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!