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.


Two week D-I-Y, autumn 2015

PART 1: Illustrating a norwegian folk tale through photos



PART 2: Playing with the use of objects, staging of objects and a personal system of symbols. In many ways inspired by still life and surrealism. I am not sure if the pictures illustrate the poems, the poems illustrate the pictures, or that the pictures are a sort of continuation of the poems? Anyways the poems are written by me mainly through the method of automatic writing, as some surrealist sometimes used themselves.

Graphic short story – take 1

Course: “Visual storytelling”

Task: To make a graphic short story of  Raymond Carvers short story Whoever was using this bed.

Double A5 pages

Theres a coulpe of things that needs to be fixed and tried out before I’m satisfied, but it felt good to be (almost) finished with something during a course.

IPad workshop

My room at night The Cave You fucking apple National Gallery


Last week:

Ipad workshop at school. We got introduced to drawing programmes such as Brushes, Art Rage and Procreation, and also Bamboo Paper. Bamboo Paper works nice as a sketchbook, and I liked Procreation for more advanced drawing (even though I haven’t reached the advanced part).

The first picture is part of my room. We were given the task to draw/”paint” in the dark to capture light an shadow, which you can’t do in the same way when painting on a canvas(or similar), because you need light.  The second picture is a sketch for an idea I’m working on for my application to art schools.

All in all i think Ipad seems like a fine tool for an artist. When I’m rich I’ll buy one! Probably I’ll buy an Ipad before I’ll buy a smartphone.


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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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