Monday, August 18, 2014

(one more) crazy cat


One more crazy cat to celebrate the new Crazy Cat Lady Diary that is finished, with illustrations by 50+ Dutch and international artists - including one of mine but not this one. The diary will be available from 1 September and can be pre-ordered from Ankepankesshop.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

cats - call for art

Like drawing cats?

If you like drawing cats, consider contributing to the Crazy Cat Lady planner by Anke van der Meer (a.k.a. Ankepanke), follow this link to find out more.

There are still a few spaces left but be quick because the planner is due before the end of the summer break!

Friday, July 25, 2014

hut


Hut (1). Building huts with some guidance is a national kids' summer holiday thing. It takes a week and our neighbourhood had it this week. Does it happen in other countries, too? 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kokeshi dolls


Recently I've been working on some commissions, of which this kokeshi-style family portrait was definitely a favourite. The Italian family asked specifically for a portrait in a similar style to a painting I had shown on Instagram, this one:


'Kokeshi knights'
They were both so much fun to do. The knights are now up in my Etsy shop and I am happy to take more commissions like the family portrait above.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Importantus

I enjoy seeing the quirky side of people, to imagine how their personal drive would make them behave in a different environment, in a different story.

The past months I have been making a series of paintings that I call the 'Importantus' series. The series is about exploring what makes someone important, or about what makes someone feel important, in case those are not the same thing.

It is an old custom to make a name more important by Latinising it, hence the name 'Importantus'.

Here are a few of the characters.


'The Workshop Attendant'


'The Safety Officer'


'The Office Couple'

All of these are available as prints at the moment - I am hanging on to the originals for a while longer, sorry folks! - but I have had cards printed as well, see my shop.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

party invitation


Custom party invitation for my middle son who turned 7! It reads 'Waddenfeest' which means Wadden Sea party. The Wadden Sea is a shallow sea and we will go onto the mud flats at low tide to catch shrimp and crabs.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

love-y moments


This is the sketch that I made for the series I showed yesterday. It turned out pretty neat I think, so I thought I'd show it here, too. I may make it into a card later on, for Valentines Day, or general love-y moments.