Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

I made a cold and snowy postcard this year. I wanted to share it with you and wish you a Merry Christmas. This has been a busy year and it just keep getting better. Next year I'm going to add 3D illustrations to my portfolio and I'm looking forward to share it with you. 

Winter is Coming 2015
24x22cm, Watercolor, Acrylic

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Busy Year

This year has been busy. Every time I thought about updating the blog something else came up. Well, now I am happy to be posting again.

Map of Micklabo
70x50 cm, Acrylics

This year I've been working on a game version of the educational book "Monstertrubbel" (monster trouble) by Askunge. It was a direct followup on my previous work from 2012. Now that the game has been released on the digital platform Digimundus (currently only in swedish), I can finally show you some of the content!

The map was a really important part of the project. Not only was it supposed to bring the imaginary world of Micklabo alive, but it was also to be used for setting the ambience, style and color scheme of the rest of the backgrounds, narrative stills and details of the game. 

All backgrounds were painted 70x50 cm, Acrylics

It was great fun to revisit some of my old work and put a fresher look on it. In the next post I'll show you some of the monsters living in the world of Micklabo. 

If you can't wait till next post, you can order the awesome catalogue "Swedish Illustrators & Graphic Designers 2016" from Illustratörcentrum (Sweden's largest agency for visual communication) and open page 72-73 where you will find me and some of the characters I've been working on ;-)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

As a last entry for this year, I want to wish you all a happy new year. Here at home we've had a white christmas and I'm certain a few snowballs were thrown. I've learned a lot this year, and hopefully it will show in future works. It is my intent to show you more sketches and work in progress in 2015.

15x40 cm, Watercolor, Guache, Digital 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Autumn Falls

November already. It is days like these I rather sit at home. When I made this illustration I remembered what it was to walk to school on a grey and rainy day. If the wind comes in it can be really difficult to hold that umbrella... And when at home I would be watching the water run down the windows and dream of sunnier days, or long for the snow to begin to fall, because I enjoy that too!

Autumn Falls
15x40 cm, Watercolor, Digital 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

A bit late with posting this month, nevertheless today it is getting done! This illustration technically differs from the others in several ways. First, the background is minimalistic, which is not really something I typically do. I really enjoy details, but here I wanted a much more clear silhouette of what was going on. Also, I painted much of the different colors and and textures on separate papers and later put it together in photoshop, so it was a bit of an experiment because I really didn't want it to look digitally painted. In the end it was much like my initial sketches and ideas and I was happy with the result.

Pumpkin Patch
15x40 cm, Watercolor, Digital 

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Feast of Mushrooms

It's September already. The time of a rainy autumn is here and the nature around is giving us a season of... mice and mushrooms... which is just what I've picked as a subject for this month's illustration.

A Feast of Mushrooms
15x40 cm, Watercolor, Gouache, Digital 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

High Above The Rowan

August. With only four months left of the year, I painted this Mountain Ash tree, (Sorbus Aucuparia, or "Rönn" in swedish), as a typical sign of the summer getting closer to its end.
Askunge is writing about the calendar on their blog (in swedish) this month.

High Above the Rowan
15x40 cm, Watercolor, Gouache, Digital