Jungle Book thing for Boekie boekie magazine in the Netherlands.
Pigs are just too much fun.
Dutch magazine sent me a little notebook with a thing I did a while ago.
Basically by doing two things. The first is using custom brushes that I make by scanning random splotches of paint, so I can colour things in photoshop essentially with real brushstrokes. Or, to put it slightly differently, stamp textures and colours on things.
Secondly; a simple texture layer, set, I think, to color dodge.
There’s something immensely satisfying about drawing a bunch of stuff like this.
From a book I just finished.
Part of a sketch for a thing.
Couldn’t resist drawing myself as an Addams, after seeing Steve Wolfhard’s brilliant idea.
Haven’t been very active here lately, as I’ve been working on a book, and then another book (and will be for the foreseeable future). But I do take the odd work in progress-picture now and then, along with a lot of pictures of the cats, over here: http://instagram.com/groeneinkt
Some bits from a new cover for an old book.
Pro-tip: don’t include text in the illustration for a cover, unless you want to revise it every time it gets published in a different country.
Some cold winter’s night music for you guys.
It’s been a bit quiet over here as I look for some new contributors, but here’s some music I’ve been listening to lately while I work on a book for next year’s holiday season (how very appropriate right now, don’t you think?).
In the mean time; if you’re an illustrator who isn’t hesitant about sharing what you like to listen to, do get in touch.
(the picture above is from my work for Marks & Spencer’s 2013 christmas products)
Just setting the mood here.
I play Sufjan Stevens’ christmas songs to death every winter, by which I mean; if I don’t stop playing them my wife generally wants to murder me to death after a while. However I can’t imagine christmas without his songs anymore, Sufjan gets something so right about the feeling of that period of the year.
Oh and happy christmas!
Tiny bit from a rejected thing I did for Marks & Spencer earlier this year.
Here’s what it was for and what it ended up being: http://i8.cdnds.net/13/42/450x609/foods_xmas13_biscuit_10.jpg
Detail from a larger piece that has been taking up my week.