Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rambling, rambling part 1 (yes there will be more..)

Hey everyone!

No more birthday least for now haha. Besides all the blog birthday's, I had a lot of family members and friends who had their birthday. October has always been a busy and festive month. I would like to thank you all for visiting, commenting and your lovely birthday wishes! I always love to hear what you guys think and I really appreciate it that you take the time to tell your thoughts! So if you have suggestions or ideas of what you would like to see...just let me know.

Even though I had many birthdays; school and sketching are always there. School is usually hovering around me (like a stupid fly you can't get rid of!) and no matter how often I try to ignore it, I always hear a little voice

' have to read a your articles...TJ...Helloooo...We know (the 'we' are my books -_-) that you can hear us'...

Yes, I can tell you, it's annoying. But I do it anyway, otherwise it will bug me for the rest of the day (I wanted to say 'for the rest of my life...but please no :|). Also the orders for illustrations are dripping in! I'm so excited about this! So my days are filled with tons of stuff.

I can tell about a lot of stuff that happened during the last few weeks, but that is going to be a long post! So I will divide it and have a random rambling post. Let me start. In this post I shall show you guys a few illustrations that I was requested to do ^_^.

The first one, I did a few weeks back and it was for another blogger, Japaul. He is writing a story and he really wanted an illustration about the main character. He had send me two chapters of his work and I could choose whatever scene I wanted to create an illustration. This is a quick illustration I came up with.

The scene were the mom gave a present to her son.

The second one, was for a sweet lady named Paula. Ooh I got soo mad at the mailman *shakes fist*! Okay not for real. That wasn't possible. But I found out about the fact that the package was wrinkled when Paula send me an email that she got her illustration....all wrinkled! I was like 'Noooooo! That can't be!' (shaking fist in the air continues...). I'm kinda a perfectionist and when I do something for someone, I want to do that as perfect as possible. A wrinkled illustration is a definite NO...*sigh* -_-'. But I want to make up to her, so she gets a design for a Christmas card from me ^_^!
The theme was her kids and their bunny.

Another requested illustration had two cool themes; New York and a Mini Cooper. It was for a birthday for the daughter of the customer. So I combined these two and this is what I came up with:
I gave the skyline and Statue of Liberty my own twist hehe.

Have to say, the scan doesn't do the coloring justice...for both illustrations. It looks different in real life. Oh yeah, if you enlarge the pictures, you see more detail.

Last but not least, I got a two other blog awards from Nicx and TimeThief! Really many many thanks! It's always nice that people think of you! I try to post them up soon and answer the questions that go along with the award(s), but I thought I would mention it. I didn't forget about it!

For now, my dear readers, this is it. But there will be more, so stay tuned!



  1. Love the statue of liberty!! And the kids with the wabbit, sooo cute!

  2. hahaha so cute!!!! love it!! u r so good at drawing as always :]

    yay!! congrats that your doing such a great business, keep it up girl! with your talents im definitely sure there will be more and more pople wanting to have you help them draw stuff :)

    have a wonderful week!

  3. wow!!
    loved the "The scene were the mom gave a present to her son."

    cewl :)

  4. I really like the "Peace Out" picture at the top of the post.

    I hear you about school. I like your description about the fly. So true. It just buzzes around, always calling to do MORE!!!

    Good luck.

  5. Hello TJ! Thanks for the msg... I've been SUPER busy. I just moved back into Toronto, and it's a bit crazy. There hasnt been time for much.... I will try to post something new... hehe, take care- and keep drawing!! :)

  6. @ Deray: Thank you! I like her too! I really didn't know how she would turn out before I started sketching. Have to say, she looks kinda cool (^_^! Ciao!!

    @ Emily: Hi! Haha thank you so much! You too are really good at drawing! Don't deny it haha ^_^! Oh let me know if there is a development okay! Enjoy your weekend and till next time! Take care *hugs*

    @ Sorcerer: Haha! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    @ Bring Back Pluto: Hello! I like that one too! But then again, I'm a big fan of black/white sketchy work ^_^! You also have flies buzzing around? Thanks so much for strolling by!! Ciao!

    @ Abz: heey Abz! You're welcome! Oh you moved! All the luck in your new home. Just take your time and get settled! I will keep drawing haha, don't worry! With all the ideas floating around my mind...I can't really stop ^_^. Take care!

  7. Wow... I thought I was busy but no! Congratulations for all that requests you are working on and this great post full of wonderful illustrations.
    Have a nice weekend, you deserve it!

  8. @ Encaracolada: Hahaha well I have to say my mind is working overtime the last few weeks!! But drawing is also kind of relaxing so I don't mind...I do mind my thesis!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely words! I will try to enjoy my weekend haha. Have a nice weekend yourself! Ciao!*hugs*

  9. How do you come up with these "pictures"? do you just see them and then your hands do the rest? (that's how it is with writing...) You are SO talented...seriously...:)

  10. The last two drawings are wonderful keep up the good work, I can't wait to see more of your drawings.

    Bye ^_^

  11. Hi TJ,
    You are always so sweet to visit and comment on my blog! Thanks so much for all the support. I LOVE your twist on that Statue of Liberty!!! She Rocks!

    One of our local radio stations is visiting and broadcasting from Amsterdam this next coming week... They were giving away trips... No such luck for me to win.... ohwell....

    Take Care! :) xoxox - Kim

  12. Nice work! Very infectious!

    Keep it going!

    James M.

  13. @ Surveygirl46: Hello, hello! Well the thing is...I do see lots of images in my head and I just draw them. Oh I know exactly what you mean with writing! You just instantly create a story around people and even though they think it's silly, it's really for you!

    With drawing request, it is kinda funny, people just give a few hobbies and photo's and then I just draw whatever comes in mind and up till know they all like it. Hahah at least I think it's funny ^_^', because they can also simply dislike it hehe.

    Thank you so much for you sweet comment! Stop by anytime! And we do have to create our genius book someday! Ciao!

    @ Syl: Hey Syl! Thank you thank you! I will keep posting stuff, so check back! Or should I say: Dank je wel hehe ^_^! Cyaa!

    @ Kim: Hey there Kim! Ooh too bad you didn't win! Who knows, maybe next time ^_^! I love your blog! So I will always stalk you haha. Thanks so much for you lovely comment! Take care! XOXO!

    @ James: Thanks for stopping by! Really appreciated!

    @ Miss Carole: Thank you so much ^_^!

  14. Love it, I thought I was the only one who had to break up ramblings :P The illustrations are absolutely adorable and I totally get the October birthday blitz, in my family our Novembers are like that and it drives me nuts because of Thanksgiving being right smack in the middle of the birthdays :)

  15. Hey buddy.. Still loving your work. I hope all is well and that you had a great weekend. Talk soon.

  16. The Wrinkles are gone! i framed the drawing and who ever sees it loves it!

    And our x-mas card is gonna be the best we ever send! i soooo love it! the kids and my bunny's how cool can you get it!

    So thnx a million Again!!!!!

  17. @ Casey: Woohoo! Another fellow rambler! Hahaha thank you for strolling by and for your lovely comment! Yeah October is soo busy! In the Netherlands, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But to have many birthdays in November, combined with Thanksgiving...I get the feeling you are eating and drinking non-stop! Haha ^_^. Be sure to take a break once in a while! Ciao!

    @ Time Outdoors: Hey there! Thank you for your nice comment! And I'm still happy you like my work haha! I'm doing good! Hope all is well with you too! My weekend was lovely ^_^! Till next time!

    @ Kruimel: Hello Paula! I'm really happy to hear that the wrinkles are gone! Yayyy!! I'm also happy that you like the Xmas card design too!! It was so much fun to draw! You're most welcome! Take care!

  18. Hi TJ,
    Happy Monday. We just added you to our Blogroll. Sometimes it takes us awhile to get to stuff. Thanks!!

    Also, we have a new "Malaprops" Cartoon up tonight or tomorrow, with Chuck Harrison as a guest artist. Thought you might be interested.

    Keep up the great work!

  19. @ The Guys: Heey there! Happy Monday to you too! Cool! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I also have that, only never really used it. I will take a look at it and at you Guys as well. I already added you to my loving these section haha.

    Oh I can't wait to see the new comic! Thanks for stopping by ^_^! Ciao!

  20. Hi, a little bit late, but I noticed you again on Nicollies blog ( and so I came on your blog and scrolled down and saw the drawing for my daugther Kim!! She is still so happy with it!! Still dreaming ;-) Nice to 'see' you again!!! Your blog is great!!! Nancy

  21. @ Homemade Nancy: Heeeeeey Nancy! It sure has been a while! How are you? Ooh I'm so happy to hear that she still likes it ^_^! And dreams can come true as long as she believes in it! Thank you for your lovely comment and visit! I didn't know you had a blog! I will visit later today. Have a lovely Sunday! *waves*


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