2D Gallery

This is a collection of illustrations I made for various projects or simply for fun.



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Off-stage

Off-stage follows young musician Alexander Van Dam on his journey towards discovering his own voice and crawling out from under his big brother's shadow. Alex is a talented guitar player, but a lack of inspiration and confidence in his own songwriting abilities hold him back from stepping into the limelight himself – no matter how much his friend and confidante Suzanne Grotenhuis, artist manager at Paradiso, pushes him to. Will Alex ever find his muse? The music world can only hope…

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Alison

- Beautifully written, straight from the heart
- The best page layout I've seen in a long time
- So good it makes me sick to my stomach

'Alison' is a short graphic novel about the effect that Alison Sudol's music has had on my life. This eight-page story was published through Diamond in an anthology filled with similar autobiographical stories about music and its influence on people's lives.

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Hedgefield font

Ever wanted to letter a comic page but realised your handwriting is terrible? No worries, now you can borrow mine!

To speed up my comic-making process, I made a font of my own handwriting. It contains both uppercase and lowercase letters plus all common forms of punctuation - but no accented letters. So if you're French you're out of luck. Maybe you guys should've come up with an simpler language.

This font is free for personal use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. If you want to use it commercially just get in touch.

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Toxicsoy

ToxicSoy, or Special agent Pig and the case of the Toxic Soy, is the second animation I made for Monkeybizniz and Friends of the Earth International. In it, agent Pig investigates the sad truth behind the production of 'Responsible' labeled soy.

Core animation was done in After Effects in the space of one week. I developed the concept and handled all the animation, the background art was drawn by Joeri Lefévre and the music was composed by Dave van Luttervelt.

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Angry Mermaid

For the Copenhagen climate talks of December '09, Friends of the Earth International asked Monkeybizniz to create a viral animation for their Angry Mermaid Award. It features a mermaid (the symbol of Copenhagen) fighting against environmental injustice.

This animation was completed in two weeks. It's a little rough on the edges, but we were on a tight schedule. I was responsible for the storyboard, all character animation and final compositing. Most background elements were made by Dimme van der Hout, mermaid coloring by Erica Gasataya, and music by Bart Delissen.

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The Delicate Genius

A little lip-syncing exercise I decided to do for fun. Inspired by the Daily Affirmation podcast episode 36 "The Delicate Genius" featuring Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub.




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Dinerdate

Dinerdate is a webcomic about a regular guy and his talking dog who hang out in a diner most of their free time. There, they get into wacky situations with the other patrons, which include a bear and a professional frenchman.

Dinerdate pretty much started on a whim, but ended up running for five years. It stopped updating in 2007.

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Running Man

For a college assignment, we got a chunk of 12 seconds from a song (in this case Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive) and we were free to animate whatever we wanted to it. So I drew a guy free-running across rooftops.

All hand-animated with a tablet in Flash in two days. No tracing, all done by looking at freerunning clips on Youtube for reference.

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Quatsj trailer

An introductory trailer for a college project team.

Shot in an afternoon in full HD with the JVC Everio 3CCD + two days post-production in After Effects. The handwriting was drawn in frame-by-frame with the brush tool, and the painting shots were masked out to hide the edges of the paper. Plus some color grading and curves adjustments ofcourse.