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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 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.

   

Okay, so I was off to a sudden visit to hospital to see my mom today, so I have only these sketches of a character I’m working on for a project. More on that in the future. Near or far future I don’t know.

 

In a few hours I’m off to witness yet another performance of The Wall by Roger Waters. I saw it in Columbus a few years back, but now I get to see it on my own home turf. I am quite excited. How excited you say? Well, excited enough to throw together this quick sketch. 

 Oh, and remember to pop in on my website,  thomaskirkeberg.com

In a few hours I’m off to witness yet another performance of The Wall by Roger Waters. I saw it in Columbus a few years back, but now I get to see it on my own home turf. I am quite excited. How excited you say? Well, excited enough to throw together this quick sketch.

Oh, and remember to pop in on my website, thomaskirkeberg.com

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.

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.

So here we are, with the first of three humorous spot illustrations I have done lately! First up is the delightfully mad scientist, who is extatic about his very latest invention, one that will forever change the lives of millions: The Key Finder! No more will you have to spend countless hours locating your key, for the key finders sports an unprecedented tracking system, with a 100% success rate. A prototype for a remote locator is also in the works, made specifically to work with deep couches.

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.