doughroller illustration I put together last-minute for my friend her birthday (actually did this one before the one I made Bart). animated gif below, it’s a little fat on the megabyte-side so please allow it a second to load:
a few weeks ago my friend Bart turned twenty-something, as a small present I made him this doughroller. party was at his place at the end of the week, destroyed me — came up with some decent inspiration and illustrations that night though. (there’s an animated gif below, please give it a second to load)
^ happy camper Bart with his cat and doughroller.
with the whole sailortheme-thing on the wooden shoe I did for Maikel I thought it’d be nice to include a letter-in-a-bottle as a small extra. I found the bottle on a flea-market and it was actually tiny enough to fit inside of the clog. Liquid Brain Rape is an initiative of a friend, the texts/illustrations on the label(s) are hand-drawn by me (dip pen + india ink)
Maikel happy with his new shoe (more photos/original post here)
as a base for the illustrations on the clog I took the classic sailor theme, but I also included hints to other subjects such as christianity (although I do not see myself as religious person) and russian organized crime (truly not as odd a combination as it may seem).
one side of the clog displays a ship by night sailing towards storm/the kraken, the other side has ship-wrecked sailors floating in the ocean by day. the text on the front (“my exit unobserved / my homesickness absurd”) was taken from the lyrics of mewithoutYou’s My Exit, Unfair, written by Aaron Weiss — brilliant musicians and brilliant lyrics. I thought these words very fitting to the overall story/message in the illustration.
last weekend my mom celebrated her 50th birthday, as a gift I illustrated two plates made of wood that fit into eachother. one depicts my mother as a young girl (past) and the other as an old woman (future, although I jokingly told her this was her now).
in the ‘past’ illustration I tried to put emphasis on roots and the innocence and purity of heart of young blood from the dutch countryside. among its composition of plants and tree-branches this plate carries the text “who knows”, which I thought would be very fitting in the light of what I was trying to accomplish with this illustration. the other plate has the text “where time goes”, which refers to age. combined, the two texts make the title of a song by Eilis Kennedy, whose music means a lot to my mother.
in the ‘future’ illustration I tried to make a composition consisting of plants etc that can be found near where my family lives and things that are dear to my mother — such as orchids. In the background, behind the old woman, I drew our house — whereas on the other plate the house where my mom grew up is shown.
when the ‘past’ is placed inside the ‘future’ plate, the borders spell my mom’s full name; her two given names in the top, and her last name and maiden name in the bottom:
I’m hoping to be posting more of my artwork from last week on friday. for now this’ll have to do though — please give the animated gif below a second to load, proper frame-rate bumped it up to about 4.5 megabizzle:
sorry guys, been working my ass off this week on some new stuff, new posts coming up after the weekend.
drawing I made in 2008 for a friend from back then. done with dip pen and india ink only.
a one-page comic inspired by a bedtime story my little brother (back then at the age of 5) came up with.
(drawing done with dip pen and india ink, larger version on flickr)
another collab with my little brother Peter, done mid-october 2009.
(Source: Flickr / rubenswieringa)
collab with my little brother Peter, made somewhere in september 2009.
(another one of these coming up later today, stay tuned!)
(Source: Flickr / rubenswieringa)
Blind / Terrorist
same evening as Fat Ballerina Man
(done with watercolor paint, black ballpoint pen and some color pencil)