Tuesday, July 26, 2011

sketchbook project - how to start?

 The Sketchbook project: My sketchbook with all the empty pages is giving me some pressure here....
I started already, but I'm not satisfied at all about how I did my first page. o problem, I can paint it over or take it out. I do have sort of an idea but before i start with it, I need to work it out a bit more. But somehow, here my creativity gets blocked! Ah well, the result of that, is creativity for something different: this drawing...
Not all is lost yet.

Illustration friday - Perennial

This weeks topic on Illustration Friday is "perennial". I actually had to look this up, as English isn't my first language... here we go:
Definition: enduring, perpetual
Synonyms: abiding, annual, ceaseless, chronic, constant, continual, continuing, deathless, durable, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, incessant, inveterate, lasting, lifelong, long-lasting, long-lived, longstanding, never-ending, old, perdurable, permanent, persistent, recurrent, seasonal, sustained, unceasing, unchanging, undying, unfailing, uninterrupted, yearlong, yearly
So this is quite a challenge. There are lots of entries with flowers, but I wanted to do something else because my first association for this subject isn't flowers at all.
This is what I came up with:

What do you think?

dangling dog

Yesterday morning, I actually really saw this happen...

Friday, July 22, 2011

They draw and travel

The website TheyDrawAndCook has a sister site: TheyDrawAndTravel.

I made this map to submit on the TDAT website. Creating a map is not so easy as I thought it would be.  I wanted it to look right, but I also wanted it to be usable. And my favourite spots had to be in the right places. Phiew, finally I decided this will never be finished. So I finished working on it.
I think the result is pretty okay, although it's not my favourite illustration ever...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

public transport quick sketches

I don't particularly like travelling by public transport, but every now and then I have to.
Yesterday morning, I took advantage of it and did some quick sketches. I even missed a metro because I was concentrated working on a crease in a coat! Luckyly I could catch the next one just a few minutes later and I was still on time...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Illustration friday - Gesture

This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is "gesture".
A friendly gesture, or actually a lovely gesture is what came out of my pencil yesterday....

ice coffee, thai style, posted on www.theydrawandcook.com

This is the recipe for thai Ice coffe that you can buy at street stalls in thailand. Still, it doesn't taste the same when you make it at home, but hey, it's close enough!
You cab find this recipe, and many others right here

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Illustration Friday - Stay

This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is 'Stay'
Somehow the long hair little dog sneaked into my drawing again...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

today's recipe, posted on www.theydrawandcook.com

As I already noticed some days ago: I got inspired by Sicily.

This salad is very easy to make, it's a real summer side dish. And I would almost forget...: fun to illustrate too!
(check out more of my redipes at this great website: www.theydrawandcook.com)

Friday, July 8, 2011


I made this sketch during a 10 minutes train ride yesterday. It's so nice to bring a sketchbook everywhere I go ...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


When iIflip through the sketchbook I brought with me to Sicily, this drawing brings back very good memories of dozing of in a hammock in the shade of an oak tree...

Illustration Friday - remedy

is it just me who thinks chocolate can be the best remedy?

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I just came back from a week on Sicily. Wow, it gave me so much inspiration for drawing, painting and... cooking!

Here are two pages of my journal, just to give an impression of my daily drawings...