Sunday, October 31, 2010

stich 'n bitch

Two weeks ago I thought I could try something different. Instead of painting I could stitch my work. Well...the above works are only 18 x 24 cm, but it was a hell of a job! And I'm not sure if it was worth the trouble...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

rainy days...

...and even more rain is on the way. A good day to draw Pollock in watercolours in my sketchbook...

Friday, October 29, 2010

drip drop teardrop

Working at this painting I realised that I want to paint "brighter/lighter". Much more white in the background and the figures not that heavy in colour. I normaly airbrush the background and I now found out that you can do great things by using the spray colour as paint! Spray colour is so highly concentrated that it has a great effect and by using water it's gone in a minute. The only problem is that they are so expensive... But I haven't found a paint yet that has the same effect. The next painting will be an experiment.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Donnie Darko

Drawings in my sketchbook inspired by old paintings they found in caves. The paintings reminded me of rabbits. Now my drawings remind me more of Donnie Darko...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Not Jackson Pollock!

This is my rabbit Pollock. I named him after Jackson Pollock. My first "big" rabbit was named after Pipilotti Rist so I sticked with the P! I use Pollock to practise my drawing skills in my sketchbook. It's a great way to spend quiet time, really get to know the shape of another being and push your drawing skills. But I have to admit that I sometimes use photograph of him, because he usually walkes away before I even can draw his eye!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hansel & Gretel never made it home

Another "rabbit" painting.
I find Fairy Tales actually a bit scary and what kind of parend send their kids into the forest? 
The photographer Dina Goldstein made a project (Fallen Princesses) about what happens after the happy ever after...:

"Fallen Princesses place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates het conflict. The “happily ever after” is replaced with realistic outcome and addresses current issues."

Check out her website for the photo's:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lazy crazy dreaming

After reading "An illustrated life" by Danny Gregory I started drawing in my sketchbook again. I stop doing it two years ago and I forgot how great it is! A sketchbook is a great, nonthreatening place to begin to draw. It is an ideal place to develop ideas and experiment.