fredag 9 mars 2012


I have been absolutely terrible at updating this blog lately, because of studies and Metroid Prime.
But I have some news:

The draft for chapter 1 of It's Complicated is now finished, and I'll start on the actual drawings in a few days.

An Apple a Day now has the big buffer I promised myself I'd make for it before I starting to post. Unfortunately, I've used up nearly all of my researched materials for it already, and I want to at least have another batch of jokes before I get it online. I'm currently looking into the possibility of making my own website for it for now, but it's likely the comic will start out as a tumblr blog before I have things figured out. It will probably be at least another week before I start posting.

And lastly, I have finished two chapter drafts for the story I've been writing. It's going slow, but it's getting there, and I figure I'm about 10% done with the first draft. This is my least priority, however, and it's going to take a lot longer than my comic projects.

That's it for today! Just showing that I'm alive and being somewhat productive.

måndag 30 januari 2012

An Apple a Day sample

The sneak-a-peak- I promised last time.

söndag 29 januari 2012

The Night

Again, I've been bad at updating. I have plenty of stuff though, but it's tiring to keep posting everything three times or more. For quicker updates, if you don't mind a flood of random other things, you might want to consider visiting my tumblr.

One thing I might have neglected to mention before is that my external harddrive, where I kept a lot of my art and photos (including the ones from this summer's exhibition) is failing. I don't dare to use it anymore until I can afford getting it looked at and possibly repaired or transferring the stuff on it to a new one.

But here's some of the stuff I've been working on:

  • I'm re-working the script of chapter one for OOPS, now re-named "It's Complicated", which you might remember from this post . Now, it's rather important that I get on with the comic making instead of perfecting the same chapter over and over again, but I've realised from looking at the first chapter after months of being too stressed to draw that I have a lot to learn. And I want to make a good first impression at the very least, because that part is critical when people decide if they want to stick with it or not. And, I've also decided that I am going to put this comic online. After all, what's the point of comicking if people can't read what you make? I was never a fan of hoarding stuff in the first place, even if I seem to do it exceedingly often these days. It might take some time before it gets online, but it will happen. I've learned my lessons from online comicking in the past, and having a buffer is vital, or you will face deadline after deadline, each pressuring you more than before. The horrible thing about that is that it saps away both the quality and the joy of comicking. Instead of feeling satisfaction for having made something good, you feel relieved that you've gotten it over with. And believe me, that's not a good thing if you have to keep drawing weekly updates. So again, a buffer is vital.
  • As a nice break from drawing constant quality, I'm drawing another comic project on the side. It's called An Apple A Day, and will probably contain some of the lamest humour you've ever seen, penis jokes and more generally bad stuff... in the form of comic strips. I feel like I should probably be shy about it, because it's not exactly the type of thing you'd show your parents. But I can't be bothered! 8D ...The art style is completely different from what I've been doing before, and it's a huge relief. I do it all completely freestyle, no sketch lineart, no pressure. It feels great! There'll be a sneak-a-peak next time I post, for sure. But it's the same thing there. I'm building a buffer. And my ambition is to be able to produce these things daily, but until I'm sure I can do that, I don't want to get in over my head. This is a very new way of comicking for me, and it requires a lot of brainstorming.
  • I've taken up writing again. (When did I ever write? might wonder. A long time ago, but it was mostly bad fanfiction.) I've found that after moving to London, I feel a lot more confident with written English. And writing just stories instead of slightly robotic scripts is a very nice exercise in thinking about the feel of a story, as well as a good release for when my head is too crammed with ideas to draw. If things go well, I just might post these stories somewhere as well, but I'm not making any promises as they're not my highest priority. There will likely be plenty of concept art though, if I can manage not to hoard stuff.
And that's all for today. I'm going to work ar finding someone to kick my ass for when I'm incapable of doing it myself, because some asskickings are in order for me to actually do stuff.
(The right kind, mind you. The art of motivating someone else is a hard one. I feel I might save this topic for later.)

Okay, that's really all for today. Cheers!

tisdag 10 januari 2012

Diver and Mermaid

I think I'm reaching a happy compromise between the style I'm drawing my comics in and the style I usually do CGs in.
Obviously, I haven't been updating as much as I've intended to do.
Life has been hectic in a number of different ways, and my external harddrive has sadly passed away, but here goes! Here's to 2012 being a much more inspired year than the last.

Hope you all will have a fantastic year.

torsdag 3 november 2011

Oops - Book 1 Cover

Technically I should probably not post this since I am going to try to get it published at some point, but ehh. It's not completely finished yet. (Needs lots of refining!)
I haven't posted anything in ages and thought it was about time.

A lot of things have happened, the biggest one being that I've moved to another country. Hopefully I can post a lot more from now on!

onsdag 31 augusti 2011

Short Film

Hi! It's been a while. Things are a bit messed up right now, but as I promised (ages ago), here's the short film I was commissioned to draw by the talented Zabina!

But before you watch, I've got to warn you that this film contains some rather disturbing things, nudity, blood and violence.

Until We Are All Blind from Zabina B on Vimeo.

A bit of other news: I'm back to actually having time to draw my own things again.
I know I said before the exhibition that I'd post the painting I made, but life has been far to hectic to do much.
I still will, at one point.
Things are a bit complicated right now. I don't have a decent scanner, and my external harddrive seems to be failing, so I don't dare to do much until I've had it looked at.
Also, I'm moving soon, so my time is filled up with preparations for that.

And lastly, to raise a bit more money for rent and new art supplies, I'm going to try to have a sale of my drawings and paintings soon.

Sorry about my long absence.

lördag 9 juli 2011

Exhibition at Kafé Rotundan!

Things are still very busy for me right now. I often feel like I don't have time for sleeping or eating.

That giant project I was working on before is over now - and you'll get to see the results in a bit.
However, I have an exhibition to prepare for now.
It's nothing big, but...!
...It'll take place in just a little bit more than a week. And because I don't like to make things easy for myself (apparently), I've decided to paint new things for this.

Obviously, I don't have enough time to paint with oils at the moment - and that's why I'm painting with acrylics for the first time in years.

It'll be exciting to see the results, and I must admit I'm having a lot of fun with it already.

So if you happen to be in Sweden between the 19th and 25th of July (Halmstad, to be more specific), you're more than welcome to drop by Kafé Rotundan and take a look!

Until then, I'm going to post photos of the paintings I make.
Wish me luck! C=