Monday, June 16, 2014

Killer Troll

Inspired by the theme Mask on Illustration Friday. Perhaps the fact that the theme was posted on Friday the 13th had something to do with the result as well...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Mechanics of Love

Inspired by the theme contraption on Illustration Friday

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I wish it was that easy...

Imagine if healing or opening up your heart was as easy as opening or closing a zipper?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Diary



Here is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday. What I actually intended to do was to draw a book with all sorts of strange security devices but in the end I couldn't really come up with any that would fit and/or be obvious enough. Instead I give you this:



Why it has been unlocked is for you to figure out. Have someone been reading it without permission perhaps?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Man & Dog


Here is a drawing I made from a photo taken by my girlfriend at the
Medieval Week on Gotland last summer. I started drawing it in black and white by the end of August and hadn't really touched it again for nearly a year until yesterday, when I decided to finish it.

Since I always keep several versions of my drawings I decided to combine them into a video clip. Here is how this drawing came to be:



Some day I will try to remember to create an actual time lapse recording of the process.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Just once in my life I'd like to get a drink without hearing the same tired old jokes"

Horse in a bar

It has been well over a year since I last posted anything here, so I thought it might be time. Since I didn't know what to draw I went over to Monday Artday to see if I might find some inspiration there and it turned out that last weeks challenge was horse and the challenge ends tomorrow. So I sat down and did a quick ink sketch of the first thing that came to my mind...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Birthday Gift: 30 Days of Night

This is a personalized birthday gift for a vampire movie lover. Her favorite vampires are the ones from the movie 30 Days of Night. So I decided to create a new movie poster with her as a vampire.



The text wasn't made by me, that is why it is in a lower resolution. Must fix it before I send it away for printing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Creature


I've been browsing the images of http://www.creaturesinmyhead.com/ the last few days and it seems impossible not to become inspired by them. So, I had to draw this nameless little fella tonight.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Transition

This weeks theme on Monday Artday is transition. This made me think of a frog and its transition from egg to tadpole

to metamorph

to fullgrown frog

Originally I was only planning on drawing the metamorph phase but it ended upp as the fullgrown frog above. Then i decided to do the fullgrown frog and the tadpole but the tadpole turned into the metamorph image. Of course, then I had to do the tadpole as well. Which means I actually drew these three images in backwards order.

Maybe I need to draw the egg as well to make the series complete.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

IF: Stitch


The word stitch immediately made think of something like a ragdoll, a simple doll made from pieces of cloth and held together by coarse stitches. Somewhere along the way though, while I was drawing it, it transformed into a voodoo doll.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Coffee


Made for the "Illustrate your favorite Monday Artday Artist!" challenge on Monday Artday. You can find the artist I illustrated, Zari, and her friends (like Zappy, the one on the coffee cup) here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sacrifice


Again my drawing tablet is failing me and have to use my touchpad. Even though I love my tablet and feel clumsy without it, it is kind of a fun challenge trying to draw and express something using a simpler tool.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ninja

It's been a while since my last post. Just to prove that I am still around, here is a quick concept I sketched today for the main character of a 2D platform game.
Just to be able to see what the end result might look like, I sat down for about an hour and recreated a vector version of it on my laptop.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Camouflage II


When there is something missing from your life you put on a mask to cover up the hideous faces of the four foul beasts sadness, depression, loneliness and envy. It is a façade that requires an incredible amount of energy to maintain, and sooner or later it will start to break down and mercilessly reveal what was not meant to be seen by anyone.

It's been a strange and emotional week. Next week will be better. It has to.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Going Medieval

Back again, after a week in Visby and the Medieval Week. I've been walking barefoot, dressed in home made medieval clothing and it's been a great week overall. To make sure that I always had something to do I decided to bring a sketchbook and a box of pencils (but stupidly enough, no eraser). So, here is a rare treat for all of you; A drawing made by me of something that actually exists outside of my own mind.

It shows the gate of St. George (Sankt Göransporten) and a section of Visby's ring wall.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Moon

Not a favorite of mine, but at least it is a moon. A quick one from work again.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

I Turn On The Lights But The Room Stays Dark


This is a poem. But since I can not write it is a poem without words. I live alone for the first time in a very long while, and it feels like there is something missing now. As I returned from work today I stood in the doorway hesitated for a while, but with nowhere else to go I eventually had to go in. I hesitated because I realized that no one would greet me when I entered, no one would give me a hug and no one would be there to even say a single word.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Discovery: Owl

On the topic of discovery, here is something I found lying around at work. I remember starting with the V-shape in frustration when things weren't going my way, The tip of the V became a birds beak and the rest of the bird started to take shape. By the time I got to the feet and the branch things were working again and i took the time to actually sketch them the way I wanted them.

This is the first image I have posted here that is actually drawn using pen and paper and then scanned. I didn't have my drawing tablet with my new laptop and no mouse so the coloring was done using the touchpad.

So... I guess i have discovered a new species, the Frustration Owl.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Geek

A quick one on the geeky theme, or at least I think it was quick, you tend to loose track of time whenever you are in "the zone". I think a geek is someone who has more important things on his or her mind than worrying about shaving or getting a haircut or all those other superficial things in our lives. Just imagine the freedom! Long live the geek!

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Twist

One of the last frames of an imaginary Comic Book, in which the main character has, on his own wedding day, unexpectedly been killed by the elusive, psychopathic, thought-to-be-dead villain he has been chasing through all the previous pages of the story. The final frame would be a low angle shot of the female killer walking down the isle towards the door in a blood soaked wedding dress...

I realized when I was walking home tonight to my empty apartment that my creativity takes different forms depending on my mood. When I am happy I use my camera to take pictures of the real world and when I feel sad or lonely I instead draw things from the strange world inside my head. I'm not sure whether this post is about the twist in the story or about my twisted mind.