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.