Thursday, December 30, 2010

Alive alive oOH!

Just a little something to show I'm still alive. I've been working on a lot of stuff, but can't show any of it yet, so this will have to do for now. It's nothing fancy, but I'm trying to force myself to use my eyes more when I'm drawing instead of cartoonifying the hell out of everything to make things easier for myself. It lacks a little "me", but I enjoyed making this nonetheless.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Itch wins and gets a website!

I am very proud to say The Itch won the International Student Award at Klik! Amsterdam. As of now, there is also a website live were I will post news and other things about my short film:

So if you want to get updates on where it will play next, be sure to bookmark it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Itch playing at KLIK! Amsterdam

My graduation film The Itch is playing next week on KLIK! Amsterdam:

Thursday Sept 16, 16.00
Saturday Sept 18, 17.30

Come one, come all!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

An exciting day for Anna done!

Here is the final version of "Een Spannende Dag voor Anna", an animated film I made together with Joost Lieuwma and Lukas Krepel. It was commissioned by an organization that takes care of children who can't live with their parents for a period of time.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

If dinosaurs were still around

In my world, they would look like this. I'm having a thing for vertical compositions lately...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Purple and pink

Oh yeah! The pose is kind of based on a photograph but the rest is mine. At last I've got some time off right now to finally make some random stuff!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Dead Sungod

Just playing around with getting a combination between that painterly poster feel and my own style. I really want to try my hand at some real painting once I have the time, it's been too long since my last serious attempt. There is still so much to learn...
Other good news, we finished the "Anna" short, which should be available online soon, maybe even as soon as next week! I'll post it here, once it is online.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An exciting day for Anna

Here is an update on the animated short I am working on together with my two studio mates Lukas and Joost. We've started animating a few weeks ago and a couple of sequences are nearing completion already. Here are stills from the openening sequence.

The story is about Anna, a little girl who has to live with a new family for a while, because her own parents have trouble taking care of here. The goal of the film is to inform young children about what happens, when they themselves, or children around them get involved in a difficult situation like this.

Here is a collection of preproduction artwork. The designs are all done by me and we are animating it together. So far, this is has been a great project to work on!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Princess's new Clothes

So here it is, my new Star Wars print, soon available through Acme Archives! I've been working on this for a long time, but in the end I think I succeeded in cramming every single character that I liked about this scene into one drawing. When the first 2 Star Wars films where released I was either not born at all (episode IV), or just a smelly pink baby (episode V). When Return of the Jedi was released I must have been 3 or 4 so I can't say I saw that one in the cinema's either, but I do remember receiving a few toys for my birthday one day and they really made a big impact on me. I remember looking at the back of the packaging, seeing all those strange creatures and also the ads in certain magazines that I read as a child showing pictures of the classic Jedi Kenner toys and I was mesmerized. Luckily I have a dad who managed to preserve his inner nerdy kid a little and he got me a some of them when they went on clearance. I still have Bib Fortuna, Ree Yees, Gamorrean Guard and Lando Skiff Guard, along with a few others. Never got Jabba though. For a long time, since I only saw the actual films years later, Star Wars to me was mainly about toys. So this print is a homage to all the toys that kept me company during the dark and scary first years of my life! Here's to you guys, I promise I'll pay you a visit in the attic soon!

I will have a few signed copies of this for sale myself, so if you are interested in getting one, keep an eye out on my blog. It will be produced in two sizes: 15x30 inch or 13x19.

So, here is a little peek in the kitchen, showing a few explorational sketches. I knew from the start that I wanted Jabba as the centerpiece of this print. I also wanted to show something that was only implied in the films, but never shown on screen, and I wanted to put as many characters in as possible.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Star Wars this, Star Wars that...

What's with all the Star Wars lately? I have no clue, it just seems to follow me like a mad rabbit with a taste for attractive, dark haired geeks. But of course, that doesn't mean I'm not having a great time making this stuff! Here is a collection of sketch cards done for Topps Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading card set, all of these will be inserted in packs, so they could be yours if you bought enough boxes at your local retailer. Next stop, a new Star Wars print for Acme Archives!