Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Almost at the finishing line

Woop woop!:D 

I finally (officially) finished the animation for my little animated sketch, which I've been working on for a good year. Usually one wouldn't spend so much time on a 1 minute sequence, but considering I lost 50% of the work halfway through, I'm very happy and proud of the results! 

I never thought that a small idea of an Elephant walking would turn into a 1 minute sketch between a Mouse and an Elephant, but I've learned SO much during this process. Everything from pushing the 12 principles of animation, to staging/choreography, to some minor compositing effects. 

The next plan is to put it through comp, then add music and sound! After that... 


Monday, September 19, 2016

Caricature 1

" Do you believe in Jesus... Well you're going to meet him" 
                     - Bronson

Caricature was never really my strong suit, or at least not something I usually draw, but I 
wanted to delve in and see what I can come up with!:) In the end, I like the drawing but know that I can push the lines so much more... 

But again, it was really refreshing to draw like this, it teaches you to pay attention to the strokes you make, and also to study human faces:) Will do much more of these in the near future!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bigfoot hunters

They say illustrations which connects most with us has a story to them. This is what I'm trying to delve more into, pushing my drawing skills, composition and the story in my pictures. I don't think its a new concept, but I quit like the comedy and dramatic elements in the drawing.

 I will definitely try to color this later.:)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Skål! Prost & Cheers!:D Another drawing for ya, touched up in Photopop. It's not quit Friday yet, but oh well, never too late for one beer:P

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Past vs Present

So I re-started this blog almost a half a year ago, when I started to draw more and more in my sketchbooks. I am a huge fan of Jake Parker, and follow his YouTube channel religiously, and in one of this videos he talks about artist growth, and how every artist should "draw every day" to see improvements. 

I wanted to try this, and although I fell off multiple times, I've still tried to keep a steady pace of blog updates an managing my social life with my friends!

So I decided to see how much I've improved (and where I've stepped back:P), with comparing past vs present! Woop Woop! I chose the first drawing I posted here when I re-started the blog:

                  Jan, 2016

                            August, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hippie Girl

I'm slowly moving into Digital painting again and its quite a wonderful feeling!:D
I'm more then a bit rusty with the brush and color in Photoshop, but practice makes
perfect ey;)

More to come soon!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

People sketching 1

Some more people sketching at my local cafe. I'm super happy that I've managed to make this a regular event, it really frees your mind artistically, and its kinda therapeutic in a way too. You learn a lot about where you are technically as an artist, the improvements and what you need to work on.

Personally I feel I've gotten more confident in my lines and strokes, but I still feel I look at the people too much. Its better to look ones or twice and memories the rest. :)

Plus, next time I'll try to draw more people from different angles :P

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Here be monsters! RAWR!!

I think everyone one of us believed in Monsters when we were young, animators/artists just keep believing it even 'til we're 100. :D

I have the privilege to work with a talented artist such as Tim Dowling, everyone go and check out his art page on facebook here! (you can also buy the book on Amazon) He's SUPER talented, and has made this awesome children's book "The Truth about Monsters".

If you ever wondered how monsters REALLY are , then you should totally get this book, the art is amazing, and the story is super cute and original.

I'll definitely be passing this onto my little niece... after I've read it of course!;P

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A good day!

Oooh yeah!!! "I have EXCERSIIIISED the DEMONS!!! Happy day! WOOP WOOP!

Woo... ehm, sorry. But it IS a happy day, because ladies and gentlemen, my kickstarter award for
"Master of Anatomy book 2&3" campaign is finally here, and it looks AMAZING! A lot of controversy has gone into this campaign after the creators hit a snag with the e-books awards (which I also initially applied for), but all in all, this is the next best thing.

I haven't had the time to look through the books extensively, but from what I've seen it looks really good, from all the different artists participation, to the character designs themselves. One of the con's was the thickness of the paper, some said it was quit thin, so you saw the drawings through the pages, although this is true, but personally, it doesn't really bother me so much.

In the end, I'm superhappy that I got to contribute to this campaign, with an awesome payback! If you want to check out the kickstarter, you can see it HERE.

No if you'll excuse me, I need some private time with my books!:P

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chris Oatley and the awesome academy!

So I joined the Oatley Academy a couple of weeks ago, and I'm SUPER excited! Woop Woop!

If some of you aren't familiar with it, its an online school for artists who wants to pursue Concept Art, Comics, Illustration and other branches within Digital Arts developed by the awesome Chris Oatley. I found out about the school, from my friend Kenneth (you can check his blog here ) last year, but I wanted to wait a little before trying it out. 

I've only been part of the school for two weeks, but already feel the warmth and support of the community, both from the other artists and the admins and teachers!

I'm doing the "Self taught course", this way I can still work on my other projects and also do the course at my own pace. 

I always wanted to delve more into the world of concept art and painting in Photoshop, and can't WAIT  for you guys to join me in this exiting new journey!

Here is a small still life which I worked on, in a "Lets Draw Together" session over skype!

More to come soon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beatboard panel, Obscurum

So for a while now, I've been working on my shortfilm (right now, as much as I can), Obscurum.

A film about overcoming fears and friendship.

I recently started working on the beat board for the film, I just wanted to show you guys a WIP. The progress is slow, but I'm SUPER HAPPY that its moving forward.

Hope you like it!:)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider

"I HATE tombs"
- Lara Croft

I feel I'm getting more comfortable with the brush pen and also less sloppy. There are some places where I could tighten the drawing up a bit more (anatomically and technically) but all in all, I'm happy with the sketch. 


"I love the smell of burned fuel in the morning"
- Trip, Steampunk Mechanic

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Portrait Sketch 3

Apocalyptic Wanderer

She wandered... in a harsh and desolate landscape, looking for her daughter. The bastards took her, but it would lead to their inevitable demise.   - Anonymous

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Life drawing 2

Here are some 5 minute life drawing sketches. f you want to check out where I got the source, please go to this site. It's amazing, they also have drawing lessons for animals, hands, feet and expressions. 

Right now i'm a bit rusty, but will definitily post more of them!

Stay tuned!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Portrait Sketch 2

Another Monday potrait sketch. Damn beautiful people and their beautiful faces:P

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A pirate life for meeeee!

A Saturday sketch for you guys;) I think I will color this one later! I've started to also warming up my life drawing skills again, so stay tuned, will post some of those up aswell soon!

Until then, I wish everyone an awesome weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dynamic posing 1

I saw a tutorial about Dynamic posing, from TheBoxofficeArtist on youtube. If you'r interested, check it out here. I felt quite inspired, and wanted to do some of my own!

I loved doing them they may not be perfect, but they are quick and fun to do! And dynamic posing is something I really lack in my sketches. I will definitily do more of these in the near future!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The philosopher

Who is this you ask? Well... it's... Socrates? To be honest I have no idea... But I'm happy enough with the sketch. I will make a colored version of this I think for my portfolio!

Hope you guys like it too!:D

Monday, August 8, 2016

Character study 19

Morning character study sketches. I love doodling these. The hardest part for me is coming up with new design ideas, and these really helps freeing your mind against the ol' artist block!:) 

It also helps experimenting with shapes

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Girl with a bat. Not much thought behind the contrast, but I tried to use the brush pen in a more minimalistic way, also trying to create contrast between black & white.

I always loved the brush pen, it's fluid and creates great line contrasts. But since it's so fluid, I always went overboard with it, be it using to much black until it obscured much of the details or the shape itself. 

So I tried to pull back and put the black where it counted more, and I like the result very much!:)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Morning portrait sketch 1

Here is a quick portrait study to start the morning of;) I really enjoyed doing these, so will do more in the coming days. It's a good way to keep that drawing bug away!:D

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time lord

Time lord, Augustus Watch. A time travelling thief from another dimension. His age is unknown, which also includes his origin.  Maybe he's as old as TIME ITSELF!:O

Anyway, I just wanted to expand on one of my characters which I did in a character study sketch. 
More sketches coming soon! I haven't been so good at updating lately, it's more because I had to priorities some other projects. 

But I'm back now, and will update something ever day (a huge task, but I will DO IT!:)


Monday, July 25, 2016

TMNT kicks ass!

Teenage Mutant Ninja TURTLEEEES!! Hero's in a half shell! Turtle POWER!! WOOP WOOP! Who didn't love the 4 mutant reptilian hero's, from toys, films, cartoons and comicbooks!

I'll be  doing a character drawing of all the main characters of The Turtles. Including the big bad, Shredder, of course;)

But to kick it off, here is, Donatello! 

He was always my favorite. Loveable, smart, and the voice of reason

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What is this?!

OOh! look at the computer screen! Is it a virus? Is it porn? 

NOOOOOOO... it's my new animated sketch I've been working on for a good while now!:D

It's 80% done, but still needs some work. I plan to also send it to festivals, which I'm super excited about! Will post more stuff soon!:D 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What I've been working on...

I haven't been posting any drawings lately, but rest assured, they are coming!:) As a bandage on the wound, I would like to show you what I HAVE been working on.

This is a beatboard for my shortfilm, Obscurum. :D I'm super happy to finally get it up on the wall, and to start "breaking up" the film.

The process is very helpful in weeding out what works and what doesn't. Also to see if the story is coherent enough with only the key moments.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A wanderer's best friend is always nature!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Character study 11

I decided to return to some more character study sketches. I remembered how helpful they were in loosening up during a dry spell:D

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is."
- Snufkin,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Assassins mode

I want to try to do more dynamic poses and characters in movements. Would love to color this in later!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Voodoo shaman

I love that voodoo that you do so well! This one kinda went out of frame... oh well. Still, I'm happy with it!

On to the next!:)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Stork - Crocodile - Dragon hybrid!:)

I say, he's really working that hair due!:D

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Baby dragons!

Who doesn't love dragons ey? Here is a a baby Tarsier-Owl-Dragon hybrid. 

I wanted to try and combine different animals into making a new kind of dragon, this one is half Tarsier, Owl and rest is all Dragon.

I feel its a fun way of staying fresh and original!:)

More dragons to come!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Sunday worm for you;)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Ghost that rides

Your soul is stained by the blood of the innocent.


Monday, May 30, 2016


"A smile will get you pretty far...
  But a smile and a golf club will get you farther."

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Child's play

I'm back!

After being away for a while from the blog. Mainly due to other project commitments which needed some much T.L.C.

Good news is that I just started a new sketchbook, and I'll make a better effort to finishing this in a month's time! Hope I can make it too!

Anyway, take care, and stay tuned for more drawings!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Flying machine

Hey, look up there! Is it a BIRD? Is it a PLANE? No its... an weird flying machine.

I'm soon done with my 2nd sketchbook, although I didn't reach the goal of finishing 1 book a month, I'm still super chuffed by starting a new one soon!:D

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A quick sketch of an old Sifu:). I'm thinking of coloring this later, but for now, a B&W should do.
The drawing never stops... and why should it!;)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Apocalyptic Wanderer

Another sketch, this one a apocalyptic/Mad Max inspired. I finished it last night and thought of coloring it, but I liked the black and white look, so I left it;)