Monday, February 07, 2011

Belgium & the Netherlands

From my sketchbook...
I'm working on a series of spot illustrations about cities and culture. I wanted to learn something new so I went through a couple of books about Belgium and the Netherlands. The above are the sketches I made based off the pics in the book, I'm sort of going for a travelogue theme with a central character.

At the end of the day I decided to base my illustrations off of Koninginnedag, the Dutch holiday that celebrates the Queen's birthday. It looks like a really fun day with everyone dressing up like the Queen, wearing orange, lots of dancing, and shopping at the Vrijmarkt. I'll post the sketches of Koninginnedag as soon as I finish up the character designs. It's a work-in-progress.

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