Monday, December 07, 2009

sketches 2009

A selection of sketches from this year, mostly from storedyret's sketch of the day forum. Generally these took around 1-2 hours to make.


Sunday, December 06, 2009

Illustration work

I got the wonderful opportunity last year to illustrate a series of Norwegian children's books called 'Korsfarerne' (The Crusaders) written by Steffen Sørum.  This fall, a year and a half later, the fifth and last book was in stores.  These books are my first venture into illustration and it was a big learning experience for me.
The story is about Stefan, a young Frankish boy whose family travels to the Holy Land during the second crusade.  Stefan becomes separated from his family through a series of incidents, and struggles to survive conflicts and treachery to relocate them. The story is connected to real historical events and gives the reader a perspective from both sides of the war.

The covers:

Some of the illustrations: