vrijdag 29 maart 2013

One hour drawing

I make a lot of sketches and most of the time they are one minute sketches. This time I had an idea what took me a bit longer to make: a one hour drawing.
At first the sketch which took me about 5 minutes.
The idea was that the shark was swimming in a kind of a museum and that the boy was running under water. My son thought that was weird and made the suggestion to let the shark swim in a bassin and let the boy run in front. That was a much better idea!
The final result took me about an hour to make.

dinsdag 19 maart 2013

Octopus in the canals

I made a rough sketch of a scene at the canals of Amsterdam.

It was a bit dull... but then I put an octopus in the canal. Yes, I believe this will be a nice picture in the end.

maandag 18 maart 2013

Beaches: Balboa Beach 1968

The other day I had an idea of making a serie of drawings of beaches around the world. Beaches I visited through the years. Not only the most famous beaches like Venice Beach, Marbella, Cannes etc. etc., but particular the smaller ones. Like Balboa Beach in California. Anyway, I finished the first one and perhaps more are to follow...

maandag 11 maart 2013

I'm stuck!!

Perhaps I'm going to add some stuff later on, but for now its fine.

woensdag 6 maart 2013

Cowboy & Ship

I'm still working on this one. But for now its okay.

I placed it in a vintage book...

At first I had a more cartoony ship and less colour...

maandag 4 maart 2013


Last week I spent a few days in Brussels, capital of European comics. Legends like Herge, Franquin were born in Brussels and many others like Peyo, Jacobs, Hubinon, Will, Morris are from Belgium.
Tintin, Milou and Haddock on a facade.

Dino Attanasio made this drawing in 1963. He made such a great comics like Johnny Goodbye and Spaghetti.

Edgar Jacobs, for 30 years the assistant of Herge. Well known as the creator of Blake and Mortimer, started as a comic artist at the age of 40 (after a career as an opera singer). Picture of his studio.

Birds in NY

Last week I made this drawing about a bird in NY. It all started with this sketch with a different kind of idea.

Boy and Girl at School

Finally I started a blog! Today I finished this drawing.
It all started with some sketches of a boy and a girl which I mixed together.