Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Contrasts

3 months between the photos. I think thats what I love the most with Sweden, the weather contrast. Every season has it charm. It´s so green outside it´s almost too green.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Drawing

Starting my new workweek with some drawing on china. Last months I have been buying alot of stuff at fleamarkets that I aim to draw on. I like the process but still I havn´t tried to burn it in the owen and I´m not sure of the result.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Still home

Working. Each of my two repetitions are supposed to be 135 cm wide and 100 cm high. I draw in pretty small scale and when I decided the size I did it to challange my self to work with the scale. I´m not sure if I regret it or embrace it yet. Sine I bought an A3 scanner i work in A3 and then fit it togather in photohop.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Home

I have been working from home lately, trying to close my finansial book. today I handed them over for closure to my accountant.  Now there is nothing between me and studiotime:)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Finelining

Trying my new copic fineline markers. Ohh, me like! Pens are my drug, and these are truly addictive. The brush nib is close to fantastic, it can make sooo thin lines and also wider ones. They come in 12 colors, and about 5 of them is something extra.
I´m actually thinking about opening my own penstore, with my favourite markers and nice paper. I have big trouble finding what I need here in Gothenburg, that must mean more people having the same problem. It´s just a thought, but still, a nice thought.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Public comission: colours



The colors that where decided from the beginning, by the architect of the building, is mainly concentrated to the flooring. The walls are pale white. There was a red glass that I managed to get rid off, and one of the green colours, the cold on, will be in another room than my curtain. But still, the colours are not really "my colours".
First I thought about picking the colors from from the textile print Pythagoras by Sven Markelius (see a blue version on the right side, there is also a red one.) I have always loved the color schemes and they suits the flooring of the room. Then I got my eyes on copic fineliner set with 12 colors, and I decided to try and use only those twelve colors. I had a hard time ordering them and when I finally managed there was circumstances that got the delivery delayed 2 months. I had to let go of that idea.
(I got the pens today.  I will blog about the set torrow)
I was very happy when I stumbled upon the book "west coast" by Tore Hagman last saturday. I discovered  "the colours" in some images with westcoast feeling (see above) and since the theme is water and fishes and westcoast it feels perfect. I actually think the colors work togather quite well,  so now I feel as if I can manage to approach the project with colour!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Still on the fish, starting with the butterflies!

I have an idea about where I´m going with this project but right now I´m going with the flow. Graphite drawing has suddenly turned into something giving for me, I guess  it´s because I don´t work with colours yet and the possibility to erase is not to be underestimated. 
I know that there will be two different patterns, one that is describing whats below the water surface and one that is describing whats over the surface. Both patterns will come in two different colour palettes. (some back tomorrow and I´ll show you my color thoughts!) and they can be combined.
I´m so happy that I was given this opportunity to do this project, there are so many drawings stuck in me after months of other work, I hope this will be a happy journey until it´s supposed to be printed and done in august!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Public comission, ongoing.

A peep of what I´m working on. It´s all about fishes these days!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

For the love of herring!

Papers all over the place. Herring for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No time for cooking!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Cutting is so fun!

I am up to my head in paperwork all week, drawing fishes all night (for my comission). In between I´m trying to find my "language" when it comes to drawing figurative, or in this case, cutting figurative. I don´t know if I would call my work abstract, but in illustration world it is. So more people in the drawings!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Digging where I stand

Today I´m goint through old stuff, finding loose ends. I like the top one. It turned into the second one after weeks of work. Quite a long process and ended up almost impossible to recognize.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Love

In the evenings I´m drawing on the patterns for my public comission. My drawing pal little J is also working, making his own interpretation of my work. I just love that I´m having these moments with my kids, I never thought I would be able to share that part of me with someone.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Denmark

Hello and goodbye Denmark. We came and we left and we sure enjoyed!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Home again!

The Stockholm trip gave more than I expected. I had some great meetings and I finally found a shop that sells the tria markers with the ultra fine nibs! Now I´ve got 72 new ones to start some new Stockholm based projects with!
The super mario mushrooms are gifts to the kids from Niklas. They liked them so much that they wanted to bring them to kindergarden this morning!
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Tomorrow we are off to Denmark to have fun here! Enjoy to the weekend!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Stockholm

I am in Stockholm. Today meetings: here, here and here. Staying at sweetest Niklas.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Signs of spring!

This weekend was sunny and the batteries are starting to get charged again after a long winter!