Life Drawing

Finally set of some time to do some life drawing again…
These are 3 minutes sketches. (Click on the image for full size).


Solo Exhibtion in Avistegnernes Hus, Drøbak

I have been invited to have an another solo exhibition in Avistegnernes Hus in Drøbak. The opening dates are at the end of May. I will show editorial illustration from the newspaper Dagbladet and Dagbladet Sunday Magazine.

More information a bit later.

Grilldagene 2009: "Med fokus på illustrasjon"

HOW TO DESTROY THE WORLD 'rubbish' from pete bishop on Vimeo.

Grafill Illustration arranged a seminar weekend with focus on illustration and the future. Two whole days just talking about illustration. Great! We had invited brilliant Steven Appleby to be our main "star". I love his work! He does it all! Draw, think, animate and write. He´s view of the world is brilliant in the world he call "The World of Steven Appleby". It was really nice to meet him!


"Hearts": Christmas Exhibition at Uldlageret

This years theme at Kunstnerverkstedene Uldlageret´s Christmas Exhibition was hearts. Six exhibited smaller pictures and objects based on the subject, lot´s of nice response and some sold pictures as well.
The exhibion was held over 3 weekends before Christmas.

The Yearly Bookfair in Lillestrøm, Norway

Grafill Illustration was responisible for the stand at the yearly bookfair in Lillestrøm. We had invited all Grafill´s illustrator to send in their interpretation of the poem Steinbrytervisa written by Henrik Wergeland.
52 illustrators send inn a illustrations each and all of them was printed on to postcards.
The stand got lots of really positive response! So we are repeating the success in November. This time with a new illustration catalogue of all the Norwegian illustrators.

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IMU 2008: The Illustrators of Grafill Members Exhibition

Place: DogA, Design- and Architecture Center, Oslo
DATE: 11.12.-21.12.2008
For the second year we (Grafill Illustration) arranged an exhibtion for all the illustration members in Grafill. This year it was send in 150 pieces of work, all was showed at DogA, Oslo. 100 people showed up for the opening and we had a very nice evening! Talking about techniques, comissions, ideas…

Grafill Illustrasjon gjentar fjorårets suksess med en ny medlemsutstilling på DogA.
Utstillingen viser både publiserte og upubliserte arbeider, og illustratører fra hele Norge stiller ut. I år har responsen vært enorm og i skrivende stund er det nesten 60 illustratører som skal være med - med to arbeider hver. IMU er en salgsutstilling med illustrasjoner fra forskjellige bruksområder, alt fra barnebøker til avistegning og animasjon. Vernissage torsdag 11. desember kl 19.00.

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Christmas Exhibition in The Old Blacksmith´s House

Seven artist from the council I live in, was invited to be part of the first exhibiton ever in the old house of the local blacksmith. The building is protected against change because of it´s old history. Everything was very dirty, but had lots of characters. The exhibition was well visited by the local people just out for a Sunday walk.

As a part of the "advent calender" I arranged a drawing workshop for children and everyone else interested. It was set in a tent/lavvo in Mjøndalen´s shooping area. I was dresssed up as Mother Christmas. Lot´s of really nice drawings, and set on a nice Winters day! Thanks to everyone poping by!

The arrangers was the local council Nedre Eiker kommune.


Exhibition at Tegneforbundet, Oslo

A group of editorial illustrators had an exhibition together in the gallery of Tegneforbundet in Oslo. We had a Christmas due the evening before so I never made the opening. Sorry about that!
But Karl the man* did an exellent job!

See pictures from the exhibition

(* Karl Gundersen)


Not bad to be connected to Charles Darwin´s website!
Kjetil Rolness wrote about Darwin in Dagbladet in January, and it has mentioned on the sites for the Darwin fans…sorry followers… in Norway! Have a banana!

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Havnelageret - a BIG commission!

The newspapers Dagbladet and Aftenposten wanted to "show off" their illustrators and photographers in their new offices in Bjørvika, Oslo. The images was blown up to the size 1,50 x 1 meter.
The other illustrators/artist was:
Finn Graff, Arne Nøst, Fredrik Skavlan, Nemi and me for Dagbladet.
Inge Grødum, Lars Fiske, Ulf Aas, Ørjan Jensen og Stein Nerland from the newspaper Aftenposten.
And it was a big party and a grand opening with lots of importent people!!

Interview with Drammens Tidende

Bjørn Zarbell-Engh (journalist) og Ragnar Halden (photographer) came to see at me at my studio in Vestfossen in November 2008. I served coffee and Christmas Cake (or fruitcake) and talked LOTS about myself. They are velcome back anytime! Lovely men as they are!!
A little correction: I don´t have any of my own work on my wall. The drawing on the picture is made by my son Didrik.

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