December 27, 2009

Best of 2009


Robert Svensson - Young punks are on the never-never
Soap&Skin - Lovetune for vacuum
Fever ray - s/t
Mastodon - Crack the sky
Cage - Depart from me
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Mew - No more stories are told today...
Passion pit - Manners
Themselves - Crowns down
Jennie Abrahamson - While the sun's still up and the sky is bright
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Doseone - be Evil

Inglourious Basterds
Synecdoche, New York
Seven Pounds
the Wrestler

December 22, 2009

North Kingdom Showreel

The North Kingdom showreel has finally been released, check it out above

December 9, 2009

Day of the Tentacle

Three days to go :)

November 30, 2009

Under the sea!!

So december is just around the corner, and christmas is getting even closer.
Last week I finished up the new poster for Brrrap!! Brrrap!!
This time we decided on a underwater theme, and I love drawing underwater
creatures. I will do some decorations as well, later on for the event itself,
will post some photos of that when it's done.

Here are a few books I really love and they have been hugely inspiring.
The black one is "the art of finding Nemo", and the grey one is
"Book design of graphic designers in Japan" and last but not least
"the sweetly diabolic art of Jim Flora"

Here's a shot from inside book design of graphic designers in Japan (sorry for the bad quality on these photos, shot with iphone)

Inside the sweetly diabolic art of Jim Flora

And here are a few screenshots of the process:

This is the first like teaser flyer I did 2 or was it 3 weeks ago:

And here's the poster itself:

Close up:

Hope you like it, below are a few wallpapers you can download of the same design:




November 5, 2009


Dosone's cat Purple is the MPC Cat :)

October 25, 2009

Brrrap!! Brrrap!! in space

A recap from last weekends Brrrap!! Brrrap!!. Next event will be at 12th of decemeber.
We are working on some new fun things for that one, stay tunned.

Brrrap!! Brrrap!!

October 19, 2009

4 months to go :)

Only 4 months to go now :)

October 7, 2009

Brrrap!! Brrrap!! in outer space

Brrrap!! Brrrap!! is back for the autumn / winter season and here is the poster for the next event.

September 11, 2009

Cartoon hands

Finished a new Picnic with panic print this week, will be sent to the printers soon, I'm just
going to work out what color tshirt I'm gonna use, I'm also thinking about sweatshirts :)

Below are a few pictures from the work process.
Maybe I should make this type treatment into a font to, might be cool.
But I will leave that thought for another day.

September 5, 2009

Picnic with panic

Working on new Picnic with panic shirt designs, a sneak preview above of the work in progress.
Maybe I should make a font out of this when I'm done, might be fun.

September 4, 2009

Totalt Jävla Mörker

Finished a new music video form punk/hardcore/metal act Totalt Jävla Mörker yesterday.
It's very rough and dark, but considering the music it works really well.

September 3, 2009

The Line King

Finally got hold of "the Line King" a few weeks ago, been waiting to watch this documentary for some time now.
The Line King is the a documentary about Al Hirschfeld, one of my favorite illustrators of all time, he truly was "the line king" :)
if you're not familiar with his work you should check it out.
And if you get a chance do watch the documentary I found it extremely inspiring.

Here is a clip from the documentary, where Al tries it the new technology; computers and a wacom tablet :)

August 22, 2009

Moloken record cover

Made this record cover for Moloken's debut album this summer, it will be released early september over
at discouraged records. The visual concept revolved around the titel of the album "our astral circle",
that everything comes in circles repeating itself. In the booklet I used semi abstract photos of details
in the forest, the photos can be seen below:

August 11, 2009

I promise to never get paint on my glasses again.

I just remembered this illustration I did for the Swedish Save the children youth branch, this spring, I think I forgot
to post it here then, but here it is. It was used as a cover for a book (will post a photo of the book later).
I got the brief it should symbolize the two youth organizations Allan and Ellen's struggle and energy.
And I came up with this idea of using paint in a lot of a different vibrant colors dripping and floating
around and that they form a fist in the middle between the two youth organization logos.

July 28, 2009

Miss Julie - Opera illustration

2 Months ago I made this illustration for Norrlands Operan, the opera house in Umeå. It's the poster for
a new opera version of August Strindberg's Miss Julie that they are setting up this fall.
You can read more about the event at their homepage here.

Above is the final version of the illustration.

This is the next to last version which is my favourite, it's a bit darker and less saturated.

I thought I would write a few words about the process and share some images.
The brief was to create a illustration that would work as a poster for the opera. This would be a new interpretation of
August Strindbergs classic Miss Julie, that would now be set in the 1930s colonial Africa on a rubber platage in the jungle.
They where looking for a creppy feeling with big insects and thick jungel that in a way kept miss Julie from leaving.
I started going throu old photographs of hairstyles and clothes from the 30s along with pictures of jungle, plants,
rubber trees and alot of insects to find the right style and inspiration.

Here's my first rough sketch, I think I had some thumbnail sketches in a sketchbook to but can't seem to find them right now.

I then continued on to a pencil sketch of Julie leaving the background for now.

After that I started inking. I found this really nice box of nibs for crow quills on a auction site, great find.
So this is what I use for the inking along with Black indian ink.

Inking process.

Every once in awhile Lego comes along looking for attation :)

This happends from time to time it's verry annoying but I guess I'm not that used to inking with a quill yet.
If you can't see what I mean it's the black spot that is suppose to be a white pearl in a neackless.

Almost done with the inking.

Details...details...details it's hard to stop when you work on a highly detailed drawing you can always add more and more.
The trick is know when it's enough.

So this is the final inked drawing, now time for some clean up work on the computer and coloring.

I scanned the drawing in 2 sections, because it was drawn on a A3 sized paper and I don't have that big a scanner.
So 2 sections then pieced it together in photoshop and cleaned up the lines.

Laying out some "flats".

And setting up some different layer masks.

So now we are moving on to the coloring.

Adding details to Julie's face, some eyelashes and freckles.

Trying out an idea I had from the beginning with black liquid rubber running down Julie's face and arms.
But I felt it would have been a to dark and scary look for this project so I decided to leave that out.

Adding some more highlight to Julie's skin and some other parts of the illustration like the birds and hair.
The character collects birds in the opera so that's why the are incorporated and the hair starts to form bird,
giving it a more surrealistic feeling and suggesting that her situation is also a struggle for her in her mind.

Adding some final details to the veins entangling Julie's arms.

And some final touches on Julie's face, some extra highlights here and there and so on.

Scroll to the top to see the final version again.
This was a very fun project and I've been looking forward to doing a project in this style for a long time.
So I finally got a great subject to try it out, and the end result is really nice I think.
Illustrating 1930s fashion and hairstyles, and thick wild jungle is really fun so I will probably return
to that in one way or another in future illustrations.
Anyway I really like the way this turned out, I hope you do to :)