Strange things11 02 2020
Lately I've been experimenting with
animation and VJ Software. <3
You can follow my process on
(my second) instagram: Gemma__lab
Analog materials04 11 2019
I added a new page on my website!
Mostly collage art, ink-experiments and
commissioned work using analog materials
(and a touch of psd ;).
Hope you like it > Collage/Ink
Summer column20 08 2019
Next to a summer column series on books and
traveling for newspaper Trouw:
This was about the ‘The Green Road’, set in a
small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
Author Anne Enright.
Check Trouw to read all the columns:
Journal time19 02 2019
Illustration and especially animation means a lot of computer time, I love it, though I also try to keep in touch with real materials; collages, paint, ink, all kind of things I test, practice and play around with. Every monday I share my last works in a personal journal while using these analogue materials! :)
Check my instagram
Coloring Page18 02 2019
Fun assignment for The Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. I made a few pages for the children’s workshop. And tried to capture his beautiful loose painterly brushwork into a coloring page
The officers of the St George Militia Compagny in 1639, Frans Hals
Me too18 02 2019
Last year I made a few illustrations concerning the # me too topic.
It's always relevant and so important to keep opening peoples eyes about the misuse of power, the sexual harassment and discrimination of women and man.
DNA Magazine, UMC Amsterdam
Ease Illustration18 02 2019
UMC Amsterdam is opening a new department for people under the age of 18 to find a place where they can find psychological support.
Call for action08 01 2019
Bahreinse vluchteling in gevaar na uitzetting door Nederland.
Lees artikel hier
Online illustration for campaign
Dutch Council for Refugees
Music video Cold Song03 01 2019
I made a new music video! For the amazing Nora Fischer en Marnix Dorrestein.
Check the video here!
Newspaper Trouw19 09 2018
Illustration for an article about philosopher Timothy Morton in newspaper Trouw today * Morton claims climate change is a hyperobject, Morton uses the term to explain objects so massively distributed in time and space as to transcend localization (to big to handle for man).
Illustration Refugee Magazine19 09 2018
Two years after the EU-Turkey deal the conditions are horrific at Greece’s ‘Island prisons’ for refugees and the European leaders turn their backs on them.
Couch surfing08 06 2018
Snippet - More images and info soon!
VIDEOCLIP!22 10 2017
I made my first ever videoclip! For the dutch band Second December, song 'Dear e'.
A satisfaction survey08 06 2018
For Alrijne (hospital) magazine
Online Panorama Painting09 06 2018
To end a year of a Luther 500 special
I drew a 3d version of Luther's room.
It's on newspaper Trouw's website.
Look around HERE!
Caregive or take06 03 2018
Caregivers are often overworked - They should take good care of themselves.
@ Newspaper Trouw
POSTER06 03 2018
Deep End Film - Little film festival Utrecht
Cold06 03 2018
Illustration for Hard/hoofd's illustrated news special: Putin's war talk / propaganda
Fake news06 03 2018
(Dutch) recipe for fake news
@ newspaper Trouw
LOST06 03 2018
Special newspaper Trouw about losing a loved one to depression.
Bookcover illustration & Design22 10 2017
llustration and design for a collection of short essays about dutch writers and their pets.
Compiled by Rutger Lemm, published by De Geus
TRANSPARENCY10 04 2017
Transparency human rights policy.
For Magazine Opzij about the dutch elections.
BOOKCOVER20 03 2017
My first bookcover! Made for the talented writer Lotte Lentes.
A reprint deluxe of De jongen, het stof.
VPRO GIDS18 02 2017
I was asked to make an illustration for the tv guide of my fav broadcaster VPRO!
An editorial about the tv show Politicologica - The Dutch elections and how framing works.
This particular broadcast was about the political party PvdA.
Health care special newspaper Trouw18 02 2017
For one week I made every day an illustration
about the upcoming Dutch elections & Health policy issues.
Have a look at my Behance account to see (almost) all of them.
Animated logo18 02 2017
A logo I designed and animated for
a new coaching and consultancy company Press Start.
Exhibition from now till the 4th of March!12 01 2017
I'm exhibiting in the nicest place of Utrecht! :)
DB's Studio's: CAB-Rondom 100 (near Zuilen station)
Have a look!
Little Strollers04 12 2016
Little Strollers is personal project
exploring the strange and the unknown.
Tiny scenes painted on wood (10x10 cm).
Have a look at the strollers on Etsy !
Wartburg04 12 2016
The luther serie for newspaper Trouw continues.
Now at the Wartburg in Eisenach.
Special for Trouw01 11 2016
The Next 12 months(!) I'll be illustrating every 2 weeks for Newspaper Trouw.
It's a yearlong special about Martin Luther' s 500th anniversary, nailing his 95 theses to the door of the castle church of Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, officially launching the Protestant Reformation.
Journalist Gerrit-Jan KleinJan will travel around the world to research Luther's influence.
Elusive expo on tour01 11 2016
The exhibition with drawings en illustration has now moved to Amsterdam!
It's at the beautifull co-working space The Thinking Hut near Oosterpark. Until the beginning of December.
EXPO PUHA - ELUSIVE16 10 2016
This month (oktober) I'm exhibiting in the design clothing store Puha in Utrecht.
I'm showing some illustrations and some personal drawings. Come and have a look at the Voorstraat 48!
Open Studio17 09 2016
This sunday the 18th of september!
From 11:00 till 18:00 O'clock.
Vlampijpateliers - Vlampijpstraat 50 in Utrecht
Stateless17 09 2016
Illustration for newspaper Trouw.
Article about how stateless people have no rights and struggle to survive
Worldproblems17 09 2016
illustration about how theater directors use current world problems on stage
For dutch performance art magazine De Theatermaker
LOWLANDS FESTIVAL28 08 2016
Small selection of the animations I made for a book presentation at Lowlands!
Pictures from the event here
Summer!19 07 2016
Little animation test.
Le Bazarre market Utrecht22 06 2016
This Saturday (june 25) I'll be selling some cards and other stuff at the lovely Le Bazarre market in Utrecht!
You'll find all the details here
The Scariest22 06 2016
Article about the psyche of a lone wolf in newspaper Trouw.
Article in dutch here
Passive Spectator08 06 2016
Illustration for dutch performance art magazine de Theatermaker.
New studio!28 05 2016
Superhappy with my new studio which I moved in last April.
There's enough space to mess around and I
finally start working on some personal projects again.
For more recent works check out my instagram
Illustration for AMC / VUmc25 05 2016
Plans for one big heart centre in Amsterdam
The bank as a climate saver14 04 2016
Illustration for newspaper Trouw.
Performing arts / Theatermaker01 04 2016
Illustration for a Dutch theater magazine.
About how performing artists try to stay afloat.
Mapping21 01 2016
The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union beginning this year and I was asked to make a small map of the highlights in the area where it all takes place.
Bluebird08 01 2016
A logo I made for a client. Inspired by a Poem of Charles Bukowski called 'Bluebird'.
Manja Kamman helps people to overcome their addictions and bad habits.
Spectators11 12 2015
Speaking about watercolor. This one I painted last week. I'm planning to make a small collection of people watching. Stay tuned!
Dark Net11 12 2015
Journalist and tech blogger Jamie Bartlett wrote a book about the dark side of the internet.
Newspaper Trouw interviewed him and I made this watercolor illustration for it.
Mayors get a lot on their plate these days...07 11 2015
Illustrations for newspaper Trouw
Animation / GIF12 10 2015
I really enjoy making little animations these days!
This is a GIF-animation I made for the online magazine De Optimist to accompany a (dutch) poem of Ezra Hakze.
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I'm still quite new to the whole animation/gif technique, so if you'd like to see me practicing, take a look at my online sketchbook: Instagram
Newsview10 10 2015
Gun debate America - After yet another school shooting.
De kampioen / ANWB10 10 2015
A nice project of the ANWB (the dutch Automobile Association). Hand in an old children's bike, it will be refurbished and given to a child without a bike.
Waiting12 09 2015
Today in newspaper Trouw: A story about young boys trying to take care of their family. Surviving in tent camps hoping for a safer and better life.
Illucation14 10 2015
Illustration about education
Lose way25 08 2015
Getting Lost in Joshua Tree park. For online magazine Hard/hoofd.com
Welcome to my new site!07 07 2015
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