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 Hommage to MC Escher

April 2017, Madrid

 Visiting friends in Madrid, we went to the MC Escher exhibition in ‘Palacio de Gaviria’. Funny to sit there watching a movie about MC Escher with a spanish commentator, english subtitles and Mr. M.C. Escher himself speaking dutch of course. How it all comes together at a moment like that with my spanish friends who I speak english with..

Gothic Madonna

December 2016 Bilbao

Abstract gothic

December 2016 Bilbao

Framed artwork ‘Carnaval’

November 2016 Amsterdam

Framed artwork ‘Paper Hat’

November 2016 Amsterdam

Rosa

October 2016 Amsterdam

Soldiers

October 2016 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Exhibition Notebooks Peer

September 2016 Amsterdam

Uilskuiken

September 2016 Amsterdam

Kiosk

August 2016 Amsterdam

I created my own see through kiosk.. See through it whatever you want. (It is just a cut out from the paper…easy does it 🙂

Mike

August 2016 Amsterdam

Castles and Knights

July 2016 Portugal

Visited Portugal, mostly Lisbon, over a couple of times now.. I still remember the first time how amazed I was by all the castles and castle walls that still excist and are conserved so well. Even the flag of Portugal includes a castle. Visiting Sintra over a couple of times now, every time I am taken away by its beauty and authenticity.

Hide & Seek

June 2016 Amsterdam

It is so funny how little children play hide and seek. They think that when they close their eyes and they don’t see you, they think you can’t see them. Inspired by this, I drew ‘Hide & Seek’. This creature hidden under his own hair.. every time I am taken away by its beauty and authenticity.

Miss Sees a lot

May 2016 Amsterdam

One year ago, I went to a clinic to laser my eyes. A total new view on life. I wore glasses since I was 10 or 11 years old and at the end I got almost -6 in both eyes.. Now I wake up in the middle of the night and even in the dark I have a clear view.. It is a miracle really. It feels like I got a pair of new eyes!

Pop out your head

April 2016 Amsterdam

While drinking coffee I get an extra boost.. Looks like my brain starts to work harder and ideas come and go..they keep on popping out. Sometimes too many to handle.. They keep on popping out of my head and if I don’t watch it, they are gone> Draw Deborah Draw! Need to draw them quickly!

Monkeyspider

March 2016 Amsterdam

 It exists a game in which you can switch the top and the bottom of the animal. For example a crocodile head with an elephant body etc. I created a monkey head combined with a spider body. So many options, so much fun 🙂

Platypus with glasses

February 2016 Amsterdam

Messy Hairy Harry & the Yellow Submarine

 January 2016 Amsterdam

Baby Birthcard Teun

December 2016 Amsterdam

You gotta mix it up

November 2015 Amsterdam

Portuguese tiles

October 2015 Lisbon

 Portugal is famous for its beautiful porcelain tiles. Visiting Sintra and seeing all these old antique but also newly designed tiles, I had to design one of my own..

Baby Birthcard Boris

September 2015 Amsterdam

Kentucky

June 2015 Amsterdam

Toco Toucan

May 2015 Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Besides visiting family in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, we also travelled. We visited the Iguazu Falls and a parc full of birds. Which was nearly as interesting as the falls itself! A bird grabbed me in my ass with his beak. (More my thigh..but that doesn’t sound that juicy)

Robot with no arms

March 2015 Amsterdam

Thank you Print & Weddingcard

February 2015 Amsterdam

As a ‘Thank You’ card, I created an artprint in which a lot of characters used at the website and wedding cards come together at the party. A memory of the awesome party and beautiful day together.

Telepathic Connection

November 2014 Amsterdam

You don’t always have to see each other, to be connected. We are in each other heads and we stay connected 🙂

Arigato

September 2014 Tokyo, Japan

Travelling through Japan was a total different experience than any other country I visited. Inspired by the differences between its traditional culture like its many temples and the newest technology like bullet trains, buildings, its very interesting toilets. Did you know they use illustrations for almost everything? A dream coming true. Japan I loveeeeee you! Ohhh and the garbage bins even look like characters!

Artwork & visual design website

August 2014 Amsterdam

I was asked to do the artwork and cards for a wedding. I also designed the website. This was so much fun! Thanks Frank & Maya for loving my artwork 🙂

Artwork wedding card

August 2014 Amsterdam

The wedding couple, Frank & Maya at the front and at the back Gust, their little dachshund, singing ‘Love is in the air, I can feel it everywhere’

Citytrip with Mootje

August 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark

Visiting Copenhagen with my dear friend Mootje who I travelled with through Australia. She was pregnant at the time and expecting her second baby boy. So it was not just the two of us travelling.. Special trip trying to visit a city being hidden in a belly.. Wonder if I ever visited a city like that in my life 🙂 Well at least he can say ‘Been there done that!’

Sketches pen & copic markers

July 2014 Amsterdam

Oh oh Puglia

June 2014 Lecce Italy

Travelling through the south of Italy (Lecce) my eye was caught by the architecture (mainly the entraces) that reminded me of arcs. All the houses have their own proud arc. Looks like the sun coming up or goin down. Besides that the italians use nice geometric framework for their windos and balconies. The lines of the framework really intriged me, which I used in my drawings.

Eén, twee, drie, vier, hoedje van papier!..

March 2014 Amsterdam

Inspired by a famous dutch nursery rhyme:

Een, twee, drie, vier.. Hoedje van, hoedje van

Een, twee, drie, vier.. Hoedje van papier

Robots

February 2014 Amsterdam

Aap, noot, Mies..

 January 2014 Amsterdam

Learning to read in the old days was with a reading board. This reading board was widely used in Dutch schools in the beginning of the 20th century to learn sounds and words. I taught my little cousin the word AAP (monkey in dutch) and wondered if he would recognize my monkey (not a normal looking monkey) and he did! He said ‘AAP’ straight away.

Lone

December 2013 Amsterdam

A baby girl! My friend Anke got another girl! She and her boyfriend have now 5 children together. His family name is de Haas. That means ‘hare’ in dutch.

Mr Movember and his friends..

 November 2013 Amsterdam

Surrounded by all the men growing the moustaches for the fundraising event ‘Mr Movember’, I created my own Mr Movember with a huge moustache.

‘Safe the date Wedding Date’ Invitation

 November 2013 Amsterdam

Frank & Maya were getting married in September 2014. I designed the pré-wedding invitation. Hiep hiep bliep bliep Let’s celebrate 🙂

Somewhere over the rainbow..

October 2013 Amsterdam

From the famous song: “Somwhere over the rainbow …” That’s in my opinion where the my little ponys and cute bunnies come from.

Busy Business

August 2013 Amsterdam

Crocodile in your buttock

July 2013 Amsterdam

In dutch we say:’Krokodil in je bil’

Warrior

June 2013 Amsterdam

Fight for your rights! My own little warrior.

Descendant un escalier

May 2013 Amsterdam

Inspired by Marcel Duchamps ‘Descendant un escalier’ in which he captured the movement of a person descending stairs, I did the contrary. Instead of showing the movement, I show a static scene.. one frame only.

Best Friends Forever

April 2013 Berlin

Three friends holding hands being best friends..forever! The BFF’s.

Headache

March 2013 Amsterdam

A long period of non stop headaches took over my life as a cause from an concussion.. It also took over my inspiration.

Interactive Live Painting ‘Join Frits’

September 2012 Breakfest Festival Landgraaf

Characters of the print:’Disco Fever’ were printed and colored by the visitors of Breakfest. They created their own Disco Fevers! Unfortunately I couldn’t be at this event. Special thanks to Edward van Kempen, who guided the visitors of Breakfest to pick a drawing with black outlines and color it. He took pictures and created the video to get an impression.

Jirre

August 2012 Amsterdam

A baby boy! My brother got a baby boy. I made 2 designs, for a girl and a boy. Cause they decided to leave it a surprise until birth…special!

Tumi

June 2012 Peru

While travelling through Peru, it was hard to miss out on all the typical souvenirs including the ‘Tumi’ which I saw in all its forms and variations. I discovered the meaning of this beautiful and magnificient creation after visiting the well-preserved mummy, Juanita (Museum of Andean Sanctuaries in Arequipa). The archeology student who guided us, explained what the origin of the Tumi was: The Inca’s used Tumi as an ‘medical’ instrument to hit the skull of the children to kill them and to offer and mummify them to the gods. Inspired by this horrible story but yet so beautiful creation, I drew my own Tumi. Read more about Tumi or Mummy Juanita

Bed monsters

July 2012 Peru

This idea for a marker drawing popped up by laying in bed, sometimes you see monsters or at least they look like a monster. They can help you getting out of your daily routine and all day life. Just keep on fantasizing and keep them alive!

Bed monsters

June 2012 Amsterdam

Lara

Maart 2012 Amsterdam

My friend Anke got a baby girl! I made the birth card. The three little creatures floating around the text are her brother and 2 sisters.