editorial

Rare Public art update

CP 000_41 08-26-2020
Hello everyone! This time, there is a rare update in the section Public art. I am excited about that because I thought I didn't have that image anymore. The funny thing is that it checks a few boxes: it's a lost and found piece, it is an 'public art' piece but it's also a bondage drawing. It is a pencil drawing, and it was made in the early eighties as part of a series of larger drawings I was working at at the time. A friend of mine had been modeling for me, and while most of the poses were mainstream, so to speak, we also did a few bondage ones. All the drawings were made for an exhibition, and the reason I thought I didn't have the image anymore was that this one was sold, together with a couple of others. But it turned out I did make a small copy of it after all. I hope you'll like it.

Coco

Updates in Gif's, New, Public art, the Sketch page and the Combi page. Also, there are two new books in the shop: The best of 2019, and Duct taped. Go have a look!

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Until next time,

CBAP

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Mistakes and fixes

CP 000_40 08-04-2020

Hi everyone. As many of you may know, lately I have been doing a lot of pen-and-ink work, and I really like it. It is a whole different way of working, almost like meditating while your cross-hatching and filling up larger areas with bigger markers. It does also have its setbacks, however. The larger one being: if you've made a mistake, there's no way back. And here is an example of that. You see, I haven't been doing stuff like this regularly for years, but the funny thing is: when you take something up again after a long time, in some strange way you do have new insights. I realize now more than before for instance how important deep black shapes are in pieces like this. Now, in this particular drawing, with the rendering, I worked from the bottom upwards.

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Touch ups and the likes

CP wett 07-14-2020
Hello everyone! For the last few months, I have been publishing the comic The secret of the Dome' on my Patreon page. I don't know exactly how old that comic is, but at least a few decades. It is also quite long, about a hundred pages. It was also made under a certain pressure. Originally, it was published in the form of six-page mini-strips, that all had to be ready at a certain release date of the magazine they were going to be apart of. And although I hate to admit it, in the later pages, it was starting to show.

The pressure was there, the story started to drag along a bit, and of course, I was so much younger and less skilled. Apart from that, it was all done in the old fashioned airbrush manner, with frisket film, scalpels, ink, etc. Frankly, for a comic page, that's tedious.

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Early memories 2

CP 000_39 06-22-2020 A few years later, I may have been about eight or nine years old I was leafing through one of my parents coffee table books. (We had moved to our own house at the time. ) It had a lot of photographs in it, and although I could read from a relatively early age, I have always been very much visually oriëntated.

I was just going back and forth through the pages, just randomly, looking at the pictures, reading small titbits, just enjoying myself. And then, all of a sudden there was this other image that sent these strange electrifying feelings through me.

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