Thursday, June 8, 2017


Finally did some V Für Victory stuff again. We have been working on the story, but I hadn't made any artwork in so long. So I coloured this sketch of our main character.

*dramatic zoom*

Friday, June 2, 2017

Character designs

I've been inactive here for so long I almost forgot I even had this blog. How sad :(
For more frequent updates: I hang out mostly on Instagram nowadays.
If you want to follow me there, I'm @roobi2sday.

Least I can do is share some current work now that I'm here. I'm creating a comic for a client at the moment. Here's the three main characters I designed for their short stories.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mindshakes comics: reposted and translated!

The comics I made for Mindshakes were recently translated to English, and since their website went offline this month, I decided to publish them on my Behance page.

Quick recap: Last year I was asked by Stijn Schenk to illustrate his very personal story about how he deals with having a relationship with somebody who was sexually abused in her youth and how it has affected their relationship.
Later that year I made another comic, this time from her point of view, on how she coped with her fears and her feelings of shame and finally seeking therapy to overcome it.

You can read the comics here and here (NSFW).

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Siouxsie and the Banshees

I'm making a series of drawings of some of my favourite bands. Lots of post-punk/new wave-y goodness! Among others. of course ;) I hope to make a nice set of postcards or LP-format posters out of them.

Here's the first: Siouxsie and the Banshees! :D

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Comic for

A few weeks ago I got the assignment to illustrate this personal and intimate scenario by Stijn Schenk for the Mindshakes website (Dutch only).
It's about being the partner of someone who was sexually abused in the past and how they both work on rediscovering their intimacy. You can read it here (NSFW)



Thursday, August 27, 2015


Part of a 30 day game related doodle challenge I'm doing with some friends. It's great fun so far and I'm only on the second day!
02. Your favourite character.
I picked Midna, because she's cool and lots of fun to draw too.

I bet these would make really cute postcards ;)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Family matters

October 18th marked the opening of the art exhibition I mentioned in September. My works are displayed alongside a collection of drawings and paintings by my great-greatfather, G. H. van der Meulen in De Schierstins in the small village of Veenwouden. It's very local, but the exhibition room is just lovely and I got some nice feedback as well. I even got word from people who have some of my great-grandfather's work at home. On November 28th people can take those paintings along and talk to some of the family members. I'm looking forward to see what they'll bring along. The exhibithion ends mid-December.

Things haven't been going so well art-wise the past few weeks. I suffered a cold a while back and last week I strained my back while lifting a heavy suitcase and my lower back still hurts pretty bad. It's really frustrating because I had a lot of things planned, like a new series of short autobiographical comics and more work inspired by Flip's poetry. I hope to start up the art engine again this week.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Front Lines project

During the summer I worked on a comic for a project by Comixiade. They ask artist all over Europe to draw a comic or illustration to a poem about, or written during World War I. The poems are in different languages, but all will be translated to English on the website. I picked the poem 'Draagt me zacht' by flemish soldier and poet August van Cauwelaert.

For this project I worked less precise and at a faster pace than usual and also decided to work with charcoal again after a long time. I enjoyed it :)
It's published on their website, along with the work of the other artists, which I recommend you check out. More work will be added over time and I'm looking forward to see what the other artists will come up with. They also had a short but sweet interview with me about the comic I made and why I chose this particular poem.