Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Oslo sketchcrawl July 2011
The 32nd world wide sketchcrawl turned out to be a very different day than I imagined. I joined Stella and Åshild in downtown Oslo where a large area was cordoned off and guarded by armed soldiers, a haunting sight in our relatively quiet city. I wasn't quite sure at the time whether it was appropriate to be down there sketching, but it turned out to feel right to leave home and the endless news reports on the television behind and join the crowds walking a slow circle around the devastated area.
Nothing makes sense and it sure isn't sinking in what actually happened, but I am glad I made it down to visit the site first hand.
Åshild, a piece of glass from the Glasmagasinet shop front I decided to keep and a delicious chai latte.
Looking down the street in front of the government building that was targeted.
The sketchcrawl thread with the full results including some photos of us.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sketchcrawl January 2011
Happy 30th world wide sketchcrawl!
We ditched the crawling lizards this time and went for the stuffed animals at Oslo's natural history museum. They make even better models! Well, the ones that don't looked too squashed that is.
Then we stopped by a café before heading to our usual place for dinner and a beer or two. I love winter but I can't wait to try drawing outdoors again. If the sun had come out we could have tried, but since it was gray and gloomy we stayed indoors.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Illustration work pt. 2
This summer I got to work on a sixth book in the Korsfarer (Crusaders) series by Steffen R. M. Sørum. This time it was a fact book based on the history of the Crusades. I went for a little different style with this book, since it stands alone from the series. The image above is the cover.
Samples from the original five books are in this post.
sketch + self-portrait
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sketchcrawl October 2010
The 29th world wide sketchcrawl had a great turnout in Oslo! I think at the most we were maybe 11 people? I lost count! We were super lucky with the weather too. Winter is just around the corner here but the sun came through for us and kept us warm.
We started our crawl in front of the castle at the foot of the statue of Karl Johan, looking down on Karl Johans street. We later made a brief stop in the reptile park again before finding us some food and drinks.
A fun time, but maybe not my finest sketching day -- please ignore the funny loon, it's actually a seagull :P
Monday, October 11, 2010
A new group of sketches.
The 29th worldwide sketchcrawl is this saturday. Are you participating? ^_^