bicyclegallery asked: Great artwork! I was interested in the "Good Looking Loser Out of My League" illustration in particular. I was wondering if you could let me know what digital tools (software, tablet, etc.) you used to render it and other illustrations like it.

Thank you so much!  To answer your question, I color everything with Adobe Photoshop CS6.  I have a few special brushes loaded up that I’ve gotten from Fiona Staples and Kyle Webster, but I tend to use it only for flat colors.  The tablet I use is a Wacom Bamboo Capture that I bought two years ago, but if I were to buy something now I’d pick up a Monoprice.  Hope that helps you out.  :)  

A Luminous Warmth Seems to Enfold Me
An illustration for Allen Brewer’s Concepts and Metaphors class based on the life of Helen Keller.  When I started working on this piece I struggled trying to encapsulate her entire life in a single piece, finding it difficult to tackle all the incredible things she’d done.  Towards the end of the sketching process though, I slowly found myself drawn to the way she’d written about her experiences sailing and canoeing.  You can read about those experiences, as well as her entire autiobiography, for free courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind here.

A Luminous Warmth Seems to Enfold Me

An illustration for Allen Brewer’s Concepts and Metaphors class based on the life of Helen Keller.  When I started working on this piece I struggled trying to encapsulate her entire life in a single piece, finding it difficult to tackle all the incredible things she’d done.  Towards the end of the sketching process though, I slowly found myself drawn to the way she’d written about her experiences sailing and canoeing.  You can read about those experiences, as well as her entire autiobiography, for free courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind here.

Hey everybody!  I haven’t posted in a while, but here’s a little reminder that there’s some quality stuff up in my Storenvy right now!   Also if you buy anything be sure to leave a little note with something you’d me to draw for you, since each purchase comes with a free 5.5x8.5 sketch for all my followers.  

Hey everybody!  I haven’t posted in a while, but here’s a little reminder that there’s some quality stuff up in my Storenvy right now!   Also if you buy anything be sure to leave a little note with something you’d me to draw for you, since each purchase comes with a free 5.5x8.5 sketch for all my followers.  

Get Your Own Cute Dude in a Cute Mech for $55!

(If you’d prefer a cute lady or cute genderqueer identifying person just ask!)

Comes with 5 stickers and a 5.5x8.5 size print.  You can purchase one here or Paypal cvanweerdhuizen@gmail.com with your request and address.  

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Hagar and Ishamel

A comic I drew for the Cold Earth, Dark Water gallery I co-curated with my good friend Kelsey Vetter.  The theme of the gallery was wells and heritage, so I chose to explore a biblical story that always stuck out to me when I was growing up.

We had a homework moratorium this week at school, so I took the time to draw some fanart of Sunshine and Moontoone, my absolute favorite gay couple in comics behind Upsher and Doff from Saga.  
Brandon Graham is a huge influence on me and if you haven’t picked up Multiple Warheads I highly recommend it.  It’s one of the first comics since Moebius’ Airtight Gargage that’s totally overwhelmed me with ideas.

We had a homework moratorium this week at school, so I took the time to draw some fanart of Sunshine and Moontoone, my absolute favorite gay couple in comics behind Upsher and Doff from Saga.  

Brandon Graham is a huge influence on me and if you haven’t picked up Multiple Warheads I highly recommend it.  It’s one of the first comics since Moebius’ Airtight Gargage that’s totally overwhelmed me with ideas.

Illumination
An abstract comic done for Zak Sally’s Experimental Comics class.

Illumination

An abstract comic done for Zak Sally’s Experimental Comics class.

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Cold Earth, Dark Water
Gallery 148
Mar 28th - Apr 6th

Friday the 28th, the student gallery my friend Kelsey Vetter and I have been putting together is holding it’s open reception.  If you can make it we’d love to see you there.  I’ll be debuting the 16 foot comic I’ve been working on for the last month.

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Cold Earth, Dark Water

Gallery 148

Mar 28th - Apr 6th

Friday the 28th, the student gallery my friend Kelsey Vetter and I have been putting together is holding it’s open reception.  If you can make it we’d love to see you there.  I’ll be debuting the 16 foot comic I’ve been working on for the last month.


Good looking loser
Out of my league
League of angels
Angels are aliens
Aliens exist
We exist only to serve.

An illustration for Allen Brewer’s Concepts and Metaphors class, based on a flarf poem written by my classmate Tiana Dauwalter.  

Good looking loser

Out of my league

League of angels

Angels are aliens

Aliens exist

We exist only to serve.

An illustration for Allen Brewer’s Concepts and Metaphors class, based on a flarf poem written by my classmate Tiana Dauwalter.  

Another batch of sketches featuring a few comics, figure studies, Golden Age type studies, and watercolor experiments.  

I’ve been going through my sketchbook and documenting some of the pages I like.  Most of my sketchbook tends to be for notes and thumbnails, but occasionally I get the chance to experiment with style, texture, and type.  

The final page from my latest zine Catching Zs.  It was a fun, little project and definitely helped me stretch outside of my comfort zone.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

The final page from my latest zine Catching Zs.  It was a fun, little project and definitely helped me stretch outside of my comfort zone.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

The penultimate page from my latest zine Catching Zs about a little bean who’s just trying to get some shut-eye.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

The penultimate page from my latest zine Catching Zs about a little bean who’s just trying to get some shut-eye.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

A page from my latest zine Catching Zs about a little nub who just wants to sleep.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

A page from my latest zine Catching Zs about a little nub who just wants to sleep.  You can get the PDF of it for whatever price you would like to pay here and a copy of the print version at my online store here.  

I made a set of 4 stickers featuring cute boys in animal mechs for MCAD Minicon.  I’ve never made stickers before, but these were a blast to create.  Definitely expect to see more from me in the near future.

If you would like to buy them, you can purchase the whole set for $2.00 at my online store here.