vrijdag 11 oktober 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everybody! I've been working on this concept for quite some time, and it's finally finished! This particular illustration was inpsired by the humorous videos of Glove and Boots!

I've always wanted to experiment a little bit more with several light-techniques. This project's one of them. I'd like to thank my programmer for bringing my zombies to life using flash animation! Animation brings so much more magic to an illustration!

zondag 11 augustus 2013

Spacefrog study

This has been such a fast project (which just took 2 hours to finish)! A new record! It's a random study to practise characterdesign & digital painting.

Working on this piece: I love working with square brushes!

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013

Painted elephants & fancy birds

Finally some space to work on my freestyle projects. I truely enjoyed every second working on this particular illustration. It's an experiment using sunlight and a tropical-colored sunset. During the process of this illustration, the tempratures FINALLY rised up till 33°C in The Netherlands. Living 3 minutes near the sea: the tropical vibe around the neighborhood may have affected on my work!


zaterdag 29 juni 2013

Pinocchio paper puppetry

Welcoming a new member to the puppetry-family! Pinocchio! He's one of my impulse-projects I've made within a couple of hours to practise my digital painting-skills. I'd like to watch Disney-movies to get inspired and develop new ideas, this puppet has been inspired by this particular scene!

Gosh! Did that sound came out of me?"

You'll find this printable at the Merryland

donderdag 27 juni 2013

Free printable cake banner

Giving something back to my blogviewers! My blog is being googled a lot of times, but there also have been A LOT google searches looking for a free printable cake banner. With the thought I've dissapointed some viewers not giving them where they were looking for: I've decided to do something about it! A wise friend of mine told me it's very generous to publish free giveaways on your blog, so in the meantime... why shouldn't I do something in return and give the people what they need?

I've digital painted these free printable cake banners in my spare time to cool down from larger projects. Download for free and print as many times as you like!

woensdag 29 mei 2013

Interior design: Carousel nursery

Taking a serious step in the right direction! I've been fuzzling to long with character-designs and first-line details! I really want to become a professional imagineer, but several feedback-sources have concluded I'm limited when I comes to perspective and spacial-design.

I buckled up and really invested some serious hours developing this project. It's an idea I once imagined when I was having trouble getting enough hours of sleep. I'm getting ridiculously creative when I'm staring at te ceiling and imagine things I could create. 'What would an awesome nursery look like?'... Well, like this! This concept always came back to me when I started staring at my marvelous white ceiling.

I've always been a little interior designer when it came to my own living space. Moving & decorating has always been a huge process and passion of mine. But I've had limited schooling when it comes to interiordesign. My admission test at my first school resulted I had really HIGH potential at the interiordesign-department, even the teachers insisted this would be a better choice for me. However I decided to become a graphic designer during the 2nd year. But then again: I've had 12 months of basic-interior knowlegde, let's make the best of it!

vrijdag 5 april 2013

Tutorial - Disneyfied!

Time for a new tutorial! I've discovered a new technique I'd like to share with everyone! I have always been a huge Disney-fan, but it feels complete to turn yourself/loved ones into these characters! This project used to be a fun-based project, but I think it's a serious style I'd like to develop in the future!

This technique helped me to develop my own creative habits and made me work on a solid style of drawing. However I've never been a big fan of tracing lines from a picture: this just gives you a little push to make the the base-drawing with the right proportions!

woensdag 27 februari 2013

Cows can fly!

This lovely lady repesents one of my many test-illustrations to figure out to work with groups of multiple layers. I used to work from the top layer to background-layer, I feel so ashamed! I figured out it's such a waste of time editting the top-layers after I'm finally done with the background of the artwork. It seems so logical, but somehow I managed to do the opposite. Dumb dumb dumb

donderdag 21 februari 2013

Magical Monkey Mismo

Working on a fortuneteller-inpsired style-project to expand my portfolio. I've started to publish my illustrations in a more interesting way using simple animations! A character truely comes to life when there's a simple movement. It draws the attention of the viewer, I'll be using this technique more often!

woensdag 6 februari 2013

Imagineering; Darkride - board 2

Working on my imagineering-portfolio! It's been a while, which feels kind of shamefull to me. My attention has been focused on the wrong obligations. However I've learned so much from it, I think it just wasn't my call. I've decided to suck it up and start working on the things that are really important to me. Just go for it!

So I decided to renew my 'Little mermaid darkride' concept and start all over again! I have much more experience working on items and characters... but I decided to challenge myself! It took me 9 hours to finish this piece, but it was totally worth it! I started working much faster on my digital paintings thanks to my last assignment in Australia! Things have been seriously speeding up! This is going to be interesing!