Art and photography from the righthand lefty

R.I.P. Prime Minister Dehaene

Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgium’s prime minister from 1992 till 1999. He died yesterday while battling pancreatic cancer.

The cartoon was sketched on paper, then finished in Manga Studio, using the Yiynova MVP22u+IPS digitizer monitor.



It had to be done

There’s just no way around it. I’ve been doing all kinds of portraits, just for fun, but a truly iconic character was still missing. Nobody is more iconic than Marilyn Monroe, i suppose, so it had to be done. Pouopoupidou!
Now i can say „i did Marilyn Monroe”.



Did some of this, did some of that

It’s not even funny how time flies sometimes. Especially when you’re really busy. And i have indeed been quite busy, so i really shouldn’t complain, but there was little or no time for just some pure fun. Then again, i am in the privileged position where i can truly say that my work is my hobby and vice versa. Lately people have been showing interest in my „abilities” as an illustrator and so, i’ve been drawing quite a bit for professional assignments (thank you ACV). I thought i’d share a few assignments.

ACV-Story of a house_small
ACV-Story of a house_detail

„The story of a house” - client: ACV Aalst
first assignment on my newly acquired yiynova MVP22U+

ACV billboard

„ACV brengt je in de stemming” - client ACV Ghendt
I also animated some of the illustrations in a little promoclip:


It's been a while

Sometimes work just takes over and there’s near to no time left for anything else. In these days of economical crisis that’s being considered a good thing. And i suppose it is, in a way, but it also means there’s not much time for my „artistry”....

Yet in those scarse moments in between assignments i still manage to grab the pencil from time to time and make a little sketch every now and then.

Here’s a younger Philip Seymour Hoffman who recently met his tragic destiny. He’ll be remembered as a magnificent actor.
Philip Seymour Hoffman

And here’s Ricky Gervais making us all feel a little uncomfortable as The Office’s
David Brent.


Howard Zinn: Historian, author, activist...

Howard Zinn is an American Historian, author and activist. His best selling book „A People’s History of the United States” is still a standard read on many American schools. Zinn has written books and plays, was a professor of history at Spellman college and a visiting professor at the universities of Paris and Bologna.

I thought he had an interesting head!

Here’s the drawing!



"The moose came in second"

Here’s a quick sketch i did of one of the greatest comedians of our time. Because Woody Allen is now well known for his high quality „arthouse” movies, we might forget that he became famous as a standup comedian. While his movie scripts are often neurotic and funny, as a standup he was hilarious! Here’s to you Woody.



Look everyone, it's Greg kinnear!

Fifty years ago today.

We always have a reason to get a point across. Especially when we’re displeased with some or other situation. Now you can get a point across verbally, by use of language and whit to illustrate your position. This would be by far the preferred method as will be demonstrated shortly.

There are those who choose to voice their discontent by the use of violence. Sometimes violence is deemed „legal” or „justified”. Sometimes it’s claimed by countries, sometimes by obscure groups, sometimes the authors of the violent act remain anonymous.

Even though Lee Harvey Oswald was accused and arrested and then killed under the weirdest of circumstances, we’ll never really know who killed this man, nor will we ever really know the reason why. Violence in any way shape or form is always pointless.

P.S. If you don’t get the pretty obvious Greg Kinnear reference - Google’s your friend!

Here’s my little tribute to JFK. At first I wanted to give him a big smile, but today, i suppose he hasn’t got a lot to smile about.



La Bande de Moules

So I was lucky to visit Scotland with a group of „wallons”, celebrating the 40th birthday of my dear friend Olivier. We just all had the best of times ! As a little souvenir I’ve tried to capture the character of each participating member in a little drawing, depicting our „Band of Clams” or „Bande de Moules”. Hope we’ll be doing this again someday.

The colored version is on it’s way….

bande de moules_smallbande colour

De Pierkes

Finally started drawing a comic strip for publication. As always time is not on my side (can’t we vote for a 36 hour day somewhere) but I’m super psyched about this thing. I’m going about the drawing as traditionally as I can meaning I will be drawing everything on paper (oldskool). The inking and coloring will be done on the computer.

A sketch and a page…



Jan: Guitarist extraordinaire

This is a picture I made of the super talented and super efficient and super modest Jan Ghesquière during a „French Chanson” recording session @ darthfaderstudio. I’ll say without hesitation that this man is among the best pro’s out there !

Jan Zw-w