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Here’s a portrait of Rolv Wesenlund in his signature character, the always bickering, annoying, self centered and general wise guy Marve Fleksnes. Wesenlund passed away last week, so I thought a little portrait of him was in order.


Click here for the intro of the show

And click here for a clip where Marve is a radio amateur, stumbling over a danish sailor in distress and his archaic danish number system. Remember to put on english subtitles.

   

This is an updated version of the character found in my "Snake Chase" piece. More info on the universe she is a part of will come later when more stuff materializes. I keep the cards close to my chest, but I can say that inspiration from Firefly, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and so on and so forth. I can say that the lady is a bounty hunter and is called Hazel Grimley (for now, at least).

 

A little late again, but a change of plans lead me to not be home yesterday. Anyways, here is part 6 of Where in the World Was I? Where can I have been this time? 

 ANSWER: The Grand Canyon! Quite an awe inspiring place. I wish we could have stayed longer to do some rafting, hiking etc, but we could only do a jeep tour before it was off to the final destination of our trip. More on that later.

A little late again, but a change of plans lead me to not be home yesterday. Anyways, here is part 6 of Where in the World Was I? Where can I have been this time?

ANSWER: The Grand Canyon! Quite an awe inspiring place. I wish we could have stayed longer to do some rafting, hiking etc, but we could only do a jeep tour before it was off to the final destination of our trip. More on that later.

Here we are again with the fifth edition of the riveting Where in the World Was I?-series. This time at the place where Forrest Gump run out of continent and decided to run all the way back again. 

  

 ANSWER: It’s the end of Route 66: Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica/Los Angeles.Venice beach was quite nice, but LA wasn’t all that exciting. I guess if you want to go shopping (LA is just one big store, appereantly since that was pretty much all the attractions), visit Universal Studios and Disney and/or be at the beach. Also, to my surprise, LA was not hard to drive in at all. I’ve heard a lot of horror stories but the truth was nowhere close. A lot of traffic, yes, but easy to navigate and many parts of the city had moderate amounts of traffic. Sunset Boulevard had little traffic at all, which was where our hotel was.

Here we are again with the fifth edition of the riveting Where in the World Was I?-series. This time at the place where Forrest Gump run out of continent and decided to run all the way back again.

ANSWER: It’s the end of Route 66: Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica/Los Angeles.Venice beach was quite nice, but LA wasn’t all that exciting. I guess if you want to go shopping (LA is just one big store, appereantly since that was pretty much all the attractions), visit Universal Studios and Disney and/or be at the beach. Also, to my surprise, LA was not hard to drive in at all. I’ve heard a lot of horror stories but the truth was nowhere close. A lot of traffic, yes, but easy to navigate and many parts of the city had moderate amounts of traffic. Sunset Boulevard had little traffic at all, which was where our hotel was.

Hello? Anyone there? I’m finally back after three weeks of vacationing. And with it, some sketches done (some live, some not so live). And because of that I’m starting the segment called “where on the earth was I?” Essentially, I will post a sketch from one of the places I have been and you may guess where I have been. There are no prizes other than honour and glory, because it might be a bit easy and also because I am stingy.  The answer will be further down the post. Also don’t read the tags if you can help it (though it’s really not that big of a deal). 

 And here is the first sketch. Where was I? 

  

 ANSWER: The Big Apple, of course. The first destination of my travels where New York. I quite liked it. Only Times Square managed to live up to my expections of what the over crowded streets I expect. I loved the many massive buildings and the architecture. Sadly, I could only take a boat trip around the statue of liberty as it was under renovation after the hurricane last year. Restorations will become a theme of my vacation. Stay tuned for the next destination next thursday.

Hello? Anyone there? I’m finally back after three weeks of vacationing. And with it, some sketches done (some live, some not so live). And because of that I’m starting the segment called “where on the earth was I?” Essentially, I will post a sketch from one of the places I have been and you may guess where I have been. There are no prizes other than honour and glory, because it might be a bit easy and also because I am stingy.  The answer will be further down the post. Also don’t read the tags if you can help it (though it’s really not that big of a deal).

And here is the first sketch. Where was I?

ANSWER: The Big Apple, of course. The first destination of my travels where New York. I quite liked it. Only Times Square managed to live up to my expections of what the over crowded streets I expect. I loved the many massive buildings and the architecture. Sadly, I could only take a boat trip around the statue of liberty as it was under renovation after the hurricane last year. Restorations will become a theme of my vacation. Stay tuned for the next destination next thursday.

Here’s a quite vertical piece I did. It’s based of a concept I came up with and would be part of a series of artworks/prints that takes place in the same universe. There is no name to this story and neither do the characters. Because I might delve deeper into this story, I’m keeping the cards close to my chest.
Needles to say, inspirations have been Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Firefly, Ducktales, Carl Barks/Don Rosa, Tintin, Drew Struzan etc.

Here’s a movie poster I did. It wasn’t originally a movie poster, but turned out that way. This piece went through a lot of stages and ended up okay. I wish it was better, but hey, could be worse.

First off, it wasn’t a western piece at all. I had ideas for many things, but eventually ended up with the western thing as it was the one that had the most response/least dislikes.

However, the teacher was not very pleased with the pose of my gunslinger, so I changed it up. I liked it so it was off to make the line drawing, however getting proper reference for this pose would prove to be a challenge. The result was that the pencil drawing lost whatever the sketch had, and I was back to square one. Something had to be done. It was time to do a vignette, like my teacher wanted us to do in the first place.

The result ended up being okay. I put Eastwood’s face in there and made it an actual movie poster, as opposed to a made up film I initially planned to do, as people thought it was Eastwood in the first place. I actually liked the line drawing more than the finished piece (with the flat and graphic colours), which has prompted me to rethink how I approach the final art. Some of that could be seen in my previous post. That piece was made after this. Lines might play a bigger role in the future I think.

This piece was made for a competition held by the student collective. The competition is called “Childhood Inspiration” and the entries must be about something that was inspirational to you as a child. The movie “Flåklypa Grand Prix” was my favourite movie as a child so I figured it was only proper to do a piece about it. Also, I knew I would be the only one to do it, so I would bring something unique to the table.

The movie, called “Pinchcliffe Grand Prix” is a stop and go animation from 1975 about bicycle repairer Theodore Rimspoke and his compatriots who build a homemade race car to challenge Rimspoke’s former assistant who has become a successful racing driver by using a technical innovation build after blue prints stolen from Rimspoke.

The movie was made by Ivo Caprino and his studio and was based on the fictional universe “Flåklypa” made by Kjell Aukrust.

The car, Il Tempo Gigante, has legendary status in norwegian movie history. Undoubtedly the coolest movie car ever made in my and many, many other norwegians opinions. It actually Inspired a young swede to make his own car. His name? Koeniggsegg. For those unaware of the name, look it up. Let’s say the swedes does know to build cars that are not just metrosexual estates.

Oh, and they actually build Il Tempo Gigante in real life. With a 1000+ bhp turbine jet engine in the back. They don’t use it anymore as it is too powerful (just the one engine, it has a 500bhp v8 in the front of course) and it doesn’t comply with Eu regulations for noise. No joke.

This piece in particular was made with the total of three programmes, PS, Painter and Sketchbook Pro.

I have a class. It’s called Illustrative Drawing. It’s about doing concept art. However this is not the truth. The truth is, it’s not a class at at all. What it really is is a super massive black hole in which everything revolves around and gets sucked into: homework, sleep, time, joy, your life, your friends, your sanity and your dignity. Nevertheless it has been valuable and I feel more confident now in my drawing because of it (when it comes to sketching) than I ever was before I took this black hole, or “class”.

Here are some more or less finished boards, with probably more to come. It’s for homebaked story I call “A World Torn”.