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doing a prints giveaway thing on facebook. check it out if you’d like to win one of these 12x16 inch prints!
Received some test prints of my work from INPRNT today, and I gotta say, they are gorgeous! Very sharp, colors are perfect, and just the right amount of contrast. I’m very impressed! I only have a few prints up now but I’ll be updating my page with more throughout the day. If you’re interested in getting a giclée print of my work, do take a look.
My 2014 calendar is now up for sale, but if you prefer some of my older calendars - each featuring close-ups from a variety of artwork that I created that year - then you can purchase those for the year 2014 too! The front and back covers have been modified - with the year number removed - and they are currently being printed for 2014. Check them out in my Deviantart prints shop!
for anyone who was experiencing trouble with the link / buying the calendar, it’s fixed now :)
i got to know Koffie&Ik, a lovely coffee place in Utrecht, because it’s run by a friend-of-a-friend who has a serious passion for coffee. After lots of research and planning, Robbie set up his own coffee bar/lunch room with great coffee and homemade food. we’ve been talking about putting some canvas prints of my digital work up on the walls for a while now, and after a collaborative selection process, they’re finally up! if you’re ever in Utrecht, try to drop by, it’s really a nice place with products that have been selected and prepared with care. also the canvasses will be up for sale for those who are interested and live in the area!
the masters of anatomy kickstarter went live yesterday!! please consider backing this project :)
for those who didn’t see my previous post: for this book, over 100 different artists will be contributing their own unique version of the ideal male/female. the goal is to have a book with many different interpretations and stylistic approaches to the same theme, intended as reference material for other artists. i think it’s a great concept and i’m so flattered to be working on this alongside so many awesome and accomplished artists!
received my copy of Nine Tenths: The Slider in the mail today, featuring one of my drawings. can’t wait to read it in full!
happy to announce that i’ll be participating in Masters of Anatomy! for this project, 64 different artists will be contributing their own unique version of the ideal male/female. the goal is to have a book with many different interpretations and stylistic approaches to the same theme, intended as reference material for other artists. i think it’s a great concept and i’m so flattered to be working on this alongside so many awesome and accomplished artists! the kickstarter for this project will launch on october 11th (my birthday!!), so if you’re thinking of contributing, mark it down :)
It’s been eating at me that I haven’t updated my blog in a while and haven’t uploaded any new original art. To my followers it probably looks like I haven’t been doing very much at all, and admittedly I have been giving myself more time than I usually do to enjoy the summer. But I’ve also been pretty busy doing all sorts of different things, so I figured I’d give you guys a quick update so that you know what’s been going on and also so that my blog is a bit less dead for now.
so for starters i’ve been working on trichrome concepts on and off for a while now. i did a LOT of research, made a lot of concept art, and put together detailed storyboards for the last two films. so the final concept for the movies is done - the first draft at least.
but actually most of the work has gone into figuring out how i am going to make this happen. in holland there are quite a few options for subsidizing animation films, and i did a lot of research into how that works, and met up with some really helpful and experienced people for tips and information. the result of this research? i’ve decided not to seek out much extra funding for these animations, and instead choose to keep them small, part-time projects that i’ll fund myself. this way i retain full copyright to the work. at most i might turn to crowdfunding for some help with paying my composer and 3D effects animator. even though this is taking a LONG TIME to do, i’m not giving up on these films - i’ve made my final decision on how i’m going to approach this project and will start working on it in the fall.
secondly i’ve been working on an artbook, in a similar fashion to trichrome: making some artwork and thinking about what the content will be, but most importantly also looking into how i will approach it. i talked to a few publishers but found the investment cost to be too much for just a first artbook. one of the things that concerns me the most is trying to find a way to ship for a reasonable price to people all around the world. if i have it published in the U.S, fans outside of the U.S might have to pay ridiculous amounts of money just to obtain a copy. so i’ve decided to use a more simple option and use an online tool like Blurb. i have two ideas: one book showcasing my more finished pieces and showing the process behind them with walkthroughs, tips and tutorials, and one ‘sketchbook’ - just a copy of my actual sketchbook with some roughly painted pieces as well. if you have any ideas or tips, PLEASE let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org :]
thirdly, and that is the downside of working commercially, i’ve done a bunch of work that i can’t show you guys yet. i worked on a cute promo animation for an app, created a video tutorial for a website, and created artwork for a book cover, all of which i can probably show you in the coming months but not right now. most importantly, i had a sort of career epiphany and am seriously considering working as a concept artist in the game industry. i’m personally not a big player of games but i think this might be the ideal direction for me. more news on that in the near future!
and in other news, i dyed my hair purple+blue, doodled a little and went to lowlands festival (where i saw the knife, which was life-changing). such tidbits are occasionally uploaded to my instagram! will make an effort to compensate for the lack of activity by posting a few digital sketches in the coming week. thanks for reading!
ok, i’ve decided to start officially using instagram! for a combination of personal life and artwork purposes. feel free to add me @loisvb :)