A blonde today! Postcard sized, watercolour and ink.
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.
In 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:
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.And hereby I present to you… the end result. Pink! Done in watercolour and ink.
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.
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?
When 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!
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.
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.