Merlijn vzw is a daycare center for babies and toddlers with multiple disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder. I designed a set of illustrations, for their website and communication with the kids and their parents.
I designed the mascot animals of every age group as a coloring page and a stamp.
I’m always inspired by seeing someone else’s workspace. I’ll show you mine in the hope you show me yours. My workspace is small and in constant evolution. The header always shows the last setting. Here you can find the previous setups in reverse chronological order. Sometimes I tidy up before I take a picture, but mostly I don’t.
Want to inspire me with your workplace/office/studio/hackerspace? Send me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I ever get enough pictures I’ll share them on my website.
Sometimes Jelle Goossens writes about life. He mails me these writings and waits patiently until I send him back a weird illustration. Experts might call this “a layered multidisciplinary cooperation”, but we don’t use these expensive words. We have no idea why we are doing this. Read Jelle on Jasperwiet.be (in Dutch, the language of Peter Paul Rubens).
On my porfolio you can find this illustration for the city magazine of Leuven. To give you some insight in the process, I’d like to share some stages of this illustration with you. The deadline for this project was very short, so I had to make everything in the course of one week.
N°1 The intitial sketch
The first sketch is a very quick. I make these with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on a Wacom Cintiq 16″ pro. I already finished a small part in Affinity Designer to demonstrate the finalized look.
N°2 A cleaner sketch
is a more elaborate sketch on paper to get the details right. I love sketching on paper and I feel that switching back and forth from screen to paper helps me to be more creative.
3. The finished drawing
This is the finished and colored version of the sketch, again in Affinity Designer.
4. Recolored version
In the end, the city council of Leuven asked me to swap the colors for a color palette that matches closer to the branding colors of their city magazine.