How To Get There – A Simple Evening Drawing

This is a simple evening drawing. Made in my sketchbook using a fountain pen. It features a man. And the question of how to get to his destination. Or should he even try? I don't know. And I like to leave those questions hanging. I also did another drawing. Of nothing at all, really. Just…

Pushing The Boundaries – A Digital Layer On A Physical Drawing

I've mostly kept my physical and digital work separated. Somehow, I feel that's the right thing to do. Like a digital layer would ruin the authenticity of a physical drawing. How seriously I take myself and these simple drawings... Well, let's just have some fun. Let's try it out. And just let it be what…

Letting The Ink Flow

I had such fun doing ink drawings last time. So there was really no need to stop. I’m letting the ink flow with a few new drawings. As you may have guessed, there are just a few more cabins. I make these drawings using a fountain pen in a moleskine book. I find that the…

Cabins Up High – Some Physical Drawings

I’ve done a lot of digital drawing lately. Because it’s easy to pick up. And fun to do. But it’ll never beat that feeling of a fountain pen scraping against paper. The sound. The resistance from the material. The ink glistening, waiting to dry. I wanted to experience that feeling again. So I picked up…

Northwest Coast – Or Home

This is a digital painting depicting the Northwest coast of Norway. More specifically, Ålesund. It's the place where I grew up. The mountains are rising steeply from the sea. The boats are sailing by in every direction. The wind is almost always present. And the sounds of the seagulls can be heard both day and…

A Damp Night – Keeping Up With The Acrylics

After a far too long break, it was a fantastic experience getting back to the acrylics. Without really intending it, I've developed a slightly new style in these new paintings. Something a bit more raw. And that feels very right. I'm very pleased with how this one ended up. The contrasts between the bright orange…

Trolling In The Woods

This digital painting came together pretty randomly. I was playing around with some backgrounds, and suddenly got some patterns that looked like a cliff. Further up, in the right corner, there also seemed to be a clearing with a nice view. Norway has a thing with trolls. They are very much present in childrens stories.…

Icy Wind – Another Acrylic Painting

I had such a blast last week getting back to the acrylics. With one finished painting down, I just couldn't wait starting on my second. This time, though, I wanted it to look a bit more raw. Giving that palette knife some serious impact. So I tried out a new technique. I started with some…

Blue Fog – Something In The Dark

This is a very dark digital painting. There is a clear focal point in the sailing ship. But it's not easy to catch before you look closely. I like how the darkness sets the mood, though. How it looks so quiet. Like the engine and the bow breaking through the water is the only sounds…

Ocean Disco – Five Hours Of Whims

I spent five hours on this digital painting. And I don't have the slightest idea what it is. Maybe I ate some bad mushrooms for dinner.. It's a fun painting, though. So full of life and energy. How we should view the fantastic coastal scenery, and it's pure forces. Like an ocean disco. Inviting us…