Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PIN-UP TIME!

So I just joined the Trinquétte Publishing's weekly pin-up drawing challenges.
The idea is that you get some poses and a theme and then have a week to make a painting.
It's great fun and I learn a lot doing it.
Here's my two first tryouts.


Friday, April 20, 2012

A sketch and a background from Strangest Journey


Monday, December 19, 2011

Noir Christmas Greetings

My Christmas card 2011.
A merry noir christmas to you all.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Matte painting - balcony

In collaboration with Kim Hagen I did some matte paintings for DR Ramasjang.
Kim did the sketch and i did the paintover.

Click for larger view.

Sketch:















Matte:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Here's a poster I did for Aalborg Library.
It was a free assignment, as long as it contained two kids, some fantasy, crime and sci-fi.
This is what I ended up with.


Monday, August 1, 2011

The Strangest Journey

This is some sketches and concepts I did for a game
 that may or may not actually happen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lola

This is a new cover I did.

Painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Animation Short Background Paintings

I did some backgrounds for a short movie called 'The Childrens World' by instructor Paw Ravn.
It is amazing to see the paintings come to life with particles and butterflies ad lights and characters.
Characters done by Simon Broe Flytkjær, Christian Kuntz and Herle Kuhl


Watch the short movie here





Thursday, August 26, 2010

The William Blakes

The cool guys from The William Blakes just released their new album and I was so fortunate to make the cover illustrations.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Deep Blue Sea 2 LAUNCHED!

About a year ago my brother asked if I could help with some game graphics for a game called
 "Deep Blue Sea 2".
I knew the programmer Brian as a very talented, hard-working and funny guy and was happy to join the team.

We all had very high ambitions and I am very proud of our game.
It looks good, it's devilishy fun and addictive and basically just kicks ass!
Go check out the free demo and buy the game (very cheap I might add) and support the starving game developers :)


Here's some art from the game... these are also available as desktops in different sizes on our site


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Swedish Moods

I spent christmas and new years eve in Sweden with my little family as we do every year.
I love it there.
Here are three different moods... and yes, that was the moon New Years eve.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Baby King

I painted this the old-school way by first getting the values right and then slowly  applying light and color.
The story centers about the baby, which I tried to show in composition and color.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

iPhone art



Just got my new iPhone and immediately got hooked on the
'Brushes' app. It's very intuitive and fast.
I painted this with my finger, but my Pogo stylus pen should
arrive in the mailbox any day. yay :)

It is sooo funy I don' even feel like going back to the 'real'
computer now...
if only it could save the pictures in slightly higher resolution.

Anyway... when painting on a futuristic device like this, the
first piece had to be sci-fi...


Boss Goat


I just found this old piece while searching through an old harddrive.
It is one of my only comic drawings ever. It was a tribute to my friend and colleague Tommy.
There was a saying in the office that whenever Tommy was listening to his music it sounded like he was slaughtering goats.

Yay.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mattepainting


This is something I've wanted to do in a long time.
I did 3 mattepaintings for Radar Film and learned a lot during the process.

You can watch the clip with all 3 mattes here.

Done in Photoshop.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Snow Queen



Tegninger til DRs julekalender 'Pagten'

Photoshop.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Sci-fi cover illustration

Strange creatures lurks in the lower garbage levels...

Photoshop.























Closeup




Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Cover


Cover illustration for the third installment in Josefine Ottensen's series The Hidden Key.

Photoshop.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Book illustrations








A couple of finished illustrations from book two in Josefine Ottesens series
'Den Skjulte Nøgle' (The Hidden Key)

Me and Josefine has been working together for many years.
Learn more about her here

Friday, March 27, 2009

Steam(punk)train

A couple of years back I was asked to do some steampunk
concept art for a new game project.

unfortunally the company went bankrupt.

It was a really cool looking project.
Alas - since the project doesn't exist any longer, I get to
show my train.

woot woot...




The tiger that eat the stars


This comes from a story my stepson tells my little son before he
falls to sleep at night.

It's about a tiger that eats the stars.
The girl came as a natural sidekick.

I guess there's another childrens book in the brewing...

The picture has been edited due to

The Humble Amulet

This was interesting.
Usually a book cover has to show a character and usually
that person has to look in to the 'camera'.

But here I let the house and the lighting play the main
character and the girl is now on the same side as you, the
viewer, looking up at the house.

Well... that was my intention anyhow, if it worked out or not
- you'll be the judge of that.

The locker

One morning he received a letter.

The letter contained nothing but a key and an adress.

Curious enough, it was his birthday, and the same day
his parents had chosen to vanish into thin air.

This was indeed the beginning to a peculiar day.



This is another book I'm working on, and though the drawing
itself could use some more work I'm quite happy with the mood.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The light bulb men and the mushroom fairy


This was a fun assignment.
I had complete freedom to paint whatever I wanted, as
long as it has something to do with:

1. two children
2. a time machine
3 a mystical place


So... this was the picture that popped up in my head.

I really hope nobody ever tries to analyze this picture.
Not that I know what messages lies beneath this perfectly normal
scene, but I have this nagging feeling that it's right there - the
message. Like my dreams.
They are always so simple and cliché like me running around
trying different masks... Not very David Lynch!

UPDATE:
Now you can get the Mushroom Fairy as a poster, or greeting card, or iphone cover, or what have you.
Go buy it here at once. Yes. that was an order.
Oh... and tell all your friends about it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The troll and the boy.


This is one of those rare projects I did only for the pleasure
of doing it, with no client in the other end. I love fantasy
illustrations, but I think they often lack the kind of mood
and magic I loved as a kid and still do.

My ongoing goal is to make a painting that you want to be in
or moves you in some way...
you want to put on your boots and strap on your bag and
grab your walking stick and start walking towards the foggy
mountains in the distance.

I think I remember where it all started. Of course it somehow
started with reading The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit,
and all the beautiful Astrid Lindgreen books, but way earlier
my father sent me a postcard by the painter Sulamith Wulfing.


This picture triggered my
imagination in so many ways.
I made up several stories about
this little situation.
There's no doubt (for me) that
the painter here put a lot of heart
in it and believed in her characters
and the story she was telling.

Later in my life my father send me another letter.
It was a picture he'd painted on a piece of cardboard.
On the front, a knight dressed in armor with a sword hanging
from a belt, was walking through a forest towards a castle on a hill.
The back revealed a secret world with pixies and a king and a queen.
I guess I would've become a painter no matter what, but these two
letters from my father stands as giant influences and important
moments of my childhood.
Thank you.