Drawing of Lange Dyk, which is near where I live in Westhoek. Blue ballpoint pen with isopropanol, plus gel pen and blue pencil.
Sketch of St Jacobiparochie from Oudebildtdijk (now there’s a mouthful for anyone who’s not Dutch.) This is the view from the front of my house. Drawn and painted in ink, pencil, colour pencil, graphite, and gel pen.
Two drawings at NDSM yesterday. Testing out a new sketchbook with Katya.
A print of Westhoek at 15×7″ on its way from Etsy to Alicia in Washington. (Thank you Alicia.) Printed on 230gsm Olmec fine art paper by King of Herrings @kingherrings.
Painted in ink, plus pencil and black biro. This is the view of the Oudebildtdijk from the sea dike at Westhoek. No one who isn’t Dutch can actually pronounce “Oudebildtdijk”. It’s impossible. But it’s the longest street in the Netherlands, and where I live.
Testing out a new sketchbook in Engelum, which is near Leeuwarden. The sketchbook seems to work just fine. Drawn with grey ink and pencil.
Drawing of Jisp, which is between Wormer and Wormerveer (not far from Amsterdam). Drawn in red and purple ink, with colour pencil and gel pen.
Amsterdam’s Rokin drawn 4 ways. Normally, I like to mix my mediums up. But here they are all separate for a change. Left to right: pencil, ink, crayon, gel pen, charcoal.
Zwarteweg in Heemskerk, where there are almost actual hills. Steady now. Anyway, I loved drawing this. At first sight it’s just this mass of featureless green. Nothing to grab on to. But the more you look, the more it reveals itself with all these lines, and all this stuff going on. It’s such a tickly thing to put your eyes through.
Looking over Botteskerkpark in Osdorp from my balcony on the 8th floor. I sent this one to my friend Clare in England, to try and cheer her up a little bit, as she’d been ill.