Will she kill someone with that knife?

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I have been planning on making a series of drawings of girls on different kinds of adventures (mostly the dangerous kind). I’ve had some sketches and ideas waiting for me for some time. These are the beginning of one. I think I’m finished drawing the girl, but I’ve not made up her story yet, so the surroundings will come later.

“Homemade” watercolour texture for background…the rest is digital drawing with Intous4 in Photoshop.

Vårt Land – illustration

IMG_8966_1forslag2_5liten The result of my first real (paid) illustration job, made for the Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land. It was published on August 23rd in the papers supplement about meaningful jobs. And no doubt, it was a meaningful job for me, so maybe I should have put myself in among the crowd….why didn’t I think of that before…damn 

Anyways, the most meaningful part of the job for me was getting the experience. The employers had a lot of ideas about what they wanted, so I couldn’t do whatever I felt like.  Since it was a job I got paid to do, and the illustration was going to be printed in quite a big paper,  it was important to me that they were happy with the result (and of course that I felt ok about it going out there too). There was a lot of communication back and forth, fixing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. And no one got angry or insulted…fantastic!

Still, it’s a pretty straight forward illustration, and I don’t feel it’s my greatest accomplishment, but I do feel lucky for the opportunity. Hopefully it will open some new doors in the future

New beginnings

Old and New

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I’m in the middle of my second week at Bergen Acadamy of Art and Design. I always enjoy starting on a new sketchbook. There lies so much potential and anticipation in the blank pages – just like starting a new education.  So I bought myself a book I really liked (mainly because of the binding). And because it looks nice, I have decided that I want to be more critical of the content that goes in. Not VERY critical though, cause that’s no fun.

Here’s a double page for drawing whimsical characters. Just for fun!

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A Blue Tale

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Recently submitted this t-shirt design on Threadless. It did not win, but I thought it went quite well for my second submission. Anyways, it was fun to draw (Digital: PhotoshopCS5/Intuos4), while I listening to Sherlock Holmes on audio book. Pluss, I sold one print when I had this Art Market in my hometown two weeks back. Yay!

The Forest Mouse

And now my watch is ended…

…at Einar Granum School of Art. Thanks to all the wonderful students and teachers for two great years! When autumn comes I’ll take my stuff and move to Bergen. It’s time for a new chapter  of my life: Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Semester assignment 2014

Installation consisting of books, cut book pages and drawings (pen and watercolour)