Sunday, February 28, 2010

Digital card designs

I also designed some new digital cards for my webshop, but I haven't printed these yet. If there's enough demand, I will print them.


PS: obviously the texts on the cards aren't in English but in Dutch.

Traditional cards

Made some new cards for my webshop. These three were done with acrylics.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Ratchet & Clank

Since we bought a PS3, I'm all into games. There's Assassin's Creed II and lots of Ratchet & Clank. And I've already drawn something Killzone-related, but we don't own the game yet. Oh well, that will come.

Anyway! Here's some Ratchet & Clank stuff. Very cool and funny game.
Done with charcoal and ink.

Ratchet & Clank (c) Insomniac

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some stuff

I have a week vacation at the moment and so I'm in overdrive. Here are some sketches. Nothing special, really, but I still liked to show it.

Again, sorry for the crappy quality, but they're photos instead of scans.

Felt like flying.

Inspired by a Killzone-filled evening yesterday.

This winter, I saw a boy cycling in shorts. Freakin' shorts! Brrr.

This one's a little fuzzy. It's a girl dancing a funky dance. Lol.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The 2010 Book Challenge

I decided to join a friend in the 2010 book challenge, which means that I need to read 50 books this year. I also decided to combine this with my current blog (this one) and with drawing/painting. So here you see illustrations/alternate covers of the first three books I have read this year.

A little warning: the quality sucks, because I had to use a camera instead of a scanner.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

For a summary of this novel, check this link.

I liked this book. I'm kind of fed up with the whole WWII theme, but this book is well written, gripping, beautiful and inspiring. I like how it is written from the point of view of a young boy, who doesn't understand it when his mother is cheating on his father or when his sister is so obviously in love. The only thing I didn't like was the end of the book. It was too abrupt. I like the unexpected, don't get me wrong, but this was all so incredibly sudden that it was weird. Still, I do recommend this book to anyone, even those who don't like the theme of WWII.

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

For a summary of this novel, click this link.

Though I liked the novel and the concept (despite its WWII theme), I thought that the style of writing was a little too post-modern. Not so much the illustrations, but the way it is written. It is hard to explain. Maybe Death isn't that much of a narrator. I don't know. It has also been a while since I read it, so I apologize. Following posts on the Challenge will be fresh from my memory.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

For a summary of this novel, click this link.

I really liked this novel, despite its post-modern feel. As with The Book Thief, I thought that the writing style was sometimes too confusing and too hopscotch. Other than that, however, I really liked the idea of observing how a family copes with the death of a loved one. I also thought it was realistic in the way that it does not go too well and that the parents drift apart. I know a little about the subject (as in, first hand experience) and I am glad that my own parents did not fall into this pit, for my family would have looked so much different then.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Drawing Tears

Yeah. Once in a while I have these melancholic moments that I can't seem to get rid of. I suppose they won't stop until a dream is fulfilled. Now there's an interesting idea: every time a dream is fulfilled, a moment of sadness dissolves.

Sepia ink and water on paper.

Monday, February 15, 2010


My brother's dream came true! Yay!
He got an internship (and hopefully a job) at Guerilla Games, the Dutch company that developed Killzone for PS3 (a console I am now addicted to). To celebrate, I made him this little something.


Killzone (c) Guerilla Games