Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone! :)

(Feel free to use this for non-commercial purposes)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Character Design

A flirtatious, stylised, Japanese monster/zombie squasher girl. There ya go!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat Rider

Happy (or terrifying) Halloween everyone! :)

A fair few lessons learned with this personal project.
E.g. that there's definitely a limit to how big a canvas size I should work with in Photoshop in the future. Phew! 

Here's a step-by-step for your pleasure:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Alice in Bubble Tea World

A personal piece inspired by my latest bubble tea adventures.

For more info on the mysterious bubble tea phenomena: Wikipedia

Friday, August 3, 2012

One of Many Winters: Excerpt 1

Here is another painting and excerpt from the upcoming story "One of Many Winters" which is one of the stories in The Nightmare Theater anthology. More excerpts from the story to be released soon!

"Ole Lukøje swiftly glided over the long, bowed bridge that connected Gray Street to the vacant grounds of Riverton Elementary School. Whispers of water could be heard from a distance; the accumulated ice had stifled much of the river’s flow. A flock of noisy larks trotted in and out of a frozen bush at the school-end of the bridge..."

A collaboration with my Indian friends, the creative and talented Kabir Shah (painter) and Vidyuth Dileep Singh (writer).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

World culture character designs

So here's a recent: Some random character designs themed under 'world culture'.
And despite associations to pink candy floss, tribal/voodoo rituals, mystic deserts and elegant tea ceremonies, I've actually managed to steer clear of the fantasy theme with this one! :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Character Design

A step-by-step character design of a tribal shamanistic/voodoo woman. She'll eat you up!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Frisky Miss Rebel

So here's a recent personal project. Wanted to try a different style and a more 'urban' theme.
Below is a close-up of her face:

And a simplified version (the one I started out with, actually). :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Final Stand

"Millennia after millennia they've been forced to retreat to an ever-shrinking territory. Now this mythological army of free peoples of nature have gathered to make a stand and defend their sacred homelands with all their might."

So this is a piece I've been looking very much forward to share! I actually finished it in March this year, but couldn't post it until now.
I used a lot of time on this one and it was a big challenge/milestone in many ways (which was also the intention). With this piece I wanted to push myself a lot in terms of composition, perspective, atmosphere, anatomy and so on.

Thanks to the people who helped with their precious feedback! <3
Hope you guys like it! :)

P.S. I have a huge amount of screen shots from the process that I may eventually turn into some kind of step-by-step thingie if there's an interest for that.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Aztec Necromancer

A character design (and my very first try at a femme fatale).
Here's an initial quick costume design sketch and a step-by-step:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nightmare Theatre: Act 1: Sandman of Slumberland

This is a product of an ongoing collaboration with the talented Kabir Shah (Kabir's blog).
Not having collaborated with anyone before, I found this to be a very interesting and exciting experience, and I also learned a lot from watching Kabir perform his own magic.

The choice of a theatrical setting was made so that we could study lighting, compose multiple figures in perspective, and see if we could add emotion and mood to the piece. A particular inspiration was Helnwein's theatrical work.

We decided that Kabir would work on the background and I would develop most of the characters. In the end, though, each of us did a bit of both. And after a while, we decided to paint over the whole image in turns to try out a different way of working.

The difficult part was to make the characters seem real enough so that it would seem like a stage play, and still maintain a surrealistic, dream like feel to them. We're both satisfied with the outcome. Though, there is much to learn still.

Here are some step by steps from our collaborative process:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Old quickie reinvented

Felt like pushing an old iPad sketch a bit further. :)
Old sketch below:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nightmare Theatre

Concept/mood piece for a fictional play (an assignment for a school).
More of same theme to follow soon.

(Another visual from same project:)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Brown bunny

Weeell, I promised to make something cute so here ya go! :)
And here's a bonus springtime step-by-step:

The two first steps were made in Painter, the two last in Photoshop.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sci-fi punk sketch

Nothing fancy, just a quick graphic sketch. Trying out some sci-fi. :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homeless B-Boy

A short storytelling comic strip I did a little while ago about a homeless boy whose passion is dancing. Experimented with a noir style on this. :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Swallow the World

A creature concept dealing with themes such as materialism, greed etc.

Theme's a little dark, I know. I just wanted to kind of explore that a little again. Promise to paint some very fluffy creatures soon to make up for it! :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Funky Afro

What started out as a life drawing and tonal study ended up as something a liiiittle more... :)
And here's a little step-by-step:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

John Nini - portrait

A portrait of my current dance teacher, John Nini! His classes/workshops are highly recommended. It's truly a weekly party!  :)

You can see some of his stuff here:
Nini choreography