Practicing Those Trees – What Do You Think?

Lately I've found a new way to draw trees, which I want to explore. Basically it involves drawing a lot of the structure using clean lines. It also involves leaving a substantial part of the trunk bare of branches. Because, as I've just realized, a lot of trees are not covered in a rich clothing.…

How It Was

I read in the newspaper the other day, about a village of cabins being established in an important area for wild reindeer. It was in Hardanger, in Western Norway, and will occupy 450 decare of the reindeers territory. This is part of an increasing trend, globally, where we humans destroy untouched nature to fill our…

Fresh Air – Ventilating The Digital Pen

I've been painting a lot on my ipad lately.  Mainly because there has been a lot going on, and I haven't found the energy to get all my physical equipment out. But it will get out of those shelves soon enough, I'm sure. In the meantime, though, I've been letting my digital pen out for…

Creating Some Consistency

I've done a lot of different digital paintings over the years. Often in series of two or three paintings. But I haven't really found a clear direction I want to move towards. Something that binds them all together, despite their dissimilarities. So I started to think about what I enjoy painting. And what I want…

Rounding Up the Ink

I've had a real hang-up about ink painting lately, which has been a lot of fun. A lot of them didn't go as planned, though, and had to move straight to the bin. But some of them ended up looking rather cool. And here are a few of them: There are a lot of similarities…

Alone

There is something very overwhelming about wild nature. It's so real, yet separate from our lives. A reminder of what we've come from, that is easy to forget.   I've always been impressed by those who spend time alone in the wild. It's something I want to experience myself. To be able to master it's…

A Bad Day – In a New Way

Just to be clear, I am not having a bad day. But these two are: And the new way I'm referring to in the title, is this papery look I've added to the background. At least I hope that's how it looks to others than myself... I don't think I'll walk much further down this…

A Long Walk – And a Big Mountain

There is something special about walking along mountains. How overwhelmingly huge, timeless and unshakable they are for us mere mortals. How they've been there for thousands of years, and will be for thousands of years to come. In a way, it's nice to feel how insignificant we are in their presence. A glimps of a…