Finished version, plus the work-in-progress, of a portrait of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. Drawn from a mix of video stills using Kyle brushes. Click to look closer, alsjeblieft.
Brandi from last Saturday’s life drawing session in Leeuwarden.
Testing out a new sketchbook in Engelum, which is near Leeuwarden. The sketchbook seems to work just fine. Drawn with grey ink and pencil.
The Frisian landscape as it doesn’t officially look.
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.
Drawing of my ex-neighbour, Piet, in Wormerveer. Piet sold me the house in Goudastraat, though I try not to hold that against him anymore. I think he’s in Alkmaar now, but I’m not sure.
This is based on the shop fronts of Zaanweg, the main drag through Wormerveer. Wormerveer is this funny little place just outside Amsterdam that smells of chocolate, because of the cocoa processing plants there. Behind the shops you can see glowing signage for Febo, Kruidvat, Hema, Blokker and Dirk van den Broek.
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.