Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Took me long enough

I've been working on my entry for J. Scott Campbell's interview and contest over at sketchoholic.com, ever since my holiday started this friday, and now it's done. At first I couldn't really decide whether or not to even enter, because the theme was a tricky one: "sexy fairy tale character". The challenge would do me good, I thought, as it is miles away from what I usually do. I would have to really study anatomy to make it work and also read up on a few fairytales. I chose to do a fairy godmother because you don't see too many of those around.

Having settled on an idea, I ran into the next obstacle: should I paint or draw or both? I knew I needed to practice linework so drawing it would be ideal and the other day I figured out how to do line separation in Painter, so lines it was. I think I drew it three times before it came out right.

Tried something new for coloring, especially where the shadows are concerned. Hope you like it :D

Jonas bm

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


So I got around to making a banner for my animation/student blog. Still dancing around making one for this blog. It'll probably be something like this or comepletely different - doesn't really narrow it down, does it?

Anyway, banner:

To see it in its proper place go here.

Jonas bm

Sunday, December 12, 2010


More paint scribbles. Trying some stuff out with these. Hope you like 'em. Middle one is my favourite :D

Jonas bm

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ruoho and The Mist

Ruoho shows the Mist his favourite puddle/lake in the whole forest. In the next scene he jumps in - you'll have to imagine that one. I think this could be a fun character to work with some more. What do you think?

Did a few other scribbles before the above one. Some loosely painted women.

 Jonas bm

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sketching Away

Indeed I am. Here's one I liked from today.

Jonas bm

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Time to Draw!!

So this week we animated scenes for some students from the Danish  Film School. We worked in teams of 4-5 people working on 5 different project. Anyway, the project took up most if not all my freetime, so I didn't really get to do much other drawing. So I've decided to start drawing more, you know, sketching. I actually fell asleep the other day thinking to myself that it's about time I learn to draw - sounds like a good idea, I think :D

Anyway, here are some sketches. I should show more of these here (this is a sketchblog, after all).

Also want to paint traditionally more, so here's a little gouache piece:

So I was busy this week, and so I wasn't gonna enter the latest sketchoholic interview and contest. Until three hours before the interview. Went super sketchy with this one and colored it loosely in Painter. Sketch and finished thing:

Also, I finally got to see 'how to train your dragon' - infinite shades of awesome :D

Jonas bm

Monday, November 29, 2010

TLP update

Remember how I started a webcomic type project a while back? Thing is, I never got around to continuing it, got too caught up in how to go about it, you know style and such. Part of the project was actually to let the style develop as I went along.

Anyway, I finally did number 2. Pencils and digital color.

Hope you like it :D

Jonas bm

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Inbred Unicorn

Never thought that'd be a title. For a sketch-o-daily, topic was 'inbred unicorn'. I had a ton of work to do for school, but this topic sounde like so much fun, I mean, it's genius :D

Started in Photoshop, finished in Painter. The turning point for me was when I put him in a jar. It was fun.

In other news, I have a student blog, you know, I study animation now at The Animation Workshop. I haven't talked much about it here, but last week's assignment went really well, so I thought I'd share it here.

Jonas bm

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Some Paintings

Some recent digital paintings, done for sketch-o-dailies over at sketchoholic.com. Been having lots of fun painting recently - seems I have more time on my hands to do it right now :D

Jonas bm

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Curiosity Takes Flight

For the James Robertson contest and interview over at sketchoholic.com

Topic was 'flight' and was great fun. Spent a long time thinking about how to go about it, but ended on just painitng it, digitally of course. Again, had fun :D

Also, did another sketch-o-daily during the week. Topic here was 'buddies'.

Jonas bm

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall is Here

It is, you know. This is for a Sketch-o-Daily over at sketchoholic.com. Topic is 'spiky', so naturally I thought 'hedgehog' or something like that. More like spiky rodent, really. The autumn-thing just kinda happened. I like it :D

Done in Photoshop, by the way.

Jonas bm

Monday, November 8, 2010


School this week is about design. Very abstract though, to keep it simple. Simple as it is, though, it's hard to get right. Had a composition assignment today with 3 boxes and a line, and it had to be dynamic as well as keep 90 degree angles.

Anyway, had time to sit down and draw on the computer today. Something quick and fun - a Jinni:

Jonas bm

Monday, November 1, 2010

Summer Doodle

No idea where this came from. Sat down to warm up for my next piggy comic (Which is still MIA, sadly), with something halloweeny, and this happened.

Didn't get around to doing a Halloween piece at all. Makes me sad, really. Still, felt good to do something so simple.

Jonas bm

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Little Piggy

So I'm starting a little project. Very tentatively, though. Not even sure I'll find the time, but seeing Mr. Charles Santoso doing his first ever children's book got me thinking that now is the time. I've been sitting on this idea for years now, anyway. Should be fun too :D

It's sort of an experimental webcomic with a theme: "this little piggy + something".

It'll have it's own website (or blog, actually). I'll post the occasional one here, though, probably.

This Little Piggy Comic

Cheers :D

Jonas bm

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Like Tea

I've been playing with charcoal lately. Not gonna share any pictures, just wanted to get it out there. It's messy, charcoal, but it looks really neat - like, try it if you haven't.

This week we've been doing storytelling keys at school, for three different scenes, which has been fun. We've started each morning with Mike Nguyen and his thoughts and philosophies regarding the medium of animation - great stuff :D For more info about Mike, look for his feature film in progress 'My Little World'.

Anyway, finally got around to entering one of those new Sketch-O-Daily contests over at sketchoholic.com. You have like 24 hours to enter, and I still only used about an hour on it. Feel I could have used more, you know. Topic was 'civilized creature' and I thought 'tea'. A few of us did :D

Got third place - Yay!! And here's some Photoshop fun. Scary shaman.

Charcoal, people.

- Jonas bm

Friday, October 1, 2010

Midnight Marsupials

For Charles Santoso's contest and interview over at sketchoholic. Theme was 'Nocturnal' and it was a lot of fun to do. It's been a busy week, with school assignments and all - animated flour sacks this week - but I really had to make this painting. Actually finished an hour or so before the deadline. Again, fun fun fun :D

Now go look up Charles Santoso's blog. It's great!

- Jonas bm

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

No Nose Seadog

I'm continuing my Photoshop practice, and I got to say that Photoshop is actually a lot of fun to use - time really flies with it. Fun fun fun :D

Anyway, I wanted to do something different this time, instead of a face I started out with an octopus kinda creature. Ten minutes in, it's a face...

With all this Photoshop going on, I thought it best to do something quick in Painter.

I'm feeling good about it :D

- Jonas

Sunday, September 19, 2010

He put the 'rock' in rocket science

Joined the Intensity Club this friday - and won! Topic was 'prehistoric rocket scientist' and it was a lot of fun.

It was a great way to end a great week. Looking forward to next week :D

In other news, I've played around further with Photoshop today and had much more fun than last time I tried it. I think the colors are off (different screens), but I like it all the same.

- Jonas

Friday, September 17, 2010

Busy Busy

Just ended week three at the Animation Workshop. This week, we actually got into animating, going through the principles, and it's been fun and challenging.

In other news, I've been lucky enough to join a few Sketchoholic contests, though time for it is limited.

Here are a few submissions.

- Jonas

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Photoshop is a different beast

I've only just recently been introduced to Photoshop, as in actually using it. Now, I've used Painter for years, but always looked forward to the day where I might hget to use Photoshop, because I hear good things about it.

Today, for the first time ever, I tried painting in Photoshop. It was confusing to say the least. I'm sure it can do whatever I want it to, but I haven't the farthest clue of how to make it do it. The hardest thing is not having the brushes you're used to. Oh yeah, learning Photoshop is gonna be fun :D

Here's the result of today's trial and error.

- Jonas

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Own Salt

It's not really something you expect to own, salt, at least I find the whole thing peculiar.

I moved out - that's the short of it. First time too. So far I'm doing better than I thought I would - I was thinking 'Giant Nervous Wrecking Ball', but so far, nothing of the sort.

But really, moving out is just a little bit of it. I've just started animation school, yep, I'm an animation student now I was super lucky to get in, and pressure is present, though not as much as I feared.

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to catch a few marathons over at sketchoholic.com, though school is taking up a lot of time.

Space Fisherman

Sci-Fi Witch

Cannibalistic Plant

To conclude:

- Jonas

Friday, August 27, 2010

An Unusual Cocktail

Marathon stuff again. Sketchoholic.com is the place to be!

This one was a lot of fun, I tell you. Unusual Cocktail:

Here's one from yesterday, started a little late. Two Face:

This last one was for a CHIUstream. Think it came out a little too flat in the end. Cute But Evil:

That is all. Cheers!

- Jonas

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hippie Boxer

You've guessed it - more marathon stuff. these are from yesterday.

First one, Hippie Boxer:

And then a topic I came up with, Demon Rodent:

In other news, I went to pick up the assignment I did some months ago when applying to a design school. Might put some photos up here.

- Jonas

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Phantom Spaceman

A quick thing I did today, fiddling with brush-settings.

And here's a marathon image from yesterday. Topic was 'Giant Cannon'.

- Jonas