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The Swedish king Karl XI (Charles XI) tried to use elks (moose) as a substitute for the expensive horses. He never managed to train them though even if he had them brought up from they where pups (foals?), I thought I'd give them another chance though, they are pretty common in our country.
Got the possibility to exhibit my work on the other side of the globe with a bunch of other talented artist around the world through the multi talented Beck Wheeler. I've copy and pasted from her blog, (I've go no shame) Hung By The Sticky Bits is a group exhibition curated by Beck Wheeler that showcases the non-client based work of six Professional Creatives that work in the areas of Graphic Design, Gaming, Animation, and Illustration. See the recent labours of love by Sauerkids (the Netherlands), Hobo Divine (Canada), Falsk (Sweden), Beck Wheeler (Australia), Stephane Tartelin (France) and Mattias Adolfsson (Sweden). Until Never Gallery, Melbourne: Opening: Wednesday 5th September Closing: September 27th September China Heights Gallery, Sydney: Opening: Friday 28th September Closing: Sunday 30th September I'd better start producing stuff then..
Made while going by bus from Paris, still filled with all the crazy baroque building, bridges and churches (the churches tend to be Gothic though). We don't have that elaborate buildings in Sweden from this era, our baroque went through first a dutch filter and then through a poverty filter. Mark that the French tend not to use so much pig themes as I do.
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Returned from Paris, we're all quite tired from the trip 26 hours by bus. I had planned to make a travel sketchbook while being there but this was quite to over optimistic, I found little time for such frivolities. We had a great time anyway and some sketches made on the trip are to come over the next couple of days. First in line my proposal to make penguins airborne at last. Made this one on the ferry ride to Germany. Missed this blog's birthday yesterday, I hope it's not crossed with me.
This will be my last post for about a week, of to a bus trip To Paris and Disneyland. Hope you all have a nice week. Decided to photo of my material, (I get quite a lot of mail asking for it and I've posted about it before), this is what I use to do my drawings. A montblanch meisterstück and a namiki falcon. I Load the Montblanc with montblanc ink, and the Namiki with American Eel from noodlers
As e are leaving Gothenburg I want to make an inprint of the city, therefore I follow in the Swedish 17 century artist Erik Dahlberg (his great work is called Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, the old and new Sweden)footsteps in trying to show our city to the world. Artists like to travel with comfort and I'm no exception to this rule, my trusty pygmy elephant have never failed me yet. Two pupils from the page turning academy in Würtburg, helps me with all the practical details, I've progressed from the king size moleskine to the more stately Imperial model. I always travel with a mobile fence to keep the groupies at bay, they're quite keen on baroque artists you know.. To get the perspective right Some famous Gothenburg places The Fish church (Feskekôrkan) Fishing boat (feskejõlle) the Lipstick, (läppstiftet) Gothenburgs only skyscraper The original moleskine spread Hope you all have nice weekends!
Now it's decided we're moving from Gothenburg (my hometown since 1989, my wife since 1991) and moving to Sigtuna outside of Stockholm. The actual moving will happen in August, so fellow Gothenburgers you still have time to catch me. Managed to break away from the moleskine for a change today, and use some old akvarell paper I bought in Florence once sometime during the last century.