Små grå

I started to make these small pencil drawings during the fanzine week. I had a really good time drawing them and I found myself in a flow, completely in my own bubble. I just starting without a plan, except staying within a forest, nature -mystical kind of genre. I printet and bound two editions that I gave away for christmas.


Visual identity

Before christmas we had a course at school where we worked with visual identity. It started as a visual identity for a made up publishing house, but in many ways it became a start of discovering a visual identity I can develop further for my own work. I made a small booklet that showed the process and ideas. I made bookmarks with magnets, and also tried bookbinding for the first time.

Creative process

At the start of the autumn semester 2015, we worked with methods and process. The goal was to test new methods when working with ideas and process, and challenge ourselves to take different and unexpected paths. I worked with drawing through free association, and setting up both controlled and randomized boundaries to pull the process in different directions. It was fun and resulted in a two-sided poster/drawing and some gift cards. At the end of the semester we had a Christmas market at school, where I had printed these among other stuff to sell.

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)



Soppens Fantastiske liv


My semester assignment. Finished today!

Montage with 10 pictures plus threedimentional objects illustrating different facts about the mushroom, and conveyed through the genre of fairy tales/myth/storytelling. Illustrations for children. My main goal was to experiment with different techniques and materials, looking for a visual style I like and may continue to develop.


Interested in taking a closer look? Einar Granum is open for outsiders tomorrow between 16-18.


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Illustration course

First picture: A quick illustration task, using monotypi. Aesop’s Fables – The Turtle and the Rabbit. I didn’t really like working with monotypi. It was really difficult to get the results you wanted. But I guess there are many drifferent ways of doing monotypi, and we got a small taste of it.

Second and third picture: The idea is putting Death, The Reaper, into different everyday settings. Death doing normal things and encountering normal situations, just like human beings. I wanted the style to be sort of naiv and humorous, and to give associations to childrens drawings. At the same time I wanted to experiment with paper, and use it to make simple forms. So, trying to find a style that works visually and communicates the scenario in a good way. Not totally satisfied yet. Other colours might be good.  I like the idea though, so I’ll probably continue working on it.

Typography course

This was fun! And sort of a new way of thinking for me. In the future I’ll probably use typography as illustration more often, but I haven’t really been used to thinking this way before. We had short time, and three words to choose from. I picked “Lykke” (“Happiness”).  I had several ideas, but I ended up doing a beer related one. Funny that 😛

Each letter is represented by one beer ingredient. And it also refers to the brewing process. That is, the order of the ingredients when brewing beer.

1.L- water, 2. Y- malt, 3. KK- hops, 4. E-yeast.

I had FIVE letters, so it didn’t really fit in with the FOUR ingredients. But I figured that’s just fabulous! The double K can represent a beer with a lot of hops, like IPA, which is my favourite kind.

In addtion to all this i tried to make the font look like the beer titles on the brewery BrewDog‘s labels. Didn’t work that well, I think?

Technique: Imitate the font, writing LYKKE. Using pictures of the ingredients – cut out each letter. Colouring with pencils on black/white print. Photoshop colouring.

None of the results are satisfactory when it comes to visual communication. The third picture is the most readable, at least in real life. To be able to see what it is, the colours of the ingredients have to be the same as in real life: Blue, brown/red/yellow/, green and brown.

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