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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!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Chaff & the Wheat

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.

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