Friday, 7 April 2017

Illustration friday - Hot

Illustration Friday - Hot. Inspired by Sami joik and a Sami lady with dimples. Drawn with pencil on paper; shadow added in Photoshop.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Gaupe Cufflinks - Illustration

Strange how destinies of people become intertwined. I was at a film seminar during Oslo's Innovation Week and got to know an American man who came to Oslo to start anew with life and he turned out to be an art collector of sorts and gives himself custom-made gold cufflinks every Christmas.

Over a coffee/tea, we were talking about a film project that we are interested in cooperating when I showed him some illustrations I made about the film project I am working on. A week later, he calls me and asks me if I can design some cufflinks for him based on the head of a Norwegian lynx (gaupe).

Even though I haven't touched my beloved illustration pen for a while, I said yes. With a nervous gulp, almost invisible from the outside.

Here are the drawings :)

This was the illustration I showed my American associate. Drew the prehistoric fish from a picture on the screen from the internet - no pencil, straight pen on paper. The girl is from my imagination, with a jellyfish like skirt.

A sketch of a gaupe, just to get to know the face structure, fur alignment, ears...

Preliminary sketch of cufflink design which is a little too rectangular instead of square.

Final sketch of gaupe design, with square face and more symmetrical patterns in the fur.

Side profile

My "commissioner" said that he would like the drawings autographed by me so that when I become famous, these would be worth a lot of money. Haha. Let's see how famous I become then :P

Note: All cufflink designs copyrighted by Little Pixy Boots.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

This drawing was inspired by a doll my Argentinian friend made. She is the Queen of Hearts, looking for her King. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and remember that this life and this breath is precious :)

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Stereotypes on Freelancers

This infographic is a bit old but it breaks the stereotypes of freelancers. Since I am a freelancer in illustration, film & TV and events, I thought this would be interesting (Click for bigger image).

2012 Freelancer Report Infographic (image) - See more at:
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Monday, 21 March 2016

Blått Lerret 16 Mar 2016

Blått Lerret mars 2016
Grand Hotel

Blått Lerret (The Blue Screen) is a quarterly event organised by the Norwegian Film Institute's Promotion and International Relations department (lanseringsavdelingen) to promote Norwegian films that are premiering in the coming season. This time it is to promote three films that are coming in Spring - Grand Hotel, Pyromannen (Pyromaniac) and Sensommer (Late Summer). Hisham Zaman's short "A Boy in the Picture" opened the evening.

All the films seem interesting with the producer, directors and actors discussing the films with an intriguing insight to the production process. Entrance is usually 100 kroners plus 75 kr, but I have some connections so I always get in on the guest list :)

 Blått Lerret at Parktheatret in Grunerløkka. 
Doors opened at 19:30 and the event began at 20:00.
The host was Kalle Løchen and there was DJ and bar for the whole evening.
 Interview with Hisham Zaman for A Boy in the Picture. I liked the short quite well because it didn't have any dialog, only black and white shots of the boy as he went along his day. After speaking to the director privately, I found out that the boy was his nephew and that he was chosen because he resembled the director when he was a boy. It is in a way, an interesting self-portrait made decades into a person's life.

 Interview with Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, director of Sensommer. 
A highly productive young director who likes to work mostly with film cameras, not digital. I have great admiration and respect for his skill and enthusiasm for film that he keeps producing. That is the level of creativity that I want to have and everyone is capable of reaching that potential.

Film location was also the accomodation for 14 actors and crew.

 Comedian Atle Antonsen stars in Grand Hotel

All links and recording copyrighted by NFI.


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