The Vintage Swimming series! (2)

In my previous blog I already showed the drawings I made for this project. Here are the illustrations, made with glass painting technique. I think I’m going to make a set of Vintage Swimming postcards.

A family portrait

I made this sketch for a family portrait assignment. It’s located at the Janskerkhof in Utrecht, there is a weekly flowermarket on saturdays. I’m going to translate his sketch into a glass painted illustration and adding some details like birds, maybe some tree branches and more flowers ofcourse. 

The Vintage Swimming series!

Next to illustration I’m also a swimming teacher. Basically for children, because it’s a typical Dutch tradition to start learning children how to swim at the age of 5. Why? Because in the Netherlands there is water everywhere. But I also teach swimming to adults, and this work is also very inspiring for my illustrations. I thought about how we teach swimming these days and how we used to teach swimming in history. Sometimes it’s even hilarious to see how we used to teach swimming. I’m thinking of teachers with clothes on, never going into the water themselves imitating swimming movements while they stand on the side of the pool. But I also love the bathing suits of the ’50’s and ’60’s. And most of all, I think that some typical swim positions like taking a dive are the most beautiful scenes to draw.

So I looked at vintage photo’s and decided to make a serie of ‘Vintage Swimming’ illustrations. A lovely summer serie to create some nice prints and postcards.

 

Here are some ideas I am going to translate into a glass painted version:

From glass painting to illustration

Glass paintings are the basis of my work. They are originally black. After the glass painting is finished, it’s ready to edit digitally and add some colors to it (and sometimes a background). And sometimes I add some vector parts, or parts that I drew with color pencils.

 

Warm Winter Hugs

I made these sketches while watching it snow outside. I love winter, so it’s about time to make some winter illustrations. These two are the first of a serie called ‘Warm Winter Hugs.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth announcement card!

On the 17th of october I gave birth to our second child, another lovely baby girl. Her name is Janna and we are very proud and happy parents of two lovely girls now. This is the result of the birth announcement card. In my previous blogs I already showed the sketch and the illustration I made for the card. I’m very happy with the result of the birth card.

(For the social media post I removed the adress and phone number, so there is not supposed to be an empty space on the left side of the leave 😉