January is a slow month. Every friggin’ year. And instead of enjoying the extra time I have, I start to worry. So I thought I would outsmart myself this time and give myself January off. Well, off….?
With all this sorting stuff out, I also felt I had to update my Etsy shop, especially in the looks department. And while I was at it I added the lazy swim lady screen print! Come have a look.
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…
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.
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 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!
I was at coffee-lunch-shop-hotspot BIJ57 last week to drop off my brand new cards and restock the older ones. Back in October I had the pleasure to help out a bit with the decoration. I painted a big ass logo on the wall, lettered the windows and designed the menu. Let me show you.
I’ve been designing new postcards. After some photography issues I am finally happy enough with the result to add them to the shop. Cheers to that! So here they are, brand new designs and brand new photos.
Let me show you how these two illustrations about online reviews came to be. From being asked to illustrate this article to the first sketches and the printed copy on my doormat.
Here’s the process behind this illustration I did for myself a while back. I started out with a rough idea: how modern technology is taking up more and more of your time and demanding your attention even if you don’t want it to. This is the start of a series. Every now and then I will show you how one of my illustrations came to be, from sketch to final piece. Enjoy!
My Verona map (a personal project) landed me this new illustration job a few days later: an illustrated map of Gent. If you ever feel like you’re wasting time doing personal projects, think again.