Thursday, June 23, 2011

Illustration friday 2_ launch

I couldn't help myself. The 'birds launch' I already posted for illustration friday just wasn't satisfying enough.
Not sure though if I like the pen lines, maybe it would've been nicer to have worked out the lines a bit more with pencil...
Any thoughts or tips?

Illustration Friday - Launch

Okay, just a quicky for Illustration Friday.
This week's Topic is "launch"
well... there you go :)


A page from my journal. You can get very inspired by sitting outside for an hour or so in Amsterdam...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I made another illustration out of the same sketch. The first one I colored in with the computer. I also used one of my favorite techniques to make a black and white version: lines. I prefer the colored one. Still, the lined one is fresh and clean. What do you think? Want to share any thoughts?
Comments are very welcome!

this is the sketch I worked from:

ps I'm really happy to see that I have some new followers. Thank you for showing interest and welcome!

featured artist

I feel honored to be the featured artist at all weekend AND today!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

6 recipes by TDAC Favorite Koosje Koene!!

Today 6 recipe-illustrations made by me are posted in the Featured Collection on They Draw & Cook
The collection will be featured from June 18 to June 21. After that, the collection can be viewed on their Featured Collection Archive page.


 ...this is the first recipe I sent in to TDAC.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

(wind)swept - illustration friday

This weeks topic of illustration friday is 'swept'. 

Well... this little one isn't swept of its feet, but at least windswept!

morning coffee

Good morning! Here's a little pen drawing of one of my favorite moments: breakfast!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TDAC pea soup

A few weeks ago I didn't feel like doing any groceries so I just went through the kitchen drawers, kitchen closets, freezer and fridge, and even my balcony (that's where the fresh herbs are to be found). Then I came up with a soup that was green and fresh with a mild spicy bite.
Of course I had to make this into a drawing for They Draw And Cook. and here it is!

I'm very proud of my recipe and the illustration I made.
And what it makes even more fun: my featured collection will post on June 18th on the website!
As I have only two followers* yet, of which one is Salli from TADC, I bet it's ok to proudly reveal this news already on my blog today...
*thank you for showing interest in my blog and for your feedback every now and then!

Peas, Yo.


Yesterday I went for a run in the morning and spotted a lot of dogs. So I drew them in my journal:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cooking date

Tonight I have a cooking date with a friend of mine. I'm looking forward to the fun we'll have in the kitchen, and the meal we'll eat afterwards.
I made this illustration about a year ago, and maybe now is a good time to post it :) Again: those lines with meditative powers... with one of my favorite simple tools: the bic-pen.


Chocolate. It makes me happy every single time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Illustration Friday

This week I cleaned up and found two fountain pens that I haven't used for a few years. I cleaned them out and decided to create my entry for this weeks illustration friday with one of them. This is the result. I liked working on it. I often work with lines like this, it relaxes me to focus on the lines, almost like meditation :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

self portrait

Here's a little something more about myself... a self portrait. With one of my favorite drinks: cappuccino.

things i love

It's only just 3 weeks since I started blogging. So I thought it might be nice to tell a little something about myself... in a drawing of course!