Livedrawings Awkward i Luistervogels session @ Swordfish and Friend
Digital livedrawings I made during a Q&A session with Awkward i, during Luistervogels at Swordfish and Friend.
Rotterdamse Academie voor Stadsastronauten
Livedrawings I made during the opening event of Rotterdamse Academie voor Stadsastronauten (RASA): an initiative to bring the starry sky back to the urban landscape. The event I sat and painted for, was a brainstorm session with experts from various disciplines like astrology, architecture and theology.
AvierKoerier at 24hOost Amsterdam
An afternoon of live drawing with AvierKoerier quick portrait service at café Thuskomme.
The Barefoot Guide 5
For the 5th edition of The Barefoot Guide, I got to illustrate one of its chapters, as well as the cover illustration of the book. The Barefoot Guide is a collection of stories by many different organisations on every continent, on how they are working to improve inclusion worldwide. Click here to download the PDF […]
Real Men Don’t Get Abused – The story of Gabriël
Illustrations for OneWorld, platform for sustainability and human rights. In six episodes, the article about Gabriël (who is depicted in the illustrations) discusses the subject of human trafficking, and the taboo that exists around male survivors of sexual abuse.
Dat Moeten We Vaker Doen: team development infographic
An infographic for team development buro Dat Moeten We Vaker Doen. This is a visual representation of the (metaphorical) journey one of their client teams embarked upon. The text balloons feature quotes from the team members about their experiences, and some of the drawn characters are based on real participants. […]
Promotional illustrations for training buro PresentU, which gives people workshops in presentation skills.
These images are personal work, but based on medical illustrations I made for a client. (The original artwork was commissioned by Wandverslag.)
Filmkrant – Twin Peaks special
Cover image and illustrations for Filmkrant #398’s Twin Peaks special. Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren
College trajectory infographic
An infographic I made for sports college HAN Sport & Bewegen, a Getekend Verslag client. It features their goals, values, and the people involved to make their ambitions come true. Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren
GETEKEND VERSLAG – graphic recording
Are you interested in hiring illustrators to make live visual notes at your event? Please check out Getekend Verslag: the graphic recording company that I’ve been a part of with great pleasure since 2013.
campaign for Het Financieele Dagblad
Illustrations for a campaign for Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch financial newspaper). The first set of doodles is American elections-themed, the second is on digitalization, the third on the pension system. Concept and design by Ceci n’est pas un bureau. Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren My laptop is […]
Don Quijote is afraid of virtual reality
Illustration for Filmkrant. Accompanying an article which compares contemporary technophobia with Don Quijote going crazy over chivalry novels. Bewaren Bewaren
This is a slightly altered version of an infographic I made for a Wandverslag client. It’s a SCRUM model, a concept used in many businesses as a framework for managing product development. Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren
Philip Glass X Subbacultcha
Illustrations for an interview with Philip Glass by Zofia Ciechowska for Subbacultcha. Bewaren Bewaren
Illustrated job vacancy
I illustrated this vacancy ad for a Getekend Verslag client. The illustration includes elements of the municipality where the job is located, and situations and skills associated with the job. Bewaren Bewaren
The Flood – preview
For a project with musician Edita Karkoschka and photographer Tom Roelofs, I made this mural of Edita’s face in her home in Berlin. More of this thing we’re making will be posted here when it’s done. Bewaren
10 Things I Love About Beyond Clueless – Sacha x Menah for Filmkrant
Collaboration with Sacha Gertsik for Filmkrant. She wrote a love letter to teen movie ode Beyond Clueless. I made the illustration, in which I quote ten different teen movies. Can you name them all?
Atonement book cover for ’10 illustratoren, 10 boeken’ – Preview
My contribution to a special book cover project for this year’s Illustratie Biënnale, sponsored by the Fiep Westendorp Foundation. More on this later!
Illustrated dissertation – What’s the use of colour?
Illustrations for a dissertation written by my sister Sammie Tarenskeen, on overspecification of colour in our language. (Specifically, on the role of salience in referential overspecification – not the easiest thing you will ever read, but nonetheless fascinating!) To put this very very simply, Sammie’s text discusses the phenomenon of one, when referring to (for […]
Vincent op Vrijdag x Volkshotel > VRAAG HET VINCENT > with Gijs Kast and Lieselot Moed
Livedrawing session together with Lieselot Moed and Gijs Kast, during the Volkshotel edition of Vincent op Vrijdag at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The visitors came to us with all their most pressing questions about Vincent van Gogh, and we made drawings for them of what we thought the answers were (or should be). All […]
Mermaid Tattoo Design for Marie
It may have been three full years ago that Marie, back then a girl I’d just met, by now one of my dearest friends, asked me to design a mermaid tattoo for her, as a marking of her time in Amsterdam. A lot has happened in the process. Our expanding ideas on femininity, our long […]
SUITE by AM\WESTEN
SUITE is a collab project of fashion label AM\WESTEN and five artists who have made work inspired by the label. The show took place at Academiegalerie, Utrecht. I participated by making three big portraits, of women that I feel represent the AM\WESTEN woman. To do this, I lived in the gallery for a week, creating […]
Mural at Sugarfactory
Mural for Sugarfactory, Amsterdam Depicting the moment during a Star Wars marathon when I looked beside me to see that my friends had acutally all fallen asleep. Photos by Anneloes Gerdien […]
Kidney Organoids – Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Illustration for LUMC Magazine on (kidney) organoids.
Illustrated Interview with Karlijn Kistemaker and Liselore Frowijn
For Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, I attended the double interview of artists Karlijn Kistemaker and Liselore Frowijn, and made several illustrations of their conversation. This has been a collaboration with Subbacultcha’s writer Roxy Merell and graphic designer Tjade Bouma. Click here to see the interview and the rest of the E-zine. […]
AvierKoerier @ T.I.T.S Amsterdam
An AvierKoerier quick portraiting session during 24H West festival had people cueing in Amsterdam’s finest T.I.T.S store all day! This particular AvierKoerier ensemble consisted of Steef Wildenbeest, Margot van Nuland and me. During the event, we painted five-minute-portraits of visitors as they sat across from us, drawing portraits of us in return. Skip […]
Amsterdam Is Public
Livedrawings for We Are Public, made during the Amsterdam Is Public closing party at Compagnietheater, Amsterdam. These are drawings of the audience’s answers when I asked them either “what would you like to do in public?” or in some occasions, “what have you ever done in public that you pbobably shouldn’t have?” […]
CLEAN PETE – Al zeg ik het zelf
Album artwork for Clean Pete. Booklet: the girls asked me to make all the illustrations for the booklet while listening to the cd. Each drawing had to be made within the duration of one song. So all illustrations have been made in under five minutes. […]
Het Manifeest x Naar Bukowski
At Het Manifeest, I made livedrawings of people’s darkest thoughts/secrets/dreams/fantasies as a side program of Nineties Productions’ Naar Bukowski, at Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam.
Cheer up, pick me up
Postcard design for Volkshotel, to help the hotel guests cope with their terrible autumn depressions. This teary dude made it onto a postcard, but there were some runners-up:
VOLKSHOTEL BY MENAH (1st birthday party)
Live drawings of the people who sent me their pictures at Volkshotel’s 1st birthday party at Volkshotel Werkplaats, Amsterdam. Photo by Volkshotel […]
U Jazz Panorama – jazz(y) improv with live drawing at TivoliVredenburg
Live jazz and drawing improv at CloudNights: U Jazz Panorama, Club Nine, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. With Ad Colen (saxophone), Dion Nijland (bass) and Denise Jannah (vocals). @Adcolen en #dionijland improviseren met #jannah en #menah lustig @TiVre_Utrecht. http://t.co/wcsn0Xk9kH pic.twitter.com/iqHQwpwUJf — U Jazz (@UJazz2011) June 12, 2015 #voetbal #improv #jazz door #jennah en #menah http://t.co/wcsn0Xk9kH […]
WILDGROEI BY MENAH
For their semi-last edition, Wildgroei asked me to make some visuals featuring the team behind the party. The portraits were projected during Wildgroeis Wilde Wodka Woensdag at Ekko, Utrecht. The first drawing was inspired by a photo made by Roel Bego, all the other drawings were inspired by photos by Olive Dahl. […]