Saturday, January 31, 2009

Love me tender

I am getting more and more involved in painting and drawing food. Nette Lövgren at Liber recently asked me to complete the illustration of their educational book on raw materials for food production. This is how to hang a slaughtered calf up to tenderize the meat. The book says it should be hung by the hips for a better quality.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Delicious models

The health magazine Prosana, soon to be renamed Vitalt Vetande, just ordered 15 watercolour illustrations of Citrus fruits through the image agency Azote that I collaborate with. These are a Mandarin from Korea and adjacent China, and a Southeast Asian hybrid known as Bergamot.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A controversial one

Feeding partly on livestock the wolf in Sweden was hunted to extinction in the 20th century. Later a couple of wolves came in from Finland and founded a new population that recently met the government’s recovery goal of 200 individuals. A heated debate is now raging over the species’ future.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waxwing

The bird life of Lund is quite poor this time of the year but some of the winter birds are very beautiful. Waxwings breed in the Northern woods but come down South searching for berries in fall and keep moving around through the winter. Sometimes they get drunk because of the natural fermentation in the rowan berries they feed on. This one looks all right though.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Aurochs hunting

The hunting magazine Svensk Jakt recently published an article by the archaologist and hunter Leif Häggström. The article features two mesolithic finds of aurochsen in Denmark. Both were shot but escaped and drowned in a lake, where the hunters never found them. I illustrated the article with this picture.