Drawings

Surrealistic nude grapite pencil drawing

Yeast – 18-09-19

My model came with this pose Modonna used for one of her albums. Originally it was intented to do square sized pastels because I happen to have 4 spare square frames but today I saw a greater scheme I had to work out first.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 10-09-19

I saw this great vintage picture of a nude on the roof top of an open van and I liked the styled planes it already showed: the squares in the open door, some round ones in the model and some great diagonals. The woman has great nipples and I guess I will not post this one on some of the social media.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 03-09-19

I found a great vintage photo online that inspired me to put this female body on paper using triangles and round shapes, strengthening the pyramid like pose.

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impressionistich treescape graphite pencil drawing

Voorburg – 27-08-19

Another drawing of a clairobscur forest lane at Park Sonnenburgh in Voorburg, Netherlands, conveniently lingering about around the corner of where I work.

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cubistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

De Lakenhal – 16-08-19​

Last weekend I visited De Lakenhal at Leiden, Netherlands to see the exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the Golden Age’. Quite nice, also to see the refurbished museum. When I looked out the windows at the front of the building I was captured by the Oude Vest on which the light was filtered by the museum glass. It looked a little bit sinister and there were gloomy clouds in the sky which lead me to draw this one.

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Surrealistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Julia – 02-08-19

Last year I used dancer Julia Gómez Avilés as a model. Next to being a wonderful person for an artist she is ideal because of her flexibility.

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impressionistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing of Rotterdam

Rotterdam – 23-07-19

In the dead of summer means I am in the midst of the outdoor sketching season. Although I did not complete this one on the spot the invention of the basic composition and planal distribution were done at Katendrecht, Rotterdam. The vista is directed at Hotel New York that nowadays looks almost encapsulated by skycrapers. I was there long ago but the cityscape almost was inrecognizable. The watertaxi was done in my studio because they keep on moving all the time. Nevertheless a new typical sight in swinging Rotterdam. Although, the drawing seems rather detailed, I kept it quite impressionistical.

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impressionistic treescape graphite pencil drawing

Beek – 21-07-19

Today I was out on a trip to Beek-Ubbergen with my parents. We returned to the place where I sketched two previous drawings. This time I drew the whole thing at the very spot, opposite to the Duivelsberg (Mount Devil).

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cubistic treescape graphite pencil drawing

Voorburg – 16-07-19

On my way to my students in Voorburg I always come across this park that got a kind of reshape last year. I love to see the sun shimmer through leafs causing me to see a whole range of blue, yellow and ocre kind of greens.

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Cubistic treescape graphite pencil drawing

Kethel -13-07-19

When I returned to my car from my little trip to Kethel, Schiedam, Netherlands, I saw this beautiful tree in bloom. Sometimes you look for grand things and the little all of a sudden pop into your eyes when least expected.

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surrealistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Gouda – 07-07-19

This is the fifth drawing of Gouda, a beautiful city in Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, not far from where I live. It is a depiction of the Sint-Janskerk from the Market (de Markt).

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

The nude portal – 03-07-19

As you may have noticed by now I am keen on vortices. They show an endless sequence of swirls, almost like a singularity. Some say they lead the way to eternity, others consider it to be just a mathematical principle.

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Cubist landscape graphite pencil drawing

Voorburg – 25-06-19

In Voorburg I went through a park at the Spinozalaan when I came across some geese with their young. One of the parents always is on the lookout and this one was sizing me up.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Between the sheets – 21-06-19 (sold)

I was listening to ‘Between the sheets’ by The Isley Brothers when I completed this one so I tried to capture the sensual feel of the song in my drawing. The curvy sheets invited me to render the body in in the same way. At some spots I let the body flow into the sheets, following the diagonal rhythym. I often tell my students true abstraction lies in imagining the impossible and making sound and essential choices out of an endless sea of possibilities. Without making them any art work becomes plane realistic and that is or should be no fun for anyone.

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Beek – 11-06-19

This drawing complements the previous Beek (30-05-19) drawing in such respect that in this one the view is directed to the extension of the path I was walking on.

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cubistic landscape graphite pencil drawing thumbnail

Voorburg – 01-06-19

In the dead of summer means I am in the midst of the outdoor sketching season. Although I did not complete this one on the spot the invention of the basic composition and planal distribution were done at Katendrecht, Rotterdam.

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Cubistic cityschape graphite pencil drawing

The Hague – 21-05-19

At the front my flat overlooks a great cityscape of The Hague, Netherlands, where I live. Already used as a styled (roundism) background in my oil painting ‘The Madonna of The Hague (2015)’ I decided to do a small sketch of the same view, now enriched with some extra high buildings like ‘New Babylon’ in the city centre.

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Cubistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Rotterdam – 14-05-19

At Katendrecht in Rotterdam I had a clear view on the old harbour buildings and I saw the potential of horizontals, some verticals and a diagonal by means of a quay to the right.

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