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woensdag 26 december 2007

conté crayons


Bought some Conté crayons. Marvellous colours, wow!
I intend to use them more and more.. will post more drawings soon.
I do these drawings in some 10 minutes, If I can drop the time some more, I will use them in Samer (fr) on the next edition of the "Salon de l'humour et de la caricature".
These were not live-drawings, just a test to try out some exaggeration for a commission
The woman is a famous "Corel Painter Master" the man is her husband .
The pictures do no real justice to the real-world-colors !

J'ai acheté quelques crayons de Conté.
Des couleurs supers, wow!
C'est mon intention de les utiliser de plus en plus. Je vais poster plus de dessins, plus tard.
Je peux faire ces dessins en 10 minutes. Si je peux baisser le temps un peu plus, je veux utiliser mes crayons à Samer (Fr), sur l'édition suivante du Salon de l' Humour et de la caricature.

Ceux-ci ne sont pas de dessins "live", mais seulement un test pour tester quelques exagérations pour un ordre.
La femme est une célèbre "Corel Painter Master", l' homme est son mari.

Les photos ne vous montrent pas les couleurs vrais. Dommage.

zondag 18 november 2007

COVER ART


Received my copy of ArtRage 2.5 plus. On the cover is one of my caricatures that I made with the software, this one is Andy, one of the main programmers of the software.

On the DVD are two step-by-step tutorials, showing the making of this caricature. This is top-software for a friends-price. go see..
(on the right of this page are also two of my tutorials.)

J'ai reçu mon exemplaire de ArtRage 2.5 plus. Sur le cover, il y a une de mes caricatures que j'ai faite avec le software. C'est Andy, un des programmeurs les plus importants de ce software.

Sur le DVD, il y a deux tutorials qui montrent petit à petit commont on doit faire cette caricature. Ceci est top-software pour pas beaucoup d'argent. Venez voir...
(On peut y trouver deux de mes tutorials à la droite)

zondag 11 november 2007

Fernandel


Got on this one through the idea of Kaya, who was working on Fernandel. A legendary French actor / comediant .
This face just begs to be caricatured. I loved working on it. Hope you like it too.


J'ai pu faire ceci grâce à une idée de Kaya, qui était en train de travailler sur Fernandel, un acteur-comédiant français légendaire.
Son visage doit être caricaturé, j'ai simplement dû le faire! J'aimais travailler sur lui. J'espère que vous aimez le résultat aussi.

donderdag 8 november 2007

BROOKE HOWELL


This is Brooke Howell. Another blog I frequent, but is not as often updated as I would love to see...Great artist

Voilà Brooke Howell. Encore un blog que je fréquente, mais qui est à mon avis pas assez souvent actualisé... dommage, j'aime son travail. Artiste super!

zondag 4 november 2007

JERT


This is Jert, a master in top exaggerations.His blog is also on my list of daily stops...

Voilà Jert, un maître d'exagérations.
Son blog se trouve à ma liste de "blog-visites de chaque jour"

zaterdag 3 november 2007

MARTY FELDMAN



Someone told me this man cannot be done as a caricature, since he is one..there's nothing to exaggerate.....all the more reason to try.
Had to draw an ugly one anyway. I have enough self caricatures hahahaha

Quelqu'un m'avait dit qu' il était impossible de faire une caricature de lui, car il est déjà une, en réalité... Il n'a pas de traits qu'on peut exagérer encore plus....
C'est pourquoi que je l'ai essayé.
De toute façon, je devais faire un autre type laide: j'ai déjà assez d' autoportraits, hahahaha ;)

zondag 28 oktober 2007

vrijdag 26 oktober 2007

contest at Denis'

Yipeeee!

I won the contest at Denis Grand's contest
Have a look at his site and contest, and join in on the fun over there! A contest is great to sharpen up your skills !

I joined the NCN , and the forum now for over a week( 13 october ). Why does it take so long to get approved to that forum? What do they need to find out there? I haven't been asked questions, I payed my entrance fee, what more do I need to do?
I'm willing to send my shoe size, and details about my health too , if that's the reason why it takes so long to get approved. But no one is letting me know anything. Unprofessional in my eyes....Or is it just me thinking about it the wrong way? Has anyone encountered the same?

dinsdag 23 oktober 2007

zaterdag 13 oktober 2007

Bangalore MOnkey


On my mugshotzz blog, You could see a caricature from Bangalore Monkey of me...
Here's my revenge......

dinsdag 9 oktober 2007

KAYA


Here's Kaya, a friend from France.You can visit her place over here.She had such fun picture of herself, I just hàd to have a go at this.....

zondag 7 oktober 2007

zaterdag 6 oktober 2007

John Wayne



I did this one for a contest on the e-caricatures forum
After discussing it with my friend Will, I decided this was the way I wanted it to be.
I think I did not so bad on this one...I went for the painted movie posters look.

donderdag 4 oktober 2007

Emily



Here's the link to the Blog Of Emily. One of my prime daily stops. She has a blog full of Great Live Caricatures .
I love this blog bigtime.

dinsdag 2 oktober 2007

Marion



A place I visit very often is the blog of Marion Van de Wiel

I wanted to try my hand at painting hair. It's coming..slowly but surely. Well, I like it anyway, hope you do too.

zondag 30 september 2007

Tel



This is Tel. A great friend and colleague.You can find his blog here :
It's my second attempt with painterX. Not happy yet with hair-painting. I welcome any tips. Just mail me.

zaterdag 29 september 2007

Tooned



This is Grant Brown, better known as Tooned. He is my first victim using the Painter X software.Have yet to figure out the best way to paint hair, but I'm somewhat happy with this result.
Hope you like it too
Didn't post much lately , because I've been ill.

C'est Grant brown, connu comme Tooned. Il est ma première victime employant le logiciel du painterX.
Avoir encore au chercher la meilleure manière de peindre des cheveux, mais je suis heureux avec ce résultat.
Espoir vous l'aimez aussi
N'a pas signalé beaucoup récemment, parce que j'ai été malade

Dit is Grant Brown, beter bekend als Tooned. Hij is mijn eerste slachtoffer met mijn nieuwe software PainterX .
Ik moet nog zien uit te vissen hoe ik het haar ga schilderen in de toekomst,we zien wel.
Ik heb niets meer gepost de laatste tijd ,omdat ik ziek was. Maar hier zijn we dus terug, ik hoop dat je deze karikatuur wat goed vindt.

zondag 2 september 2007



Just finished this one.
I think this is one of the better musicians these dayzz. I adore the Nelly Furtado album, on which he gave the best of his skills ,and thus raised the level of Nelly's great music .

Ceci est juste fini . Je pense que ceci est un des meilleurs musiciens ces jours.
J'adore l'album de Nelly
Furtado, sur lequel il a donné le meilleur de ses compétences, et ainsi a élevé le niveau de grande musique de Nelly.

Ben net klaar met deze karikatuur. Ik denk dat dit één van de betere huidige , artiesten is.
Ik bewonder het album van Nelly Furtado, waarop hij het beste van zichzelf gaf, en zo het kwaliteitsniveau van Nelly's top muziek omhoog wist te halen

dinsdag 28 augustus 2007



Another comission.
I usually don't show these much, but this one I liked a lot, hope you do too.

-edit- seems a lot got lost in shrinking the image.

zondag 19 augustus 2007



Tried something else for fun this time.
marker drawing,touched up in ArtWeaver.


Autre chose éprouvé pour l'amusement cette fois.
Feutre "Triamarker", corrigé avec ArtWeaver.

zaterdag 18 augustus 2007


Had some high visitors today at my home.... Robert Justin and his family, and Joël Legrand and his dear wife. Both from the caricatures festival of Samer (Fr)

J'ai eu quelques hauts visiteurs aujourd'hui à ma maison…. Robert Justin et sa famille, et Joël Legrand et sa chère épouse. Tous les deux du festival de caricatures de Samer (fr)


From left to right : My daughter Fran, Joël, Thérèse , my wife Lut, Rémi, Marie-Agnes, Robert, and yours truly.







I even had Robert drawing with my Wacom. He is dreaming allready of having one of his own....

J'ai même eu Robert dessiner avec mon Wacom. Il est rêver déja d' avoir un delui même….


In the background, the (in my opinion) best 3 caricatures done of me. An original by Denis Grand, Joaquin Aldeguer, and Mickey.

Dans le fond, les (à mon avis) mieux 3 caricatures faites de moi. Un original par Denis Grand, Joaquin Aldeguer, et Mickey.

One great fun day. Realy enjoyed that one.

Un jour splendide d'amusement. Vraiement apprécié cela .

woensdag 15 augustus 2007


For the first time I have been able to make a winampskin.I am quite happy with it for a beginning.


Pour la première fois j'ai pu faire un winampskin. Je suis tout à fait heureux avec lui pour un commencement.


Voor de eerste keer ben ik erin geslaagd om een Winampskin te maken. Ik vind hem niet slecht voor een beginner.

donderdag 2 augustus 2007

Louis Armstrong


Hello,
got back from some great vacations.
Had to try if I could stil hold a pencil...
the 4th is his birthday, so...

vrijdag 20 juli 2007

caricature



This is another commosion I just finished. I really enjoyed doing this one. The person who comissioned it , loved it. Hope you like it too.... ;o)

maandag 9 juli 2007

Tria Markers

I think I am addicted to new stuff.... just bought me 3 Tria Markers. Black and two shades of gray...Did some tests with them, quick drawings, around 8mins each. I intend to use them in France next year, by then I might have gotten used to them....

zaterdag 7 juli 2007

Paris


This will my participation to a contest,I've been invited to. Hope you like...

donderdag 21 juni 2007

I made a new blog, on which I will publish the drawings you all make of me....
take a look, and try your hand....I will always place a link which points to your site/blog....

click here.....

vrijdag 8 juni 2007

amy winehouse


I started this one as a warming up sketch, but I liked it so much, I refined it, colored and finished it in one sitting....
Amy Winehouse, hope you like it...


Ik begon deze als opwarmer vooralleer van start te gaan met een andere karikatuur, ik vond 'm zo tof, dat ik hem verder uitwerkte,en ten slotte afwerkte, alles in één sessie.
Ik hoop dat je het een leuke karikatuur vindt, Amy Winehouse.

J'ai commencé celui-ci pendant qu'un croquis de "warming-up", mais je l'aimait tellement, je l'ai raffiné, coloré et fini lui dans une session….
Amy Winehouse, espèrent que vous l'aimez…

zondag 27 mei 2007

Christina Aguilera


Started this one this morning... just have it finished.
I tried her several times before, it's the first time I am somewhat happy with it.
I hope some of you like it too.....



J'ai commencé ceci ce matin… juste fini maintenant.
Je l'ai essaié plusieurs fois avant, mais c'est est la première fois que je suis un peu heureux avec .
J'espère que tu l'aime aussi .....
(JM, translation OK?)

Ben deze vanmorgen begonnen, ze is net afgeraakt. Ik heb deze al veel keren geprobeerd, maar dit is pas de eerste keer dat ik er wat tevreden van ben, ik hoop jij het ook een goeie vindt.

woensdag 23 mei 2007

cannes 2007


Don't forget to keep an eye on 60th Cannes Film Festival, you'll never know when inspiration hits you to make the caricature you always wanted to make !

Ne pas oublier de garder un oeil sur le soixantième festival de film de Cannes, vous ne saura jamais quand l'inspiration vous frappe pour faire la caricature que vous avez toujours voulu faire !





















as promessed a picture at full size.The program I used is Artweaver.

dinsdag 22 mei 2007

comissioned work



just finished a commision for an A1 sized poster. Needed to be with cellphone and headset.
First time I did so much more than just the face,and the neck. I'm really happy with how it turned out. (let's hope i'm not the only one)

vrijdag 18 mei 2007



Just had to test some new brushes in Artweaver...
This is....
yeah you know...

donderdag 17 mei 2007


....and a screenshot of the work in progress in Artweaver.

Gunther von Hagens


More than 20 million people around the world have already seen Dr. Gunther von Hagens' real human bodies and body parts which have been preserved through the process of Plastination.
I would like to see him in it later on, as a part of this show.

Done intirely in Artweaver.

maandag 30 april 2007

Petit Robert



This is a great friend of mine.He is the driving force behind local ,young beginning artists. And he has encouraging things to say to other, more experienced artists. He has touched me deeply with his nice personallity. This is Robert Justin. friend/colleague

Voici un de mes grands amis.
Il est un véritable catalyseur pour des jeunes artistes locaux et débutants.
Et il peut également être très encourageant pour des artistes plus expérimentés (grace à ses conseils)
Sa personnalité généreuse (sa gentillesse) m'a profondément touché.
C'est Robert Justin. ami/collègue

zondag 29 april 2007



This is my contribution to the contest of Denis Grand.
I hope to encourage people this way to participate on that contest.
to participate, go to the link below the caricature.
Name of this person is Jacques Prevert.
http://grandenis.free.fr/Grandenis-Concours-Accueil.htm

donderdag 26 april 2007


Here's another new friend I like to keep contact with.
He and his lovely wife were a real bonus to the caricatures festival of Samer. Thanks for your company, Jean Marc Borot !

Voici un autre nouvel ami que j'aime garder le contact avec. Lui et sa belle épouse étaient un bien bonus au festival de caricatures de Samer. Merci pour votre compagnie, Jean-Marc Borot !

maandag 23 april 2007

zondag 22 april 2007

à mon nouvel ami BODARD.



Here's a new friend I made in France, Samer.
I will do another one soon a another new friend , Borot.



merçi pour un weekend memorable.

zaterdag 14 april 2007


Here's the nightingale of Samer.A beautyfull girl that enlightened a whole evening at a dinner in Samer.
Everybody jumped to the occasion to draw her , moreover, she started kissing everybody that has drawn her.As soon as I found that out, I safely hided my drawing to finish at home. Just a close escape if you ask me !

;)

woensdag 11 april 2007


These are the Ten caricaturists that joined the festival.
in order of appearance (left to right, and down) they are:
Borot ,Deroubaix ,Serdu ,Da Costa, Denis Grand, Hanzz, Bodard , JM Renault,Joyeux and organising artist Robert Justin .

I think I may call all of them friends of mine. I intend to keep contact with most of them.

Here's some of the victims I caricatured.Though I'm not used to doing this, (only the second time ever) I'm really happy with the result.
I know these people were too. Some were in pencil, others in painted in ink.

dinsdag 10 april 2007

SAMER 2007










This weekend, Samer was the place to be for anyone interested, or involved in the art of caricatures.
We had a great weekend, one of the best and funniest of my life.I'll show you some pictures, there are more to come, I can assure you that.
Here I am with Robert Justin.We were asked to do a caricature of Abbé Pierre.I did mine on A3 size, framed it, and gave it as a present to him. He even liked it....






This is the group of caricaturists on arrival, and some locals who were all to keen to be on the picture with the finest of this weekend.
We were all very keen to dive in.









This is a caricature of organising caricaturist Robert Justin .
He sure looks happy. Maybe as happy as the others were to be part of this.
Magic happened.

to be continued.......











zondag 25 maart 2007

Angry at Europe ?



Finally hed time to do one I've been meaning to do for a long time....Whoopi !
And while I was at it I stumbled upon another picture I could not NOT do....