Drawings

impressionistic graphite pencil drawing of a pond with swans

Clingendael – 24-04-19

Wednesday (daytime) is my ‘day off’. Teaching art class is due in the evening and I have lots of time to go outdoors now spring has arrived. Estate ‘Clingendael’ is just around the corner to where I live here in The Hague and there i saw two swans swimming by.

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Surrealistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Kethel – 22-04-19 (sold)

I was heading for Julia Filament’s exhibition on Katendrecht when I decided to take a detour through Kethel, a small encapsulated village in the north of Schiedam, near Rotterdam.

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impressionistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Leidschendam – 21-04-19​

Today I went to Amsterdam to see Rembrandt’s etchings and on my way how I stopped in good ol’ Leidschendam at the Sluisjes where I quickly sketched this view with ‘De Peperbus’ (an old church) in the background.

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cubistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Veere – 04-04-19

Last weekend I was walking through Veere at Zeeland, Netherlands, a little pittoresque town. I returned to my car when I saw the sign ‘city wall tour’ and I decided to take that one and then, when I climbed onto them, I saw this great composition that reminded me of Caravaggio’s ‘Descent from the cross’, a perfect staircase composition – triangles within one big triangle.

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Cubistic nude colored pencil drawing

Roundism – 26-03-19

The sheets on my duvet on which my model lay show nice checkered patterns. Her body contrasted them quite nicely and I decided to exploit this to the max.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 16-01-19​

Last August international dancer and model Julia Gómez Avilés came over to my studio where we, together with fellow artist Julia Filement, had a wonderful live session.

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surrealistic nude colored pencil drawing

Bastet – 01-01-19​

My Egyptian series is an addition to my ‘j’accuse’ painting ‘The Revelation of Bettie Page’. My New Year’s resolution for this year: I dare all algorithms of social media scanning the internet for nipples like the Matrix’s sentinels for Neo.

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Surrealist nude graphite pencil drawing

Cleopatra – 22-12-18

When I saw the reference picture I was inspired to turn the model sitting in a bath with lots of foam around her,into a donkey milk bath with Cleopatra in it for the sake of my Egyptian ambition.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

La Langue Verte – 14-12-18

I liked the triangular position of the model’s body and put her in an Egyptian scenery, thinking of my roundism style relating to hieroglyphics and Egyptian arts in general. I always liked the intense need for styling and I consider the depictions of the human body by the old Egyptians to be one of mankind’s greatest achievements.

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surrealist desert graphite pencil drawing

Oudaen – 26-11-18

Last year I was at Oudaen, a city castle at Utrecht, Netherlands which now is a crowdy hotspot for party people. I was dining near the window in the corner with hundreds of people around me but a single cat was lying quietly by the window.

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