Dec 13, 2010

Billy Mitchell caricature

Here's my last assignment from the caricature course. This is Billy Mitchell, famous from the film/documentary "King of Kong". I think he is the best character I have ever scene in a movie. (I know it's supposed to be a documentary, but it's cut together like a movie to give the story more impact). Have to admit I'm not too happy with it overall. I think the pose is a bit stiff, and I would liked to polished the shirt and pants more... but hey, at some point you just have to go to the next painting.

Oct 3, 2010

Tried a new painting technique today, a more intuitive approach where I started out with a broad paint brush picking colors by gestimating. No palette used, or valua painting. I worked very much in only one layer, which made the process more fun I think.

Above is some anatomy studies from the last sketches. I was supriced how different the skulls actually was.

Sep 21, 2010

Boris the bandit is asking himself "the big question".
-"Who am I, and why am I here?"

Sep 19, 2010

...aaand yet another one!

Sketches from reference...

Step by step, starting from sketch, value painting, and lastly adding colors.

The last value version before adding colors.

Final illustration.

I used a split complementary palette for the colors:
Orange, blue-violet and blue green.

Sep 12, 2010

Sketch dump!
I went to Barcelona together with my girlfriend this sommer. It was a lovely two weeks, hope get back back soon. It was so inspiring to go around in the streets, there was so many unique characters everywhere! Since I'm taking the charicature course, I focused on drawing faces this time... For the next sketchbook I wanna try to do more illustrative sketches, but this is what I have for now :)
Most of the sketches was drawn with brush pen and acvarel, some retouched a bit in PS.

Sep 8, 2010

"Elk Hair Caddis" goes to "Hollywood Film Festival".

Just a little (shameless) announcement; the graduationfilm i worked on, "Elk Hair Caddis", has been nominated to "Hollywood Film Festival" It will take place October 22-25. Fingers very crossed!

I'm also happy to inform that we recently won for "Best Animation" at Bornshots International Festival 2010  :)

...and another one. This time monocromatic. Next up is Forest Whitaker, can be interesting :)

Aug 25, 2010

Caricature Course
I'm taking a caricature course over at Every week I get a lecture and an assignment that has to be handed in, which I get a personal critique from the teacher (Jason Seiler). It has been really great so far, I feel I'm learning a lot for every assignemt. The lectures are great too, highly recommended.

Here's some of the drawings I've handed in so far:
(Some better than others, but that's hopefully a good thing :)