Almost finished the family portrait. At the moment I’m quite busy drawing lots of flowers. The tulips are finished, and I also drew the Gloriosa, now some roses, and perhaps there will also be some flowers in the background to create the scene of a flower market.
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.
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.
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:
Happy Valentine’s Day!
This sketch of an old couple on iceskates is the next project for this serie called Warm Winter Hugs. The next step is to translate the sketch into a glass painting.
Yay! Here is the first winter illustration of the serie Warm Winter Hugs. It took a while to pick the right colors but I’m very happy with the result.
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.
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.’
I designed and illustrated this logo for a swim teacher who wants to reflect warmth, individual approach and involvement in her logo. I hope the logo reflects that 😉