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remake of an older piece from 2005, just for fun. inspired in part by sakimichan’s beautiful artwork!

remake of an older piece from 2005, just for fun. inspired in part by sakimichan’s beautiful artwork!

Put up some new artwork at Koffie&Ik in Utrecht! The last batch of artwork had an autumn theme, but this time Robbie helped select a variety of lighter, more summer-themed artwork. If you’re ever in Utrecht, be sure to check them out! Their coffee is delicious :)

process of this piece

a remake of an old piece i drew 11 years ago. it was the first drawing i did that made it to the deviantart front page, so it has a lot of sentimental value to me :) inspired heavily by alfonse mucha’s fantastic art nouveau posters.

a remake of an old piece i drew 11 years ago. it was the first drawing i did that made it to the deviantart front page, so it has a lot of sentimental value to me :) inspired heavily by alfonse mucha’s fantastic art nouveau posters.

manga-style art (i know this is a contested term, but i’ll risk generalizing for now) used to be one of my biggest influences when i was first starting out as an artist. today i suddenly got an impulse to see how i would approach the style with my current skillset, and this came out. it was so much fun! big credit for style reference goes to cushart on deviantart, one of my favorite artists. 

detail of my last drawing

detail of my last drawing

some intimidating neon chicks.

some intimidating neon chicks.

studies! trying to work with looser brushstrokes. refs from the deviantart stock photo section, specifially (warning: NSFW!) - this, this, this, this, this and this.

studies! trying to work with looser brushstrokes. refs from the deviantart stock photo section, specifially (warning: NSFW!) - this, this, this, this, this and this.

cooked up something green for you.

cooked up something green for you.

steps (including ref image at the beginning) for this palette study (click for more info).

last weekend i visited the dordrechts museum and saw this beautiful painting by Ary Scheffer, a dude with the same hometown as me. i took a quick snapshot with my phone and decided to do a palette study based on that snapshot. it isn’t meant to be a one-on-one reproduction but just an exploration of the skintones mostly! 

last weekend i visited the dordrechts museum and saw this beautiful painting by Ary Scheffer, a dude with the same hometown as me. i took a quick snapshot with my phone and decided to do a palette study based on that snapshot. it isn’t meant to be a one-on-one reproduction but just an exploration of the skintones mostly! 

selfie

selfie

super speedy 10mn doodle!

super speedy 10mn doodle!

struggling with an injury - story and advice!

Hey everyone! In some previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m struggling with an injury to my drawing arm. Although I hoped that the problem would have totally gone away after more than a month of rest, it actually hasn’t, and I’m still struggling with it at this very moment. It’s actually been harder emotionally than it has physically. I’ve decided to go ahead and write a blog entry about it, not only to keep my followers in the loop but also as a cautionary tale to any artists out there who have not yet sustained an injury. If I had been more aware of the risks, maybe this would never have happened to me, so the very least I can do is try to help those who aren’t aware of the risks.

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I did an interview with Sycra! Check it out here. 

I did an interview with Sycra! Check it out here