Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sketchbook - November 2014

Sketchbook update with various stuff - been returning to croquis as of recently and it's been just as challenging as always in a good way. I've dug into dynamic poses much more as seen in the second picture - and doing dynamic poses from imagination - that's really the true test of where one's at and how much one can remember.


Friday, October 24, 2014

STUNTMAN - Challenge #1 - Kangaroo+Xaxaxa

Since I started the STUNTMAN-challenge almost 2 weeks ago, I thought I'd have another go at one of the other challenges, the Kangaroo+Xaxaxa-one. Since I realized there's some crazy foreshortening and dynamic poses going on in some of the Xaxaxa-stuff, I decided to take the challenge of practising that - hence making me fill out 25+ pages in the sketchbook. Ultimately, it lead to me being more confident when drawing the final pose for this girl and kangaroo.

Some reference-pictures and an early stage-sketch before some dear classmates helped me push the perspective (Thanks Rachel, Rune and Melanie!)

Wish to check out the group? Click here


Saturday, October 11, 2014

STUNTMAN - Challenge #1 - Urbance+Cuckoo Wasp

I've created a new facebook-group for other interested in a challenge and especially getting out of your typical habit and comfortzone. The group's name is STUNTMAN - and it's all

This here is the first challenge I did in this group and I had a blast experimenting.
Feel free to pass the word around the group, throw a link to your good friends or people you imagine would be interested in this sort of thing.

Have a great day

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Baobab Swamp"

"Baobab Swamp"

My recent personal piece finally done! Was inspired by "The Little Prince" story about these Baobab-trees, and I wanted to try a different color-palette than my usual as well. Hope you like it! Thanks to all those who helped along the way with critique, paintovers and related!

And here's some work in progress-pictures w. early line art sketch and a color rough


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Italy sketches

Was on a lovely 6-day roadtrip with my dad in Italy, eating interesting seafood, enjoying the sun, bathing and having a good time. Got around to do a few sketches too. I'm quite happy with the boat-watercolor since I find perspective, boats and watercolor quite challenging, and having more patience in my process seemed to have a positive impact!


Monday, August 11, 2014



Fun color-landscape exploration. Dedicated to my dad, Lars Frank Nielsen.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Photo study - Dan Gerhartz's "Drawn from Within"

Felt like doing a photo study again and I found this wonderful piece by
Dan Gerhartz's called "Drawn from Within", so I went ahead and did a study. Approximately 4 hours.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer sketches

Been too long since I sat down with real brushes and sketchbook - every time I sit down with good music and begin I totally love it - gotta remind myself that! So this summer I've been having a few plans, targeting areas that I feel like I needed to improve in. First of all, I drew hands for a month and I realised that I might need to spice it up with a few other topics in between. For July and August I wanted to focus on perspective and compositions, as well as head construction and facial expressions. So here follows a variety of sketches:

(In my sketchbook I did a total 24 pages of hands - a mixture of sketches of my own hand, cartoon hands from ref, real hands from ref, photosketches of people in situations etc. - These were some of the betters ones)







Friday, June 20, 2014

Abstract colors

Some experimental abstract color-thumbs.
Inspired by Bato Dugarzhapov's color palettes.


Friday, June 13, 2014


This is a piece I did in my two exam-weeks together with some other mixed stuf (character designs, turnarounds, thumbnails, reference etc.). So the initial story behind the picture is the following:

"A team of two alien scientists returns after a thousand years of absence from their home world, to see their planet having radically changed since the flood of chemicals and ice overwhelmed the planet, making everyone leave it. Perhaps the changed ecosystem is not the only surprise waiting for them on their journey?"

I basicly digged really deep into world-building, and researching into a lot of various areas, like glaciology, biology, figuring out which plants can grow in the arctic and lots of other stuff. It's probably been the most interesting experience with world building and reference I've ever had. You can see the madness-map I ended up having created here:

I plan to do several pictures w. various things for this universe, like creaturedesigns, propdesigns, more keyshots, finalized character designs and such.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Sand runner

Just felt like doing an experimental little sketch - spent an hour or two. Had fun while listening to this song. Success!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

"Cuddly Hue-Party In Space"

This week I've had the pleasure of having Joaquim Royo as a teacher once again - and it's been fantastic! I've learnt a ton of things and been presented with fantastic artwork and analysis of these. I decided to go for a space-snowlandscape and this is the result - the final piece and the colorkey I did before.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Moxie 2107 - Selfstudy

"Moxie 2107"

This is the selfstudy-project I've been working on the last couple of months at school. The story I came up with is as follows:

"A fictional story set in the future, year 2107, where climate changes, flood and polution have changed the world - mostly 3rd world countries like Malaysia, Philippines and Bangladesh. We're the observer of this changed world through the city of Moxie – a sinking city, that keeps rebuilding itself upwards to survive. It's the story of a perserverant and adaptive society that despite the challenges, have an incredible determination to survive."