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 :)

journal

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

artist

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 http://www.theydrawandcook.com/ 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.

Yay!


 ...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.




http://www.theydrawandcook.com/recipes/pea-soup-by-koosje-koene--2

dogs

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.

treat

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!