Recent commisioned drawing, a birthday present for a hunter. I think I’ll stick to drawing animals, I couldn’t look into these eyes and take that life away. I always start drawing the eyes when I draw animals and people, it’s like the drawing comes alive through them. So maybe there is something in the saying that eyes are the window to the soul.. While the antlers are just there to impress!
From sketch to finished illustration: Poster for a fashion event coming up this Friday. Another fun project, and I like the word G L A M O U R A M A !
A collage a day keeps... probably not the doctor away, but it reminds me to play! I obviously didn’t get over playing with scraps/die cuts (in Norwegian glansbilder, which I think is a better name, meaning shiny pictures:) as a kid, although rather than just collecting them I like to use them as inspiration to create new images; Playing with compositions and "extending" the existing artwork. I’m very happy that playing is such an important, or even natural part of my job.. It’s important because it’s a great way of opening up for ideas and other ways of doing things. So don’t stop playing. And if you did, just start again.
I love the work of Siv Elise Seland, who is the fashion designer of iiS of Norway, and recently I made these two banners for her to use at a stand at Gave & Interiørmessen in Lillestrøm. iiS Woodling is the women’s collection, and Little Mountains is for kids. As designers always have to think ahead, these are the autumn collections for 2013 (I haven’t quite got used to that yet!). She is very much inspired by the natural and animal world, like myself, so it was an inspiring project to work with. I had the photos of the models to start from (lovely Barbro Andersen at the top, photographed by Julie Pike), and added my own work, making a digital collage. Would like to do more of this, please. (: