Recent posts on Animals

Phoenix in a Birch Forest

Drawing of Forest and Phoenix
Just finished another longer drawing. And I want to streamline my outreach a bit. I should start measuring the hours I’m putting into these. It’s A4 sized, but I’ve spent substantial time on the details. I think I’m OK with taking a lot of time – it means less updates, but at the end, it’s … Continue reading Phoenix in a Birch Forest

Scarlet Frogs

Scarlet Ink Frogs
Experimentation with colored ink - on a base of a brush drawing...

Ink Sea

An ink drawing I finished at The Open Draw Amsterdam...


A commissioned painting of a dog called “Buyan”. For this one I combined several photographed views into one. I usually really try to avoid working from photos, but with animals there is really no other way. I’ve added some sketches I did. It’s a bit inspired by Yamaguchi Kayo’s paintings I saw in Japan. Hm, … Continue reading Buyan

Murin-An Sketches

Below are some sketches from a visit to a traditional Japanese garden. Has been very interesting – the leaves are turning red, which is a major event for the Japanese. And a heron came really close. Anyways, I’m way too much in love with the Machiya to pay attention to any trees. I’ll show the … Continue reading Murin-An Sketches


A pastel drawing from a recent sketch-session in Berlin: May it please our new eight-legged overlord! To whom this was a homage to. I’m all serious! If the octopus from this clip is not the most heroic creature that ever walketh the earth… …. and did you know they have brains in each of their … Continue reading Octohero!

Redhairday Overtime

The Redhairday led to some followups. One is the sister of one of the models - but there was not enough time that day. So her family came all the way from Utrecht to my place, so they can have pictures of both. Was really fun - thank you very much. On that day I've … Continue reading Redhairday Overtime