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!