Based in the Netherlands, BoomArtwork is the pseudonym of illustrator and lettering artist Eric van den Boom. Since childhood he’s been attracted to the pop culture art associated with album sleeves, t-shirts, skateboards and gig posters. It inspires his illustration and lettering work to this day.
Eric first took a multimedia design course, and after that went to art school to study illustration, graduating with honours. He’s worked as an in-house designer for a variety of companies in multimedia, graphic design, theme-park and event design, and fashion and textile design. He combines all the skills he's learned over the years and adds those to his illustration and lettering projects.
If you're after a creative illustrator and lettering artist with a bag of experience, Eric might just be the guy you're looking for.
Eric likes to start his projects with quick rough thumbnail composition sketches to get the ideas out of his head and on paper. Then he moves on sketching digital as this gives him a lot of freedom to quickly experiment and endlessly try out things without destroying the original sketch. After the sketch is approved he moves on to inking the lines digitally and adding powerful colours and pattern work to make them pop off either page or screen.
The BoomArtwork style is characterised by strong line work, which is taken to another level by adding patterns and abstract details. With the colourful patterns he uses in some pieces, it’s been said that his images shimmer and move as though they’re being blown by a fan.