This ink and wash sketch, with red pencil and black ink pen, was drawn really quickly in the near-dark outside Café Batavia in Wormerveer. At the time I felt it was a bit unfinished but it turned out to be one of my favourites. It has a sort of Japanese calligraphy look to it, which I like.
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.