Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Live Drawing

A little collection of some of the figure drawing I found time for this spring. Some are straight Gouache, the black and white just Charcoal and/or Conte. The drawings are all the way from 1 minute, up to a couple of 20s.

I am spending the summer backpacking around with watercolours and a sketchpad, so I hope to come back strong in a few months with some landscapes and stuff. Really excited to be going to the East-coast, then through a bit of Europe before touching base back in Norway for a month or so :D

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Information Officer

I have been developing visuals for this book I read, The Information Officer, for the last 6-7 weeks. Doing something on a large scale like this has been new, but interesting. Its great to see how quick you can develop something that already has a context. The story takes place on Malta during the 2nd world war, and I have been trying to keep things fairly realistic. I tried imagining that this would eventually develop into a feature film in the nature of ww2 pictures such as Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers. We had to throw these two presentation boards together for my Advanced Perspective class, and since my classes are over I am gonna stop working on this for a while. It's fun working on something set in a specific time-period, but I think I want to do something a bit more creative and less realistic for a while. Explore some different kind of styles!

(Click on the pictures to see them bigger)

Monday, May 2, 2011


Here are a few colournotes, trying to work out some general moods in these. Have hardly done any oils lately, and only work with watercolour once a week so it been a while since I have had some fun with colour. Been doing a lot of these, the 5 here are a the once that I find most successful so far. Maybe I'll touch them up a bit one day. Still working on speed, and these are between 3-4 hours on average.

... still working on my Maltese WWII story