Beer And Skeletons; Another Shop Update

New stuff in the Shop, again. This time it is a piece called Live Rough and another called Taste of Friday.

Well, I will let them speak for themselves.

Best regards,
Andreas

Gentleman; Shop Update!

I’ve updated the previous Gentleman to better fit the design of the Lady. This is how the new one looks.

Click the image to visit the Shop.

Best regards,
Andreas

Lady; New Design In The Shop

Finally, the Gentleman is now accompanied by his Lady. Last night I uploaded this new design to my Shop to complete my recent thoughts of a pop-vintage theme. If you want a simplistic but charming print, canvas, pillow, mobile shell, or whatever, you better check this one out. And of course, why not combine the gentleman and the lady or get two ladies or gentlemen?

Best regards,
Andreas

New Year New Stuff

A new year has come and so will new deeds. Most recent I have illustrated the first issue of Grimoire, a fanzine made by the guys behind the Swedish OSR game Svärd & Svartkonst, containing game material for that very game and games alike. Please note that this fanzine is written in Swedish. The illustrations are in pencil and one or two of them will soon be seen in my portfolio which is to be updated in near future. Grimoire as available here at DriveThruRPG.  If you are a Swedish role-playing gamer do not hesitate to get it!

Waiting in the pipeline are several illustrations for another swedish OSR game called Ockult Örtmästare (Occult Herb Master), by Ockult Örtmästare Games, vaguely mentioned before in this post. I have also illustrated a map, made digitally in Clip Studio, for another of their games, Ut mot skären (Out Towards the Islets) which is to be released pretty soon.

 

Best regards,
Andreas

Gentleman; New Design In The Shop

A couple of days ago I uploaded a new design to the Shop. I call it Gentleman and it comes with either pink or blue background. So, if you want a simplistic but charming print, canvas, pillow, mobile shell, or whatever, you better check this one out.

Best regards,
Andreas

Mignola And The Bargue

As mentioned in a previous post the art of Mike Mignola means a lot to me. His original style and characters has made him sort of a legend, especially to lads and gals thrilled by gothic horror and weird fiction. And many of them brood on how to draw like Mike.

Actually there are thousands of contributions on this subject out there on the net – forum posts, blog articles, video tutorials, and so on.

And now it is time for me to make you a Mignola tutorial, right?

But no, I will not – since you may attack Mike’s style from many directions depending on how you choose to decipher it. Though I will share one of my favourite grips on how to read Mike’s way to build a good sense of 3D by the principle that less is more.

… This, of course, is not just applicable on the art of Mike Mignola. As you will find in the inks mentioned below you may apply it to everything you would like to draw.

Yes, as you may have guessed, I am talking about The Bargue Method. Please read the following links to understand exactly what I am talking about; to get how it applies to Mike Mignola.

Best regards,
Andreas

Black Friday @ Solvebring’s

Yeah, I know, I do not have to go on and on, explaining Black Friday. Of course you all know that means awesome artsy stuff to affordable prices. Please check out my shop at Zippi and get yourself or a dear friend a new bag, pillow, canvas painting or whatever you need. It is appreciated. Thanks!

 

Best regards,
Andreas

Bed Time Work (… And Doodle #5)

New commissions keep coming and last night I took the opportunity to put some ideas to print. The result is these two sketches in which I have experimented with the concept features.

 

And of course I made a little doodle; yet another dragon.

Best regards,
Andreas

Bedtime Doodle #4

Yet some doodles made by bedtime though not in bed. Tonight I sat by the kitchen table by the soft under cabinet light. Such lighting is pretty bad for drawing, I know, but cosy.

I tend to like to doodle and sketch in bad but cosy lighting which sort of inspires me; it makes me relaxed and that gloom gives me mystical vibes. Since I often work in the genres of weird fantasy, science fiction and horror it fits me like a glove. Sure, it does not do for finished products but as I said, it is while sketching and fooling around.

And nowadays everything is more cosy then ever here in Sweden; it is late autumn and winter is approaching. The sun falls in the afternoon and by 6 pm it is dark as Indian ink. Sure it is also very depressing, but when you, like me, live in the countryside and dwell inside in the warmth that melancholy easily transform into coziness … Thick darkness, cold winds, whirling leaves and/or heavy rain or sprinkling snow. I mean, imagine what guys like Ray Bradbury or Stephen King could make of such things.

Yes, I definitely drew this sailor because of this. Old school sailors are awesome and thankful spin-offs; maybe I should try to make a finished drawing of a fishy sailor sometime.

Best regards,
Andreas