This is getting towards my house—near the Zwarte Haan.
The fishtail palms and the orchid trees, they can give you that bleeding heart disease.
Another ink drawing from Nieuwe Bildtdijk.
Nieuwe Bildtdijk is a beautiful long road near where I live, in the northern part of Friesland—the bit of coast below the Frisian islands.
Ink drawing of me on the left and a made-up person on the right.
This is another one that hung around for about 6 months, waiting to be finished when really it was finished all along.
A new portrait of TV’s most reassuring gardener. Like Monty Don, I’m also growing tomatoes in my back garden but not many are looking that red yet, or are as big as Monty’s. Fingers crossed though.
This is the 2nd time I’ve done our Monty. The first one was a traditional number: ink, pencil, crayon and all that. This one, however, is drawn straight into Photoshop with my Wacom tablet.
This one went on for ages. I drew the table and the guy on the phone about 6 months before but then gave up on it.
I do that sometimes. Starting the picture is the exciting part, but that feeling fades so I end up sitting on stuff. However, as I was on a roll from the last picture, finishing this one happened quite easily. Funny how it goes. (Also shown here is the first rough version.)
This one started out innocently enough: a little drawing of a mother in law’s tongue plant. But along the way it swelled into a depiction of Korzybski’s structural differential—the idea that you can never truly know anything, only a very filtered version of it. Information comes in, information goes out, while most of it just floats away.
Drawing trees again today with Katsia in Het Twiske. Maybe not as many as I’d hoped for, but hey. Available now, by the way, as a print from Etsy.