I’ve always been making little drawings, ever since I was a kid. Coming from Belgium -the land of Tintin and Lucky Luke- of course, I wanted to be a comic strip maker. But fate and study (and the attraction of the silver screen) turned me into a filmmaker. As a director, my drawing came in handy for making storyboards and communicating with the crew.

I’ve done four feature films (and several shorts and commercials) and I love directing and writing, but the whole process can be so time-consuming. Sometimes it takes eight years from the first idea until opening night. Very frustrating. While I was working on a new script last April, I noticed how my teacup made a nice shadow on a piece of paper. I drew some lines on it and suddenly the shadow was an elephant.

I took a pic with my phone and posted it on Facebook. Before I knew it, this pic was shared and liked as never before. I was surprised how much people liked it. Since that day I’ve been posting a doodle a day. Sometimes with shadows, sometimes with objects, always with a silly punchline. It’s great. I love how quick it is. I have an idea, make it, and find an audience, all in less than half an hour. I love the freedom. There are no restrictions. I can just watch a shadow and see if I recognize a shape.

More info: vincentbal.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Love On Shadow Beach

Love On Shadow Beach

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4 years ago

ooh cool idea

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Escape From Alcaglass

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yulia missy
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4 years ago

gotcha! lol

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Dinner Music

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

i like this one....

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Doesn't Want To Draw Attention

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

creepy...

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Scissors See Rock

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Pearlkp
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4 years ago

Hah HA! That's brilliant.

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Wood You Like To Confess?

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Trizmo
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4 years ago

Behund bars you see

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Heatwave In Belgium: We Want A Bottle Of Snow

Heatwave In Belgium: We Want A Bottle Of Snow

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Salih Elmaagacli
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4 years ago

Using negative space as positive is another level of creativity within this already creative job

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Tanqueray Blvd

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Luis Milian
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4 years ago

am I the only one thinking Alien abduction...

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Arty Choke

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

laid back...

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Tic Tac Train Traveller

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Pearlkp
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4 years ago

Love this one. V creative.

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Homer Stinkson

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

the simsons

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Phone Charger Guard Dog

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

mhm

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He Was Going To Comb The City For A Better Hairdresser

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Hannah Bunker
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4 years ago

The actuasactuasl comb really looks like a window

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Saturday. Do Not Forget To Dance

Saturday. Do Not Forget To Dance

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yulia missy
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4 years ago

dancing queen

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Car Charged Cuisine

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Half Normal Glasses, Half Shades, Fully Crazy

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Shadow Lady

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Cool Camel

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Look At The Stars

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If My Nose Was The Shadow Of My Sunglasses

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Onions Nearly Always Made The Lonely Octopus Cry

Onions Nearly Always Made The Lonely Octopus Cry

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Golden Rayquaza
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4 years ago

onionsan!

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Sieve Thief

Sieve Thief

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Nailing It On The Bridge

Nailing It On The Bridge

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The Enlightenment In A Book

The Enlightenment In A Book

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The Strawberry Girl

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Food Measurements On The Fly

Food Measurements On The Fly

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The Catch Of The Day

The Catch Of The Day

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4 years ago

This has so many levels to it!

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Me Before Coffee

Me Before Coffee

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Hotel Pool Bottle

Hotel Pool Bottle

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Juggling Is Berry Easy

Juggling Is Berry Easy

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After Shaving, Captain Blackbeard Had Lost Some Of His Authority

After Shaving, Captain Blackbeard Had Lost Some Of His Authority

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Corky Mariachi

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What He Did In His Free Time Was His Own Business, Said The Colonel

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Colonel Brushtache

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With So Many Loose Ends, This Clearly Was A Case For Stapler Man!

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