Monday, March 26, 2007

Possibly maybe

I've been a bit uninspired and discouraged lately with this illustration thing, but I'm starting to get over that. I don't have any images to post yet, but I have a few projects that I'm working on. I have deadly sin number two under construction, and then some experments with vector (I haven't done anything in vector for ages, but I'm actually getting excited about that, I've discovered a new way to work with them). Then I want to make an image with Björk in it. I sketched her for hours yesterday - luckily she has loads of pictures of her in her site. Portrait drawing is very difficult, but drawing portraits of Björk is an artform itself, she has such an unconventional face! I think she's beautiful. I still haven't got it quite right, so there's some work to do there.

Since I don't have much work of my own to show yet, I thought I'd throw you some links to sites, that have inspired me lately.
Justin Wood
Jon Todd
Chinese vintage calendar cards
Yoko Tanji
Frederik Jurk
(I didn't ask permission for posting these, so if someone mentioned above sees this and gets offended by being linked, send me furious comments!)

Here are the least crappy Björk-sketches:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I feel like such a sellout for making that trendy pattern in the background! I guess I'll do something really ugly and artsy next time to repent.

Here's another version of the image:

There's a slightly different feel to it. I usually end up with a large file in Photoshop, with dozens of layers and then I hide most of them. I had many different elements in this one, but most of them were confusing the image rather than contributing, so they had to go. I almost threw a tiger in the mix as well, but backed out in the last minute.. ha. Enough is enough.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


I'm doodling like crazy. My sister used to have a cap like that when we were little.

Chingis Khan and the chariot of frogs

I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but this is what I've been working on for a couple of days. It was just going to be a quick scetch-like image, but I got obsessed about the frogs. I just couldn't get them looking right. They still don't! I think I should have made them in vector, but all I have in my mac is Illustrator, and I'm more used to working with Freehand, so I didn't want to bother... also it doesn't even work properly, crashes every five minutes. So, there are my excuses. But I decided to post it, because I'll propably keep on working on it if I don't.

Staying on the theme:

Friday, March 2, 2007

Markers and wrapping paper

I wanted to draw something fun and easy-going and this is what I came up with:

I really should get out of the house more. What's good about these doodles though, is that I have something to hang on my walls. I finish most of my work digitally and I don't have a printer yet, so all I have is scetches and fragments of finished pieces.