Dutch clear line wizard Peter Van Dongen recentely posted this beautiful illustration on his Facebook page. Â When I asked whether I could post it here, he gave me this background on the image :
The illustration was created for Galerie Champaka, for their current expo Wintertime. Â Ten years ago I had started pencilling it, in a different setting, different subject. Â Never finished it. Â Finally got around to finishing it, modified to suit the winter conditions. Â The building is the Old Rai, which used to be in the Ferdinand Bol Street, but was demolished in 1976.
Thanks for this great image, Peter. Â And I can confirm that the Champaka exhibit is indeed well worth a visit.
(Illustration Â© Peter Van Dongen. Â Reproduced with permission)