TILT (in progress)

PAINT GUN (in progress)

The decision has been made to make a mold. The complexity of the shape meant that it would be a challenge to make the mold as a result of certain complex parts. So I offered to adapt the model so that it would be easier to release from the mold and make the mold less complex. This basically meant losing a few details, which we decided will be painted on afterwards. Furthermore, it meant that every edge needed to get a 5 degree angle to help with releasing from the mold. Above you can see how edges have been angled. The paint reserve (right) has already received its first few layers of hardening and sanding.

Some of us have seen a paint gun before, but for those of you who haven’t there will be one hanging from the facade of a paint company in the industrial district of Eindhoven very soon… Oh, and not just any old handheld paint gun, but a replica at a ridiculous size of 3.5 meters high!

I was commissioned to make a sculptural replica by a company called Polyester & Paint Services. Above is a photograph, from left to right: the head nozzle, the gun and trigger, and the paint reserve (upside down). It hasn’t been assembled yet, because the normal process of coating in glass fiber, resin, sanding, polishing, spraying to give it some color, has been halted as a result of some enthusiastic potential clients who also want their own 3.5m paint gun. The discussions are now happening with a mold making company to see if instead of a one off, multiple’s can be produced for commercial purposes. How exciting is that?

Anyhow, fingers crossed, let’s see what’ll happen. I’ll post any pictures of mold making and/or finished product as soon as I get them. Thanks P&PS!

This is where it started. I received a paint gun they had lying around with the request of an enlarged version in PU Foam. I said I’d give it a shot. Having made many models and prototypes during my studies (but never as large as this one – 3,40 meters high) I decided, if I take the same secure approach as I do with smaller models, it should work. Above you can see some of the main parts (paint reserve, the main handle and the trigger) that I drew up in the computer in order to make stencils 1:1.

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->Link to the final project<-

Below you can see the first three pictures are the foam model I made by hand using my stencils. Next several coatings which were sanded down and finally a black high gloss coating of paint. The base colour of chrome is always black. Than the next stage was a two component spray, which reacts on the surface and leaves a chrome finish. It is the same technique they us these days in the car industry. (Chrome on cars is a finish on plastic instead of metal as was done in the pas). The final picture is of a fly case I made, whereby the bear is suspended in a few hard-soft foam ribs. Ready for shipment to galleries.

The mock up for my graduation project was the first time that I needed a chrome finish. This was rather complex as chrome would often be made on a metal surface. With 2 weeks to spare, creating the mockup from metal was going to be impossible, also considering my experience with metal work. High density foam it was. Below are some final design idea’s and the stencil which was used to make the 1:1.

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BOX (In Progress)

Can’t say all too much about these boxes just yet,  as I am working on creating a production version. This one was completely handmade with access to barely any tools. (Dremel + Hand jigsaw). I am currently redesigning the boxes so that I can produce small batches. I’ll post once this is done, and explain more about it.

Double walled wooden box with white paint finish. The final design I’m aiming for a wood finish, this was not possible for the prototype due to the inaccuracies of making it fully by hand.

Above are the hand carved decorations and initials I made. Carved into a tile I made and the second casting to create the positive release. This was further finished and then used as an inlay for the lid.

A lot of time went into designing the mechanism for the lock. This is just one example of many that I designed and made (using lazer cutting). It is not the final design of the mechanism as there were still some hick-ups. Working on it …

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This is one of my largest and favourite portraits to date. My wall space is limited otherwise I’d keep him myself. It’s on a canvas of 70cm x 90cm Made with Vincent Van Gogh Oil crayon, Conte crayon and acrylic paint. If you like him and think you might have a place for him, give me a call or send me an email.

For sale :  445,00 euro (excl. frame and taxes) Size: ( 70cm x 90cm ) For more detail or photo’s please send me an email.

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My first encounter with Conte Crayon, (the really soft powdery type of crayon). A double portrait of a man and a women whom find themselves in the same dreamland upon wearing the necklace of dreams.

For sale only as a pair;  545,00 euro (excl. frame and taxes) Size: 2x ( 30cm x 40cm ) For more detail or photo’s please send me an email.

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01  Shading Mechanical Graphite pencil 21 x 30 cm( Original Piece 195,00 euro ), 02  India Ink, 03  Coloured Computer ( 250Prints 33,00 euro ) 04  Coloured Computer ( 250Prints 33,00 euro )

I’ve done a lot of line work in the past, but having found a new interests in shading I couldn’t help but see an opportunity to get the full feeling of this 3d piece to life.
Mandala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions …READ MORE (Wiki)
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Semotion is a project I did back at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) where I studied Industrial Design. The project is about semantics; the meaning of motion. Every student had to create a mechanically moving prototype expressing two emotions within one specific context.
Project description : Many electronic products are gaining moving parts. Whilst the expressive power of static appearance has been fully acknowledged within industrial design, it is yet unclear how movements can form appropriate carriers of expression in a product design context. In this project you design a Digital Webcam’s possibilities to explore and evaluate how emotions can be expressed through movements.
I created a creature like body that sits on your shoulder with a webcam as head. It is for the lonely explorer. When it hangs down it swings it’s head from side to side, filming your feet dragging over the floor. One can log in to the device from abroad, at which point the device roles upright onto your shoulder and starts scaning the environment from side to side. The viewer gets to see the same view as the explorer. The reaction of this device also has effect on the user who see’s the sadness (sharing loneliness) change into the curiosity (reflected by the person who logged in).
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I was pondering how many belongings I owned. Then I tripped upon the idea that certain objects were materialized over the top and should or could be counted as two objects, or three … How many divisions can we make before the product seizes to be functional? This is where the thought remains, but I might come back to the idea in the future.

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Clockwize; 1 & 2 2b mechanical pencil linework and shading, colour added in computer. 3 Black indian ink washes and white acrylic on grey card. 4 Using opposing colours (colour pencils) to mix and create this colouring effect. What else can i say, its a moose. Another doodle that I got carried away by. 5 Black ink washes and white acrylic on wood, whats that on his head, no idea. 6 2b Pencil drawing of some sort of pea’s?

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Having bought a new camera with a large lens on it, I’ve been playing around a lot with field of depth. In photography we can exaggerate much more and make it clearer how we see things and what some of the factors involved are in creating depth of vision. I’ve played around with shadows and light vs. darkness in the past, but have never thought twice about the fact that focus vs. out of focus is also an essential factor in creating depth. I scanned in this intuitive sketch I made the other day and created some blurriness to those sections furthest away. Voila, the result. Quite pleased with the result, and will surely play around with this some more. (… and adding some more colour, its so white!)

The one on the right is the original drawing for those who’re curious.

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This was the very first print screening I did. Made a 10 fold (of which 8 are still available for those interested). I finished it off by giving them all one real gold tooth using gold leaf just to add a bit of criminality to their looks.

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The unit of a day, an hour, minute or second are thought up by mankind to take control, become more efficient and organize the pass of time. But what is time? For this question I looked at time on earth, more specifically I was interested in the phenomena of erosion. Everything around us is ever changing as it erodes (or grows) over time. We have used technology in many different ways to create a range of devices that show time in a mechanical way.  The inspiration for this project was to use mankind’s mechanical devices, but to control and translate time into something more natural.

This faceless mantel clock was one of the project’s results. The parts are attached by means of a few leavers and gears to a clock mechanism. As time passes, the clock crumbles apart losing its original shape. This repeats itself continuously on a 24 hour cycle. And just as we once learned to tell time by looking at our natural surroundings, we tell time by seeing how far along the clock has ‘broken’ down.

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REPPER WALLPAPERStudio Ludens is a software company started by some friends of mine a couple of years ago. They make awsome software to help people unleash their creativity. Above is some of my artwork which has been edited by Repper. Looks pretty neat doesn’t it?

‘ Aspiring to get my hands on part of an interior design project ’

Visit Studio Ludens

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CHINACUP – Bone-china (porcelain)

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