tirsdag 28. september 2010


This is the paintings that have kept me busy the past three weeks.

Based on a screenshot from Dumb & Dumber, right before they have to pull over. This was going to be painted in warm colours. For the first time in my life, I also painted after a picture which was upside-down. A tricky, new experience, you might say.

Here's the cold version of the same screenshot, though unfinished.

Moving on... still in movies. This is based on a screenshot from the first Naked Gun movie, which happens to be my favourite scene of all time. I'm not satisfied with how Leslie Nielsen turned out, but the guy on the left I am satisfied with. Taking a closer look, I see that this is not the finished version, there's still a tie missing on Leslie Nielsen.

One word for this assignment: Identity. After much hesitation as usual, this suddenly pop into my head and it turned into a surreal self portrait.
We even had to make the canvas ourselves before painting, which was pretty cool.

So, there you go. I'm leaving Norway for Canada in a small amount of hours, so I doubt I will be posting for the next two weeks, but I will when I've made something I think is worth showing off.

søndag 19. september 2010

Darren Fletcher

I just felt like getting his face out of my head. Just a quick sketch, I should have done a lot different if I wanted it to look like him 100%.

tirsdag 14. september 2010

Raptus (comic convention)

As I mentioned in the previous post, I took a small trip to Bergen to visit my very first comic convention. I am not a typical comic guy, collecting everything and reading everything, so just about 10 or 20 percent of the whole convention was familiar to me. But it was nevertheless a fun experience and I got a much needed inspiration.

The lovely Astrid Hansen drew her character for spectators.

Nevin Martell tells us about his book "Looking for Calvin & Hobbs", where he searches for the very shy Bill Watterson.

Mads Eriksen and me shaking hands after a rather nice chat about football, of all things, while he kindly autographed and drew in my book. Nice chap!

The one and only Don Rosa seemed to be quite relaxed as he walked around, having a chat with people who dared to go up to him and speak, like this girl. I guess he was comfortable with the size of this small Norwegian comic convention compared to the ones in his native USA.

mandag 13. september 2010


My friend has the world's crappiest car filled with... yeah, crap. This is how it looks when me and my buddy opens the door to get a lift.

Sorry for lack of posting lately, but as mentioned, I've been swamped. One of the things that kept me occupied was a little trip to Bergen, attending my very first comic convention, which was fun. Will post picture(s) later.

torsdag 2. september 2010

Left hand

Woah, a whole week has passed already since last post! I'm so swamped nowadays, I don't notice when a week is gone!

As I have nothing new to post, I'm afraid there will be more text than pictures in this one - and I choose to write about a subject I find very interesting - lefthandedness.

I've read just about everything there is about this on the internet. I know, internet isn't always reliable, but one statistic said (huzzah, statistics ftw!) that because left handed people most commonly are creative persons, you're likely to see that 50% or more of students in a creative sort of class at school (drawing, etc.) is left handed.
About 10-12% of the world is left handed, and the ratio of left handers compared to overall students in my art classes through the years have been way above that percentage.

So I tried to find out if that was the case in my new class. Out of 32 students, only me and one other is left handed. The statistics fail big time as that means that 1 out of 16 is left handed in my class, which I find very odd.

Anyway, speaking of lefthandedness: