Boy Boelhouwer Boy Boelhouwer

The Netherlands, Den Haag

About me

Born and raised in The Hague, I virtually grew up in the Haagse Stripshop, a comic book store in the Old Centre. I learned to draw by imitating artists like Eric Scheurs, Toon van Driel, Marnix Rueb and Hans Kresse, gradually developing my own style. I'm inspired by work of Quentin Blake, Hergé, Jan Kruis and Richard Scarry. I studied Design & Illustration and started my career as an art director in advertising. For many clients I also used my skills as an illustrator. In 2006 I started my own creative agency, again combining graphic design and illustration. I specialize in advertising illustration, poster design, food illustration, city portraits, infographics, visualization and I love to do murals when a project comes along!  

genre : Cartoon, Newspaper & Magazine, Advertising, Character Design, Infographic
technique : Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Digital-Vector

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De Klagenezen
"Peace Talks" between Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un.
Foodwatercolor – French cheeses and red fruit
From a series of four. Pen and watercolors. Printed on woodpanel, 100 x 70 cm. The other food illustrations (meat, vegetables and fish) can be viewed on my website!
Cityhall Rotterdam
2015, Pen and Watercolors, 30 x 20 cm Promotional gift Municipality of Rotterdam
Christiaan Huygens Portrait
Triangular illustration in the colour palette of the municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg
Meeting the Market
Illustrations for Meeting the Market, a network event of the municipality of The Hague in which matches advertise the topics.