This painting is a close-up of a piece of ground I found in the sand-dunes at Heemskerk, painted (mostly) in Asa Blue fountain pen ink.
Sketch of Hemkade—Amsterdam’s industrial north west, seen from across the North Sea Canal at Zaandam. Drawn in grey ink, charcoal, gel pen and coloured pencil.
Two trees I saw in ‘T Twiske (which is near Amsterdam). This is drawn straight into Photoshop, based on a photo I took on my phone.
Drawing from around Wormerland.
A bunch of trees in Wormerveer. Drawn in pencil, coloured pencil (grey), dry brush, and charcoal. Click the image to look closer.
Looking south from Zaandam towards ‘t Twiske and Amsterdam Noord.
Charcoal and ink drawing of New York
Trees in Osdorperbinnenpolder Noord—drawn in cobalt blue ink and coloured pencil.
Not going out—drawn in pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink. The idea was that the city skyline (a mix of Poole, Amsterdam and Jakarta) was sort of reflecting the things on the washing line. I also love how you can create space with just a line. That always tickles me.
Also shown is the original idea in my ideas book. I’ve had this one book for years, which I don’t show anyone because everything’s drawn so badly. But it’s where I put the ideas down so I don’t forget them. Sometimes it’s ages before I actually draw one up properly. This was one of those.