Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A drawing I was commissioned to do by a lawyer with a thriving libido, a kick-ass musical taste and a fat wallet. (Those that fear depictions of the gate to life are advised to just enjoy the warm colours of this work).
Monday, March 26, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Seamour's cousin, a black sheep from the USA, tells about his favourite boxer. More sheepish gags can be found at Seamoursheep dot com
The article says that a quarter of the working population in Holland has a personal coach. And 40% of the managers. And I take it everybody is behaving accordingly. The invasion of the body snatchers. Oh, the days where we divided the world in socio's and arti's. We have lost the battle. (See the ilustration in the layout)
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Before the mp3 music format ruled supreme, I burned regular music CDs with stickers and sleeves and all to play my favorite internet finds.
For this one I took an image from a "Zoep" comic page I did for Malmberg.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A cover I did for a 'Liber Amicorum' ( a friend's book) dedicated to the deceased Dutch writer Boudewijn Büch, it's title not yet 'tweaked'.
While looking for a missing piece of paper in the Himalayas of paper that surround me, I came across this discarded reject...
The publisher preferred a photo on the cover after all.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
His eyebrows are a tad too dark to my linking. The sketches were better. But I could hardly see the monitor in front of me while I was doing the colouring. I was suffering from a terrible cold, it's not much better even now.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
I did a doodle in my sketchbook featuring these three confederate zombie musicians. A friend of mine happened to come across this sketch while he was leafing through my sketchbook. He immediately fell in love with the drawing, saying: "if you're ever going to work out this sketch as a proper drawing, I'll buy it off you!" And guess what; so I did.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The real Marty Mole is almost ready to show himself to the world. Seamour Sheep and Marty Mole will be released as designer toys a.k.a. urban vinyl this year, produced in Hong Kong. If you're interested then keep an eye on Seamoursheep.com for updates.
Friday, March 9, 2007
Recently I was asked to submit this drawing, made in 1993 for 'Oor', a rock-magazine, to a reprint of 'Elvis in Nederland', a book about the King and the Netherlands.
(Ironically, although his manager hailed from Holland, the Pelvis never visited the Lowlands because the Colonel was afraid to get busted for things he'd done in his Dutch days.)
Thursday, March 8, 2007
An exercise in 2D vector illustration. I actually created this with the 2D vector shape tools in my 3D program. :) I installed a trial version of Illustrator, only to find out that I can work much faster with the 2D shape tools of my 3D package.
My name is Kees de Boer and I’m a Dutch children-/picture book illustrator.
Among the many books I have illustrated in the
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
I made 2 illustrations. The first one appeared on the cover of newspaper nrc.next, the other next to the story inside. It was all about 'new sobriety'.
Did I mention that I will introduce myself in my next blogentry?
Monday, March 5, 2007
A nice detail from my most recent "Mynga & Ramzy" episode. The surface of "Hello You!" magazine being what it is, my pages are printed in a rather reduced format.
On my screen I see them more like this while I work.
(Thank you Metin, Lectrr and Miss Duvekot (where & when?) for your kind welcoming words!)
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Sorry for the tsunami of posts from my side guys. I'm desperately making use of the scarce spare time I've got to create some stuff for myself.
Finally I've created something purely 2D again, escaping from my usual 3D work. I used to create 2D computer graphics for old school commercial computer games and it was a true delight to return to my old passion.
In my never-ending quest to build a bridge between 2D and 3D artwork, here's a 3D teapot I rendered in a raw, experimental 2D style, trying to make it look as non-3D as possible by utilizing texturing and lighting techniques.
I hope one day I can make a living out of creating only this type of 'NPR' work (Non-Photorealistic Rendering), as I'm becoming more and more fed up with the usual, hackneyed, sterile, smooth 'n' shiny realistic 3D graphics.
Friday, March 2, 2007
This Connie is in today's NRC, you can see the page on my personal blog. AFTh is on another page, but it would be a bit much for Clogwork to show him too. I had hoped Connie Palmen would be printed a little bigger, but her drawing turns out to be for the "reading club" column, which always just has a small illustration. They never tell me these things. Maybe I have a sketch that would work better at stamp size, if I do, I'll send it to my editor, to print it with next week's column. She'll be reprinted three more times I think.