2014-08-27

Postcards for scenkonstmuseet.

At the beginning of the summer I made these postcards for Scenkonstmuseet. They have a workshop where kids can come and make instruments out of recycled materials and they wanted to update their instructional postcards. A bit difficult to figure out how to fit everything since some of them have a lot of text, but it was such a fun job! And I loved drawing again after doing so much paper illustrations lately.

When I first started drawing (back when I first applied to art school) my plan was to work with children-illustration (maybe childrens books) but since graduating I've mostly done illustrations for magazines and in other grow up-contexts (which is also very fun to do) so it was nice to get to do these, hopefully there will be other jobs like this one in the future!

Now I'm taking a break to go out and climb rocks in the woods with Cosmo. Hopefully we will meet another dog who he can play with, that will make his day and then render him unconscious for a couple of hours, so that I can work. If not, I will work anyway, while he runs around the table holding an empty coca cola-bottle, grunting like a pig. Either way, it will be fun/chaotic. (:

Hope your week has started out great! *_^

2014-08-22

..:: C ::..

I got a dog! He's an Italian truffle-dog, and he will be 13 weeks old this Sunday.

He loves sausage, classical music, rock climbing, peanut butter, digging for treasure, meeting small children, sleeping under a lounger in the garden and running through the ivy underneath the apple tree.


His name is Cosmo!

Happy Friday *_^

2014-07-30

Vacation (sort of) (:

It's almost August and I haven't checked in on the blog for weeks and weeks. What have I been doing? Working with paper stuff (I'll show you when they're published), reading lots of books and chasing around a nine week old puppy (!!!) who is simply too fast to photograph.



Hope that you all are having a great summer! *_^

2014-06-17

Double!

A photo from today - One person in two different sizes, for two different illustrations.

2014-06-15

Work in progress

I'm building an athletics arena today, or at least parts of one.
The first person is completed,
12 more to go! I always do these sketches out of printing paper first, then I switch them as I go along.
 
I build every scene in a 50x70 cm cardboard box (I'll show you later in some kind of "How I work"-post) Today I have my macro lens on so I'd have to back out of the room to fit the whole thing in the picture. Anyway, a new edition is this net which is mounted on a camera tripod above the box.
Perfect for hanging up birds, clouds or big trees that can't stand on their own.
 
That's about it for today.

Happy Sunday! *_^

2014-06-04

:D

Hey, look! The illustrations I made last year for DN (about public healthcare) are nominated in Kolla! (a Swedish design and illustration competition).

Happy Wednesday!

2014-06-02

Illustrations for Perspektiv

I made some illustrations for Swedish Standard Institute's magazine Perspektiv, about management systems. Kind of a challenge, because I had to leave room for typography in certain parts of the images, meaning those spaces had to be without detail and preferably just solid colored. For example in this first one (which is the cover illustration) there will be typography at the top of the illustration, and the bottom, under the desk, over the bookshelf and under the bookshelf. It's a bit different when you draw because then you can just draw "around" the typography, and maybe move around things in the computer if necessary.

Here I had to adjust the sizes of all component to fit perfectly into the template, making the furniture very small to create a perspective that would make enough space on the walls and floor for typo but still fill out the rest of the cover. I have to say that it was kind of hard to figure out and had to be rephotographed like five times, but I'm sure it will get easier (this was the first time). Sorry if this is super boring informtion by the way? I have been moving all weekend and my brain is like scrambled eggs today, haha.

I also built a car factory for the first time! Although, car factories nowadays are basically just filled with robots, so this is more of a children's book version of factory (:

Management.

Also built a car for the first time. I'm not sure it should make it through the inspection though, because it does not look good up close. 




That was all for now!