abstract series

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For an instagram-competition by Slowdown Studio I made these rug designs.
A winning chance is like winning the lottery…
Little chance because of the “OMG-so-much-cool-designs-sent-in-already!!!!”.
So maybe I’ll be turning them into prints for selling?

Anyway, it was really fun to make these kind of images and my brushes are
screaming for more! =D

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[updated] Savoy Room 2.0 continues…

>>> posted on June 23 2017 <<<

EXTRA! EXTRA!
This July the 16th they’ll play at Big Rivers Festival in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
So of course a new banner was needed to announce the big news:

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Keep an eye on their Facebook page, because there will be more news announced very soon….

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>>> posted on March 5 2017 <<<
Can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet on this blog.

My cousins jazz band Savoy Room is working on its second album for a little while now.
Because it has been a few years ago they made their first, they wanted a new identity, slightly more mature and more meaningful.

I developed a new logo style and some imagery for their communication and for their future album cover. But more about that later…

Until their new single is released they will use this profile picture and banner on their social media.

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sketchbook project continues

When there are some blank spaces in your planning you (sometimes) go back to things you once liked so much, but stopped doing because of other priorities. This happened to me last night…

I added a new page to my Project Sketchbook, which I started at the beginning of 2016.

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This once is still from 2016…

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This is the new one!

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The second, and last, assignment in the Make It In Design Winterschool 2017 was creating a pattern with the theme: OPULENT, WONDROUS NATURE, with the words in mind “animals”, “eclectic”and historical”. (Click here to check out the first one.)

I’ve chosen to draw (fantasy) insects with a touch of Jugendstil details and some soft colours. This time I did a mock-up, just to see how it would be on a wall….also because I found the photo was very suitable for this pattern ;).

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My moodboard (pictures via Pinterest; credits for the original makers, of course).

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After inking all the illustrations with the help of my lightbox, I scanned them in, cleaned them up in Photoshop and made a composition in Illustrator.

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I coloured the pattern in photoshop and voilá…
The first picture is the repeat pattern tile (quite a big one…).

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This mock-up photo was course material, provided by Make It In Design.
Would you decorate your home with this wallpaper?

Project Sketchbook 2016

One of my new years resolutions was start working in a real sketchbook.
I decided I want to draw more, to create material for what so ever (illustrations, patterns (collection), collage, maybe for clients or self-initiated projects). I think it’s more fun than only focussing on making things for the given assignments (by clients or courses).
But when I want to work in a freely way I still need restrictions or guidelines to stay on track, I think that’s because I want to know it’s for some reason, rather than just doing stuff….hm… quite contradictory, isn’t it?

This is Project Sketchbook 2016:

I started with an image in my head, drew it, and every next page should be related in some sort of way, wether it’s a detail made into a pattern, a texture, emotion, things from a dream that’s related in a way, strangeness, perspective, whatever. I’m allowed to add new things. When I cannot think of anything else, this relation-illustration is done and I can use it like it is or use selected things for patterns/ a collection, collage or whatever…

Here are the first six pages. I will share new pages whenever they’re ready to share, I made a category for it, which you can find in the left menu. 

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