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 one. At first sight it’s just this mass of featureless green. Nothing to really grab on to. But the more you look, the more it reveals itself. All those lines, all this wild stuff going on. It’s such a tickly thing to put your eyes through.
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.
Close up view on a bit of the Kalverpolder (near the Zaanse Schans). Made with grey ink, pencil coloured (grey) pencil, charcoal and silver crayon.
Drawing from the Twiske (near Amsterdam) on a really hot day. Drawn with a bamboo stick, crayon, fountain pen, coloured pencil and my fingertip.
Two trees I saw in ‘T Twiske (which is near Amsterdam). This is drawn into Photoshop, based on a photo I took on my phone.
Ink and pencil from somewhere in Utrecht.
Ink and coloured pencil sketch in Utrecht. (From the Nationale Sketchcrawl 2017 van USk Nederland).
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.