pregnant women

Two illustrations i did a couple of months ago about women during their pregnancy, carrying the weight of their future born.

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Another 38 weeks to go…

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Another 3 weeks to go…

De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2016

My cauliflower has been included in ‘De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender’!
This huge block calendar (weighs about 3kg and is almost A3 size large) and holds a variety of 366 works by local artists, illustrators, photographers, architects, writers, fashion designers, and other creatives.

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Jan and Ria – 40 years together

Jan and Ria will be married for 40 years this December. I made them an invitation.
A little ‘comicy’, a little bit playful, but not too much, a touch of memory and some of their favorite colours.

I made this card with acrylics and gouache, and mixed up stamp technique and painting.
For the back I used my own handwriting as a font.

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Sneek peek of the process:

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Sketches.

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Portrait.

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With some old school carbon paper I transferred the drawings on rubber, to cut out and use as stamps.

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Stamp of the lightning tower.

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Stamping the portraits, and correcting them with a paintbrush, and adding more detail.

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Correcting everything again in Photoshop and adding all the elements together.

Done.