Monday, July 8, 2013

First book review

 Today my first children's book that was recently published got it's first review in "Dagbladet" newspaper in Norway! Very good review for my part :) Very exciting!
Take a look at the link below! (If you can read norwegian :P )

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Local newspaper feature!

Yesterday I was in my local newspaper with my first children's book!
I even made the front page! 

Front page of the paper

Label in the newspaper! Delivered by my homing pigeon :) Fredrikstad blad 27.juni 2013

Badger the digger, Beaver the builder and me the author/illustrator

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Text illustrations and social media

Text illustrations for Asfalt street magazine! Text was about a woman who had a lot of things to do, some garden work among other things. But she constantly got distracted by social media and internet...

I chose to depict the text in these two ways.
Inspired by Eve and the snake in the garden of Eden. But the fruit is represented by different media logos and Apple products. She is tempted to use social media instead of working in the garden! 

Lured by social media! I don't have a lot to say here..Let the image do the talking!

Friday, June 7, 2013

shipwrecks and watercolor sketch

Seatroll fishing.

A sandhopper changed his mind about taking a bath in a pool.

Sketches of weird things from the sea. Thinking about using it for a story. It's all in norwegian:P
Watercolor sketches from my watercolor moleskine sketchbook. I often head out to the sea to do some spearfishing with my friends and my trusty harpoon spear. This ends up with a lot of inspiration to draw things. There is something about the sea and what might be lurking underneath that really intrigues me. I find it very simple to draw waterscapes and creatures that inhabit those areas.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Children's book cover

This is the final cover for my children's book about working animals!
Lots of animals working on the front. And the lazy unemployed sloth on the back, 
as a contrast to the working ones. The Zebra on the back is "working" as a barcode :P

This was a lot of work..I was a little nervous about the cover in the beginning. I struggled with it in the sketching process. But it came around after a while. It's made in watercolors primarily. I made each element separately and put it all together digitally. In the end i'm quite pleased with the outcome. 

The book is published by Cappelen Damm publisher (the badger is digging up their logo) And will be available for purchase somewhere in june. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Simple and to the point

An egg.

More simple, random sketches. The egg is probably one of the most simple things i have submitted.
Quite the contrast of my usual artowork.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hippo trophy

Hippo trophy. This was just a tiny sketch i did to illustrate an idea i had, 
but then i decided to scan it, color and texture it. I kind of like these simple
sketches. I don't think when i do them, so they are very random and

Author picture

That's me! And some of my friends from the forest. This picture will feature in my children's book, soon to be published. It's actually been sent to print today!
The badger and the beaver are wearing their uniforms. Badger as a digger/miner and beaver as a lumberjack.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Clock and Crab

Watercolor moleskine sketch - clock

Watercolor sketch - a crab

Friday, February 1, 2013

Doodle Diary: BEHEMOTH

Behemoth from the book of Job in the Bible!
The description of Behemoth matches a sauropod (long neck) dinosaur very well! No modern animal fits the description full out!
In the Bible the word "Tannyin" which means DRAGON, is mentioned 27 times! And their description is very alike to that of dinosaurs! The word dinosaur wasn't invented until the 1800.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Doodle Diary: Adventure

Long time no see! Been quite busy with work the last months! Illustration work that is! This is from my tiny watercolor sketchbook! Inspired by a certain movie, if you can remember the quote ;)