Death marks the end of ones presence in this material realm and the continuation of existence in an other. Commonly there is little knowledge about what is on the other side, mainly because most don't spend time to investigate the matter of what being is like when life is no longer bound to matter. Such an acquit was less common in other times, but since 'esse est percipi' began to dominate man's reason, this type of comport faded, that lead to the situation in which human no longer aware of what existence is like after (s)he has crossed the frontier of death.
The president of Russia has lead his country out of the dire situation his predecessors left him. Putin doubled the minimum wage, reduced inflation from 12% to 2% and halved the unemployment rate in his first term. So for the average Russian he did a great job. Besides that he gave the US deep state war mongers a run for their money. Western press reports a rather gloomy picture of mister Putin, not presenting a lot of convincing evidence for their biased opinions. But he does not really seem to be too bothered about that. This 100% vector portrait does not contain a single pixel.
This is Monique Klemann who used to sing in the Dutch group Lois Lane with her sister Suzanne. MK has intriguing mystical and stylish looks, which prompted me to create this portrait. The late great Prince invited her to perform in the supporting act of his show. As always he had a keen eye for female beauty and talent. But MK decided to follow her own path through space and time thereby declining much greater acclaim, while in doing so preserving her integrity.
This is the vector portrait of Jonathan Banks in his role of Mike Ehrmantraut in the series 'Beaking Bad' and 'Better call Saul'. He made a name for himself as a stage actor and played mostly sinister characters in movies, making excellent use of his intimidating appearance. Click here to see the progress sequence of this 100% vector portrait.
A successful wrestler (he won 300 fights and lost only 1), self-taught lawyer, legislator and vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 16th president of the United States in November 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Lincoln proved to be a shrewd military strategist and a savvy leader: His Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for the abolition of slavery.
Abe Lincoln was assassinated because he introduced the Greenback issued by the United States government, thus taking power away from privately owned banks. Anyone who plans to exit the physical domain, should just go against the bent policies of the corrupt banking system.
CR played the role of the ruthless Sofia Falcone in the movie Gotham. Her facial traits and mimicking skills allowed her to play that role in a convincing way. Main objective of this work was to create hair with custom vector brushes to save time while remaining realistic. Affinity Designer allows strokes and brushes to be given a variable, fully customizable width, gradient colour and opacity which is exactly what is needed to create realistic hair textures. Vector brushes, by the way, are based on bitmap renderings, which actually makes them pseudo vectors. Before rendering an image of a particular size, containing these, this matter therefore has to be taken into consideration, in order to prevent undesired pixelation.
Spanish surrealist painter that was well known for his excentric looks and behaviour. His full name was: Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, marquess de Dalí de Pubol, which indicates that he had a nobility background. This vector image was created entirely in Affinity Designer. Click the image to see the progress sequence and additional information in my CommuniCats portfolio blog.
American EHB was a psychic in the English Modern Spiritualist Movement. She was consulted by high ranking politicians and business people, because she could provide valuable advice concerning policies, strategies, future events and helped rid them of ailments. She was a co-founding member of the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875, but around 1889 she decided to change course, because she felt that there was a insurpassable demarcation between Theosophy and Spirituality, not dismissing the verity of the former. If you would like to see the progress sequence and read more information on the creation of this portrait, please visit my portfolio blog by clicking here.
In this vector portrait of David Bohm I used various drawing techniques to achieve the proper appearence - 'painting' with custom vector brushes, drawing shapes and strokes and the Huion graphic tablet to draw the hairs. This is a work in progress (as of July 17 2020). Click here to see the update sequence in my portfolio blog, read more information on how the drawing was made and information about the life and work of the hyper intelligent and emphatic David Bohm, as he layed down in his 'Implicate Order' treatise.
Vector portrait of Robin Williams created in Affinity Designer. 100% vector, zero pixels. Williams past away on August 11, 2014 in what is believed to be a tragic act of suicide. Great comedians are smart people, which is required for making good comedy, but they also also have an empathic character, which often causes them to see the harsh reality of life much more clearly than the average person. Click on the link to see the progress sequence and more information about the portrait in my portfolio blog.
EP is an American rock & roll legend. It is commonly believed that Elvis has left the building, but some deny it anyway. Other sources claim that he wasn't too friendly towards his partners some of whom were a bit younger than he was, which is rather strange since he could have had almost any woman that he wanted to have. I mean, the looks, the money and fame were all there. A tutorial in Affinity Designer on 'How to avoid hard edges in vector portraits' can be found here.
Many artists in the history of human art have created self portraits, so I figured I could not not draw one. Click this link to see the sequence of progress in my portfolio blog. I used an X-mas 2014 photo as a reference image, because since those days I have grown far too old and ugly to clutter up this website. This image shows me in my strange persona, which, to be honest, is normal for me.
This was an exercise to create organic shapes (curves and strokes) in Affinity Designer, that take more time and effort to make in vector drawing programs of the competition (most of which I have worked with for two decades).
This cartoonlike Rasta monkey is a T-shirt design, created in Affinity Designer.
I have always been fascinated by ancient symbology, especially when it can be designed into geometric shape, of which the circle is the most prominent, because it fits best in the scope of human perception and is easily retrieved at a later point in time, which is the very purpose of a well designed symbol.
An other cartoonlike vector design that I started in CorelDRAW, but when I switched to Affinity Designer, I drew the image again from scratch. I will be used as a T-shirt design.
A 100% vector yin and yang like graphical image of two fish, created entirely in Affinity Designer, that depicts both separation and attachment.
This card was an entry for a design competition. I intended it to be a multi layer card with cut outs in the thick top layer, thereby exposing the colours of the bottom layer through the cut out openings in the top layer for a nice effect.
The CFM56-3 is one of the most successful jet engines in civil aviation. This image was drawn for KLM's Technical Training Department to prove that creating tech art in CorelDRAW requires less time and is visually more appealing than art made in AutoCad. It took CorelDRAW one third of the time to draw this image that AutoCad required, which version at the time (1995) was only black and white.
Technical presentation created in Rhinoceros 3D / Cinema 4D of a horticultural growing lamp and ballast (power regulator). A small company I used to work for once sold 300,000 of these in one sale to a Russian agricultural company, which was quite a hassle to actually produce within the limit of time agreed upon.
I've tried for years to get some decent sounds out of a guitar, but miserably failed at these attempts. I did however manage to create a proper guitar in 3D in the Rhinoceros program.
Occasionally I create 3D files for my portfolio like this watch. I also use 3D programs to get parts of 2D drawings in the proper perspective, which can be quite a demanding chore in 2D. An example of this is drawing car wheels and rims, that are then put in the proper 3D view, which allows to make realistic drawings in 2D.
Creating organic shapes in 3D can be a challenge. This one was made in Rhinoceros 3D, version 5. In the Chinese Zodiac, I was born under the sign of the snake - the water type, which is where my fascination for the Chinese take on this astrological sign comes from.
I drew this concept vector logo for a coaching company of youth to be in Affinity Designer.
I have drawn several logos for my business. This image is based on playing with letters and the circular shape was chosen, because round visual impressions settle well in memory and are therefore easily and quickly retrieved.
Created in Affinity Designer for a friend.
Capricorn, the western zodiac sign. The mix of land and marine life forms makes it different from the other symbols in the zodiac.
The Fonz, played by actor Harry Winkler, vector portrait concept of a T-shirt design.
100% vector crest of Amsterdam created in Affinity Designer as a T-shirt design. A more detailed original graphic image of this crest is nowhere to be found but here on this website.
I am aware of the fact that this logo prompts associations to the ones of particular groups that don't have a reputation that is commonly appreciated, but I can not help it that they chose to use wings in the logos they designed.
Falcons have been measured to reach speeds of over 300 km/h while diving. It has persuaded mankind to revere this magnificent fowl and justly assign it mythical prowess. I am one of those. I drew this image in Rhinoceros 3D and consider it to be one of my personal logos.
The tree of life symbol is often used and rarely understood. Click on the image to visit my VectorWhiz blog to read about it. It is part of my quest to live life in a different way, one that aims to offer ways to escape from the cyclical prison that this illusory reality actually is.
Of course AA people and DUI victims wouldn't find this funny, this goes without saying, but those not endlessly drunk as a fish probably would. Without intending to offend anyone I created this graphic in Affinity Designer.
My Chinese Zodiac sign is a Water Snake, which is the main feature of this personal crest. The meaning of the arched Latin text is Serpent Power or Kingdom. The X is a symbol of the Sun God who sustains life. The circle represents magical protection and sacred space. The mistletoes refer to protection against poisons and to mystical powers. 11 and 22 are master numbers reflecting my essence according to the art of numerology. The infinity symbol at the bottom hints at my spiritual origin.
This 100% vector image was drawn in affinity Designer. The text obviously applies to me.
This is is a 100% vector drawing of a wolf that my old computer was barely able to render, since basically each hair was drawn separately with a Huion 610 PRO drawing tablet. The many thousands of strokes probably were a bit too much to process for my crappy old machine.
At this time (April 17 2020) this A110 drawing still is a work in progress, but the contours of this beautiful car are already becoming clear. It is my all time favorite vehicle, designed by the brilliant Giovanni Michelotti.
The Evoque is a fine example of superb modern minimalist and refined car design. Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern was responsible for the eye-pleasing design of this most elegant vehicle.
The jag in the image above is the people, the caiman is the New World Order. The jag kills the caiman on the near (river) bank, that uses fake currency, while behind them the liquid (liquidity) current (currency) of the river continues to flow. On the far side of the river is its other bank that uses decentralized crypto currency as the new way to pay. It will be the post NWO currency, where banking will be history.
Times of transition require to travel to different places and times, which often translates to rough rides. But far beyond the awareness and sight of most, guides and guards accompany the travelers on their journey towards their destiny.
Each predator is prey to an other one. The biggest, fastest and strongest can be decked by a small yet virulent micro organism that stealthily finds a way to the predator's vulnerable spots where it can undisturbedly do its destructive work. It is just a metaphor of course, because reality is nowhere near being real, really.