Saturday, December 12, 2009


Got hooked on a new series: Numb3rs. Love that series to death, haha. I have seasons 1 through 3 now, with 4 coming up pretty soon (because I know I'll finish 3 quickly enough and I'm addicted, so yeah). Season 5 is said to be the last, so that's unfortunate, but I'll have to watch all of the episodes again, because it's pretty complicated stuff. Who know, maybe I'll watch it three or four times, wouldn't be a first.

So anyway, here are Charlie and Don Eppes, both mangafied. Hope you like it!

Done in ink.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Twilight series

I finally finished the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Loved it! Of course the series had its downs as well (Bella is a too docile in my opinion and with Edward being described as incredibly beautiful and desirable all the time, it gets a tidbit shallow here and there) but usually it was very exciting and I was curious how it would end in Breaking Dawn.

Anyway! Here are Edward and Bella as I see them (haven't seen the movie yet). Hope you like it!

Done with watercolors and a tiny bit of acrylics. (Text is digital).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Loving Lost

I love Lost! The television series, for those who don't know it. It's incredibly well crafted and acted and, well, just awesome! I guess the writers threw all their creativity in a pot, mixed it up good and came up with this. Great!

That's why I drew Matthew Fox, who plays Jack Shephard - one of the leading characters.

I'm aware that the resemblance isn't great, perhaps not even good, but I'm still practicing and I don't have much time, so bear with me.

Done with graphite, ink and colored pencil.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Olivia Benson

This is Olivia Benson (a character, not the actor) from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU). I love that series and wanted to draw a female character, so here she is!

I discovered that my cheap scanner is not the best to scan pictures like this and the original is much better (as is the case with Harmon/Gibbs), but it's all I've got right now, so I'm sorry about that. Who knows, maybe some day I'll have an awesome power scanner that picks up every single grain in a drawing, but not now, unfortunately.

Did this with graphite pencils: HB B 4B 6B and 8B and colored pencils for the eyes.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Harmon and more

Got some new stuff! And finally got around to scanning it.

First, Mark Harmon, or, as some may know him, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, from NCIS. I've decided to practice portraits more. First in black and white and later in color, when I think I'm good enough for it. Right now, it's all still practice - proportions and likeness still have to improve. But I'm happy with it all the same.

Second a series of illustrations I am planning to enter in the Bologna Children's Book Fair exhibition. It's a long shot, but I'll try anyway, you never know. They're done with acrylics and collage elements, and are about a girl who escapes her boring, colorless city to seek colorful scenes.

The Grey City

The Green Forest

The Yellow Dunes

The Blue Ocean

And The Red Mountains will follow asap.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Tulip! Gotta luuuuuuv tulips. It's my favorite flower and a very nationalistic one in my case. The Netherlands are known for their tulips, among other things, obviously, both good and bad.

Anyway, did this on a card (10x15 cm) for a postcrosser. It will be on its way to Spain fairly soon.

I'm very happy with the result, although I admit that the digital quality is poor. My PC, and thus my scanner, is on holiday at the repair shop, so I took a crappy picture of it.

Done with acrylics.
Hope you like it!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Card picture

Haha, no, the title is not reversed. What you see here is a picture of 22 cards of all sizes. I was commissioned to make these - an order through my webshop. It was lots of fun to do!

That little white square on the left is a thank you card for the commissioner and the little moon-card on the right is a little extra. I mean, for 21 cards I'll give a card extra, lol.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Purple Lady

Behold, my purple lady.

She's only called that, because I couldn't find a name for her that suited, so yeah, purple lady it is.

Did this one with Copic markers. I finally used them again! Yay! I found that if I start with a new medium, practice it for a while and fail pretty hard, that if I take a (long) break from that medium and start using it again a while later, I suddenly know how. Which is odd, but hey, it works.

Oh, and her ruffles at the bottom disappeared, but you'll just have to imagine them then.

Her outfit I got from a little book called Kleding en mode in kleur 1550-1760 (Clothing and Fashion in Color 1550-1760) and stems from around 1678. I did change the colors, though, and adjusted the outfit just a bit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally an Update + Dedication

I'm so, so sorry for my lack of posting here.

I've been working on my dissertation/MA thesis (I never know the difference between those two) and quite busy with choices and other 'my future'-related stuff. For your information, I'm going to do one more master, the educational one. I'll be teaching English and a subject that translates into Culture and Art, which is awesome. I'm really looking forward to my next, and final, year.

Anyway, I do have an image!

This one is to my friends, my RU buddies. They got me this awesome sketchbook from Disneyland Florida and I decided to dedicate its first image to you. I'm going to use this sketchbook for Disney images only; to practice them.
I know not all of you were part of the Florida crew, but all of you do support me greatly with this art business of mine, so many, many thanks go out to all and everyone of you. Seriously, I don't know where I would've been - art wise - without you.

Some info on the image: that little booklet there I got in Boston and have kept with my Prisma pencil box ever since. It's an inspiration as well as a fond memory. I used Prisma colored pencils to color the image.
I also know the image isn't perfect, but oh well, it will do. I didn't make this image up myself, but drew from an existing one - as I said, the sketchbook will be for Disney practice, and so practice it is.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just... doing what I love most

Lol @ title.
I know my cards totally didn't sell on Queen's Day and that a webshop is a very long shot, but it's still what I love doing most, so I'll continue doing it anyway. In that light I've made some more cards and mini cards (fun things!) that I'd like to share. So enjoy!

Done in acrylics.
The minis are 5 x 5 cm and I made the mini envelopes myself as well.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I made a webshop for my painted cards and book markers. (Or click the sun image on the left)

Just a note: the website is in Dutch. I may change that later, but for now I'll leave it like this.

Go check it out!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just some stuffs


Lol, not much to say, actually. Here are some cards I didn't get around to uploading. And the last one is an acrylic painting (with a touch of ink) of Daniel on a horse in an awesome costume. I used reference for that one and I used it big time. I don't know the name of the original illustrator, but it came from a book about costumes during the Napoleonic wars... Yep.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Queen's Day 2009

This Queen's Day will stay in our memories for a long time, for the wrong reasons.

Today around noon a tragedy happened in Apeldoorn, the Dutch city where the queen and her family came to visit, like they visit one particular city in the Netherlands every year on this day. A man in a black car tried to assault the royal family while their bus was touring through Apeldoorn. The car drove through the audience in the direction of the bus, but hit a monument instead. It has been confirmed that five people were killed in the assault and several severely wounded.

I was deeply shocked when I heard the news. I celebrated this national holiday in Egmond aan Zee and didn't hear the whole story until we went back home. My card selling went miserable, but it paled to nothingness compared to this drama.

My sincerest condolences go out to the families of the deceased and I wish everyone strenght to get through this - the wounded, their families and the royal family, as well as everyone who had to witness this drama and carry it with him or her for the rest of his or her life.

I'm so sorry.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cards and Book Markers

Well, I got around scanning more designs. I'll just display them below in a big pile, sorry about that. They're all done with acrylics, so that's easy.

The cards:

The book markers:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Children's illustration

Gah! I've been busy! Drawing and painting mostly, but also uni stuff, and now I'm not even going to show all of my works, lol. I know, I'm a bad girl, but you'll have to make do with just this one illustration and I'll post my new card designs and bookmarkers soon (still have to scan them...).

This one is a concept I've been wanting to try for a while now - collage with newspaper. I like how it came out. Maybe I'll make a series out of it, sort of like a children's book, but then separate pages. Lol, we'll see.


Collage: Acrylics, newspaper, colored paper, pencil, ecoline.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More cards

Some more designs. All done with acrylics. I love Little Red and the Get Well Soon one.

Balloon! Gotta love balloons. This could be a birthday card, but also a With Sympathy one perhaps.

Soccer! A boy's card (with thanks to some friends of mine, who suggested boy cards).

One of my favs, a Get Well Soon card.

Little Red in the forest. Lol. I don't know what kind of card this could be. An invitation perhaps.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Queen's Day cards

I'm going to sell some of my stuff. Through the internet, if people want, but I'll also be standing in Egmond Aan Zee during Queen's Day. That's a Dutch holiday, celebrating the birthday of the queen (Beatrix). Actually, the date is not quite her birthday and there's a whole story behind it. If you want to know more, check this page (Eng.).

Anyway! I'll be selling some paintings, like Joseph, The Queen of Sheba, A boy's dream and some cards. The first few cards I'll post below, but there will be more. Again, if you want one, you can also place an order by posting here or e-mailing me.

The paintings will be € 15,-
A double-sided painted card will be € 4,-
A single-sided painted card will be € 3,-
A digitally designed card will be € 1,-
A set of 10 digitally designed cards € 6,-

Painted with acrylics. Birthdayboy!

Painted with acrylics. Horsey!

Painted with acrylics. Beach!

Painted with acrylics. Lemonade!

Digital design. An invitation! (translation: "will you be joining me for honey?")

Digital design. A happy birthday card.

Please note that I ordered prints of the digital design cards. I do not know yet how they will turn out.

A boy's dream

Another painting! This one is space-related, because I'm a lover of science fiction and space and all that, but can't recall children's books about this subject, so I came with my own. It's the first and there's a lot of room for improvement, but since it's definitely not the last, I'm sure that improvement will come.

Unfortunately the scanner ate a few of the stars and took some color from the picture, but you get the picture.

Done with acrylics.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Joseph - the boy in bright colors

Another biblical story.

This is Joseph, the boy in bright colors. On the left are three of his - very jealous - brothers and on his right is his father, who just gave him his new robe.

He had more brothers, but I wasn't sure how many exactly, plus for the composition three was enough. Lol.

Done with, yes, acrylics. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Queen of Sheba

In the Netherlands there is a song. It's a biblical song about the queen of Sheba who went to king Solomon (I believe, but my bible knowledge is a little rusty) to see if he was really very wise. Anyway, the first line of the song goes like this:

De koningin van Sheba ging heel koninklijk op reis.

Which translates into something like:

The queen of Sheba went queenly on her way.

When I was a child and heard this song, an image popped into my head. Something like the image I painted here. Lol. Hope you like it!

I did the image with acrylics.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Acrylic love

Ha! I discovered acrylics! I love them!

This is a lion based on my other animal designs, but, obviously, done with acrylics instead of digital.

A girl in a storm, also acrylics. Not much of a story to tell, she just likes storms, like myself.

Good ol' watercolors. The scanner really messed up the picture, despite the 300 dpi. I tried to fix it up a little in photoshop, but didn't succeed all that well.

And another watercolor. This one should have been in my Volkswagon post, the one with the ice cream, but I completely forgot. I did this as a sketch to show the client. He was happy with the style and skills, thankfully.