Workshop Mayhem

Woodworking Workshop Mayhem This is an animated portrait – yet unfinished – about a woodworking workshop that looks as if it is heading for complete chaos yet somehow never arrives there …

Campaign ‘Aardgasvrij wonen’

Aardgasvrij Wonen These animations were made for a municipal campaign to inform the public how they can prepare themselves for the upcoming switch from using natural gas to geothermal energy or other renewable sources. They were created using Moho Studio.

3 speed bicycle hub How does a 3 speed gear hub work? I made this one a short time ago, to see what could be achieved with Eevee, the new realtime viewport render engine in Blender 2.8 – though I ended up using the LookDev mode instead, which acts somewhat like an “Eevee preview”. Even that looked quite …

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Cartoon drawings I typically make these for my own entertainment. Some are a way to deal with the bottomless astonishment that results when confronted with group behaviour, in particular by those who consider themselves hip, cool and avant-garde.  Others are cultural observations, such as the one that shows how, in the last decades, the electric …

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Fairy-tale artwork

Illustraties bij sprookjes & fantasy 

These drawings and paintings of scenes and places from (or inspired by) the work of J.R.R. Tolkien were made using traditional and digital media. They are very significant to me for several reason: they were the reason that I started drawing and painting again after several years of being somewhat disenchanted with the art world. And when I did, I re-discovered why I loved to draw in the first place. And finally: it motivated me to improve that technical / classical drawing techniques that are practically universally shunned on art schools because it is believed that it impedes the artist’s free expression. I’ve never felt that that was a very compelling argument, but I’m afraid that the opposite is even true.

Wat dat betreft heb ik veel geleerd door het werk van mensen als  Ted Nasmithte bestuderen, die zo vriendelijk was om me te adviseren en bekritiseren. Maar ik wil vooral  Ruth Lacon noemen, die altijd met inspiratie en aanmoediging kwam wanneer het nodig was - en waar nodig, met haar (en Alex Lewis') encyclopedische kennis over Tolkien en de Inklings. Ze is een geweldige vriendin, en elke mail van haar is een nieuwe verrassing.

The first slide-show below shows cover art made for Lembas, the magazine of  Nederlands Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor. The one below that contains drawings made for a calendar published by Unquendor; and the third one shows a mixture of free work and illustrations for Lembas.

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Illustraties voor een iOS app

Illustrations for iOS app A visual holiday pack-list application. It was an idea by software developer LuuX to create an app where the pack lists are not the text files you’d expect, but where the user chooses images from several categories, with the option to colour them and customise the pattern. Once the list(s) have …

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3D visualisaties

left: cabinet-making pre-visualisation of a custom cupboard; right: the end result cabinet-making pre-visualisation: custom-built table, stools and bench made of recycled scaffolding wood cabinet-making pre-visualisation: custom-built cupboard cabinet-making pre-visualisation: four different versions of a custom built table, done with Blender cabinet-making pre-visualisation: construction detail of custom built table 3D visualisations Cabinet-making is certainly one of …

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Jayhiker Jayhiker animation This is another idea that has been biding its time in the back of my head for a long time: since about the time I walked the Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Walk, from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay in the UK. It was partly inspired by one of Jan van Haasteren‘s drawings on the …

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Saatchie & Saatchie Kunst The Damiel Hearse Gas Mask Clock The idea to make this animation arose because two things that happened shortly after one another: the first reading about the British conceptual artist Damien Hirst and his being sponsored by the advertisement agency Saatchi & Saatchi, the second was in a meeting where someone was bragging (wholly …

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Boekenoogen I started this one as an exercise for the 12 principles of Animation (after  introduced by the Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in their 1981 book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Eventually, it became more than just that, as the drawn objects morphed into a kind of primordial twin-being where each being controls one eye-on-a-stalk, and shortly thereafter, one arm …

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