I’ve decided to sell some merchandise online with Redbubble.com! Hopefully this will make the transition to full time illustrator a bit easier for me.
I do not believe in over consumption, so I will keep the products that I offer to a minimum. No rubbish. No junk.
The world just does not need any more crap ending up the ocean.
So at this stage, the shop will feature a selection of prints, greeting cards, t-shirts, spiral notebooks, ceramic mugs, travel mugs, draw-string bags and the odd wall clock.
In other words, I am only selling most of the paper-based stuff. I have very few plastic iphone cases and things like that. That way, at least I know it is biodegradeable and compostable.
I’m still about half way through my abstract/faces/people/animals project.
The next project will be… Australiana… starting with… gumleaves. One of my next door neighbours when I was growing up was a porcelain painter… Gladys Gilbert. She was always painting Australian flora and fauna from their many outback trips. Based on the river red gum, one of the tallest/biggest Australian eucalyptus trees. Not a great or detailed sketch, a bit harder with digital than pencil.
This is a limited edition series of 72 abstract faces/animals. Originally I was going to make either 84, 96 or even 100 works. But I found it is better to cull some of the worst ones. So you will only ever get to see either 36, 48, 64 or 72 (I haven’t decided yet).
I’m signing this as “van den hooven”, after my grandparents.
I have worked all week on these drawings + vid; I hope some of you like it. It’s 4k resolution, 60 frames per second.
Not all computers will be able to play it the full quality… but I’ve often noticed that older videos look old because of the quality, not the content. So I wanted to future-proof it a bit.
I modified an after effects template by Stranger media, changing colour, typography, scale, with some additional panning effects to make it look a bit more like a jigsaw coming together.
Music by Ciprian Mihoc.
I hope you like this video presentation of some of my best work. I edited this today with Adobe After Effects. I have never used that program before, so even though I bought a template, it still took literally hours to do.
This is not an officially endorsed poster. But somehow I don’t think Planet Ark and the other sponsors will mind. You know what they say in India? Fake it fake it fake until you make it!