Maybe you saw on my Instagram the awesome portrait Marloes de Vries drew of The Little One? It was so cute, and of course I thought it really looked like him, but other people said so too so it’s true! It’s amazing how she can capture someone’s face and personality in pencil, ink and watercolors. I’m jealous in a healthy way.

Inspired by Marloes I decided to give it a go myself. As one of my goals is to make more time to illustrate (and experiment more to develop my own style) I sat down and drew a bunch of faces in different ways. Well, not completely different, but in different ways with pencil, ink and watercolors as that’s what I always use one way or another. I forgot gouache, but I’ll do that another time. It was fun! Some I like, some I really don’t, but that’s all part of experimenting. I must definitely do this more often!

Window Illustrations

Remember when I showed you the sketches for illustrations on the windows of Berry’s Lunchroom? Well, today I finally actually made them on the windows! I really enjoyed doing it and I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out! It’s quite different from drawing on paper so I had to erase my chalk-lines every now and then, but that’s ok. All part of the process. The owner is very pleased too and asked me to do some handlettering on the windows once his shop-inside-his-lunchroom has opened, and he also wants me to help with the menuboard inside. Yay, I’m so excited about it!