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Pristine Outcome

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 | Posted in The Artist

Another portfolio piece. I’m sure some bakers can relate. I can relate with the messy part. The end result is much more lopsided, and floppy, and either falling apart or can be used as a blunt weapon.

Oh yeah, go “LIKE” my ILLOLUV FACEBOOK PAGE to get illo updates as soon as they happen!

Portfolio Piece – BigBang

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

I’m slowly working up my portfolio to hopefully start to grab myself some freelance work. I’m focusing my illustrations on a few areas, one of them being musicians. A few of you may remember the Tori Amos art I did a while back. This time I went more rock and did a fun illo featuring a rock band I adore, the Norwegian band BigBang.

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I posted it on twitter yesterday and the band themselves have already acknowledged it and linked to it from their facebook page! How cool is that? My inspiration for the illo came from their gig that I saw last month, and I couldn’t wait to get it drawn! I think it’s definitely portfolio worthy :)

On a side note, GO “LIKE” my ILLOLUV FACEBOOK PAGE to get illo updates as soon as they happen!

“Slice of Life” Artist Cards – Pt. 2

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

I posted my first set of these about a month ago. Since then I’ve completed two more. To refresh, these are just tiny scenes from my life drawn on on artist cards (3.5? x 2.5? or 6.35 x 8.89 cm).

I started drawing this one in the winter some time but never got to finish it until a couple of weeks ago. It was hard to work on something full of snow when it’s like summer outside. :)

And to contrast it, here’s a summery one of me walking though the city enjoying a warm, sunny day. I started and finished this one this afternoon while at a friend’s apartment creating art with her and her sweet little girl. :luv_sb:

I’ll continue to make these as I have time for them. I really do enjoy doing them!

Soapy Commission

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

A friend of mine has gotten into making soaps and will be selling them for the first time very soon. She asked me to come up with the label design for her. She had her own ideas. She named her company “LillaSyster Soap Co.,” and since “lillasyster” is the swedish word for “little sister,” she wanted a sweet little girl in a bathtub with a rubber duck. Thus…

I decided I wanted to make the little girl resemble my friend a bit. It was simple enough but fun to do. I can’t wait to see it on her packaging! She just started a facebook page for her products, and she’s preparing for her first show. Lots of luck, Leslie!

Next stop, Magrathea!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

If you ever read A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then the illustration and title of this post need no explanation. If you haven’t, I’m not going to explain. I’ll just say READ IT. It’s one of my favorite books, and I’ve read it too many times to count!

The real reason I drew this was because today is Towel Day! It’s a day to honor the late and great Douglas Adams by carrying a towel with you wherever you go. I am home sick today with a killer throat thing, so I’ve got plenty of towels at my disposal should Vogons decide to demolish the earth and I have to hitch a quick ride out of here. But, for now, I’d really appreciate someone stopping by with a Pan Galagtic Gargle Blaster to make me feel better :)

‘Slice of Life’ Artist Cards

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 | Posted in Me Me Me, The Artist

When I went to the US to visit in October I was finally able to get my hands on some Bristol artists cards that I meant to use at NYCC . Since I have a load of them left over, I’ve been using them for several different things. I love them and I think my favorite use of these have been to record tiny scenes from my daily life. (3.5″ x 2.5″ or 6.35 x 8.89 cm).

I’ve only had time for the 4 below so far. I intend to display them eventually in my apartment, somehow.

I drew this one when the espresso machine at work broke and I spent a few weeks buying my lattes in the subway before heading up to the office. In winter, in Sweden, it is very dark for a long period of time, and very cold. Every day it becomes harder and harder to wake up, and I find myself in a daze just dragging myself through the morning. I got my inspiration for this card when riding the escalator while in one of these dazes.

Because it’s so dark, it is still full on nighttime by the time most people are heading to work on winter mornings. As hard as the dark makes it to wake up, it does make for a lovely commute with a night sky above you the whole time. The inspiration for my second card came one morning while staring out at the Moon and one of the planets from the subway car. I realized that most people had their noses shoved into their newspapers, and no one cared about looking out at the sky.

The third one came about just to show where I spend most of my time at home: at the dining room table working at my computer.

The last one I just finished yesterday. I’ve spent almost every single Saturday morning for the past few months at a café in a nearby bakery either meeting up with a friend or going alone to draw. It’s become one of my favorite places to be in Sweden, and one of the best parts of my weekend.

I have so much fun making these, but I don’t have so much time for them. AS I create them, however I’ll continue to post them as well. :)

From another galaxy…

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

Inspired by one of my favorite Jamiroquai songs. I was listening to it last night and I just got a hit of inspiration. When that happens I have to just go with it or I’ll never do it. So here it is :)