apparently it's the season to catch a real nasty cold (5 days before christmas... oh what luck). i feel like the sith lord in the third star wars when he is zapping Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber and his head swells, looking less frightening and more weird, like a hippo who's spent to much time in the tub. well fuck it, one more assignment (and a real fun one too, so i might bring out the painkillers for this one) and christmas vacation is here.
so if you drink, have one. if you smoke, quit. and if you have an extra 100 bucks to blow on gifts, think about giving it to someone not yet burdened by owning too many things.
peace and good will.. and all that.
the drawing is from the latest issue of djoef.
Usually i don't post drawings without at least a few lines by yours truly, but this will have to be an exception. my son Jonas has been a loyal viewer of the danish christmas calendar called "julefandango" hosted by the very talented and warm Sigurd Barrett. during the show, Sigurd receives a lot of mail from children all over the country. they send in their drawings and a wish for a christmas song. of course Jonas wanted to send in a drawing as well. and here it is. Magnus Tagmus riding in his little train filled with christmas gifts, smoke whirling into the air. a spider in his huge jumping ball of web, a decorated christmas tree, with beautiful ornaments, including a turtle. santa and his cat round of this joyful piece of art. now will just have to see if Jonas is lucky to get picked out from the huge pile of christmas mail.
a full page illustration in the current issue of "aeldre sagen", the theme was christmas. and having celebrated quite a few times gave me plenty of memories to pick from and further develop. this was a real fun and time consuming piece to do.
i did the drawing in illustrator and tweaked the colors and added some grainy structure in photoshop.
a full page illustration from the latest issue of "boern og unge" published by bupl. the art director was the very sweet Eva Krebs Larsen.
the topic of the article is an old but still very relevant one... cramped spaces in kindergardens.
and a smaller illustration for the same article, but this time more precisely dealing with bad air inside the kindergardens... who farted?
a half page illustration for the latest issue of "taenk". for a short article about christmas ducks being transported from denmark to germany, where they are slaughtered and then transported back again. don't ask me why... seems kind a dumb to me.
a couple of recent doodles. the astronaut croc was drawn with my sons magic markers during the creation of a wild home-made board game.
this was a shopping note doodled beyond legibility with Jonas (my son... for the slow readers out there). the subject quickly combined the ridiculous with the more juvenile. resulting in a vast amount of feces being drawn. the supercool and wild bat in the center, was drawn by Jonas :)
A portrait of businessman Henry Silverman for the latest issue of businessweek. the drawing was done with a brush, the violin in illustrator and colors added in photoshop.
two illustrations for the urban brawl section of the december issue of seattle metropolitan. this time the urban brawl is about special education, and where this should take place.
the drawing was done in illustrator and a little structure was added in photoshop.
this was for an article by Henrik Hoffmann-Hansen, printed in todays edition of the danish newspaper kristeligt dagblad. you can read the article here, it's about the ethics of businessmen. a current case of fraud here in denmark, involving the now on the run, Stein Bagger, who has allegedly commit fraud for an amount exceeding 1 billion. boy am i in the wrong business.
the word balloon reads: "I can't remember what my own signature looks like". it seems like most of these cases somehow involve the perpetrators pretending to be someone else, at least on paper. the illustration was all drawn in illustration. sketch in pencil below.
i decided to loose the character on the left, when i started doing the final. he just didn't seem necessary anymore.
from todays edition of kristeligt dagblad. for an article about torture victims, and the very long waiting time for proper treatment and therapy. the wait is almost like going through torture again. "please wait" is written in scars on his back. the illustration is all brush and halftone in photoshop.