These are some of the backgrounds I worked on together with Paco Vink, it's for an animated children's book called Epic Tales: Hansel & Gretel. I'm so proud of everyone that worked on this amazing project! The characters are animated so I added that second pic to give an impression of the final look, compared to the 'empty' background.
This was a fashion commission, I'm very pleased with the way her eyes and hair turned out, hair is not my favourite subject to draw normally...!
Chris has no problem drawing hair, check out his drawing skills here: Log For Girls Chris - Deviantart
Next to the 'usual' animation and toy design, I'm also working on a graphic novel: This is the cover of the BD album Notorious Circus, scenario byKid Toussaint, linework by Chris Evenhuis and colors & shading by me. I studied the colors from Hellboy and Alphonse Mucha's art and it's been a very interesting proces...and a lot of fun. The album is coming out in June in french, but it will also appear in other languages later on.
Here are some more pics:
On occasion I have been asked to draw myself (to go with an interview or resume etc) so here it is..It's really weird drawing yourself; I tried to make a cartoony version rather than a portrait or caricature. It is hard to judge whether it's any good, but people seem to recognize me :)
Also, sometimes I like to just use whatever material is within reach- I can be pretty lazy - and randomly experiment with it. So I was watching Inception and saw these cool chinese paintings on golden panels and I had recently found some gold colored paint so I fabricated my own little golden mini painting -nothing compared to the originals ofcourse, they are so fabulous, just google 'Eitoku'. Here is my first try:
The next post will be about Notorious Circus, a graphic novel I'm working on together with Chris Evenhuis
It's been TOO longs since my last post! I have all these unfinished drawings laying around, almost ready to post, but I can't find the time to properly finish them... I must stop giving priority to paid work every now and then so I can do some more drawings just for fun!
Fortunately I like speed-painting trees, happy happy ^-^
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I'm a concept artist | illustrator | creator of all kinds of design like toys, animation, video games, children's books and graphic novels.
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