There are probably many more, but this is my personal top 5 of learning a new language. Dive right in: study, read, listen and of course speak!
The other day I was scrolling through the beautiful illustrations of Eleni Debo’s Instagram. The short bio on top of her page read ‘Belgian illustrator living and working in the Italian Alps’. What the… I needed to speak to this lady.
There have been a couple of illustrations I made in the last 12 months I was particularly happy with. And if I put these all together, I can see there’s a similarity between them: the use of color, the texture and the shapes. I guess I found my style.
Now it’s nearly Christmas and most of our friends and family have received our holiday wishes, I think it’s safe to show you what I made. And what went wrong…
I don’t know what it is with October and November but they just do not have enough hours in the days or days in the month. Let me show you a couple of the custom recipes I’ve been making this holiday season.
It’s kind of crazy that I had never done this before, since making a mess and making my own prints sounds like heaven to me. And now finally 10 years into my creative career I joined a workshop screen printing.
The article I illustrated for this time was about travel insurance. You know I love to send and receive postcards… so one plus one turned into a whole bunch of stamps.
I’ve made you an illustrated recipe for your breakfast tomorrow. I had these perfect blueberry pancakes last weekend. And again this weekend. And probably again next weekend. Enjoy!
While treasure hunting in Dordrecht I picked up this quartets game in a red and green cardboard sleeve. Looking at the color and the design of it, I never expected to find inside what I did. It is now one of my dearest illustration inspiration finds.
A few weeks ago I spent my entire Sunday in Adobe Illustrator, learning the program a bit better while making illustrations for billboards. Since I tend to go into detail too much, these clear lines and shapes were kind of liberating.
I’ve been watching a couple of documentaries on sustainability lately. The key is awareness. Did you know if you stop eating meat your carbon footprint will be cut in half? Oh, and here’s a delicious (vegan) recipe for you.
I was lucky enough to get a whole bunch of requests for custom illustrated recipe posters last month. I’ll show you a bit of the process, let you in on a secret and show the end results!