Saturday, December 29, 2012

Harmothoe

This year's last blogpost features a Harmothoe, an animal I hardly knew existed before I was commissioned to illustrate it. However I had lots of fun trying to make it look real and it took both watercolors and Photoshop to get there.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rock study

This is a rock study from Hallands Väderö. I spattered some New Gamboge on the rocks to suggest lichen details wihout overworking the painting.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crusader

No time for painting these days. Instead I'm posting an old illustration that was never published: a crusader in the Middle East. It was a pleasure to play with speed and lighting and simplifying the background to a mere gradation from ultramarine at the top to a mix of earth colors at the bottom.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lilla Tallholmen

Lilla Tallholmen - "Little Pine Islet" - an early morning in the Blekinge archipelago. The accidental spatter looks like midges and do play a role in the composition although that wasn't my intention.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hjälmaren islets

I made this illustration of the little islands Hengrundet and Notholmen for a nature reserve a few years ago. Now I use it when I teach perspective in landscapes.