zondag 17 juli 2011

American Wildlife




This is an assembling of American animals I've seen during my holiday trip through the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding areas.
We've been to various national parks where animals still roam around minding their own business. It's amazing to see so many animals up close unaffected by human presence. But never forget, they're still wild animals.
A hiker realized that too late when he was mauled to death by a grizzly. The same day we were hiking in bear country as well. Luckily we didn't encounter a mother bear and cubs.
We did see a few black bears. One of which was blonde, the first time I saw him I thought it was a grizzly but apparently they range from black to blonde.
Several species of deer; mule-deer, whitetail, moose and the impressive elk.
Herds of bison with calfs, the strange pronghorn and the white coated mountain goat. We've seen lots of birds. Like raven, heron, osprey, the classic turkey and the mighty bald eagle.
It's been a fantastic trip and I'd like to go back one day and experience the beauty of the wild west again.

maandag 13 juni 2011

Turtle painting



I dusted off my acrylics set and started to paint my pet turtle I've had since childhood. Unfortunately he died a year ago so I wanted to immortalize him on canvas.

maandag 11 april 2011

Portrait


I tried to capture the different colors I observed. Pink, purple, orange, yellow, it's all there.

dinsdag 18 januari 2011

Winter feline



Since it's still winter here's a magnificent creature that's used to harsh winter conditions: the snowleopard.

dinsdag 21 december 2010

Merry ChristMiss


(Vrolijk KerstMiss in dutch)

The ChristMiss wishes you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.

ChristMiss:
"My wish is world peace. I want the whole world in pieces!
"Oops, I mean, just one piece ofcourse. Peace, world at peace..."

maandag 15 november 2010

Sketchy sketchies





Some studies inbetween.
I found my marker set again. It's always challenging to put these permanent markers on virgin white paper. No Ctrl-Z'ing in real life unfortunately ;)

As for the hands. It's one of the hardest parts of human anatomy to master. So it's always good to study them once in a while.

zondag 3 oktober 2010

Urban survival



I started to paint a random model from a magazine to practice.
When I was halfway from finishing it I wasn't satisfied with it. It was just what it was in the magazine; a random model with nothing special about her.
Her expression was so vacant and bland. So I gave her a more determined look and placed her in a survival situation.
Geared with a crossbow for silence killing, a magnum for self protection and a aiding canine. Similair to the movie "I am Legend" where one is trying to survive in a modern wasteland, but then with a woman ;)