Just another WordPress.com site


Thanks for visiting the sketch-blog of alex-illustratie. Take a look and let me hear what you think about my work! I would appreciate that! For more work you can look at www.alex-illustratie.nl -Alex


”Aan Tafel Bijbel”

gideon 2

Last summer I finished a giant job on illustrating an children bible. It was an amazing experience, making lots and lots of illustrations. It cost lots of ink, sweat and tears. But now, in a few days the result will be published.
The book will be called “Aan Tafel Bijbel”, free translated as “Table Bible”. The writer is Willemijn de Weerd, who did a splendid job on the different stories, and it will be published by Ark Media, Amsterdam.

If you’re curious for the result, here follows a link to the site of the publisher. From there you can click further to take a look at the inside.


pinksteren 1 kleur ark kleur

Work! Work! Work!

It’s been a while since the last time i did post something here.
And i’m sorry about that… 
I’ve been quite busy the last period, with working and also studying. 
But now it’s time to keep this site up to date.
Not that I’ll have lots of time in the near future.
Possibly it will be more busy than ever with a major assignment for me to work on this year,
but i’ll make some time to post a picture or something every now and then…

Oh, you can follow me also on instagram right now @alexillustrator .



A History of Flying Pt. 2

After he made his own pair of wings, our hero’s ready to take his giant leap…


A History of Flying

For a new project I’m busy with I made the folowing illustration.
The story of the project is about a boy who’s wish to fly is going very far.
It even might go too far…

Here the boy’s looking to birds that fly above him and he imagines how it would be to have wings himself…

dreaming of wings

IF: Water / Jonah

This illustration I made by the story of Jonah, the prophet that tried to run away from his mission he got from God.
It’s about the well famous part in the story that the boat he’s travelling with comes in the middle of an enormous storm.
Jonah gets ‘kicked’ out of the boat, and after that a big fish swallows him, to spit him out tree day later nearby Nineveh,
the place he tried to avoid so hard…

I made this illustration for my parents.
It hangs now in their livingroom.


For an illustration project for the German Freakstock festival, I made this work.
The theme of the festival was ‘Heaven’.
So I made my vision of heaven.
It’s a feast with the saints.
From left to right: St. Nicholas (a famous saint in the Netherlands), st. Francis of Asisi, st. Benedict,
st. George (the dragon slayer) and St. Jacob.

Illustration Friday: Teacher

These drawings come from the book ‘Yes! – een bijbels dagboek voor jou’, written by Gerrit ten Berge, illustrated by me and published by Callenbach, the Netherlands.

I think these pictures summarise my greatest teacher quite well…
I don’t think you’ll have some more explanation about the person I mean…


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.