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Thursday, March 6, 2008


I just received a few pieces of artwork from my online friend Bert Dombrecht. We've been communicating via the internet for the past year or so and I've been amazed with the talent this young guy has. He just recently had a children's book published in Belgium featuring his illustration work. At this point it's written in Dutch by Bart Van Nuffelen, but the illustrations and the story are universal.

From the publisher:
"It is summer. Anton sits in a small garden in the middle of the city. He is jealous of the heroes in his books. His mother never lets him do anything exciting. Then Steve turns up. The two boys climb onto the forbidden stair and imagine that they are steering a submarine. They are so busy playing that they do not see the whole city is worried about them."

A few of Bert's Illustrations:

Copyright Uitgeverij De Eenhoorn

Copyright Bert Dombrecht

Copyright Bert Dombrecht


the ice chewer said...

These are so beautiful. I went to his myspace link and had fun watching his animations.

Also, I received your mail art today. Turns out that even if it takes time, art eventually makes it's way. I love that flu bug!!!!

David Berube BerubeArt said...

The second and third images posted are original pieces of artwork he sent me and the scan doesn't do them justice. You have to check them out the next time you or I visit. His animations are equally as amazing, I think that's what caught my eye first. He has a great future in front of him with that talent.

Unfortunately, you rcv'd some mailart that I only sent out this week, the missing piece, which was in an envelope and was a bit of a mailart "chain" letter was sent weeks ago. I have copies, so I'll send another to you today.