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bird walking in the sun

‘bird walking in the sun’, mixed media, digital rework, up to 36×41 cm


Looking at this image I guess it is a reflection of me thinking a lot about going on vacation to sunny Spain. I will do that in real life somewhere in the very near future. Jippie!


This image started as a doodle this morning. Just using a ballpoint. Than I added marker and Pitt pens (FaberCastel). I scanned the image into the computer and cleaned the image from smudges and other artefacts. After that I made a digital background.

I like to combine these different techniques. They all have their own beauty (and disadvantages). The Pitt pens have their natuaral irregularities when filling a form with their color. The computer has just the opposite possibility, creating evenly colored surfaces.

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sometimes it is difficult to finish a project

In 1999 I wrote a small story that accompagnied a couple of sketches like the second one you see here. Over the years I have rewritten and redrawn this story time and time again. Two years ago I was sure it was finished and ready for publication.

However I am working on it again. In the 2019 version the second image is replaced with the first one.

It is time to wrap this baby up, Eyck!