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. Western press reports a rather gloomy picture of mister Putin, not presenting convincing evidence for their biased opinions. Putin is one of the few world leaders who dares oppose the WEF, that plans to wipe out 90% of the world population.
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.
Vector portrait of Vin Diesel created in Affinity Designer. 100% vector, zero pixels. His real name is Mark Sinclair, suggesting he is a descendant from and old prominent bloodline, although there are no documents supporting this. Diesel is an actor, producer, writer and director, positions gained in his extensive oeuvre in the cinematic business. In my portfolio blog you find the sequence of the various stages of creation of this vector portrait.
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), while the result in Affinity Designer is superb.
A visual parody on Robert de Niro saying: 'You talking to me?' in Martin Scorsese’s movie Taxidriver, 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 from memory at a later point in time, which is the 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. It 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, including an uncommon perspective.
A T-shirt design, featuring a vector cartoon of Mark Twain, who said and wrote intriguing things, stemming from an environment in which scarecely known information is treasured. The text around the head, would of course be something that a writer would say. He likely hinted to include to read between the lines as well (i.e. not the blank spaces).
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. Such a huge number of lamps indicates the fact that Russia is in the process of becoming self sufficient with regards to its food supply.
Decades ago I was asked by a friend to do product design for one of her friends. Never heard from them again, but at least I had fun doing the design concepts. In those days I still worked with CorelDRAW and trueSpace, respectively 2D and 3D applications.
Designed in 2009 in Rhinoceros 3D version 4. Out of an undetermined type of urge to create something, anything, basically.
This is a 3D rendering of a hotbonder - a crucial piece of equipment in advanced composites manufacturing. It was created in Cinema 4D and edited in Affinity Designer. Unfortunately commercial 3D applications are hugely expensive, which drove me to switch to open source alternatives, most of which have a rather steep learning curve, so that probably will require a proper amount of time.
Fabricating advanced composite parts also requires the use of vacuum valves of which the partial ghost view of three types are shown here. They have fittings for vacuum gauges and are used for flat, concave and convex surfaces and unlike traditional valves they do not fall over due to the weight of the vacuum hoses and thereby preventing the very costly shearing of the vacuum bags. This 3D image was created in Rhinoceros 3D version 5 a few years ago.
For years I have to get a decent sound 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 in Rhinoceros 3D versions 5 for my portfolio, like this watch. It is a gimmick containing two watches with a different appearence in one gadget. Owners just have to flip the watch to change its looks.
Shortly after the turn of the century, I entered a motorcycle design competition with this entry, that I created in the trueSpace 3D program, that lacked many features, included in the 3D programs that are available today.
In 2009 I designed a logo for a clothing company that I was in the process of establishing. A desgin that I created in trueSpace.
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 for youth in Affinity Designer.
3D visual metaphor of dualism created in 2009 in the now abandoned TrueSpace program. Dualism too often leads to polarization, unless the opposing sides join forces to combat the force that imposed the dualistic mindset.
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 and accurately retrieved from memory at a later point in time.
Created in Affinity Designer for a friend.
Created eons ago in CorelDRAW for a rather vague connection.
Created eons ago in CorelDRAW when I lived in a far away dimension elsewhere.
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.
CE was just as reluctant to make compromises in real life as he was in movies he participated in. This is an other graphic vector portrait that I created from scratch in Affinity Designer.
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.
100% vector crest of football club AFC Ajax created in Rhinoceros 3D v5 for a T-shirt design.
100% vector crest of an Apache logo created in Affinity Designer for a T-shirt design.
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.
To the mentally challenged that feel addressed. Getting the facial expression correct within the restrictions of emoji design, was what I tried to achieve. Especially the asymmetric aspect of the expression in the face is what I focussed on. Take a peek at a few other emojis I drew, here. To all emojis alternative versions are added.... There is a version for evil people as well, here.
Recently I have become an interested enthousiast for VectorStyler, which is a relatively new vector drawing program. It is bursting out of its seams from an abundance of drawing and editing tools, that far exceed that of its competitors. Currently (October 10 2022) I am exploring its possibilities, although I bought it about a year after it was released. I wrote a blog entry about VectorStyler, that you find here. When the bugs are written out of the code, I may switch to this mind blowing program as my preferred vector drawing tool. Meanwhile I am giving it a serious try.
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.
Currently - November 4 2022 - I have been exploring the brilliant VectorStyler for 3 weeks now, which is a relatively new vector drawing program that has an abundance of functions that are not included in any of the competitor's programs. The progress sequence of the various stages of this 100% vector portrait can be seen in my portfolio blog. I have just begun trying out this program and I am still learning how to use it properly. First impression is that it is overwhelmingly powerful and good. Note: This portrait still is unfinished - now in the 15th stage - and will be updated as I progress.
On November 4 2022 - I started an other 100% vector drawing, since the one above could not be handled by my proto Jurassic rig. I began drawing in VectorStyler, but at some point it started to freeze and crash. I switched to the recently upgraded Affinity Designer, but that crashed as well. In spite of all annoyances, see the progress sequence in my portfolio blog. Note: As of November 26 2022 this vector drawing is not yet finished either.
On November 30 2022 - I started a drawing as a practice to try to master the intricate shapes of the Art Nouveau type or work. This is my first attempt to do such a thing. The Art Nouveau style of work was started by the brilliant Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (Alfons in Czech name spelling). More info in my portfolio blog.
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 is no bank and uses decentralized crypto currency as the new way to pay. It will be the post NWO era currency, in which the centralized banking system will have been drowned in the blood of the people.
Times of transition require to travel to different places and times, which often results in rough rides if movement is physical. But far beyond the horizon of awareness and sight of most, guides and guards accompany the travelers on their journey towards their destiny for this stint of existence in the material domain.
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 inners where it can undisturbedly do its destructive work. It is just a metaphor of course, because reality is nowhere near being real, really.