On this page you find my blog, well more like blurps or brain farts actually since more extensive blog entries are posted in my portfolio blog that you find here and my opinion blog that you find here. If you're bored senseless and have a lot of time on your hand, you may take a peek at my poetry blog as well - you'll find it here. Entries are sometimes graphics, art or design related and sometimes not at all. Seemingly unrelated matter quite often has hidden ties to unobvious affairs, but many simply don't see that there can be different ways of looking at things. Myopia is a defect induced into human perception by design. Not that I am totally immune to it, but I do at least understand that it is necessary to find work arounds to this problem in order to break away from perpetually running around in a treadmill like a hamster that never finds places and times that are worth visiting, because the treadmill is and will always be his entire world. The sad part of this is that hamsters aren't capable of imagining that there could be places and times that can raise the spirit to higher plains of awareness.
So, regardless if your treadmill is tiny or huge, you may want to wander away from it. And the best thing: it's free! Embarking on such a venture may nonetheless cause unfamiliar and overwhelming feelings, so try to always stay alert and confident of the fact that you are a sovereign being that can't be controlled by anyone but you. Wishing you a brilliant and exciting trip towards your destiny!
Nov 23 2019 19:31 - This pixel portrait of Johan Cruijff started out as a traditional analog airbrush (the type that needs to be hooked up to a compressor), but got 'lost' sort of. Fortunately I had take a photograph of it that I recently edited in Affinity Photo. The beefed up digital size is 108 x 82 centimeters. Click on the image to view a larger version of it. I believe the image shows a young Cruijff while he still played for Ajax Amsterdam before he left for FC Barcelona. Here you find a brief article on this art in my portfolio blog.
Nov 21 2019 14:30 - There is an article bubbling up in my brain concerning this 3D dimension and the illusion of time. I think I have a unique perspective, that can be verified even if it has little to do with science, which in many cases is a corrupt trade that is held hostage by corporate sponsors that have specific interests that they want science to provide with a foundation, regardless of the fact that it may have nothing to do with mankind's perceived reality. 3 dimensions combined with time are necessary to imprison life in this plain inside cyclical confines from which it is very difficult to escape, u n l e s s the victims understand how exactly they are being held captivated. I haven't written the article yet at this point in space and time, it still is developing inside my mind. But check my opinion blog by clicking on the image of the snake ring - it will however be posted there in the near future. Be sure not to miss it . . . . It may save you from endless rebirths into this corrupt and miserable dimension.
Oct 30 2019 22:09 - I currently am right in the middle of drawing a realistic vector portrait of Marilyn Monroe in Affinity Designer. There still is a lot to do before this drawing will be completed, but at this stage the portrait has reached a point at which it at least is recognizable (I hope). As usual, this is a 100% vector portrait, not containing a single pixel. Click the image to see the progress sequence in my portfolio blog and stay tuned to observe the future progress of this portrait.
Oct 24 2019 14:41 - An other attempt to recreate the VectorWhiz logo in neon tube style. Drawn in Affinity Designer, using '3D fx' and 'Outer Glow fx' featuring the entire name of the site without using additional text. Not sure if this is the final tinkering. Yet.
Oct 08 2019 01:44 - Not too long ago I dumped CorelDRAW that I used privately and Adobe Illustrator that I used in the office and traded them for Affinity Designer. The same goes for Corel PhotoPaint and Photoshop (that I very rarely used) after discovering Affinity Photo. I also dropped InDesign and switched to Affinity Publisher. Instead of Lightroom I use the open source DarkTable. For web design I use Pinegrow. Since that time I am completely liberated from Adobe's stranglehold.
Oct 07 2019 16:36 - After not having touched this vector portrait of Abe Lincoln for months, I spent some time reworking is, because I have some more experience in making these types of portraits. This relates to a better understanding of how to create realistic vector brushes, although I am actually awaiting Affinity Designer's feather functionality (which is not the same as Gaussian blurring). This function is in their roadmap of future functionality, so at some point I will be able to use this feature.
Sep 27 2019 18:00 - This pixel portrait was edited from an existing photo. When browsing the web I noticed many airbrush artists create portraits of the same Native Americans, because there weren't many photographers in the days of the Indian nations of the 1800's. So if you want to a spray unique face, you have to start from scratch or change the face on an original photo (preferably beyond recognition). Note: I usually do some digital editing before actually airbrushing a portrait.
Sep 10 2019 11:34 - After a long time I am in the process of creating an other vector portrait again in Affinity Designer. This one is of Emma Hardinge Britten, a musician and opera singer, writer, public speaker and spiritualist who was consulted by many high ranking politicians, business people and celebreties of her time. At the elevated levels of society there is no bias against spiritualism, that is a provoked misjudgement of people's lower ranks. Each of us must figure out which choice is the right one. Or deal with the result of their pick later. Click on this paragraph text to see this portrait's progress sequence in the related entry on my portfolio blog.
Sep 03 2019 19:54 - Lately I have been browsing through some old airbrush art that I sprayed mainly in the previous century. I fixed them up - some in an analogue way others digitally - and placed them in my Artstation page of which you find more detail in the previous post. For many works I referred to my portfolio blog whare you can see the progress sequence of the art work. This portfolio blog you find here.
Aug 24 2019 10:55 - I signed up for Artstation a long time ago, but never posted any work. Until the day before yesterday. The crowd in this site seems to be more responsive than their competition that seems to be a mere platform to showcase art made with a certain kind of (subscription based) software. Artstation requires no registration to any software. Which is a nicer type of experience, so to speak.
Aug 21 2019 15:45 - Some time ago I watched a video in which a scientist said that Mars was nuked many centuries ago. By us humans and that the Martians took revenge by trapping human souls in endless cycles of Samsara (see 4 entries below). It seemed posssible, but there was no solid evidence. An other scientist found that nuclear explosions leave a fingerprint in the atmosphere in the form of spiked Xenon 129 isotopes values contained within a planet's atmospheric gasses, which scientifically proves that Mars was nuked - we gathered the data when measuring earth' atmosphere before and after the genocidal Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing and subsequent abundant nuclear testing. Gradually a hugely weird reality became exposed, substituting an already strange, delusional imposed illusion. You might want to untwist your panties. Or just smirk.
Aug 20 2019 12:11 - Sane people know that leadership all over the world either is berserk or in the process of going bonkers. It has the sane wondering why this is taking place at a global scale. The answer is simple; no idiot is allowed to rule unless (s)he submits to the creed of the sabatean frankist movement. Their sole believe is that they will receive redemption through sin. So they intentionally and perpetually commit every (un)thinkable sin. As crazy as this may sound, the morons really believe that sinning will relieve them from all guilt. This is why today's leaders are so utterly evil. Learn more about these sinister clowns by clicking on the image of Soetoro and other US traitors. This goes for all leaders all over the world.
Aug 20 2019 10:03 - A NY university recently promoted a paper in which they state that artificial insemination of cows equals rape and the milking of cows equals sexual harassment. Click on the Red Ice TV logo to visit it's episode called 'The culture of insanity' that reports on matters that are now poisoning the minds of the public. It has a specific hidden aim that hopefully will gradually become clear even to the most ignorant / gullible person cluttering up this planet. But will exposure of the treacherous media propaganda arrive in time for the people of this planet to return to sanity?
Aug 19 2019 15:00 - Recently Blender released version 2.8 which is a reinvention of itself, meaning its UI totally differs from previous versions, potentially taking away the frustrations of 3D artists who could never get used to it, while at the same time frustrating users that actually were able to wrap their minds around it. The new UI has more similarity to that of other advanced 3D programs - it follows the same type of logic. Many of the Blender users that had become (made themseves) familiar with the predominantly short-cut based operation of the previous versions of the program aren't too pleased with Blender's UI modifications, but I guess the rest of the world is. So the latter group wins.
Aug 09 2019 17:33 - So I added poems to each page (in gold type towards the top) each of which have some sort of relation with the contents of the page. At least that is what I tried to give the poems. I'm currently still tinkering with them, so they may change somewhat over time or even radically morph into something entirely different. This may never stop. The late, great Terrence McKenna once said that he hated language while being very skilled in the use of it. But I get what he means. We have managed to develop it into a temporary tool that has its use in the miserable situation we're currently in. While in Samsara that is, the eternal cyclical prison that was intentionally imposed to make infinite progress impossible, a.k.a. as deep shit.
Aug 07 2019 13:13 - I finally got around to doing some work on the 100% vector portrait of Crystal Reed in the role she played in the movie Gotham. The progress sequence can be seen in my portfolio blog that you find here. This is a work in progress that still needs to be finished. As you've probably noticed, I work on more projects in the same period of time. It saves me from getting bored, while the sequential nature of such an approach allows to exchange and apply the experience gained in either one of the processes, leading to richer results.
July 23 2019 11:00 - I was forced to take a break as a result of which I haven't been able to do much work on this site. Lately however I began working on my Digital Art portfolio that I will offer in print as well as in web format when ready. It basically will contain the same artwork as presented in this web site, but in a more concise form. Currently I'm still busy compiling the booklet, but preliminary versions can be seen here. Bear with me and stay tuned.
May 26 2019 11:22 - After not having touched an airbrush (the analog type that you hold in your hand and hook up to a compressor) I started airbrushing again after a visit to Airbrush Services Almere with a friend. This is a freehand airbrush portrait of the relativity bloke. Airbrush used: Iwata HP-BH, paint: Inspire H2O with reducer, surface airbrushed on: Canson canvas texture paper for oil- and acrylic paints. This for the time being is of course a work in progress. Click the image to view the progress sequence in my portfolio blog.
May 14 2019 01:17 - Haven't posted something for a while, but recently started a new project: a 100% vector portrait of the rather gorgeous Crystal Reed who plays Sophia Falcone in the series 'Gotham'. This is the first vector portrait of a woman that I am working on. Progress will be less fast than wish it to be, due to a lack of time, so please bear with me while I work on it. Click on the image to visit the portrait's progress sequence in my portfolio blog.
Apr 12 2019 12:40 - I am encountering an increasing quantity of information that supports the idea that there are several (probably two) factions that are indicated as breakaway civilizations or groups that have an almost limitless amount of funds (think in the order of septillion - 24 zeros - USD's on audited off ledger accounts) at their disposal that allows them to control the puppets on the public podium and develop technical means that are decades or even centuries ahead of what is generally considered to be advanced modern science in the public realm. I tried to summarize my thoughts concerning these matters in a blog entry. Such type of information tends to radically change a person's world view. Not as much of course as the breakaway groups changed the world, but at least it results in some sort of understanding that is less far removed from the truth than common perception. To all this, I try to create appealing visuals, in this case a dragon that, according to Chinese lore, is the most powerful mythological being that ever existed. Today, in a different time and place, it still exists, as a metaphor of its appearance in legends. It is huge, but still by far the most people fail to notice it.
Apr 01 2019 10:02 - Never mind the date, it may be an unfortunate coincidence or just an other cruddy trick of this miserable universe. Since approximately a year or so, there has come a change in the way I perceive this world and surrounding hoods. I began discarding most of the 'whistle blowers' and self proclaimed messengers I tended to give some credibility until they destroyed it by flooding their audience with unverifiable bunk. This change of heart was mainly caused by articles / videos of Joseph P Farrell, Carmen Boulter, Dark Journalist (Daniel Liszt) and Walter Bosley, all of whom make a great effort to prove what they say or inform their audience when they are speculating in order to connect the dots. Other credible sources of information I consider to be Bill Ryan, founder of the Avalon Project and former US Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts. These people do not endlessly feed hope porn, but tell it like it is if they feel they can do so. They tend to keep their wildest speculations to themselves until they are able to provide related hard evidence, even if they use rather uncommon ways to obtain information. This unfortunately is necessary to uncover the uncontaminated truth in this imposed panopticon of secrecy, oppression, abuse, shunting and deceit.
Mar 20 2019 11:22 - A reference to the former way I used to create art: airbrush paintings. Usually portraits, since I think that is the most difficult and rewarding type of art, bringing out the likeness of the subject an artist is working on. Not merely copying features, but looking for core aspects that make a person that particular person (if that makes any sense). I may pick up the trade again in future, but for the time being I prefer to create digital art. Oh and by the way, I've created a T-shirt with this logo that you find in here.
Mar 09 2019 13:30 - Any form of life in the material realm has a slowly evolving appearence (as long as no accident causes any sudden changes), which doesn't necessarily correspond to the situation in the spiritual world that is interconnected to this dimension whether we know it or not. Unchanging may not be what it appears to be, which also applies to change. It could imply they're somewhat similar or very different. And not just from a perceptional point of view. If you catch my drift.
Mar 07 2019 11:20 - Amidst all illusionary crap the illusion throws at us, digesting occasional chunks of reality tastes good. It has nothing to do with intentionally induced material bunk of course, but neither with would be spiritual, bonkers bla bla people. If you don't get this, you probably still have many reincarnations ahead. Good luck with that.
Mar 04 2019 14:10 - I find it difficult to resist to not (re-)create logos.... Currently considering this one, which often proved to be a wise thing to do over time. Sometimes the new creation is an instant improvement, sometimes not. So this thing flips in- and outside my mind at this point. You'll see the result of this pondering soon. Or maybe not. I have the luxury of being allowed to do this type of being in doubt while still not having a logo that is already widely known. And doing nothing with a luxury is a waste that may result in having regrets later. Using that privilige may have a similar result, by the way. That's the risk of being in doubt. Never doubt that.
Feb 22 2019 15:19 - Enough of all the T-shirt rubble for now. This time I will present something really important. We've been made to believe that all great processes in the universe, our galaxy and solar system and on earth are cyclical. Well, that's actually a heap of crap (pardon my French). Why have we been fed such bunk if it isn't true then? And how? Who did that and how do we escape the illusion that this wicked entity created? Click on the image to at least get a little more understanding of this nefarious matter, you immortal spirit, you....
Jan 09 2019 11:22 - Continuing the T-shirt designs. The black sheep of the family - c'est moi - is 100% vector, i.e. rescalable to any desired size without losing quality. To avoid misunderstanding - it may look like Mendez' goat, but it's not actually. You may want to see them in my portfolio blog. Or visit the Top Teez T-shirt and artifacts store.
Jan 02 2019 21:21 - Kicking off the new year with a few T-shirt designs. Some of them are slightly mundane, but I believe such is the demand of the market. All created using Affinity Designer of course. In the future I hope to be selling the designs in a printing on demand site, which is currently impossible for me to do for technical financial reasons. Take a peek at them in my portfolio blog or visit the Top Teez T-shirt store.
Dec 30 2018 02:09 - I had a change of mind; in spite of the frustratingly long lag of rendering before drawn lines show on the monitor screen, I decided to continue the vector portrait of a wolf anyway, because I feel that I came too far to just abandon the project. This particular image shows a colour test. This is a work in progress, details will be added and amendments will be made, but it will take time as is explained in my portfolio blog.
Dec 24 2018 14:01 - A few days ago I started this vector portrait of a wolf. The big challenge was to make its fur look realistic. I did this on my Huion H610 digital drawing tablet, using Affinity Designer to draw. I hadn't used the tablet for quite a while, because I lost the pen in the mess of the room where my computer is. Bought a new one recently on Amazon. Making the fur look real is a tedious, time consuming business, and it got worse as more curves (brush strokes) were applied to the virtual canvas. Affinity Designer unfortunately isn't yet suited to work with a digital drawing tablet.
Dec 16 2018 03:01 - The bloke in the image is Sir Francis Bacon who actually constructed the English language (with the help of an army of assistents) which therefore is very different from any other language, in the sense that it hides deeper meaning in an astounding number of words of which etymology often reveals stunning significance. By far the most people today aren't aware of this and as a result use language without knowing the consequence of their speech or writing. It affects both the sender and receiver.
Dec 15 2018 14:30 - Somewhat analog to what Albert Camus said in the penultimate blog entry, Robert Frost said that writing free verse is like playing tennis without a net. I used to participate in several poetry sites in the past and inevitably the 'incrowd' or 'inner circle' wrote free verse. These people thought they were better than the rest who were useful only to pay contribution, not for the poems they wrote. I however, like rhyming poetry which gives the words extra power, like shamans, priests and magicians used to know and do in the past. The sounds of the words and rhythm in the sentences elevates the power of the poetry beyond normal spoken language. There is some sort of complex order in this universe, but it is dissimilar to the disorder in free verse. Order not being conjured man-made rules for those able to understand this.
Dec 14 2018 19:00 - This is the type of 'art' recently sold at big art fairs in Basel and Miami. I recommend to take a seat on the loo before having a peek at this site, particularly if you have reduced control over your anal sphincter. For those with severe rectal restraint I suggest wearing safety goggles as well. I totally agree with Mr. Albert Camus who said the following about abstract art: 'A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered'. Have a nice day.
Dec 14 2018 12:07 - If you want to bloody wise up, check out the Chinese, particularly those who have moved to other dimensions a long time ago. This best known bloke from ancient times had a lot to say that most westerners find very confusing, hence his name. But every now and then he makes sense to those that bothered to look past the barrage of fake news spawned by the paid traitors of lamestream media, that is. If you don't get what he said here, it's your loss. You're probably in for a few dozens of lives in this miserable dimension or an equally bonkers one elsewhere in some universe.
Dec 01 2018 20:49 24 - The burger binging band mentioned in the previous entry isn't going to disobey anyone or any organization they believe to be a legal authority, in doing so not taking into account that in order to reach the top - thereby gaining authority - a lot of jostling and deluding is required in this dog eat dog world, which makes by far the most authorities untrustworthy to say the least. It is more than obvious that today's authority and leadership are corrupt to the core, evil and ruthless. Anyone not of that opinion hasn't been paying attention. Such people will not be of help to cause the tables to turn, in fact they will most likely defend the hand that sways the scythe above their heads. Do not count on them and don't waste time in trying to make them see what is going on. It is useless, frustrating and often even dangerous.
Nov 18 2018 20:49 - I feel there's no way to ignore some things, yet there are shedloads of people doing just that while I thought everyone felt that there is something terribly wrong with todays world. A poem bubbled up thinking about this:
The brain-dead burger binging band
Is heading towards the burger stand
Which is why none of them will miss
Precious Wisdom, Truth and Justice...
In the end this will separate the chaff from the wheat, meaning the aware from the (wilfully) ignorant. The sad thing is that it is close to impossible to make ignorant people aware of what matters in this dimension. In addition, I think the end is quite near, to which I feel that I must add that each end is also a beginning of something new. So, a new beginning to each group probably is saying things more accurately.
Nov 04 2018 13:49 - New VectorWhiz logo and favicon. It stands out more than the old one (that contained too much detail) and its simple shape makes it easier to remember, while the merged text also directly refers to this web site, making it easier to remember both visually and text-wise. The combined V-W shape was created in Affinity Designer, extruded and filletted in Rhino 3D and the circular texts were made and coloured in Cinema 4D (also a 3D program). The latter has an excellent filter option that allows to enhance all sorts of (overall) properties of images before they are exported, making pixel editing redundant.
Oct 30 2018 15:03 - Increasingly Trump caves in to the evil powers behind the veil, probably because he is attached to his carefully constructed reputation and well... to being alive basicallly. No one admitted to the podium he acts on, does not have dirt on him or her; puppets need to be vulnerable to blackmail, which usually means they're recorded in some sort of perverse act or in scandalous corruption. This of course is done to maintain control over what they say and do, because effective governance can not exist when continuously changing players all have their own agenda - they must stick to the plan that was created a long time ago. Or be assassinated.
Oct 10 2018 13:44 - This portrait of No Surrender MC founder and captain Henk Kuipers is the first digital hybrid that I made - the face was made in pixels (started in Corel PhotoPain(t), finished in Affinity Photo and Designer) and the tattoos were drawn in vectors. The original size is 55 x 55 cm. When printed digitally and furnished with the proper coating, it will look magnificent. Click the image to see the portrait progress sequence.
Sep 04 2018 13:00 - Affinity Publisher Beta has been issued by Serif. The war against InDesign has begun. Publisher is still in its early infancy, but already shows promising features. The UI - like that of all Serif's programs - is more intuitive than anything else on the market and the set of functions with which this first beta of Publisher was sent off into the DTP arena is kind of a warning shot across the bow of programs of the competition. They may laugh at Publisher's current functionality, but I'm convinced that will end soon. A future shot won't be across the bow, but one that will make the enemy vessels sink.
July 25 2018 11:27 - “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol
“Drawing is the honesty of art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” – Salvador Dali
“Creative without strategy is called art. Creative with strategy is called advertising.” – Jef I. Richards
Whichever quote seems appropriate to you, whatever fits in your comfort zone or appears to be true to you. Being in denial towards what you've been told probably isn't a bad thing. Just because quintillion flies eat shit, it doesn't mean you have to. Standards are set by people that aren't necessarily smart and / or correct even if the status granted to them by society reeks of officially approved bla bla. It's all a heap of crap most of the time. The type of crap all those mindless flies feast on all the time.
July 11 2018 15:15 - Doctor Topping, during an Ayahuascatrip was visited by jaguars that sniffed at him, seemed to think, went away and returned to do the same several times. He was terminally ill; all his peers told him he would die within weeks. But the jaguars cured him and he lived for 11 years after the trip. This may be a metaphor in reference to what a black ops scientist once said: 'There isn't just the consciousness field, but also an omnipresent information field from which we tap information that we use to build consciousness.' These weren't his exact words, but it's what he intended to say. Information + consciousness = origin + destiny.
July 4 2018 19:00 - Celtic motives have always intrigued me for some reason. It probably is the effect on the subconscious mind of symbols. I quickly doodled one in Affinity Designer to see if a reasonable effect could be accomplished in a vector drawing program without ending up with an image that is too flat. I hate flat design; it just reflects a lack of skill, dedication and attention in my opinion, regardless if it is promoted (shoved down ignorant people's throats) to be trendy and therefore a 'must' to follow (for unwitting people with misfiring brains).
July 02 2018 10:07 - The icon you see here reflects Mortal Ignorance. Most people would not consider ignorance to be a fatal condition, but as often is the case, the term quite accurately describes the nature of what it seems to suggest, while at the same time, commonly being understood differently. The rather widespread inability to fit such perception into ones perception is the lack of it. Ignorance is a deadly disorder because it prevents adding unpleasant, yet affecting matters to the scope of awareness, which all too often is reduced to a delusional comfort zone that is life threatening without the endangered noticing it, as a result of ignoring important aspects (hence the word ignorance) that affect life, whether one likes them or not. Ignoring things however, doesn't make them go away. It is a mortal perception that unfortunately is horrendously common.
June 27 2018 12:00 - The reason you don't see my wonderful collection of brainfarts here, is because my previous site got lost due to trouble with Mobirise. It's a nice little program until you do things that are minutely slightly off-standard. Then you risk being f****d (pardon my French). What exactly happened you can read here. This type of info is nowhere in the Mobirise forums (duh!) or anywhere else on the web for that matter. If you don't like building and rebuilding your site too often, you may want to take a peek at what I wrote.