Based in the Netherlands, BoomArtwork is the pseudonym of illustrator Eric van den Boom. Since childhood he’s been attracted to the illustrations and logo art associated with skate culture – on skateboards, album sleeves, t-shirts and gig posters. It inspires his illustration 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 in multimedia, and graphic and textile design, but illustration is his true love.
Constantly looking for new styles and angles to try, Eric fills his sketchbook with ideas and then experiments with them. He traces his drawings using brushes and pens on a lightbox, later 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 with small, vintage 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. Eric also loves using custom lettering.