Sunday, January 29, 2012


Pencil, acrylics, colourpencils and fineliner on paper.
While I'm waiting somewhere or traveling I love to sketch in my sketchbook. Nothing planned, without a concept or anything. A lot of times I can use those sketches for other projects, because the spontanity brings new ideas.
Pencils, ballpoint on paper. 
I start often with a red pencil because they are much softer than the graphite (but not so easy to erase) I like to draw on top of it with graphite.
This sharpner is so cute, bought it at Harolds.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Oscar de la Renta fashion illustration

Oscar de la Renta, acrylics and (colored pencils) and pastel on Arches hotpress watercolourpaper.
30x30 cm.
Rough sketch, pencil on paper, 21 x 25 cm.

Photo's made by: Team Peter Stigter.

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

When I saw these outfits made by Oscar de la Renta, I was blown away. Especially the left one is so beautiful, with the doll-face and everything in white, with the combination of textures, just: perfect.  I started to make an illustration with these outfits.

Under the photo on the site of Peter Stigter was written about (fake) fur and I wondered if these outfits were fake/real...Well, they have all kind of soft accesoires made from fox fur and rabbit fur on their site. Very dissapointing and uneccessary. More and more fashion designers are developing garments using fake fur. Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria secret, Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli. Karl Lagerfeld even made a whole line!
I usually don't make statements with my illustrations. It's not that I wanted to make one, but when I was drawing, I just couldn't stop thinking about it. So if this is my first illustration with a statement ever...? So be it. To all the free furry animals!