torsdag 22. november 2012

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam turns 72 years old today, a day which I celebrate by drawing a mediocre caricature portrait of him. Happy birthday, Terry!

tirsdag 13. november 2012

Juan Mata

Spanish international and player for Chelsea Football Club.

Emerson Fittipaldi

A rather minimalistic portrait of two times Formula 1 World Champion. I tried to include his characteristic teethy smile, but that didn't go in harmony with the nose or his good lookin' sideburns. Still not quite finished, though.

Please let me know what you think, in case I've got it all wrong and you did not recognise him at all.

torsdag 1. november 2012

Ian Rush

Legendary striker for Liverpool Football Club, also playing for Juventus, Leeds United and Newcastle United. The face may not be the ideal representation of Rush's personality, but he was nonetheless a fearsome striker.

mandag 22. oktober 2012

Lance Armstrong

The truth has arrived. A huge shame to the cycling sport, Armstrong himself and to the cancer charity, though he did make lots of money for it.

Alain Prost

My take on the four time Formula 1 World Champion.
For further associations, I've added the shape of the Marlboro logo which sponsored his and Senna's McLaren cars during their legendary feud of the late 1980's.

I'm not quite satisfied, maybe because I've looked myself blind on this drawing in particular, but I'll just leave things there for the moment. One of my sketches actually looked better.

I would love to let me know if there's something to improve.

onsdag 10. oktober 2012

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I found my colouring pencils and started to practice with them a bit with portraits of characters from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. From left to right: Mark Ruffalo as Stan, Kirsten Dunst as Mary and Jim Carrey as Joel.

Dr. House

I had a massively productive day yesterday, and since I've started watching House MD again, I ended up with four pages of sketches of Hugh Laurie. This is the one I feel is the most complete/finished, but I still need the viewers to confirm if the likeness is there or not. I've gotten kind of blind of his face because of all the sketching, you see. So I would appreciate if you could comment.

torsdag 4. oktober 2012

Bicycle Thieves

Just a rather well worked sketch of a screenshot from the Italian movie Bicycle Thieves (1948).
Not quite satisfied with the likeness - Bruno's (Enzo Staiola's) face should be wider rather than taller, and I ruined Antonio's (Lamberto Maggiorani's) eyes during the drawing process. May have another go another time.

søndag 30. september 2012

Agnes Kittelsen

Quick sketch of norwegian actress Agnes Kittelsen, appearing as Thor Heyerdahl's wife in the movie "Kon-Tiki".

mandag 17. september 2012

Jimmy Carr's 40th birthday

Stand up-comedian Jimmy Carr celebrated his 40th birthday on September 15. Happy birthday to my favourite comedian, here's for another 40 good years of brilliant humour!

onsdag 5. september 2012

Frankie Boyle

A rather quick but successful sketch of stand up comedian Frankie Boyle. There's some potential in this one.

fredag 31. august 2012

Vidar Theisen

Vidar Theisen, an iconic Norwegian weather reporter for Norwegian television from 1980 to 2001, passed away today at an age of 79. May he rest in peace.

torsdag 30. august 2012

onsdag 15. august 2012

The Good and the Ugly

Finally! What started well by colouring the background and such, ended up like a nightmare when colouring the actual people. I've spent probably more than ten hours on this drawing and I'm still not satisfied - I can point out many things I still want to correct, but during the closing hours I started hating this drawing and wanted to get it overwith. This chapter is hereby closed.

For those who don't know, this is a caricature based on a screenshot from the legendary spaghetti western movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - here we see Tuco (Eli Wallach) and Blondie (Clint Eastwood).

If you plan to draw after a screenshot from this movie, I highly recommend putting on the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone while doing it. It really gets you in the spirit!

tirsdag 14. august 2012

Thorir Hergeirsson

This man was the coach for Norways women handball team in the London Olympics, a team who took one of Norway's two gold medals.

mandag 13. august 2012

International Left Hander's Day 2012

Today, 13 August, is the International Left Handers Day.
Yes, I am a proud left hander and it's a huge part of my identity.
Happy Left Handers Day to fellow left handers out there!

(ironically, I had to write the text with my right hand onto my left hand...)

søndag 5. august 2012

Gary 'Mani' Mounfield (spell has been broken)

Finally! After sketching this while being bored at work, I decided to give photoshop a go. I've always been a total newbie when it comes to photoshop, but after a bit of an epiphany and much struggle in setup and such, I managed to pull out my best result in photoshop ever. It did of course take a certain amount of hours, especially since I couldn't get my perfectionist self to behave and let things be, but I am certainly glad and relieved over the result.

Oh, and Gary Mounfield is the bassist of my favourite band, The Stone Roses - who by the way will visit Norway on their comeback tour in just three days. I can't wait!

mandag 30. juli 2012

Home from work

Only last week did it start to rain three out of six times I was JUST about to go home from work. The norwegian summer is just a load of bollocks. Don't ever come here without packing an umbrella, a rain coat and a small, inflatable boat.

søndag 22. juli 2012

The attack on Norway

It's been a year already. Every Norwegian most probably will remember exactly where they were when they heard the news on that horrible day of 22 July 2011. I was at work, hearing from a customer that a bomb had gone off in Oslo - and you probably know the rest of the horrible truth.

May the 77 lost lives rest in peace.

fredag 13. juli 2012

'The Laidbacks'

Back in 2008, me and three of my friends occasionally played instruments together, originally calling ourselves Daddy Long Legs, but between the four of us "The Laidbacks" because of the comfy chairs and sofas we sat in while we rehearsed.
(Of course, our drummer didn't actually sit in a comfy chair, but we joked about the idea still)

tirsdag 26. juni 2012

Modern SOAPfare

I've had this idea ever since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released, which is now almost three years ago, but I finally finished it now. The fact that one of the character's nick name is 'Soap' made me giggle from the very start.

Carrying speed into the corner

Being a Formula 1 fanatic since 1999, I've obviously seen hundreds of races. In the later years I've seen the races with english commentary, and the expression "carrying speed into the corner" is just too funny not to joke with. Here I've drawn Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doing a whole different meaning of carrying speed into the corner.

Michael Cudlitz as Denver "Bull" Randleman

By some help from iPhone app Instagram and a little tweaking in photoshop, I made this small portrait of Michael Cudlitz as Denver "Bull" Randleman from the earlier Band of Brothers sketch.

søndag 27. mai 2012

Self portrait: Kristiansand edition

I've taken visual elements that I associate with myself after moving to Kristiansand to study - the courage to grow beard, wearing sunglasses and using a stereotype hunter-like jacket with a red/black square pattern.

torsdag 24. mai 2012

Band of Brothers sketches

After too many years of not watching Band of Brothers, in my opinion the best TV show there is, the resurrection has now started with some good classmates of mine.
As I watched an episode today, my urge to draw their faces became bigger than ever - even though I've drawn those faces quite a few times in the past.

From top left to bottom right: Damian Lewis (as Mjr. Richard Dick Winters), Damian Lewis again, Craig Heaney (as Pvt. Roy Cobb) and Michael Cudlitz (as Sgt. Denver Bull Randleman).

mandag 23. april 2012

Alarm clock

"...fuck, I've got my mobile phone as an alarm clock."

fredag 20. april 2012

Petter Northug Jr.

Norwegian cross country skiier Petter Northug, arguably the best one out there at the moment - not arguably the most cocky one...

onsdag 28. mars 2012

Look at my horse, my horse is amazing

From left to right: Amanda, Didrik (as the horse) and me.
An obvious reference to this video.

fredag 23. mars 2012


Stand up-comedian and good friend of mine, Viggo, celebrated 23 years of age yesterday! Happy birthday, mate!

tirsdag 13. mars 2012


Oh, sorry, I need to translate!

1st panel:
My birthday is NOT celebrated at the post office!

2nd panel:
Ssssh! I'm trying to hear what Kaj (our teacher) says...

3rd panel:
Same! (you horse!)

Background: 2 of my last 3 birthdays were celebrated working on the post office, hence the excitement by not celebrating there this year - but still, I am going to school and I'm sitting in the middle of a class, with classmate Amanda in the second and Didrik in the third panel. must know me and my friends in order for it to be funny. As usual.
So, yeah. I celebrated 23 years of life yesterday. Huzzah.

søndag 4. mars 2012

torsdag 23. februar 2012

mandag 30. januar 2012

Craig Bellamy

After searching google and for caricatures of Craig Bellamy, I found only a few - and those few did, in my opinion, not look at him at all. And after his important role in the Liverpool squad and for the fact that I like that bad ass bastard, I felt it was about time someone gave him a good caricature portrait. Not that he sees this, though. Or that I'm bragging about how good this is.

tirsdag 3. januar 2012

The Dean and Keira Knightley

You'd never think of those two names in the same sentence, would you?
Dean "The Dean" Pelton (played by Jim Rash) from the TV show called Community. Brilliant show. Jim Rash plays excellent and always puts a smile on my face when he appears as The Dean in the show. Every time.

Oh, Keira Knightley, how I wish I could call you mine!
...Crush aside, this is one of my first sketches of her. A good approach, but not perfect.
I later went for the more graphic style, but as I don't have my tablet with me at the moment, I will put this project on hold until I get back to Kristiansand where my tablet is.

I haven't quite catched the likeness in this one yet, but apart from the choice of hair (or not), I think it's a matter of small adjustments before I'm satisfied. We'll see about that.