OOPS – I’ve been neglecting this website for quite a while. Instead I have been busy with all these other things in life: teaching, building websites, moving and settling into a new studio & house, traveling etc. etc… Well. Now I tidied this place up a little bit and added a few new works. Here’s to hoping I will be better in keeping this website up to date from now on (but no promises).
In February of this year I made drawings for a new children’s book for De Gestreepte Boekjes. It’s called Achter Gesloten Gordijnen (behind closed curtains), and it’s out this month.
For Querido’s children’s poetry compilation of this year, Querido’s Poeziëspektakel 4: Vijf draken verslagen I made two drawings. The poems that are placed on these drawings are about illness, the death of a loved one, and the endless ocean.
» Complete drawings here: Waves and Wait
There there! Here’s a new children’s book that I illustrated a few months ago for Pica Educatief, called Joya gaat op reis. It’s about a little girl who goes on a little journey with a red balloon (don’t try it at home!) and in this period I was quite inspired by the colors of the interior of the house I grew up in…
Oh, it’s been a while since I’ve been here! I’ve been hiding here and there for the last few months, reorganizing life once more and shaking off some old ideas that I had about the future..
Here is a belated update: Querido’s Poeziëspektakel 3 has been out for a while and these are the drawings that I contributed:
Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the drawings I made for Querido’s third Poeziëspektakel, a book full of wonderful poetry and illustrations by both established and upcoming Dutch poets and illustrators. Quite exciting to have a few of my drawings published between so many talented people! It’s edited by (amongst others) Ted van Lieshout, and will be available from August.
I spent the last days trying to work on my relationship with analogue acrylics and in the end reverted to my true love, i.e. Photoshop. It’s the first drawing for the new Pica book, and it’s finished! It’s the cover, so the part on the right will wrap around and become the front of the book, with the title at the top part, and the left half of the drawing will serve as the backdrop for the text on the back. The story is about two children who get slightly lost in the forest, and what befalls them.. You can read how it ends and see the rest of the drawings in autumn, when the book will be published!