15 December 2007

Christmas greeting card

It's almost time for the last holidays of the year, which means lots of food, presents, reunited families and ofcourse; christmas greeting cards. It's always a tradition among friends to create your own christmas greeting cards. I did'nt do them last year unfortunetly, but this year I'm all in! As you can see, this time I choose for a paper cut out style. I think it's cute.

Happy holidays!

06 December 2007

Projects, yeah I love it!

With all the deadlines from last month, i did'nt had much time for anything else, except for my home work/school projects. It's sometimes nescesary to make choices to finish what's more important. It's only annoying to read that one of your deadlines is postponed due to lack of others contribution, not that i'm blaming anyone else furthermore, but i'm having trouble dealing with such changes, I would'nt have to work my ass off and relax a bit. Well, shit happens.

One of these projects, is a exposition i'm doing with some others in Utrecht the Netherlands. The exposition is opened in January till February. So if you can visit one of these days, be sure to check out Manga inspired works by Dutch illustrators. The illustration on the left will be shown in A3 format.

Then there is the comic project with the name 'West meets East' and as you can guess, this is also a mangasque project I worked on. I was pretty late with starting this comic, as it counts 7 pages which I made in 3 whole days to get it done for the deadline. It was pretty hard because the illustration had the same deadline as this project. I do hope it gets published, if not, I always got a plan B, or C.

I know that this blog is not updated very much, but i'm only posting stuff I find really important to show and inform. Quality above Quantity and such, right? Note also, that this page has a few grammar mistakes, which are not in the completed version.

10 October 2007

Witch Cat redesign 1

This is what I wanted to do with this blog in de first place: posting some of my daily sketches and doodles to keep the interested satisfied with new bits of artwork. I try to draw as much as I can when I have free time and am in the right mood.

One of the many redesigns of Claire's outfit. I wanted to put some jean parts into her usual latex outfit. I kind of like it, but needs more proper placement and details. I should study and reference jeans more these days (next to my drawing studies)... I like how illustrator Ishiwatari Daisuke from Guilty Gear fame handles this in his character designs. Click on the image for a bigger version.

01 October 2007

Stripdagen Houten 2007 - Impressions

Last Saturday, 29th of September I went to the Stripdagen in Houten (The Netherlands), selling my Witch Cat books with a group that has a focus on promoting manga in general, all with their own books from different doujinshi circles/small press groups. This is good, since Japanese comic are not popular at all with the traditional Dutch comic fans, so it's better to bring us together for a oppertunity like this.

It was very cool that I met people who liked my work, I chatted a lot with fellow comic fans and makers and sold more then I expected. There where also enough loyal Witch Cat readers that bought chapter 1 from last year, that also bought chapter 2 and some told me they where curious about the next chapter.

The only downsides were, that the room was very hot when it was most crowded and that I had to ask people again what they just said, it was very loud. And I got bothered by a gigantic headache. All with all, it was a great experience and it gave me more confidence.

More photo's of the Mangafique stand:
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4

Drawings from me that day:
Potrait with a thin neck
Some character doodles
Tasteful catgirl nudity
Some grumpy guy