It’s Tough Being a Crab

When I was a kid (and still to this day, to be honest), I always start turning over rocks when I'm down by the water. The reason, of course, being the possibility of finding a crab. As a kid, when we wanted to catch a big one, we also used to put some goodies on…

After Summer

I've always associated autumn with death and increasingly darker days. It sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not meant that way. The last few years, though, I've slowly changed my mind about autumn. It's not that bad. It's just the natural part of our cyclus. What was green becomes red, and turns into rot. Leaving…

Different Types of Trees

There are many ways to draw a tree. In my early drawing years, I always drew them as a lump of leaves with a trunk coming down from it. After a while I started drawing more distinct species, like pines, spruces and birches. Trees we have a lot of here in Norway. Some of them…

I Like How the Horses Turned Out

This is just a quick doodle I made the other day. There's not much to say about it. Other than that I like how the horses turned out. I drew them the same way I draw people. Quick, and in a very loose style. I've never used this style when drawing animals, though. But after…

Back to the High Huts

On the West Coast of Norway, we have a lot of mountains. They are high. And steep. And, they are blessed with a series of public huts, enclosed in the landscape. The reason behind these huts, is the creation of DNT (The Norwegian Trekking Association). It was founded in 1868. It's mandate being to "acquire…

Puffins

My grandmother loves puffins. The island where my grandparents live, Runde in Western Norway, is famous for being one of their main nesting sites in the country. Having visited the island a lot through my childhood, the puffins has a special place in my heart as well. Not because of my interest in birds. But…

Room for More

People who live out on small islands has always fascinated me. And it's quite a few who does it, here in Norway. Some have ferry connections to the mainland. Others need private boats to get there.   I like the thought of being cut off from the rest of the world like that. Not having…

Last Stop – Letting the Pen Out

I've been missing my sketching sessions a lot lately. I haven't found room for them after redirecting my attention towards the coastal nature. My sketches has always involved busy streets or more urban features. But, if I want to have room for my sketching again, I simply need to make one. So I thought about…