1/31/14

Children's Book Kas

Hi reader! 

I spent the better part of november illustrating my first children's (kids) book. It's written by the well know Flemish children's books author Brigitte Minne and published by Abimo publishing. A little bit of a challenge drawing for kids but I think I managed to find a way to get away with it while still maintaining my own 'style' (don't really like that word). Anyways it was tons of fun to do and a good experience that thought me a lot of things! I'm afraid it's dutch only at the moment, but international languages shouldn't be too far of! The Book is called KAS and it will be available February 3rd in most Belgian book stores and on the abimo site too of course.

I'll make sure to post a bit more teasers of the inside illustrations in a few days. In the meantime here is the cover for the book:




12/25/13

Merry Christmas

A little something I made to wish you all a happy christmas! 


-Brun

9/11/13

Big Update

Hey Guys,

So I've been absent for quite a while (again) because of work / projects / personal live, you name it! Here are a few updates. For those of you who would like to see more regular updates, I would like to redirect you to my tumblr, facebook or twitter. Most of these are tests for upcoming projects (yay!) or cancelled projects (Meh!)

As always, Click to enlarge:












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Here's something a bit different! As some of you might know I'm also active as a musician performing with my band KOBALT! We recently released our first EP which is available over here (download or order): http://kobalt27.bandcamp.com

The EP needed a cover of course, which I provided. I wanted to step away from my regular work and do something that's a lot different then my usual work. At the time I was quite busy playing around with a game engine called Unity3D, which inspired me to make the following isometric image that we used for the EP.


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So in my previous post I spoke about HAPHAZARD, my personal exhibition. The exhibition had a great opening and was a great experience A few newspapers (such as Gazet Van Antwerpen) interviewed me which was quite the trill!




Until next time! 







6/18/13

HAPHAZARD - EXHIBITION

Hi Guys,

It's been a while since I've last updated this place (again... Guilty as charged). However, I have tons of stuff lying around, so I'm going to try to put those illustrations online in the coming weeks, promise!

On to the next topic:

I'm having an exhibition here in Belgium at MEKANIKSTRIP displaying a bunch of illustrations (old and new). It's called HAPHAZARD and I would love to invite all of you. The opening night is 20th of June and the exhibition runs until the 22th of July. I hope to see you there!

If you're interested in more info go check out the event page:

EVENT PAGE (Facebook)



1/18/13

Message In a Bottle - Prints - LGAL

A few weeks ago the lovely folks over at Gallery Light Grey Art Lab asked me if I would like to be a part of their "Message In a Bottle" Show. Naturally I accepted and ended up making this illustration / panel, which is available as a print on their website for a limited time only! 

Buy Coloured Print: click me to buy a print! 



(mixed Media)



Original Graphite Drawing:



Preview:



Preview:



Thumbnails: 


-Brun

1/15/13

A Musical Banquet

Did this CD Cover a while ago for PHL Music Hasselt / Sony Music Belgium. 
Here's a little bit more info (dutch): 

https://www.facebook.com/amusicalbanquet

UPDATE: A Musical Banquet is now available via iTunes, click here.



-Brun

10/19/12

RED RIDING HOOD – Gallerie L’Art De Rien


This piece was made for an upcoming show named “DES CONTES DE GRIMM” in Gallery L’Art De Rien located in Paris. I chose to do something with the classic tale of Red Riding Hood.
The piece will be on sale at the gallery, for more info look here:

Graphite and Watercolor on Arches (click here a bigger picture).



7/9/12

The Beatles Tribute Show


Gallery Nucleus is having a "The Beatles Tribute Show" (more info). I’ve had the honor of doing several pieces for Gallery Nucleus shows before but I was extremely honored when they asked me to make a piece for this show in particular!

Both the final illustration and the sketch are up for sale, so if you think you can give these pieces a new home feel free to drop by Gallery Nucleus! 

Interested in buying one?  Go on, follow these links:

Final illustration: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/detail/14048
Sketch: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/detail/14047








Here's are a few shots from during the process, my apologies for the crappy quality:

Almost Finished (wip)

Graphite Sketch (wip)
Tracing the Graphite Sketch (wip)
Coloring (wip)
Graphite and Watercolor on VL AQUAREL ARCHES 185 paper (Final illustration, signed)
Graphite  on VL AQUAREL ARCHES 185 paper (Original Sketch, signed)




6/21/12

Tokkun Academy

Man, This place is dusty. Its been months since I've last posted an update! I have quite a bit of work lying around, so I'll make up for it by posting a few things within the next couple of days. Lets start of with a Tutorial DVD I did a few months ago for Tokkun Academy. Its finally available on their website.

Right now, you can only buy the streaming option, but they're adding quite a bit of download options in a few days (such as download for iPhone / iPad).  They've made quite a few other Tutorial DVDs with some notable names such as: 

The Black Frog, Julien Allard, Derk Venneman, Bengal, Bougnah, Manu Malin, Panda, Miguel Coimbra. 

The Tutorial DVD will take you from the initial sketch to the final illustration. In the tutorial I'll be talking about things such as Color / Composition / Value and all of the things going on in my head while illustrating. Its subtitled (no audio) and is available in EN, FR, CH, JP and ES.

You can buy the DVD here (click)

Here's the final illustration:


Here's the trailer:


Teaser (EN) - Tokkun Academy - Brun Croes DVD 6 from TOKKUN STUDIO on Vimeo.

I'll be back in a few days with another update.


-Brun

12/12/11

The Whippersnapper

Hi Folks,

The kind people over at Gallery Nucleus asked me to make them a small (traditional media) 5″ x 7″ illustration for their Power In Numbers project. This is the result, a combination of mixed media (mainly pencil with watercolor and a few digital adjustments). I had an enormous amount of fun working on this one and tried to incorporate a few hidden messages into the design.

The Whippersnapper:

Lately, I’ve been noticing strange things happening in my street. All kinds of small incidents, most of them innocent like children who fall of their bikes because one of the wheels came lose. I'v notice tentacles creeping away underneath the cars and in small alleyways whenever such an incident took place… A few days ago I managed to follow one of these tentacles and to my surprise they vanished in a cloud. If that wasn’t strange enough, I was completely and utterly bedazzled when I saw a strange figure emerge from the cloud… I ran home and tried to capture him in this illustration the best I could, but… Has anyone else seen this figure in their neighborhood too? If so, watch yourself and be cautious when you go outside…

(click for a bigger resolution)




There should be a few interesting posts in the near future, I’m working on a few things that I think most of you will enjoy!
I’m not sure when the next update will be, probably after the holidays… So until then I wish all of you a happy christmas (way to early I know, deal with it)

Cheers,

-Brun