Enjoying the View

This is a follow-up from my last post, to try to keep developing the style. I am happy with the composition and the general impression. But I'm not all happy about the details. It's a bit too sloppy, in a bad way. I just get too impatient to go back and change it. I'd rather…

Going Urban – In my sketching that is..

I've always wanted to master urban sketching. It just looks so very, very cool. I've made a lot of attempts, but haven't really been successful. Often beacuse I haven't been able to let go, and loosen up my style. Other times because it just got too loose. This one, though, is by far the closest…

About Nature

In this marker drawing I decided to put all the focus on nature. Simply by adding natural colours, and colours to trees, bushes and fence posts only. I think it turned out a lot cooler than most of my other marker drawings, where I've put most of the colours on the cabins and people. The…

Walking the Hills

A little marker drawing again, to get some air. I've missed these sketches, so it was about time I picked up the pens again and had a go. It's the same theme as always. Cabins far up in the mountains, and some people to enjoy it. A new feature, though, is the big scale tree…

Watching the Shoreline

I thought I'd turn this painiting into something new. So I added the photo to my Ipad, and did a digital drawing on top of it. I wanted to draw a nice, relaxing time down by the water. Which may not look that relaxing due to the heavy sea. But I imagine they are in…

Two Worlds Collide

So I got an idea the other day. Why don't I try doing a digital drawing on top of a painting? So I added this watercolour painting to my drawing application, and had a go. This first attempt was just meant as a test, to see if it worked and whether or not it was…

A Few More Coastal Paintings

A few more digital coastal paintings, before moving on to other projects for a while: These are quite similar to my digital boat paintings, but I really wanted to have a go at some capes using this style as well. As has probably happened about a hundred times before, it ended up looking a bit…

Into the Harbour

This painting is strongly inspired by a spot in Ålesund, where I grew up. It's right before you reach the harbour, heading in among a few capes and islands. Even though the painting is based on memory it's almost like standing on that specific spot when watching it. I like the contrast between the black…

By the Sea

Moving onto shore. But not too far from the ocean. I got an urge to do a marker drawing the other night, and the theme felt pretty clear. A small, coastal society. It didn't end up looking great. But it was exactly what was needed for my relaxation that day. Growing up along the ocean,…