my house. There's been a fire so I decided to paint it in case it has to be demolished. I painted it on our yearly monument-day.

vrijdag 3 september 2010

plein air oil-sketches

Oil sketches (1,5 hours) from yesterday and the day before. I was looking for strange weather conditions.

dinsdag 31 augustus 2010

Book cover

A (rejected) cover illustration. I can't tell anything about the content because the book isn't published yet.

zondag 1 augustus 2010

Portraits from the archive

I dug up some traditional portraits I made to combine with the newer ones. The latest one I've painted is that of Wouter's son Tijn. The other ones are clearly older but I think it's acceptable to combine them with this newer and better painted portrait.
It's time to make more new portraits....

donderdag 15 juli 2010

Two pencil drawings

I've been diving into my archives to discover that it's hard to make a selection from pieces that I, as the creator, look at as dated. On the one hand that's a good thing because I'm more experienced at judging quality. On the other hand it could be a bad thing because I'm not the most objective person when it comes to looking at past personal pieces. So I'm looking at them for a while longer before I'll be showing more :)

In the meanwhile I'm posting two older but not THAT old pencil drawings.

These drawings are for sale. Contact me through my contact form for details.

zaterdag 3 juli 2010

Back to the roots

Every artistic technique I know, I learned by practicing realism. When I started focusing on commercial illustration I put that realism aside. Too intensive, time consuming and hardly profitable.

But you can't deny your roots. And you can't turn your back on who you really are.

So realism is back. And this is the blog where I'll be posting my impressions and realistic drawings and painting work. Soon will be online, but this is a (re)starting point.

I'll start off with an oldie I always liked.