The origin of all of my creative endeavours stems from my passion for illustration. I can remember pausing old Disney animation tapes, in order to draw the monsters I'd see when I was only a little boy, as well as drawing a caricature of every single of my classmates in high school. After toying around with Photoshop since my 13th, creating websites, and stick figure animations in Flash, I'd decided that this was something I could make a living with. In my first years of college, I'd spend most of my after-school hours trying to figure out the Wacom Cintiq the school had set up in an empty room, but gradually, I would get to experiment with a wider spectrum of media. Nonetheless, here is some of my illustration-work.
BUT Film Festival 2018
After having worked for BUTFF for several years, seeing the amazing illustrated posters they would use, I was given the opportunity to create one myself. With this year's theme being an ode to the sexploitation genre, featuring highlights of queer and soft-porn films, my aim was to make a subtle yet sexually explosive image. For me, this poster also serves as an ode to the hand-painted posters that would hang in the dark alley's of the 110th street of New York in the 60's & 70's.
In De Zomer
Director Ilia Ten Bohmer & Producer Charlotte Spronk contacted me during the pre-production of their new award-winning film "IN SUMMER". The film shows the story of two sisters, who, after losing their father, have to accept their differences. The goal of this poster was to subtly show how the older and conservative sister finds it hard to bridge the cultural gap that stands between her and her younger sister. Because I started before it was even shot, the whole concept of the poster changed after shooting the film. I ended up creating two posters, of which one we decided to reuse as backgrounds for the ending titles.
Read more about the film here.
Het Uur Tussen Hond & Wolf
For this film poster I was asked to make an eerie poster that carried references to Dutch Socialist Party Posters from the seventies.
The plotline of the film goes as follows:
A retired politician who’s still active as a political writer gets a surprise guest one Sunday Afternoon. The guest seems to be a great fan of the writer, yet brings an unsettling message to the table.
My goal here was to use broad strokes, along with only three colors, while rendering the messenger in an awkward, untrustworthy way.
The film starred on the NFF, you can read more about it here.
Interested in more of my illustration work?
Watch my Process
Sometimes I record my painting process, and here are a couple of video’s in which you can see how I render an illustration.