Due to imaginary public demand, I’ll publish the pencil drawing of the medieval town map that I posted earlier.
This one I used as overlay to give the highly detailed 3d picture a more old time look. I got some requests about the other map, so just as with this one: It’s under the creative commons license. You can use it for free if you also share your product for free. I have also higher resolution versions if needed. Anything you sell needs a permission for usage.
You can of course hire me if you need illustrations in that or other styles. Would love to do an high quality ink map one day.
This is a prop for the prince in the 2014 movie “Beauty And The Beast” (trailer).
Happened in a straight forward process: I received a detailed description. Then made a pencil sketch – and afterwards painted over it digitally.
The pencil sketch of the design.
Design for the “beasts” sword, with golden ornaments.
Doing a little housekeeping: I’m posting some old sketchbook pages from the years of 2006 and 2007. So I can always look it up and wallow in memories.
I cleaned up the gallery section on this page, splitting the “traditional material” section into a drawings gallery and a paintings gallery. And I deleted the references to really old sketchbooks. They don’t quite hold up to today anymore (hey, that’s a good sign) – then again, I don’t want them to disappear. a lot of good memories in there. So I’ll post them occasionally on my blog – they’ll be there for posterity.
Earlier I added the even older sketchbook of 2006, with lots of portraits of colleagues. I back-dated it to the original time. And the following you see below – with sketches from the time of October 2006 till around March 2007. Just posting it here, so I can find it again if I want to wallow in memories.
As I’ve shared the Bitcoin-Accepted-Here logos recently, I’m adding several NXT-Accepted-Here versions, also under Public Domain rights.
Thanks to the feedback last time around, I’ve made some additions: All versions I show here are SVG, so that means they are vector and perfectly scalable as is. I also provide several resolutions and the PSD, though this time I converted the text into paths, so that you can open it easier. Then again, the font is open source also, so you can just grab the Ubuntu font, and you’re fine.
Another drawing part of my effort to try to get a grip on ink drawing. This picture was made during our weekly life drawing sessions – this time with the model moving about in a sort of landscape of blocks.
I’m still tweaking my patreon art page, and changed the header there, as I got the feedback to make it look more personal. I think that part is done – so I can start thinking of how to put the page more out there. This will be one of the first artworks added, with the high-resolution drawing only there for my supporters.
“Moving Male Figure”- Ink on A3 Bristol Paper.
It was tough finding editable “Bitcoin Accepted here” signs on the internet. So I’ve made a PSD myself – and added a shiny gold version. I’ll share this and the high resolution images under the Public Domain.
So this is exactly the typical sign as you can also find on the Bitcoin Wiki. Just that it’s in fully scalable PSD form – so even blowing it up to huge printable resolutions will do no harm to them. And you can edit them easily.
If you lack the fonts, you can download the Ubuntu family, as it is open source.
All images have transparent corners.
I’ve also made a gold version, since that looks a bit more exciting. Same deal here: PSD and resolutions available with no copyrights to worry about. I used and modified an existing coin design. Scaling the PSD up more than 500% is fine, after that it might get blurry (and super huge).
Here are more experiments with light and material at our Amsterdam Figure Drawing sessions.
So these are watercolor again, but mixed with ink outlines. Was really fun with the blue light we added for this session.
Watercolor on 30 x 20 cm cold pressed paper
Our model Piet came up with the fun idea to sit on a ladder, which made for some nice poses.
Watercolor on 20 x 30 cm hot pressed paper
He also allowed me to take some pictures, so I can promote our Figure-Drawing meetup group. We’re having tomorrow the last session before the summer break. After that, we’ll pick up the slack in September.
With this drawing I want to start a crowdfunding initiative! I’m looking for support for my line-art on patreon, with variations and projects around the general idea.
Patreon is basically kickstarter, with the supporters not paying once, but smaller amounts. Either per finished artwork or per month (what I’m going with). I’ve posted all the details on my patreon art page. Your your impression of the pitch or input and ideas would be welcome – and of course any support if you like to see more of this.
The patreon header – made with Ink, Markers and Watercolor on Bristol paper. I’ll make the high res a patreon exclusive.
I really like patreon’s approach. It seems to me more fair than kickstarter, where backers can only hope to get a result maybe years later. This way you see the progress and can stop anytime. It also makes a lot of sense for me as artist – people are used to consume digitally and don’t necessarily need big originals to fill their walls. Even I personally don’t buy big original artworks. But I think people still like to support artists. So I’m hoping this concept takes off.
As usual I kinda overdid it, and added some little calligraphy for the headlines and drawings for the rewards… here are some pics of it.
The sheet when working on the headlines.
All images and lettering was done on paper (with some small tweaking later). I wanted to stay in the topic that I promise for the campaign.
Here is the line-art step, before I added the letter with watercolor.
The high resolution of the artwork is a patreon reward – as is a preview of my current bigger ink artwork. And as soon as I reach the 5 dollar milestone, I’ll post the final one.