woensdag 30 december 2009

By The Famous Artist school

Daniel Caylor made 'the Commercial Art & Illustration course' from 1960 available as download. This course was published by the Famous Artist School, founded in 1948 by Al Dorne and Normal Rockwell. Good material! The downloads can be found here.

maandag 28 december 2009

Daniel Egneus

Great illustrations by Daniel Egneus

woensdag 16 december 2009


Beautiful artwork by Carcamo

dinsdag 1 december 2009

zaterdag 21 november 2009

Studio AKA - Lost and Found - Artwork

Stunning artworks by production designer Amandine Pecharman of Studio AKA's animation Lost and Found', based on the book of Oliver Jeffers.

Check out much more of these great illustrations at:

For more work of Amandine Pecharman, check out Gobelin's animation 'Cocotte Minute':

woensdag 11 november 2009

het wordt een hete kerst....

Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear, een favoriet bandje van me heeft een video laten maken door Allison Schulnik. Playdoh is de koning van de klei.

zondag 1 november 2009

dinsdag 27 oktober 2009

Martijn van der Linden

My good friend Martijn finally has a blog. Check out his amazing work here

zaterdag 24 oktober 2009

Notes from Howard Pyle

This post was taken from this blog.

The great American illustrator, Howard Pyle, taught about two hundred students in his lifetime. Of those, about eighty became well-known artists and illustrators. His assistant for many of those years was Charles DeFeo, whose job it was to clean Pyle's palette, reset it with fresh color, wash the brushes, and take Pyle's French poodle, Bijou for walks. While DeFeo was in the studio, he recorded some of the advice Howard Pyle gave to his class.

First an artist- then an illustrator.

If you are going to be an artist all hell can't stop you. If not, all Heaven can't help you.

If you receive only fifty cents for a job, put as much of your heart into it as you would in one you are receiving $500 for.

If you are doing a black-and-white, a little color will hide a multitude of sins.

If you are painting a sky full of birds, or a garden of flowers, or any objects- show one or a thousand.

If an object in the foreground of your picture looks too big, make it bigger. If it looks too small, make it smaller.

After the first half-hour of work, your lay-in should kill at a hundred yards.

If you can make a picture with two values only, you have a strong and powerful picture. If you use three values, it is still good, but if you use four or more, throw it away.

In using three values he used to say, "Put your white against white, middles tones (groups) against grays, black against black, then black and white where you want your center of interest. This sounds simple, but is difficult to do."

If you're doing a fight picture or a stormy scene make the background fight as well as the figures in the picture.

A strange color, that is different from the color scheme of your painting, use in one spot only. It will be beautiful, but do not repeat it.

They will never shoot you for what you leave out of a picture.

Your picture is finished if it is one-third as good as your original idea.

My favorite of DeFeo's reminiscences of Pyle's class, however, is the comment Pyle would make after giving a painting demonstration: "I'm afraid you didn't get much out of it outside of entertainment for you could see me work, but you could not see me think." Whenever I have witnessed a demonstration by a master painter, I am always left with the frustration of seeing what they did, without knowing WHY they chose to do what they did. For better or worse, I know my style will always have a signature element that is me; I am not seeking to be a copy of another artist (no matter how brilliant they are). If I could only "see how they think," though, perhaps I could approach that master's skill.

Holland Animation Film Festival 2009

Holland Animation Film Festival 2009
4-8 November 2009
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Clayton Junior

New Studio AKA member

Studio AKA blog:

dinsdag 20 oktober 2009


I collect images that inspire me on deviantart. It's cool to see that over time a very wide collection has grown. See http://artoonator.deviantart.com/favourites/

maandag 19 oktober 2009

Autumn scenes

Beautiful photographs of recent Autumn scenes around the northern hemisphere. From The Big Picture, Boston.com :