ILLUSTRAZIONE
*DOEKE VAN NUIL

by Siriana F. Valenti

Norwegian wood

doekeL’illustratore e street artist Doeke van Nuil a.k.a. Studio Doeke vive e lavora a Zwolle, in Olanda. Inizialmente affascinato dal mondo dell’animazione digitale capisce presto che la sua vera e unica passione si sarebbe sviluppata nel campo dell’illustrazione. Dopo gli studi ad ArtEz (Zwolle) e alla Escola Massana (Barcellona), con un background in varie discipline artistiche, Doeke sviluppa uno stile unico riflesso pienamente nei suoi lavori. Le sue illustrazioni divertenti, personali e delicate, con un tocco a volte noir, sono spesso lo specchio delle sue emozioni. Parte delle sue opere sono state pubblicate da VPRO magazine e Jamie, magazine del rinomato cuoco Jamie Oliver.

Contemporaneamente a una mini intervista, per conoscerlo meglio, abbiamo selezionato dodici immagini chiedendo all’artista di illustrarcele.

What do you like to eat or drink while you draw?
I drink cappuccino’s, a lot of tea and of course water while I’m working. For eating I’ll always take a lunch break and I really like good dark bread with home-made humus and cucumber or peanut butter!

From the Woods * I made this illustration after listening to the song 'From the woods' of James Vincent Mc Morrow and I drew it in fabric. It was actually a bit of a test to see if you could draw on fabric with pencil.  

From the Woods * I made this illustration after listening to the song ‘From the woods’ of James Vincent Mc Morrow and I drew it in fabric. It was actually a bit of a test to see if you could draw on fabric with pencil.

Which music do you listen while you draw?
I love folk-music like James Vincent McMorrow (who has an awesome new track btw! Red Dust),

Fleetfoxes and Damian Rice, more jazzy music like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. And when I have a deadline my taste in music gets really really bad… Work Bitch of Britney gets me in the mood to work hard 😉

You are special too * I made this originally for a silkscreen and I also printed it on postcards. I wanted to make something with a 'everyone is special' vibe but on a funny way!

You are special too * I made this originally for a silkscreen and I also printed it on postcards. I wanted to make something with a ‘everyone is special’ vibe but on a funny way!

What do you dream while you draw?
Oi, I tend to daydream a lot, but I actually don’t really know about what. I guess I’m just daydreaming away.

October

October

Miss you

Miss you

Flowers * Those 3 are paintings I made in Barcelona for an exposition in Cosmo Gallery. At first I was a bit afraid to make personal work again, but after some days the inspiration started to come and everything turned out fine! I didn't paint in a long time, so I was really happy to re-discover it.

Flowers * Those 3 are paintings I made in Barcelona for an exposition in Cosmo Gallery. At first I was a bit afraid to make personal work again, but after some days the inspiration started to come and everything turned out fine! I didn’t paint in a long time, so I was really happy to re-discover it.

For which tv series you’d like to make a story board?
Mmm, I watch a lot of series but I would definitely go for Twin Peaks. That show was amazing, really inspiring.

Doekes Kamasutra * Every two weeks I make a 'Doekes Kamasutra' for Hard//Hoofd (A dutch blog). I like drawing sexual things, (don't get me wrong, I'm not a pervert :p) but I really like to draw things that go a bit over the line in a fun way. I really can use my imagination on this project! (More Kamasutra's on my website! ;)

Doekes Kamasutra * Every two weeks I make a ‘Doekes Kamasutra’ for Hard//Hoofd (A dutch blog). I like drawing sexual things, (don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pervert :p) but I really like to draw things that go a bit over the line in a fun way. I really can use my imagination on this project! (More Kamasutra’s on my website! 😉

Stomme helm

Stomme helm

De Boat * These drawings where for a Frisian (a provence in Holland) children's book.

De Boat * These drawings where for a Frisian (a provence in Holland) children’s book.

Cat person or dog person?
Cat!

Pssst * This one I made as a silkscreen and is based on all the conversations I hear in train and public places. Some people are simply not aware that everyone around them can hear them talk!

Pssst * This one I made as a silkscreen and is based on all the conversations I hear in train and public places. Some people are simply not aware that everyone around them can hear them talk!

Bike, sk8 or roller blade?
I love cycling, so bike it is.

Don't look down

Don’t look down

Don't look down

Don’t look down

Don't look down * These are some smaller paintings I made in Barcelona based the feeling when I go swimming in the sea. At first it's fine and fun and then there's the moment I realize theirs so much underneath me. I always get a little scared.

Don’t look down * These are some smaller paintings I made in Barcelona based the feeling when I go swimming in the sea. At first it’s fine and fun and then there’s the moment I realize theirs so much underneath me. I always get a little scared.

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    psst Doeke lives in the Netherlands, not in Norway 🙂
    Zwolle is a Dutch city.