Saturday, December 15, 2012

CTN & New characterwork

Hi guys!

I had a blast at CTN, and will defenitely be back next year! I got to meet some amazing and talented people, and had some wonderful respons to my work aswell.

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth, next time we'll actually have something to sell, promise! :)

Also, I want to thank CTN , and Tina Price in particular, for putting together such a wonderful event. CTN even arranged for us to visit Dreamworks and Disney, another highlight of our visit  to the U.S.!
As it's impossible to go to CTN without leaving with a ton of inspiration, above there are some new drawings I did this past week.

-  The first image is based on my experiences while waiting at the busstop in LA. Apparently all normal people drive cars, the rest goes by  bus.

-  Second image was based on some of the shabby places we ended up eating at in LA. Food was mostly good though! :)

-  And the third image is a collage of pensketches I did of a bunch of witches. My favourite one is the one sipping tea. :)

That's it for now, more stuff coming soon!


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Visual Development | project Giant

In between work and packing for my big trip to CTN, I managed to do 2 more visuals for my Giant project. I tried to tone down my use of color alot, resulting in the images above.

Only 1 more day to pack and get my porfolio ready, but of course I'll be back in 2 weeks.  Or, if you have the chance, look me up at the CTN convention, I'll be there all 3 days (nov16-18)  at booth T107. :)

Off to LA!


EDIT 09/10/2012 : I added 2 other (greyscaled) paintings, done a couple of months ago (I never got around posting them :S).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Demo Reel 2012

As said I'll be attending CTN this year, so I decided to put together a demoreel with some of my work. Enjoy! :) -Edwin

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Character Sketches

And some more pensketches for some of the orphan kids running (and driving!) around in my story. Feedback much appreciated, thanx! -Ediwn


Layout stuff for my Giant project :)

Project Giant, Trippel Trappel and more!

Busy as usual, but here's a quick update on things!

Trippel Trappel
Well, pre-production has finally begun on the Dutch Feature Animation movie 'Trippel Trappel' at the Anikey Studio! I'm currently having a blast doing lots of visual development work for this movie, and what's even cooler is that I'm able to combine it with my themepark work on the Adventure World Warsaw project. Pretty darn cool!

Another big thing coming up is the recruiting event  CTN in Los Angeles this november, and guess who's finally going! I'll be attending this awesome animation event together with friend and collegue Wouter Tulp, can't wait to meet you all there! They even created a cool profile of me at the CTN website , check it out here !

Ah, and then there's some new stuff I've been doing for my personal project, which I simply dubbed 'Giant' for the time being. Above paintings were meant as quick explorations regarding style and mood, aprox. 2 to 4 hours each. Oh, and  kudos to friend and skilled jetpack builder Jeffrey for coming up with the logo!
I also updated my portfolio site, be sure to check it out!

Did you know I have an online sketchbook aswell? It's linked to my instagram account, and can be found here: 

More stuff coming up!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Plein Air Paintings - The Hague

Oranje Nassau / Paleistuin - The Hague
Hofvijver - The Hague
Loosduinen - The Hague
Laan van Eik en Duin Graveyard - The Hague
With all the good weather we've been having lately in The Hague, I have picked up Plein Air painting again. With my trusty macbook 15' and a bamboo tablet I sit on location (usually aprox 3 hours, as that is how long my battery lasts), and try to paint what is in front of me. 

I can recommend it to everyone reading this, as it's great to observe color and light upclose, and try to capture it with a couple of brush strokes. As said, these paintings took a round 3 h ours on location, with usually alot of cleaning up afterwards at home, aprox 1 or 2 more hours.

I'm also still hard at work on a personal project called 'Giant', I'll be posting some stuff of that here soon aswell. For those who can't wait, you can already check out some of the sketches I've been posting on Instagram, direct link: 

Thanx for looking!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Giants - Part 2

As promised, some more art I've been working on. The ones in black and white are layout studies, the one in color is a more detailed pass on the abandoned house on a hill layout, where the girl awaits the return of The Giant. Story is still very much developing each day, will post more soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Giants - Part 1

For a while I've been working on a personal project with a friend of mine, which revolves around giants. You may already have seen some of the early sketches I put on instagram / facebook.

Above a visual I did to flesh out the style of the surroundings; I really like working in b&w in these first development stages as  it allows me to put my ideas onto canvas fairly quick, and communicate the mood and lightingdesign of the scene in a relatively detailed manner.

I've already started working on more layouts, which'll be up here soon aswell.

Back to work,

Monday, April 16, 2012

Floodliners - Wreckage

Hi guys,
Things have been quite busy for me lately, as I've ventured into the wonderful world of themepark design! I'm currently working on designs for Adventure World Warsaw, a polish themepark we're currently designing from scratch. Lot's of fun, be sure to check the link above! :)

Meanwhile, I've picked up my floodliners project again, above another visual I did in Photoshop. Trying to find out how much of The Flooded World is actually left intact, I have some more visuals I hope to be able to share with you soon.

Back to work,

Monday, February 06, 2012

The Incredibles 2 | Visual Development

Old Enemies

World's Safest City
Stretched Out

Good Old Days
Stars of the Sky Tours
Incredible INC.
Go Away.

Finally I present you guys my top secret personal project: The Incredibles 2!

'WHAT?! Incredibles 2 artwork?! Is Pixar working on a sequel?!'

Well, not exactly. Let me explain.

A couple of months ago I was watching Pixar's 'The Incredibles' again, and started wondering wether a sequel would ever be made, and how awesome it would be to do visual development for such a project.

But, as I don't really have (director) Brad Bird or Pixar on speeddial, I decided to just start development on this fictive project myself, and see where it would lead me.

On the trainride to work I started scribbling down ideas for a possible storyline and doing quick thumbnails to explore some of these ideas visually. I created around 50 thumbnails I think, which I eventually brought down to these 7 images.

As I'm not much of a writer, I'm not going to bother you with the story I based these images around; I would much rather hear your interpretation of these images, and other ideas you'd love to see in a sequel!

It would be great if these images could start a buzz around The Incedibles 2, and have Pixar acually do another one. :)

Feedback, comments and ideas very much appreciated as always.


UPDATE 10/02/2012
My little fan project has defenitely started to create a buzz! Here's a list of websites that have featured my art sofar!