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100th post!!! - ink, markers and fineliner. top most work approx. 30*40 cm. others 5.5*4 cm.

The la  So for my 100th post on tumblr I decided to upload some placeholders and one final artwork for a card game I’m making.
A couple years back I got the idea about a card game. I was very aware there were already a shitload of card games out there and most of them only last for a few years except a few big/mainstream ones. So I had to think it through a lot on how I could make it somewhat stand out from the gross out there.
Fastforward to autumn 2013 I had already done tons of research on other card and board games, game mechanics etc. and I decided to make a test deck. Up until now I finished about 60 cards and also did a few test plays. While my mechanics need to be tweaked a little and a lot(most of it works as I intended) I am now in the process of upscaling the artwork so they can actually be printed(the 60 cards I got a.t.m. are handmade/drawn on so they have no use for printing).

The first larger work I did is the frost wurm, and others will follow.
While my game probably won’t come out for a long time to come from time to time I’ll upload some larger artwork alongside the original.

YAY 100th POST!!!

Groen is de gong - acrylics on paper approx. 30*40 cm.
The last post about my intake is about one of the two assignments given that day at the intake. One was to make a still life, nothing special about it so not gonna upload that one. The other was to pick one out of three poems and make a work from it in colourI chose the following poem:
Groen is de gong  groen is de watergong  waterwee, watergong  groen is de gong van de zee
The lines translate loosely to the colour green being like the gong of the sea.There’s also this word ‘waterwee’ which, to me, translate like homesick to the sea.So I came up with the story about a naval officer or marine who got injured and couldn’t do his job anymore, but still loves the sea and choose to go down by this huge tsunami wave so he could once again return to the sea.
Of course as illiterate as I am there were more verses to this poem(by apparently a famous dutch poet) which has little to nothing to do with what I thought it was about but hey, at least I tried to interpreted what I read ;).

Groen is de gong - acrylics on paper approx. 30*40 cm.

The last post about my intake is about one of the two assignments given that day at the intake. One was to make a still life, nothing special about it so not gonna upload that one. The other was to pick one out of three poems and make a work from it in colour
I chose the following poem:

Groen is de gong
groen is de watergong
waterwee, watergong
groen is de gong van de zee

The lines translate loosely to the colour green being like the gong of the sea.
There’s also this word ‘waterwee’ which, to me, translate like homesick to the sea.
So I came up with the story about a naval officer or marine who got injured and couldn’t do his job anymore, but still loves the sea and choose to go down by this huge tsunami wave so he could once again return to the sea.

Of course as illiterate as I am there were more verses to this poem(by apparently a famous dutch poet) which has little to nothing to do with what I thought it was about but hey, at least I tried to interpreted what I read ;).

Where’s kitty? - Pencil on paper 20*20 cm.

In the previous post I talked about 6 assignments you could choose from. I finished one, the fishes form the previous post, and attempted a go at another one. 15 drawings of still lifes(or in accordance to perception) with a title and in a portfolio decorated accordingly to the works inside. I did not get to finish it as I only have 9 drawings but I turned them in anyway.

The idea behind them was to include one hello kitty object in every drawing but in a not too obvious way. As such the title chosen for the work is a spoof on where’s waldo, a well known(at least in English speaking countries) children’s book where’s this one character you have to find among a lot of characters looking like him.

Birth of fish - markers and fineliner on paper 30*42 cm.

I applied for art college of Illustration and Design over at Zwolle, The Netherlands, and just like almost every art academy there were home assignments. Instead of one assignment(As with the HKU) I got the luxury to choose between 6 assignments. At least one had to be finished but more is usually better(I guess).
One of them was to draw the birth of a fish, no panels and title of the drawing included.

After some research on what fish look like I came up with the idea to do a cycle, and when drawing out the scene I thought about how those stained glass windows in churches always have a whole story on them in just one window. So I did some more research and voila, glass stained birth of fish :).

The colours became a little bit dull jwhen looking at on a regular surface but extremely bright when held against a light source(Even weak ones).

I’m quite content with the end result how the stained glass is emulated, but for the drawing itself it’s a bit like meh.

Oh, and I got accepted at the art college :D

Michaelangelo Selfie - acrylics on canvas 21*30 cm.

I’ve been a long time TMNT fan and like most 80’s kids started out with the (very goofy) cartoon series, playing them on the NES and reading the Archie comics(which we’re kinda dark compared to the cartoon).Later on I discovered the Archie comics weren’t the original and began reading the others too.
I drew them quite a lot when I was young and recently I started thinking about drawing them again, but then I thought why not paint them instead?
So here’s the first one in a series. A self portrait of Michaelangelo who happened to find one of spider man’s camera’s(Not the same universe I know but hey, both NY ;)
The Turtles will have red bandannas as in the original comics but most of the paintings will be based on the Archie comics universe.

Michaelangelo Selfie - acrylics on canvas 21*30 cm.

I’ve been a long time TMNT fan and like most 80’s kids started out with the (very goofy) cartoon series, playing them on the NES and reading the Archie comics(which we’re kinda dark compared to the cartoon).

Later on I discovered the Archie comics weren’t the original and began reading the others too.

I drew them quite a lot when I was young and recently I started thinking about drawing them again, but then I thought why not paint them instead?

So here’s the first one in a series. A self portrait of Michaelangelo who happened to find one of spider man’s camera’s(Not the same universe I know but hey, both NY ;)

The Turtles will have red bandannas as in the original comics but most of the paintings will be based on the Archie comics universe.

Next weeks news - acrylics and mixed media on mdf 60*120 cm.

So a while ago I applied at the art college HKU, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.There was a home assignment where you had to reflect on a newspaper article about how news turned from giving out the facts to somewhat entertainment it is today. You had to reflect in word and image where the word would be part of the image.
Anyhow this was my answer to said article.
I did not make it through the first round(HKU has 2 rounds, one where they only look if your working in their style and ethics, and the second where you get a day assignment and talk about your work) but I’m not that sore about it. Only thing that bugs me is that I had no feedback on the home assignment.

Next weeks news - acrylics and mixed media on mdf 60*120 cm.

So a while ago I applied at the art college HKU, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

There was a home assignment where you had to reflect on a newspaper article about how news turned from giving out the facts to somewhat entertainment it is today. You had to reflect in word and image where the word would be part of the image.

Anyhow this was my answer to said article.

I did not make it through the first round(HKU has 2 rounds, one where they only look if your working in their style and ethics, and the second where you get a day assignment and talk about your work) but I’m not that sore about it. Only thing that bugs me is that I had no feedback on the home assignment.

About a dream - acrylics on canvas 40*50 cm.
A while ago I had a very weird dream about a girl. It was a very short dream but I was really in love with it so I decided to draw it out so I could make a painting of it.
It was not specifically the girl I was so amazed by in this dream but more those freckles or whatever they are. They were in a pattern on her back and shoulders and instead of brown they were red, almost glowing. When I woke up I was still amazed so I had to make something to not forget this dream.
Besides it’s a welcome change from the usual zombie/fantasy/arguing dreams I have :).

About a dream - acrylics on canvas 40*50 cm.

A while ago I had a very weird dream about a girl. It was a very short dream but I was really in love with it so I decided to draw it out so I could make a painting of it.

It was not specifically the girl I was so amazed by in this dream but more those freckles or whatever they are. They were in a pattern on her back and shoulders and instead of brown they were red, almost glowing. When I woke up I was still amazed so I had to make something to not forget this dream.

Besides it’s a welcome change from the usual zombie/fantasy/arguing dreams I have :).

Lost in transition - acrylics on canvas 50*70 cm.
The idea is to see what happens when teleportation goes wrong. For now only molecules where teleportated and it’s still not feasible to teleport even small things like a matchstick. But there will be a day it does get real and practical and before that we get accidents like this.
I think I’ll make this a series.

Lost in transition - acrylics on canvas 50*70 cm.

The idea is to see what happens when teleportation goes wrong. For now only molecules where teleportated and it’s still not feasible to teleport even small things like a matchstick. But there will be a day it does get real and practical and before that we get accidents like this.

I think I’ll make this a series.

Mutant Pantoffeldiertjes(paramecium) - approximately 21*30cm, fineliner and markers on paper.
A few weeks back http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sumrow this artist had a contest about drawing uncommon creatures. I entered, did not win but had lots of fun in the making of this piece in the given time limit, and an honorable mention :).
Anyway, these are giant Paramecium, or as they are called in the Netherlands ‘pantoffeldiertjes’(they look like slippers).some lab people were not paying attention and fed them after midnight. They better had watched gremlins ;)

Mutant Pantoffeldiertjes(paramecium) - approximately 21*30cm, fineliner and markers on paper.

A few weeks back http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sumrow this artist had a contest about drawing uncommon creatures. I entered, did not win but had lots of fun in the making of this piece in the given time limit, and an honorable mention :).

Anyway, these are giant Paramecium, or as they are called in the Netherlands ‘pantoffeldiertjes’(they look like slippers).

some lab people were not paying attention and fed them after midnight. They better had watched gremlins ;)

Sketching - 21*30cm, ballpoint on paper.
sketch done during a few train trips. I was checking out how much could be done with random lines and patterns. Would it become cluttered or recognizeable.

Sketching - 21*30cm, ballpoint on paper.

sketch done during a few train trips. I was checking out how much could be done with random lines and patterns. Would it become cluttered or recognizeable.