Tiny blonde painting

A blonde today! Postcard sized, watercolour and ink.

watercolour painting of a blonde

Patty and her gorgeous doggie

A commission I did for the talented Patty Nguyen. Check out the wonderful pics on her cookery and photography blog for some seriously cute snaps of her doggie Bailey.

watercolour sketch of lady in park with dog cartoon watercolour portrait lady with dog

Prudy portrait

A portrait done in watercolours and ink for the lovely Prudy of the butter, basil and breadcrumbs blog. Click here to meet Prudy an see the reference I used.

watercolour portrait Prudy

You cook it, I draw it!

My illustration work for butter, basil and breadcrumbs eventually led to my adoption to upstate New York. My new mum, the lovely Prudy Blank, has just sent off the legal papers and I’m looking to move into my new home as soon as we get the nod from the U. S. of A. I can’t wait to be fed those wholesome meals and nibble on some ice cream sandwiches.

Jokes aside, it has been lovely working with Prudy and her excitable emails were just priceless! This is what I made for her cookery blog.

watercolour illustration of a lady cookingWatercolours illustration of lady cooking and entertainingHand drawn website header illustration in watercolourIn this age of slick digital imagery, I think more websites should be hand drawn. Especially the making and baking blogs benefit from lovingly illustrated watercolours.
These are the initial sketches:

woman cooking sketchwoman cooking sketchAnd there’s even more… Stay tuned!

Rockabilly Girl Fashion Illustration

I’ve totally discovered Skillshare, this awesome website were you can do classes taught by experts in certain fields, like graphic design, portrait drawing and fashion illustration. To channel my inner glam girl (yes, it’s really still there after working with just men for 5 years) I signed up to the fashion illustration course by the amazing Jennifer Lilya.fashion illustration Jennifer Lilya classAnd hereby I present to you… the end result. Pink! Done in watercolour and ink.

Angelina as Maleficent

Angelina Jolie Maleficent illustration drawing

Angelina Jolie is again looking gorgeous as Maleficent. Even with huge stick on cheekbones. This drawing was done in watercolours and ink, with some Photoshop tweaking.

Cat Boat Lady

This nice lady is Georgina Verbaan, an actress from my home country The Netherlands. I particularly love this pic in which she is modelling a t-shirt from my favourite animal charity ever! De Poezenboot is basically a housebout converted into a shelter for cats, right in the heart of Amsterdam. So yes, a pretty canal with a boat… full of cats. What’s not to like?

Georgina Verbaan illustratie
Illustration in biro and watercolours

Georgina Verbaan PoezenbootWhen I’m in Amsterdam, I usually pay a little visit to this catboat to play with the cats. This Christmas break I bought the t-shirt Georgina is wearing to show my support. Please join me and help this great charity by donating here by Paypal. Or get the official Poezenboot t-shirt, it’s a lovely quality!

Poezenboot t-shirt

Fluffy Friends

My life is all about fluffy bunnies at the moment. This little painting is for a nursery, for a baby yet to be born. Made with acrylic paint on a boxed canvas, this bunny will hopefully soothe the little one through the quite traumatising nappy changing process.

cute bunny painting in acylic

Furthermore, I visited this famous rabbit who has an entire square dedicated to him (her?) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Nijntje (called Miffy abroad) was born in Utrecht to a clever illustrator man called Dick Bruna in 1955. Starring in more than 30 books, Nijntje has sold over 85 million copies to kiddies worldwide.

Nijntje Pleintje in Utrecht

Trust no one this Halloween

Not even family…

Halloween illustration of creepy girls

Illustration in Eerie Ink and Weirdo Watercolour to celebrate Halloween. Pretty pleased no one came by my house tonight. I have a single onion and balsamic dressing from 2011 in my kitchen cupboard.

Geisha Girls

I painted Geisha girls! Or should I say Maiko? The more colourful (and giggly!) trainee version of the Geisha. Click for a larger version.

Geisha pin-up drawing