Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Greased quiff

click picture to play or enlarge
My first ever really satisfying Greaser. Gives memories about feeling tough, metal pocket combs, mopeds (Kreidler and Z├╝ndapp) and petticoats. And clasping your wallet under the leg of your swimming trousers. Together with your metal comb. Swimming trousers as small as possible and your wallet as big as possible. Hey big spender!

<< Home

Monday, November 28, 2005

Illustration Friday: Small 2

click picture to play or enlarge
Look Mammie, without my outlines.

<< Home

Friday, November 25, 2005

Illustration Friday: Small

click picture to play or enlarge

Both illustrations have been published and both are about self-building model scale farmmachines. On the second illustration the boy says: "Now, only the paintjob needs to be done".

<< Home

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Banana yellow

click picture to play or enlarge
I made this one for the earlier mentioned "Children's University". This one is for the chapter "Why is the sky blue?". This drawing is to show that a banana only reflects the yellow light particles and eats the others.

<< Home

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Pete portraits

click picture to play or enlarge
Under the illustration of yesterday, on the two pages are portraits of and interviews with certain Petes. Spicy Nuts Pete, Package Pete, Cap Pete, Nagging Pete and Canary Pete.

<< Home

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Black Pete

click picture to play or enlarge
It's time for Sinterklaas again and his Black Petes. I made a an illustration on which they carry presents, 5th of december is presentnight. In Holland we have no Santa Claus tradition. We have Sinterklaas instead. Here is the whole twopage-wide illustration.

<< Home

Monday, November 21, 2005

Illustration Friday: Free 2

click picture to play or enlarge
My dear colleague Eliane Duvekot reacted on my first IllustrationFriday-topic:Free > " Funny, the caterpillar in the basket looks like he is behind bars. Is that intentional?" Well, if it was intentional, it was unintentional intentional. By coincedence the above drawing was in my mind a couple of times in the last week. I consider it a message from my unconscience, to tell me something that is important to me. Must be something about the room I create for myself in every day life. Being busy since january with mourning about the loss and the suffering sickness, before that, of my wife, I sometimes live in a small room where I feel grieve, anger, dismay, resignation and so on. All these feelings have intensivied since I stopped, with a stopping scheme, with taking anti-depressiva. Making my breathing space very small. my feelings and the world are so impressive in this period that they compress me into a small personal room. You create your own prison to protect yourself. My mind, as I interpret it, is making it known to me in order to come out of it again, by showing me I imprison myself. Just lay down your bars and step from your small floor. Dog(energy), cat(intuition) and growing flower( meaning speaks for itself) are waiting there.

<< Home

Friday, November 18, 2005

Illustration Friday: Free

click picture to play or enlarge
When you do not have wings, yet, there's an option to fly. Caterpillar carries caterpillar into the air.

<< Home

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wild boar

click picture to play or enlarge
Wild boar tells about his life on the page I made this illustration for.

<< Home

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Game

click picture to play or enlarge
Race between a meateater and a greeneater. Made it for the biology/science magazine accompaniing a schooltelevisionprogram on the same subject. Click HERE to open a screen with the game in large.

<< Home

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Taste

click picture to play or enlarge
Illustration I made for a book that is called "The Children's University" and is based on monthly lectures in which scientist try to explain a topic to children. Subjects like why is the sky blue?, why is shit brown?, why is the sea salt?, how do plants grow?, where is the rainbow coming from?, what happens when I sleep?. 10 lectures. Somewhere about 60 -90 illustrations. Lectures were held at "NEMO" , a science center in the Amsterdam harbour region, which looks like a ship.
This illustration is part of the "Smelling" lecture and expresses, the difference in which way your mouth open the doors to the sensation of taste. Mouth can only understand bitter, sweet, salt and sour.

<< Home

Monday, November 14, 2005

Illustration Friday: Strength 2

click picture to play or enlarge

Three more examples of strength, made for "the Farm"(translation from Dutch magazine name). First one is about Tractorpulling contests, the other two are about ants and drinking milk.

<< Home

Friday, November 11, 2005

Illustration Friday: Strength

click picture to play or enlarge
Does it need strength to carry a butterfly? Strength shows when you need it. It's a fashionable thing for a man to be able to show his weakness. Nevertheless sometimes fashionable things are very true. But it's ofcourse not the only strength. Would there be many men, showing their weakness on purpose? Must be a bunch of machos! I feel very weak all of a sudden.

<< Home

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Rabbit-Suicide

click picture to play or enlarge
A lot of ways for a rabbit to commit suicide.

<< Home

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Biking

click picture to play or enlarge


Illustration for a dutch recreational bikers magazine. Story of a man who started to have very much fun in biking in his youth and got involved in bike racing. He started to loose his joy in the competition. Refound his joy as a bike-courier in Amsterdam and enjoys his butt of now in England biking and not-so-serious-racing with funny hats and goggles wearing Englishmen.
He likes to look around while biking. Terms of joy on his shirt, terms of achieving on the othermens shirts. On top it says: "And the winner is ....?!".

<< Home

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sketch: Catwoman

click picture to play or enlarge
Do I express, in this manner, my wish to be spanked and punished? No, thank you.

<< Home

Monday, November 07, 2005

Veterinarian

click picture to play or enlarge
Veterinarian is this weeks subject for the children's page of The Farm(transl. from dutch).
This vet can't find anything, but the boy is nonetheless impressed. The cow must have other feelings.

<< Home

Friday, November 04, 2005

Illustration Friday: Night

click picture to play or enlarge
There is more night during wintertime. Not only in the literal meaning, but also when you think about it in a expressive way to point out, how you're life is. At what stage. This drawing tells about this. When you are down and out, the seed for new things lies in trying to cope with and process your source of misery. Blues. If you can't cry for real, you can't laugh for real. If you are really able to feel the loss, you are better aware of new gain. I think. I guess

<< Home

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Rabbit

click picture to play or enlarge
Two illustrations for a kids page about rabbits. Big one about peculiarities of rabbits > tapping with their hindlegs to warn about danger, the wide variety of taste sensations they have, finding their way in the dark, thanks to the sensibility of their whiskers, never stopping the movement of their noses, the eyes in the top of their head, which on top of that they can turn to all sides, to spot possible ennemies, and the abbility to turn their ears to all sides, as well, for the same purpose and to detect carrots, which try to escape.
The small one is made to be cut out and pasted on cartboard, or something like that. The eyes cut out. Rabbit pasted on a bigger matchbox with holes in the cover and the eyes pasted on the back of the box. When the matchboxcover and box are put together again you can move the eyes from left to right. Should be fun.

<< Home