Forest in fall pen illustration
Winter Verkade book

Old Verkade card collecting books

I Recently got a series books from my grandfathers collection. I Found that these books contain really awesome illustrations and overall have an interesting background story that I wanted to share.

Rubber Ducky Illustration

Rubber Ducky

I Was doodling this week and thought this little rubber ducky (with it’s bit of a smug smile :D ) deserved a nice painted picture.

Forest Spirit Illustration

Forest Spirit

She’s the spirit of nature and the bringer of life. The mother of the animals and the forest his wife. I Finished this illustration last August. It’s a forest spirit sitting on a mushroom playing with the butterflies which are happily flying around.

Finished illustration up close

Playing Cards

I Was browsing the internet last year when I came across an illustration forum. On the forum there was a monthly (or weekly I don’t remember) challenge where they wrote a little bit of text and members could submit an illustration to match the challenge. The text was something along…

Mieko illustration

Meet Mieko!

I Made this drawing for a monthly challenge on a Dutch forum I visit regularly. The challenge was to create a new character. So I introduce to you, Mieko!

Finished painting up close.

Looking out of the forest

This painting took a lot of preparations before finally getting the result I wanted to get. My main focus was to get a painting in which the atmosphere was the main focus point of the painting. I Took a lot of inspiration from the concept art from Tyrus Wong for…

The optimist

The optimist

I Made this comic to reflect my own personality. I Can see big troubles down the road but at the same time I try to be hopeful for the future and whatever it might bring me.

Elephant with red balloon watercolor illustration

Elephants like balloons too!

Made this drawing of an elephant with a red balloon last month. I Tried using only pencil for the outlines of the illustration this time. It turned out ok, the line are a bit more fuzzy than I wanted them to be, maybe I’ll use a bit darker color pencil…

Rabbits watercolor illustration

Rabbits!

I Finished this watercolor illustration in December last year. The inspiration for this painting came when I was looking at some art from Tyrus Wong. Tyrus Wong is a American artist who has a Chinese background and this shows in his artworks. I Had also watched a nice example video…