Friday, October 26, 2012


 Graphite, acrylics, white ink, red colourpencil on Aquarelle Arches Hot pressed paper. Grain Satine 300 grams. 12 " x 16"

This is an illustration/ drawing for a client with a special memory.
When she was a little girl, she had a bottle of kisses next to her bed. When her parents asked her for a kiss, they had to look in the bottles with kisses...They could fly away and 'grow' in there.

I think it's a sweet story and I translated it into this image. It's a surrealistic little world inside of the bottle.

 I've made the white lines with a white ink pencil.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Figure drawing

Red pencil on Canson figueras paper. 18 cm x 2.40 cm.
I went to Dordrecht for some figure drawing. It felt really good to draw from a real-life model with some time pressure:  5 to 10 minutes poses.
 The model had a nice body and a lot of times it are men who pose, so I was lucky, because my paintings contain a lot of female figures at the moment. That said, I want to practise everything.
 I like to sketch very loose at first and sketch a little harder at the end.
 I loved this pose.

I have a lot of large paper rolls left and I wanted to use them, but unfortunately it's not very handy to move around. Tonight I'm going to another evening of portrait drawing!