Soppens Fantastiske liv


My semester assignment. Finished today!

Montage with 10 pictures plus threedimentional objects illustrating different facts about the mushroom, and conveyed through the genre of fairy tales/myth/storytelling. Illustrations for children. My main goal was to experiment with different techniques and materials, looking for a visual style I like and may continue to develop.


Interested in taking a closer look? Einar Granum is open for outsiders tomorrow between 16-18.



Addition to the last post. Two more illustrations from the illustration course.

The first picture is a character based on my own personality…sort of. Acrylics on paper.

The second picture I made for the news article below, which is about vandalism on the “King’s trees” in Oslo. Just for the fun of it, I threw in some references to Game of Thrones. Because I wanted to! Pen, acrylics and photoshop.




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Illustration course

First picture: A quick illustration task, using monotypi. Aesop’s Fables – The Turtle and the Rabbit. I didn’t really like working with monotypi. It was really difficult to get the results you wanted. But I guess there are many drifferent ways of doing monotypi, and we got a small taste of it.

Second and third picture: The idea is putting Death, The Reaper, into different everyday settings. Death doing normal things and encountering normal situations, just like human beings. I wanted the style to be sort of naiv and humorous, and to give associations to childrens drawings. At the same time I wanted to experiment with paper, and use it to make simple forms. So, trying to find a style that works visually and communicates the scenario in a good way. Not totally satisfied yet. Other colours might be good.  I like the idea though, so I’ll probably continue working on it.

Typography course

This was fun! And sort of a new way of thinking for me. In the future I’ll probably use typography as illustration more often, but I haven’t really been used to thinking this way before. We had short time, and three words to choose from. I picked “Lykke” (“Happiness”).  I had several ideas, but I ended up doing a beer related one. Funny that 😛

Each letter is represented by one beer ingredient. And it also refers to the brewing process. That is, the order of the ingredients when brewing beer.

1.L- water, 2. Y- malt, 3. KK- hops, 4. E-yeast.

I had FIVE letters, so it didn’t really fit in with the FOUR ingredients. But I figured that’s just fabulous! The double K can represent a beer with a lot of hops, like IPA, which is my favourite kind.

In addtion to all this i tried to make the font look like the beer titles on the brewery BrewDog‘s labels. Didn’t work that well, I think?

Technique: Imitate the font, writing LYKKE. Using pictures of the ingredients – cut out each letter. Colouring with pencils on black/white print. Photoshop colouring.

None of the results are satisfactory when it comes to visual communication. The third picture is the most readable, at least in real life. To be able to see what it is, the colours of the ingredients have to be the same as in real life: Blue, brown/red/yellow/, green and brown.

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