Finding Home – My First Digital Oil Painting

So, I was a bit sceptic about doing digital oil paintings. I mean, how could they (the developers, that is) manage to get those peculiar brush strokes look just right? Well, I did my first digital oil painting a few evenings ago, and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised: I'm impressed by how…

A World on Fire

Although 2021 seems to become a better year than 2020, I still get the feeling that the world is on fire. Not just in the sense of global warming, but also in the social climate among us. The common ground is harder to find, and the fronts are getting steeper. Still we are walking around…

Time Flies

It's easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about the big stuff. The history of our world, and the big, expanding universe. How our own lives seem so small and lost in it all. That made me think about all these pictures I've seen, of boats just lying around in dried out lakes. A reminder of…

Going Urban – In a New Style

I made these digital sketches a while back: I'm actually quite pleased with them, and therefore wondered if I could keep developing them in some way. So I thought: Instead of having all the colour inside the field of action, how about having it all outside? Kind of like a scratchcard revealing the drawing. So…

A Short Voyage – but hopefully a bit longer

This ended up as a short voyage, I imagine. At least it looks like it's heading straight for that rock. That was actually not my intention, so I hope it's able to steer clear of it. But it was nice to make one of these digital paintings again, trying to keep it loose. I do…

A Walk in the Village

This is another digital sketch I made a while back, and I'm really pleased with it. The reason is the loose style I managed to maintain through the whole session. I started out with a basic pen sketch. I then added a new layer on top of the drawing, with a more detailed linework. I…

Which one do you like best?

I painted these pieces last night, when I was watching TV. The one filled with (digital) paint was the original version. But I got this hunch that it just might look pretty cool with a layer of colour removed. That would put the line work more in focus, and give it an interesting touch.  …

The Irony of Life

Isn't it ironic how we as kids dream about being adults, only to find out how fantastic it was to be a child. That made me think about this drawing, which I hope didn't end up as a total blur. A little doodle to let my mind wonder. I hope you like it, and that…

Dark Clouds

I'm not very pleased with this drawing. It ended up looking too dark, and too tight. There is no room for interpretation, which makes it a bit less interesting. But I think it looks good, though, all in all. I imagine there is bad weather coming in, which makes the crowd a bit uneasy. Maybe…