I made this illustration in watercolor paint and gauche, after watching the documentary JANE on Netflix. It’s a beautiful film about the inspiring life and career of Jane Goodall and all the work she did with chimpansees in the jungle of Tanzania. Later on, I used the illustration to pitch to a children’s book published in search of a new illustrator for their books. Since their theme was ‘adventure’ I found this painting quite fitting!
BABY CARD FOR JAAP
I had made this family portrait for Floor & Joris beforehand and later used the illustration to design the birth announcement card for their new son: Jaap. It was a lot of fun drawing them and then using confetti and the same colors on the back of the card, bringing the whole design together. I also love the rounded edges on the card!
CHARLOTTE & BART
For their 5 year anniversary Charlotte wanted to gift Bart something special and came to me for a portrait of them both. They had one of their first dates at this little cafe on the Bellamy street and she wanted that to be pictured in the drawing, alongside with their own cat. I made the illustration with watercolor paint on textured paper and used black ink to trace the images.