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.
As you may know, M and I have a fun tradition of sending ourselves postcards from whatever destination we find worthy of a postcard. In 2016 we went on a ‘little’ trip and sent ourselves 64 postcards from the Mediterranean and 63 of them ended up in this handmade book.
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!
I don’t know why I have never been here before, but I’m sure glad I went this year: the Biennial of Illustration in Haarlem. A festival and meet up for illustrators, but also for lovers of illustration and graphic art. These two illustrators really stood out to me.
It’s giveaway time! I want to celebrate the official launch of the shop section here on Pencils & Pasta. And big plans. And life. And everything. Yay! I am giving one of you my Pilates Ladies tote bag. Just a few easy steps and you’re in! I’ll randomly pick a winner next week.
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.
Instagram. I love it. And I hate it. It inspires me, it makes me happy and it definitely makes me feel insecure at times. So sometimes you just need to stop comparing. You are not competing and you don’t have to. Do you. Anyway, here’s my top 10 Instagram illustrators inspiration!
If you order a custom illustrated recipe, you usually only get to see the end result: the finished poster. Let me take you on a little journey behind the scenes. I’ve documented the process of the latest illustration, so you can see all the steps. I’ll give you tips and tricks. Want to give it a try yourself?
Here’s the recipe of the yogurt lime pie and it’s illustrated! I cooked a table full of asian style dishes the other night: a lot of coconut milk, lime, chili and coriander. This lime pie was the perfect desert. It looks gorgeous and it’s really fresh and light.
Designing for yourself is one of the most difficult things to do. Too many options and too much self-criticism. And when do you stop? But it’s also an exciting playground where anything is possible. Here are 9 tips to keep you on the right track.
I draw personal recipe posters. Yoúr favorite recipe! Or your granny’s famous lemon pie or mom’s chicken roast. On vintage paper, one of a kind in every way. I’ve made well over a hundred of them over the last few years. These recipes even gave my editorial illustration career a little boost…