Remember to visit the post office in time this christmas

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Created while working for ASKO reklame, this illustration illustrated the fact that you should get your packages sent early for the holidays. Meny Sletten is a grocery store that also handles mail, and for various reasons, they didn’t have as much space as they’d have liked this christmas, so they needed a poster. I was given the copy (along the lines of “in latin, ‘post’ means ‘later’, but during this christmas season, we reccommend you get your post sooner, rather than later” – it works better in Norwegian) and started sketching.

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My first ideas centred around the romans, seeing as they spoke latin and all. There’s a lazy Cæsar dismissing the postal servant, the legionary who’s to busy fighting barbarians to handle the post right now. I’m also quite happy with the one where Jesus Christ recieves his christmas gifts too late, but we concluded that they were a bit too indirect – so I went for an idea partially inspired by Gaston Lagaffe’s chaotic mail room.

I started out with pencils (the writing says “next!”):forTusj

..inking and shading was done on paper as well

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Then the image was scanned, I pulled the blue shading onto a separate layer, tweaked the hue and saturation, and set to multiply, along with the layer with the lineart. Underneath, I painted flat colors with a plain photoshop brush tool.

On buying an apartment as a student in Bergen

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Another illustration for the local student newspaper. With the standard student loan and stipend provided to students in Norway, you can lend enough money to buy an apartment that’s six square meters in downtown Bergen. This is a suggestion for how to do the interior.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Trying out my new tria markers

Super professional smelly markers.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Paper bag, curtesy of Deli de Luca:
Paper bag

A guy with lots of colors, I think this could be a nice direction to take with these, at least if I use paper that bleeds less:

guy with purple, green and blue shadows

The tria markers do work differently from other markers, the strokes seem to flow into eachother more, and if you aren’t careful, you end up with an image that looks like it’s been drawn with the standard soft brush in photoshop. Please don’t make images using only the standard soft brush in photoshop, it looks sloppy.

I also got myself another pentel brush-pen, replacing the one I lost. More heads! Used the tria markers for shading:

big haired person in black and blue

No I don’t know what’s going on with the hair on these :l

New studvest illustration, modest Tora

norwegian minister of higher education asking your average norwegian for more funds

«please sir», said Tora, «I want some more»

The text I’m illustrating claims we need a more agressive minister of higher education than Tora Aasland, who is the one we’ve got.

I’d hoped that people would get the Oliver Twist reference, but the friends I asked didn’t. I guess the work just isn’t as big as I thought in Norway.

I’d say the illustration still works as long as people can see that Tora Aasland is being a bit timid.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Cheese based Studvest Illustration

Picture of sighing students at a student cafeteria, with signs advertising cheese-based products

The issue this time is the fact that students aren’t engaged enough in student politics — the last student election, only about 16% of the students at the local university chose to vote. The danger with this, of course, is that a relatively small group of cheese-extremists could steal the election by simply voting for their own party! The illustration shows the result: the cafeteria now only sells a cheese based coffee substitute, Gorgonzola Cola, parmesan lollies and, of course, cheese. The student newspaper on the stand lets us know that this happened because no one cared.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

Some landscapes, using lines, patterns and ink

Slowly starting to make more finished compositions as I’m drawing — this is definitely something I need to practice some more.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

some mountains, drawn with lots of lines

Steam powered books and mustaches

Illustration to a comment in the upcoming Studvest. Apparently, the local university might have a bit too much of a «wait and see» attitude to new technology. But what about that old timey goodness?

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.

man sitting in chair, with steam powered mustache, shoes, and chair -- explaining how steam powered books are the future

Ny illustrasjon for studvest

Tegning om forurensingen på Danmarksplass i det siste

Tegning om forurensingen på Danmarksplass i det siste

Hensikten var originalt at folk og biler skulle være tegnet som de så ut som klumper med eksos. Resulatatet ble overarbeidet, tror egentlig jeg bare skulle tegnet hele greien kjapt med kull – men jeg synes det ble pent også, så da fikk det heller være. Nesten litt Mønksk.

Some of my older posts only have small images. This is one of those posts, sorry about that.