Keeping an illustrated travel journal

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One of the beliefs I hold dear is that the only way to grow and evolve as a visual artist is to study for the entirety of your working career. Some of my biggest inspirations – artists like James Gurney, P.J. Lynch and Wouter Tulp – make no secret of the fact that they spend considerable time on everything from plain air landscape studies to regular figure drawing sessions.

1. Get back to study

In 2011, a few years after graduating, some commercial illustrations jobs confronted me with the feeling that I had studied real life too... Read more »


On background art 1

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If you’re new to this site: Hi! I’m a Dutch art director and concept artist and I spend most of my time working on a variety of creative projects in animation, education and business. It’s really interesting stuff I would love to share with the world all the time, but unfortunately a lot of what I make involves information my clients consider pretty sensitive, so I usually can’t. Still, I’d love to share some of my insights and fascinations with you – my dear readers (hopefully there’s more than one of you). I plan to blog whenever I find the... Read more »