En Kollektiv Psykogeografisk Guide til Oslo 18.11 – 4.12

"En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo er en gruppeutstilling der over 200 kunstnere har bidratt med en tegning hver. Prosjektet er initiert og organisert av kunstnerne Ottar Karlsen, Eirik Senje og Ida Madsen, og er en uavhengig kuratert del av Tegnebiennalen 2016: Skissen." (Tatt fra fb-sida til utstillingen.)

Jeg deltar med en tegning på denne utstillingen. En tegning i tusj, svart på hvitt. Den heter "City Ghosts" og handler om det gamle i møte med det nye. Denne gangen var jeg såpass urutinert at jeg ikke fikk tatt bilde av mitt eget verk før jeg leverte det fra meg. Jeg har kun noen bilder fra tegningen mens den fortsatt var under arbeid. 

Eggggg

Before summer I worked on a really fun platform game called Eggggg, which was released now in Norway in August and will be out worldwide in October. I worked on designing enemies and bosses, and drawing the poses for Gilbert, the main character of the game. Well, Brosmind had the design on the game, but some characters they made the sketches for and then I had the honour to make it into final design ready for animation. Here are a couple of examples of the work I did...

The flying chicken.

The flying chicken.

The spider chicken.

The spider chicken.

The Egg Shooter. I made many color examples .

The Egg Shooter. I made many color examples .

Gilbert, the main character, in his running pose. Mostly in the game he´s also puking.

Gilbert, the main character, in his running pose. Mostly in the game he´s also puking.

 About the game, from the developers website http://eggg.gg : "The game is developed by Hyper Games – a studio of 5 people based in Oslo, Norway. The game is based on a movie called Gilbert’s Grusomme Hevn (Gilbert’s Cruel Revenge) made by the Norwegian movie producer Maipo Film, and is in turn based on a kids book called Eggg by Stein Erik Lunde. We also work together with the amazing Spanish illustrators Brosmind and the Academy Award winning animators Mikrofilm."  

Oslo Comics Expo 11.-12. juni 2016

 "Ting vi trenger" ble endelig lansert etter fem års arbeid med boka! Lørdag kl 14 satte Silje Rønneberg Hogstad og jeg oss ned i gjestesofaen på festivalscena, og med Lene Ask som intervjuer og fullsatt sal, ble det god stemning. 

Finally, after five years of working on the book, he had the it released on OCX! 

Foto: Øivind Strand Sandbu

Foto: Øivind Strand Sandbu

Character Mart, Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh, Dec 4 - 13, 2015

"CharacterMart is a vibrant display of characters by 11 artists from various countries. The exhibition will be held at the Biscuit Factory in Leith, and will show prints, sculptures and art toys." 

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"Dís" (65 x 45 cm), "Fylgja Mind" (70 x 50 cm)  and "Amulet Boy" (65 x 45 cm). Spray paint, originals. Photo by Karen Anna Solberg Sandholm aka Angry Duck

"Dís" (65 x 45 cm), "Fylgja Mind" (70 x 50 cm)  and "Amulet Boy" (65 x 45 cm). Spray paint, originals. Photo by Karen Anna Solberg Sandholm aka Angry Duck

Just finished spray painting "Amulet Boy" in Garage Studio (my studio in the garage), Trondheim

Just finished spray painting "Amulet Boy" in Garage Studio (my studio in the garage), Trondheim

Two weeks intensive comic book work on Tenerife, Spain, Oct 11 - 25, 2015

Living and working for two weeks in Casa Randi, a house with a nice studio located in Icod de los Vinos, on the north side of Tenerife , brought us a big step forward in the work of our comic book "Ting vi trenger". Silje Rønneberg Hogstad who is writing and coloring the book, and me.

Casa Randi
Drawing all day, all night.

Drawing all day, all night.

We took sunday off and climbed to the top of Mount Teide, 3717 moh (12 198 ft) ( in jeans and sneakers! ). Here we are standing on the very top, inside the volcano of Mount Teide. 

We took sunday off and climbed to the top of Mount Teide, 3717 moh (12 198 ft) ( in jeans and sneakers! ). Here we are standing on the very top, inside the volcano of Mount Teide. 

"Being Trees", Kulturuker i Gjerdrum, 13.okt - 4.nov, 2015

I forbindelse med Kulturuker i Gjerdrum laget jeg en 75x40 meter stor tegning - med traktor.  Med god hjelp av jordeier, målte vi opp og ploget det store bildet. Han på traktorsetet, jeg i en slags regissørrolle.

Foto tatt fra drone, bilde gjengitt fra www.gjerdrum.kommune.no

Foto tatt fra drone, bilde gjengitt fra www.gjerdrum.kommune.no

Med god hjelp av Oddmund Hønsen.

Med god hjelp av Oddmund Hønsen.

art supply: plow
Me in my  biggest drawing so far.

Me in my  biggest drawing so far.

Drawing houses

It´s jedi training, a real test of patience, but a good drawing exercise.

What colours to choose...

For this month´s theme of TEC (The Eggplant Collective) "LOVE",  I chose a drawing I did last year. The drawing started out as a drawing of me and one of my kids, but rather than a drawing of people, I wanted it to be more the feeling of a hug.

 I also want to make a screen print out of this drawing, but the colours are so hard to decide. I think I have 20 colour tests. I´ll post few of them here...

"Fylgja Mind" in the exhibition EMPTYMIXUPFRAME II

Jeg ble spurt om å bidra med ett bilde på EmptyMixUpFrame 2Nordic Black Theatre/ Caféteatret på Grønland i Oslo, noe jeg absolutt ville være med på. Tema var portrett, og etter en tid med skisser og tanker, kom jeg fram til "Fylgja Mind". Fylgja er en hjorte-aktig figur jeg har jobbet med et års tid, siden Pictoplasma Academy. Jeg vurderte silketrykk, men endte opp med spraymaling og sjablonger, noe jeg har hatt lyst til å jobbe med en stund.

I was asked if I wanted to contribute on the exhibition EmptyMixUpFrame 2, where the theme was "portrait". After a couple of months work I ended up with "Fylgja Mind". Fylgja is a deer-like character I´ve been working on since last years "master class" on character design Pictoplasma Academy. I was thinking of making it as an silk screen print, but decided I wanted to use spray paint and stencils, which I have been wanting to try for a while.

Work in progress, in the garage at home.

Work in progress, in the garage at home.

Group Show, Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin April 30 - 4 May

Etter iherdig arbeid med tegning og planlegging siste seks månedene, ble det endelig tid for Pictoplasmas 10. festival og første "academy" utstilling: All-stars Group Show på galleriet Urban Spree.  After six months of drawing and planning a print, it is time for Pictoplasmas 10th festival with their first Pictoplasma Academy Exhibition: All-stars Group Show at Urban Spree, Berlin.

"Downhill/Uphill". My contribution to the exhibition.

"Downhill/Uphill". My contribution to the exhibition.

Pictoplasma Academys first Group Show at Urban Spree.

Pictoplasma Academys first Group Show at Urban Spree.

Silketrykk/ Silk screen printing

Pictoplasma og mai begynner å nærme seg og jeg har kommet frem til at jeg skal lage et silketrykk til utstillingen, noe jeg tror vil passe til mitt uttrykk. Jeg har ikke prøvd det før, så jeg leier meg inn på et versted for å lære teknikken. Dette er ikke bildet jeg skal utstille, men en tegning som ligner uttrykket jeg planlegger til utstillingen... Pictoplasma and May is approaching and I´ve decided to go for silk screen printing, which I think will suite my design. And because I´ve never tried screen printing  before, I figure it´s time to learn the technique. This is not the art work for the exhibition, but it´s close in design for what I´m planning for Berlin...

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På trykkebordet.

På trykkebordet.

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Screen ready for printing, this is for color gray.

Screen ready for printing, this is for color gray.

Trykk til tørk mellom hver farge / prints left to dry between each new color.

Trykk til tørk mellom hver farge / prints left to dry between each new color.

"Citylife", 70x50 cm.

"Citylife", 70x50 cm.

Working on characters..

On Pictoplasma festival 2014 that takes place in Berlin April 30 - May 4, we who participated in Pictoplasma Academy will have an exhibition together. Our show/ exhibition will be in one of the galleries of Pictoplasmas famous Character Walk

From their web site ( pictoplasma.com) :

"...a venturesome CHARACTER WALK invites to over 20 galleries and showrooms throughout the districts of Berlin Mitte and Neukölln. Join the stampede from April 30 - May 4, and expose yourself to work by many of the participating conference speakers and international artists, featuring originals, installations, sculptures, limited editions, and the very best of contemporary character design and art. Another highlight of the Character Walk will be the premiere of the Pictoplasma Academy group show, introducing fresh, upcoming and surprising work by the forty international talents that have participated in Pictoplasma’s first annual master-class. "

So I´ve started to work on developing characters in different styles and techniques...

 

 

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Pictoplasma Academy, Berlin 2013

The eight most inspiring days: 8 days of master class in character design with amazing Nathan Jurevicius, Rilla Alexander, Gary Baseman, Philip Hunt (AKA studio), Mark Gmeling, Benjamin Van Oost (Toykyo) and Christoph Niemann - who patiently and generously gave us insight to their artistic work, pluss inspiration and guidance for us to develope our own worlds of characters:

  http://academy.pictoplasma.com/alumni

  


 

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Pictoplasma Academy 12.-20.okt, Berlin

Dag tre av Pictoplasma Academy er over og for et opplegg! Vi er 40 deltagere med Rilla Alexander og Nathan Jurevicius som mentorer for hele kurset. Og i morgen er det Gary Baseman som holder workshop! I can´t wait!

Day three of Pictoplasma Academy is over, and what an amazing academy!!  We are 40 participants with Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius as our tutors through the whole eight days of "school". Tomorrow we have "Personal private session" with Gary Baseman. I can´t wait!

Comic in progress...

At the moment I´m working on a comic book with artist and author Silje Rønneberg Hogstad. The manuscript is written and the first draft of the book is done. Here are some of the sketches from the book...