Monday, October 29, 2012

More animals for MIRA

Another illustration for MIRA! I should get the finished handbook in the mail any day now!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012


Another drawing i did for a handbook the MIRA centre is making! This T-rex is for a page about violence in family homes!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mira handbook comission

For the last couple of weeks i've been working on some illustrations for a client! The illustrations will feature in a handbook about child protective services and minority families.

For the project they wanted a safe, children's book feel. And they referenced to my former Noahs ark drawings. So i went for that style!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Deer of fall

Used pencils for the lines and colored/edited in photoshop! titled "You will bloom again" Maybe a promise of the return of Spring?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

From sketch to color 2

I realize i haven´t updated my blog in quite a excuses..anyways! Here goes!

This is something i doodled on when i went on an adventure with 2 friends to Tunisia, north Africa!
A character of mine is having a brave moment as he tries to fight of a monstrous dragon! He usually dwells in his den reading books...So this is sort of outside his comfort zone!

Here is the colored version! I actually colored this digitally in photoshop! Haven´t done that in quite a while, with any personal work! As i tend to do things traditionally and then edit only digitally! But this was very fun actually! And i think i´m discovering my own painting style in the digital world!

I will try to update more often from now on! Until next time! AVAST!!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

sketch and color

Colored a sketch from my little doodle book!

Here is the sketch! I really like to draw funny animals and wacky creatures!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

humor illustration

A humor illustration i did for Asfalt street magazine! With a caricature of comedian Dag Schreiner.
Dag Schreiner wrote the text the illustration is based on!

For this i used Ecoline liquid ink, white gouache paint and color pencils. + editing in photoshop!

Friday, June 22, 2012


So at last i´m done at NKF (Creative college of Norway)

And i had my illustration exam done a week ago! The exam lasted for two weeks, and i was to make 4 illustrations with inspiration from the novella "A brave ant" by Tarjej Vesaas!

I chose to mix the insect world in the story with medieval times to get som exciting elements! And children´s book was the media i chose.
This is my take on the novella and the exam:

Below: Cover for the children´s book. Featuring the brave ant in knights armor befitting an ant!
Above: Castle Anthill. Home of the Brave ant! 

Above: The brave ant meets a big snail on his way! 

Above: The brave ant gets attacked by a dragon! (a common salamander really:P) 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Exploring the low tide!

Been doing some editorial illustrations for a fictional magazine at school! I chose an activity magazine for children! And its taking place by the Low tide areas!
This is the first label! Featuring the hermit house collecting the many cool things that the low tide leaves behind!

The second label!
Where there´s a hot dog stand! But the hot dogs are replaced with marine sea cucumbers! This makes a lot more sense in norway...since "sea cucumber" actually means sea "sausage" in Norway!

The third label! This is captain Crabbeard! a menacing crab pirate lord that spreads havoc upon the poor starfish that try to fend him off! A mermaid calls the horn of the sea! Is she summoning Crabbeard or alerting enforcements? you figure it out!

All the illustrations are done in traditional watercolors! But i also used some ecoline ink! which has the same effect as watercolors! and white gouache to bring forth details and highlights!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Asfalt text illustration part 3

The third text illustration for ASFALT street magazine.

The text featured a girl who met an old man on the train..And he told her about the unhappiness in his life..And made her promise to live a happy life, make the right choices and be nice to people..
Not to end up were he did.

Watercolors, gouache paint, photoshop

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Asfalt text illustration part 2

This is the second illustration i made for Asfalt street magazine.

The text was about a girl diagnosed with extreme depression. After living with her abusive and drug addict of a father, as a small child.

Used pencil drawing for the figure to make it rough and aggressive.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Asfalt Text illustration part 1

Once again i have been illustrating for the street magazine Asfalt! And this time i was asked to illustrate three different texts featuring in the mag.

The first text featured a girl suffering from depression after being bullied through her school years..She tries to smile at the other children..but they can't seem to like her. And she doesn't understand why..."They don't talk to her...they just stare at her with horrible eyes, and laugh"..

At least the text ends well in the end..

Used black ink.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Childhood archives

Found drawings i made when i was in 1 or 2 grade! Most of them were animals, but found some pirates too!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gründel the old one

another sketchbook page

Featuring old Gründel sleeping at the lake bottom! And some salamanders playing around! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Part 1 of 2 illustrations i´m doing in my illustration class! For this, we are to express a smell or taste! Can you guess what this shows? And the technique to use was papercutting!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bergans troll

Commercial llustration at school from last year! Bergans commercial!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Fishermans diary: Attack of the Sargasso-Draug!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Noahs ark: the animals!

Part of an earlier school assignment! Illustration of the text Noahs ark! This is when the animals head for the ark to be rescued from the flood!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Maps not Homework!

When i was 15-16 i preferred to make maps in my textbooks, instead of schoolwork..!  This was a map of the continent of "Everoth"! The world were the story of "Herodin" would take place!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Magazine job

One of the drawings i´ve done for the street magazine ASFALT!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Children´s book and publishers

A little News update! 

For some time ivé been developing a concept for a children´s book that i wanted make! (alongside studies) 

And just before christmas, i sent in my manuscript for the book. Along with lots of illustrations to book publishers. And after a week, "Cappelen Damm" said they wanted to meet with me! 
And they want to publish it! 

So i´m currently sketching up all the pages before starting on the originals! 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lion King

"Pride Rock"watercolor
This was part of my gifts to my sister, who loves the Lion King!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Part 2 of 2 of text illustration at school!

Used watercolors and some derwent coloring pencils!  

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Babettes feast

school assignement: 1 of 2 illustrations of the short story "Babettes feast"

watercolor and some ecoline ink i´m trying out.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

School work! a Map..not very userfriendly!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Noahs ark

Schoolwork i did in 2011. We were to illustrate the story of Noahs ark in our own way! I love the story so i had a lot of fun doing it!! (this is supposed to be the cover for a fictional book)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sketchbook project

Sketchbook cover for the Sketchbook project! "it´s like a concert tour! only with sketchbooks" the sketchbook will be touring in the US and Australia!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lord of the Rings LONG drawing!

When i was 12 i made this 2 meter long drawing! papers stuck together with tape.

I was in love with Lord of the Rings at the time and still am.

Close up:

Sketches and a soapy worm

   More sketches from "the sketchbook project" link:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Badgers house 2

                                           The colored Badgers den! done in photoshop.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012


                                       Scrubs sketches!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Plumbers Crack

Another sketch! "Plumbers Crack" a city down in the sewers. All kinds of weird creatures dwell here! Especially memaid outcasts.