Dance to freedom – Day 3

Hello again! Now on day 3 of the digital drawing challenge, I have been inspired by 2 beautiful music video’s showing women who dance expressing their struggle and totally defeating stereotypes. Look outside your bubble my friends, the world is huge… Here you can watch today’s process a bit: Day 3 of the digital drawing … More Dance to freedom – Day 3

Soundwaves – Day 2

It’s day 2 (of 25) of my digital drawing challenge! As a young teenager (12,13 yrs) during summer holidays I worked in an activity centre for disabled youth. I encountered young people with all sorts of disabilities which gave a whole new dimension to what it means to communicate. Including the use of sign language. … More Soundwaves – Day 2

Grenfell Tower

  So sickened and sad by what happened on 14 June 2017 to the the people of Grenfell Tower… Just to think that this could have been prevented makes me so angry! Grenfell will become a symbol of the hidden poverty of the West. The West, the so called ‘free world’ which is so great … More Grenfell Tower

Searching

Last month I watched a really well made Dutch documentary called “Ik alleen in de klas” which translates to: I alone in the class(room).  The filmmaker Karin Junger, a white mother to three black children, decided to make a documentary about the struggle that black and mixed race youth are experiencing growing up in the … More Searching

Inner worlds

I took a photograph of a page in an old National Geographic magazine and used it as a base layer to start drawing on, getting inspired by the patterns and shapes of the photograph: Once I added the final layer (the face) It got a whole new meaning, with the abstract shapes representing emotion.. I … More Inner worlds

Syria

I made this digital drawing with my new Huion (GT 185) tablet. I took a photo of a watercolor study and drew digitally on top. Watching this old footage of Syria brings tears to my eyes, it’s around the time my dad used to live there… Who would have believed this would all be destroyed … More Syria