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Here's more of the same. I do have more drawings than this, like another character done, but I have not been able to scan them yet, so this is what I've got. I'm feeling that the little one on the right is more to my liking. I want it to be an adventurous comic, so I feel it needs to not be too realistically drawn for it to get the right feel that I want.

Here’s a japanese zen ink landscape-ish painting of the view from the ascent up Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s and Northern Europe’s highest peak at 2469 meters above sea level. A quite epic hike, that involved crossing a glacier and climbing a really steep ridge. There was also a cafeteria at the top as well and since it was at Norway’s highest point, their products were priced accordingly.

Here’s a japanese zen ink landscape-ish painting of the view from the ascent up Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s and Northern Europe’s highest peak at 2469 meters above sea level. A quite epic hike, that involved crossing a glacier and climbing a really steep ridge. There was also a cafeteria at the top as well and since it was at Norway’s highest point, their products were priced accordingly.

Here’s another location. Can you guess where it is? It’s at the place Robin Williams calls God’s Etch n’Sketch. 

 ANSWER: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Probably my favourite place during this trip, at least what cities goes. Union Square wasn’t as nice as it should have been, concidering the high end shopping that was there, however the victorian areas, fisherman’s warf and the golden gate park were all wonderful places.

Here’s another location. Can you guess where it is? It’s at the place Robin Williams calls God’s Etch n’Sketch.

ANSWER: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Probably my favourite place during this trip, at least what cities goes. Union Square wasn’t as nice as it should have been, concidering the high end shopping that was there, however the victorian areas, fisherman’s warf and the golden gate park were all wonderful places.

I skipped last sunday’s update, but I happened to be very busy, anyways here is a more impressionistic attempt of a water color sketch. I still have a long way to go, though. Also, where was I? Not at a place that has King Kong, that’s for sure, but the same company owns him too, so he could have. 

  
 ANSWER: Universal Studios at the theme park capitol of the world: Orlando. A very nice place, actually, though the sudden sinkholes frighten me.

I skipped last sunday’s update, but I happened to be very busy, anyways here is a more impressionistic attempt of a water color sketch. I still have a long way to go, though. Also, where was I? Not at a place that has King Kong, that’s for sure, but the same company owns him too, so he could have.

ANSWER: Universal Studios at the theme park capitol of the world: Orlando. A very nice place, actually, though the sudden sinkholes frighten me.

Heres round 2: Where was I? It’s the House of Cards and they claim it’s on a hill, though it seemed too flat to there to be a hill. 

  

 ANSWER: Washington D.C. of course. A very nice city, indeed. Smaller and not hustling and bustling like New York. Lovely architecture, clean. Alot of rozzers outside the white house, though. Also, the renovation theme was present here as well, because an earthquake at some point took a right instead of a left, got lost and ended up in D.C. back in 2011. As a result, the Washington monument was decorated with tarpolin and scaffolding. Bummer, but what can you do?

Heres round 2: Where was I? It’s the House of Cards and they claim it’s on a hill, though it seemed too flat to there to be a hill.

ANSWER: Washington D.C. of course. A very nice city, indeed. Smaller and not hustling and bustling like New York. Lovely architecture, clean. Alot of rozzers outside the white house, though. Also, the renovation theme was present here as well, because an earthquake at some point took a right instead of a left, got lost and ended up in D.C. back in 2011. As a result, the Washington monument was decorated with tarpolin and scaffolding. Bummer, but what can you do?

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.

The original title was to be “Dwarves are not for Tossing”, but I have a feeling there would be some UK residents who might have giggled at that title. Anyway, I drew a random fantasy dwarf this time around. This is my last update before my three week long US trip, så I cannot guarantee that I will post at the scheduled times during that period. I will try my best, though.

The original title was to be “Dwarves are not for Tossing”, but I have a feeling there would be some UK residents who might have giggled at that title. Anyway, I drew a random fantasy dwarf this time around. This is my last update before my three week long US trip, så I cannot guarantee that I will post at the scheduled times during that period. I will try my best, though.

Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus! 
 But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them. 
 Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.) 
 All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.

Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus!

But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them.

Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.)

All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.

Ahoy-hoy! Here we are with yet another blog post and we’re continuing the trend of last post by uploading some sketches. This time TWO for the price of none. Enjoy. I’m still trying to catch up after S.P.A.C.E. but I will post a three part series next sunday. Just some humorous spots. Will they make you laugh, giggle, shead a tear, smile, nod in approval, indifferent, or flip the table in anger? Time will tell.

This week have been hectic, hence the lacking update on Thursday. And today will not fare too much better. I’ve just come back from the local comic book convention called S.P.A.C.E. (not to be confused with the final frontier). I sold a few prints, yay. However, I haven’t been able to have some art ready for this post, other than a sketch. It’s something, I guess. It’s a cockpit.

This week have been hectic, hence the lacking update on Thursday. And today will not fare too much better. I’ve just come back from the local comic book convention called S.P.A.C.E. (not to be confused with the final frontier). I sold a few prints, yay. However, I haven’t been able to have some art ready for this post, other than a sketch. It’s something, I guess. It’s a cockpit.

Last week, and like the previous week before that, I posted some snippets from my story concept thing I have been doing over this semester. So far I have only been showing my animal studies and a logo. Well, now is the time to show where the blood, sweat and gorillas lead to, because now I have uploaded the design for one of the species in my story.

A week ago I posted some animal drawings that pertained to a certain all engulfing project. So here are some more animal drawings from the same project. As you all probably noticed, the previous boards from last week had gorillas that were blue. Why were they blue, you ask? Are they feeling blue? Have they eaten something they shouldn’t have? The answer is simple, I wanted a color code to go through the project, so that it would be easier to understand which species formed the basis of the characters I have created. In this case, brown eagles and turquois fish. So with no further ado, here are some more animal sketches.