Sunday, August 28, 2011


So it's time for another portrait. This time of Ingela; my twinsister, best friend and partner in crime.
This was mainly an exercise in determining color and light. The main light comes from an artificial lightsource to the right, there's some purple bouncing of her shirt on to her neck and a strong, almost white light from the back. I also wanted to keep the background out of focus because it ads to realism and it looks pretty cool. 
It took about 4 hours.

I don't like to spend too much time on my paintings, because when I do they tend to look too much like those airbrushed portraits that you sometimes see on carnival rides.

Friday, August 26, 2011

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world.. she walks in to mine"

I was thinking: "Casablanca is a pretty sweet movie" and then I painted this. I really like the lighting in that film, and also everything else about it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Just got back from a short trip to Barcelona, which was an amazing city. 
I didn't have time to draw all that much, but the ones I did turned out super advanced! 
Notice the lined paper, surely the choice of a pro. The style I used is what one of my teachers disapprovingly would call "beardy lines". The pen I used is a high tech ink pen that I found in our Hostal.

 A really fast sketch of my two travelmates.

A monkey. Always a monkey.

A beautiful night down at the harbour in Barcelona. There was some guys playing guitarr. A girl in a white dress passed by and just started dancing to the music.

It was a really inspiring trip, I have lots of ideas for paintings and sculptures now. By the way, I'm staying at my sisters house and I took some pictures of a sculpture I gave her for christmas last year.

My sister doesn't have Photoshop so I had to edit it in good old ms Paint. 

It's made of Super sculpy, fabric, string and wood.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


A portrait of my friend Sofia. One of the most wonderful people I know, and not only because she was patient enough to be my model. She lives in Norway, so I don't get to see her all that often. But this summer we hung out a lot, and she's as freggin awesome as ever. I totally love you, dude!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A girl on a chair

Today's doodle, ca 30 min. I used a cold purple as the dominating color and then put in some hints of warm orange-red to liven things up a little. I'm kind of a sucker for monochromatic color schemes.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quick sailor painting

A sea captain, ca 1 hour. I started with an orange-red underpainting which brings out the blue tones in the desaturated color palette on top. Yeah, I bought a book on painting color and light so I thought I'd try some stuff out.