maandag 20 februari 2012

James 'son' Thomas

I tried to keep this digital painting as loose as possible for me and wanted to achieve a painterly feeling to it. Done in Photoshop (2,5 hrs) I used mainly one brush's called 'Sampled brush 72'
Here's some detail:

zondag 19 februari 2012

Jimmy Hendrix Acrylic

This painting I made of Hendrix is quite big (56x80cm). It's acryl on 400gr paper, primed with gesso.
Some higlight details are done with soft pastel.
I'm not really satisfied with the likeness but I do like the spontaneous colors. It's all practice..

maandag 13 februari 2012

Ronnie Wood Acrylics

This was a challenge but fun to do! Acrylics on 400gr. paper.
First I painted an underlayer on paper and after I got my sketch right I could build up layers.
I tried to work with minimal chroma, so the colors feel a bit dull...but it's close to the effect I tried to achieve.

big painting

We just moved to a bigger house and I'm so happy for that!
Now I have my own working space the size of our previous house..
Finaly I'm able to make some bigger paintings, starting with this one (140 x 70cm)

zondag 12 februari 2012

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, 77 years old and still going strong.
He recently released his new album 'Old Ideas'

I decided to pay 'm some respect by drawing this caricature of him.

maandag 6 februari 2012

Mario Benedetti 2B pencil

Here's a pencil drawing (2B pencil) I did for the Caricaturama Showdown 3000! on facebook.
It's Mario Benedetti, a writer from Uruguay.

vrijdag 3 februari 2012

Digital landscape with photo reference

I was in search of some inspiration and came along a nice photo of california and decided to use it as a reference for this digital landscape painting. I wanted to give it an summer evening sunset, so it came out quite different as the photo: