i did this as a last minute merry Christmas email greeting. having done the first Christmas card a bit ironic and not all that Christmas like, i figured i needed to show a little more holiday spirit.
Finally the book Handmade, published by Gingkopress is available. Other contributors to the book, beside myself, include Matthias Gephart, Jasper Goodall, Charles Wilkin, Dave Kinsey, Shepard Fairey, Chris Ashworth, Ed Fella and Stefan Sagmeister. make sure you check it out.
this scribble was started during a lecture at fagfestival 2006, and finished during the following session. which means some of the line are from memory and some are from actually looking at this oddball.
i don't know if it's the result of far too many work filled weeks in a row, or just plain tiredness, but i'm feeling a bit sleeping, and it's way too early in the day. it's only 16:30. maybe i need to go outside and ventilate my brain with that natural aphrodisiac called... air.
these are some of the sketches/drawings i did while attending fagfestival 2006. i had the opportunity to listen to some incredible talented people. it was all very inspiring.
guitar solos are apparently on the verge of extinction, at least according to Gaffa. i drew this with my old worn out and trusted brush pen, added some dots in photoshop and dirtied it up with some layers. a real rush job, but a lot of fun.
i have been very busy these last months, but today i finally finished one of the bigger projects occupying my desk. i'll post some of the pieces here when the client has approved the finals. in the meantime, take a deep breath and then dive in again.
I was reading an article in the newspaper, Kristeligt Dagblad, and all of the sudden I started drawing the person the article was about (I forgot...sorry). I did the drawing right there on the newspaperpage with black ballpoint-pen, using the photo from the article as reference. I like the result.
This is the card before I added text above and below the drawing. I also wrote "2006" on the sausage, using black ink and a brush. The drawing is done with pencil and watercolors, and I actually did a small sketch before I started the final drawing... I might try this advanced technique again :)
The person who first identifies the man I have portrayed in this sketch, will be rewarded with a small original sketch. Send your entries to my email address, and be sure to include your postal address. Happy hunting.
Not long after I posted this drawing Maggie from American Visionary ARt Museum provided the right answer, which is Edgar Allan Poe. I did the sketch in a couple of minutes with my new brush pen. Thanks to all for participating. A little reminder to the majority of you all, when I write make sure to include your address, it means be sure to include your address. Thanks.
I seem to draw a lot of angry, or at least dissatisfied men... but I'm like a carefree chipmunk, just peachy... so I don't know were it's coming from. Do you know?
Just jump! we all had to do it before you... come on, it'll make everything a little more easy for you.
The shopping list took such a long time to agree on, that I started drawing a few of the items I had to remember to buy. This might be a good exercise. If we had to draw little pictures of everything we wanted to buy, maybe we would not buy nearly as much... maybe.
I was reading a couple of articles in Kristeligt Dagblad, the newspaper I work for. I had a ballpoint-pen in my hand (I was getting ready for the sudoku on the backpage). These lines just started emerging over the parts of the article I had already finished with.
I just got this pentel brush pen... this is the very first doodle I did with this wonderful little tool, which might give the ballpoint-pen some though competition when it comes to favourite sketch tool.
All four of these were done for BUPL. They are done with ballpoint-pen and colored in photoshop.
I did this drawing from memory, it was my intention for it to resemble the now gone Palestinian leader Arafat. I'm not really sure about the likeness, but I'm quite pleased with the combination of loose and tight line work. Ball point-pen and dot screen added in photoshop.
These were all done for the danish magazine Jazz Special. In all I did 11 small spots, the one missing here can be seen in the post "while we wait." I just figured theres was no need to post it twice.