22.9.11

Mick Jagger

Old rockers were supposed to fade away, but Mick Jagger proves the experts wrong. 68 years and still going strong! Just released an instant classic album, in mine opinion, called Superheavy. Together with Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman.

Pen and watercolor, 10 x 15 cm.

19.9.11

Fast food: French Fries

Although they're called "French Fries", I prefer the Flamish ones. But that's a bit difficult to explain in English, I'm afraid. Well, as long it's not a Dutch treat.


5.9.11

Rembrandt

As I was looking for people I would like to draw a portrait of, I thought to myself: "why not make a drawing of people I admire?". One of them is, for me, the great painter Rembrandt van Rijn. I made a drawing of him based on a self-portrait he made in 1669 at the age of 63. The original painting can be seen in the Tate Gallery in London or, to save you the trip, on this website.


I made my drawing with pen and watercolor, adding dry brush in the final stage.

2.9.11

Tools: Pencils

Although I make my drawings in pen with watercolor, I allways make sketches upfront. I mainly use Derwent and occasionally I make sketches with ballpoint (when I'm in a hurry and afraid to lose the idea during the process of finding my pencils).
I'm used to draw in this style for quite a while now, with mostly the same subjects. Perhaps it's time to make a change in subjects, for instance: urban scenery, landscapes, portraits, animals, etc, etc.
But for now I drew my sketching tools: pencils, cutting knife and sandpaper and eraser. In pen with watercolor. Of course.