My church

Here is the final result of my school project. I will later add some photos of the cardboard model.
This is a view of the building from a mountain by the church:

The plan:

The principle of how the building (hopefully) will work:

This is a section cut through the altar room and the room outside:

Here are some details (belltower, altar and the thing you dip the babies in)

a facade seen from the south
a night pic

another night pic from within the atrium

View from within the altar room
View from a group activity room

For those of you who want to know more (and speak Swedish), check out my presentation here
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I had a drawing session with a friend of mine the other day, the study object was gorillas. We image-Googled like crazy to get as many references as possible. We tried to exaggerate the features that are typical for these lovely creatures.
They have such strange physique, gorillas, their posture is really weird and their facial bone strucure (or is that fat?) is impossible to understand with a quick look.

Some of my drawings:

My friend and I agreed that we should do this more often, drawing with themes. You learn a LOT about how things look. I hope we will get around to it soon.

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My classmate, Erik, asked me the other day to draw a couple of hands holding a "D", as a header for his photoblog (which is nowhere near daily, but the photos are lovely)
We took a couple of pictures with us holding a paper cutout and I started to draw with them as reference. I think it turned out a bit Escher-esque ("drawing hands") even though there is no loop or illusion. Take a look here for more Escher.

Visit daily to see the final result (and, of course, the great photos..)
And, if you want to see these pics larger, do that here and here.



The project in school at the moment is to design a church. A fun but difficult task... what should a church be nowadays to make people go there?

Anyways, to study the treatment of the daylight in a church building, we were sent off to different churches. My excursion went to Klippan, Skåne, and St Petri church by Sigurd Lewerentz.It's an amazing church, very dark and mysterious but not threatening. These sketches show how the window glass is applied to the outside of the wall, hence invisible from the inside.

Learn more about the church here and here.

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When I was in Paris, I was amazed at the popularity of graphic novels and that kinda stuff. Among adults! Everyone reads them on the metro, I never saw that on the trams of Gothenburg. Most bookstores (Fnac is a great one) have a huge department of graphic novels.

While browsing the shelves of the Virgin Megastore, I came across this guy Voutch. One frame cartoon strips collected into several books.
Lemme tell you...this is a guy who knows his colors.
Every picture has a lovely mood and the colors are subtle with the occasional pop. And the cartoons are funny too, this is a reason to practice one's French!

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A totally random pic...

..to celebrate my return from Paris. This is a cute couple that I found somewhere on the www, transformed by me into graphite on paper. If you recognize yourselves, cute couple, lemme know what you think of the pic.

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A yellow guy for Easter

Happy Easter everybody!

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A lovely lady in a nice swimsuit.

It's fun to use both pencil and pens and ink of different kinds. Two different expressions combined into one drawing!

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Andrew Loomis.

This is an amazing guy if you're into figure drawing, check him out. Several of his books are available online here, which is good. I can totally get lost for hours in here...


Mountain fog

Small watercolor painting I did a couple of weeks ago.
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She-male Marilyn impersonator...

Another quick drawing attempt.. This one is nice as such, but there is absolutely no similarity to the reference. Well, that's part of the charm, isn't it? I haven't drawn from pics in ages and it really shows. The eye-hand coordination withers over time if it's not maintained. The best practice is live models and MANY quick sketches. I took an evening class once and I could really feel the progress rushing through me from one week to another.
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Upside down.

Drawing stuff from a reference picture can be real hard. Especially if you're trying to do a self portrait. You have all these thoughts on how you look that can really disturb the process of seeing and drawing. A tip is to put the reference upside-down and draw like that.
Here's my first attempt to capture myself. I am semi-pleased with the similarity. But the upside-down thing is really interesting. I think I'll try it some more.

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Landscape painting is fun. And kinda hard. Light and mood is hard to get the way you want it.
I recently checked out Terragalleria for inspiration, it's a great site with pictures from lots of national parks.

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Some trees..

I often find green colors hard to work with. Although the composition is a bit boring on this one, I am quite happy with how the greens behaved.

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More poppies for my mother.

It's hard to get all the folds of the flowers right. Here's another try.
This one I think will end up as a birthday gift from my mother to a friend of hers.

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Poppies for my mother.

My green-fingered mother has a thing for poppies. I can understand her.
They're so thin and papery and handle the light in a fantastic way. Plus it seems that they can grow just about anywhere. When I was in Rome there were poppies growing on the freeway, right on the side of the road.

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Another quick nude

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Watercolor is hard to get in the right places, although you shouldn't try too hard to get it there either..
The body is allright, the face got a bit messy.

I was inspired by a picture from xupacabras, a lovely photoblog about which I know nothing. Except that it's lovely.


Lovely linework...

...can be found in the works of Egon Schiele (Austrian artist 1890 - 1918) . His pictures may be a bit kinky (he was actually arrested for that) , but they're still very beautiful and sensitive. I love how the colors are used to make the pictures pop. And the lines! Lines like this are rarely seen. They are very vivid, a bit cocky even. Still, they describe the form in a fantastic way. A true source of inspiration if you're interested in "anatomy". (hardy har har...)

Check out some more of his stuff HERE.

a couple of quick nudes...

...to catch the eye of y'all.

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Welcome dear readers and viewers.

I love to draw and paint!
Preferably there is a message or purpose within the artwork, but pure study of the medium entertains me a lot as well. I find drawing and painting relaxing, but still challenging, a sweet meditation if you will. Here you will be able to see my attempts to get a grasp of watercolor, acrylics, digital art and a bunch of other stuff... comments are welcome.

Oh, and for those of you who want to know more about me, behold my other blog: