Monday, October 31, 2011


Another TAWmonkey piece. 'Jimmy' was the theme a few weeks ago. Some recent health problems delayed me a bit. I had trouble with this one. 'Jimmy' is a difficult theme, but I went with the fact that jimmy is another word for a crowbar.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Sorry I Forgot You

Okay, this one I rushed a lot. Tried out some faster and sketchier lines. I like something about it, but still needs work. Anyway, it's another TAWmonkey challenge: 'I'm sorry I forgot you'. I'll let you figure the story out yourself :D

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frère Jacques


TAWmonkey once again. Theme this time round was 'Children's Songs'. I decided on the French nursery melody 'Frère Jacques'. In the song he is supposed to ring the morning bells but he's fast asleep.

Sidenote: I had a different concept as well, where Jacques was a vampire hunter/killer who would fight the creatures of the night with a magically religious bell in a country where night had lasted hundreds of years. It would have been a phony movie poster with the tagline 'morning bells are ringing'. Thinking I might do something with this some day. Happy I went the other way, though :D

Jonas bm

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Time Traveler

Again for TAW-monkey, theme: 'Time Traveler' Far too late did I realize how bad it looks from far away. Kind of a rushed piece so I don't mind too much.

Interesting note: I loved the show 'Seven Days' when I was younger (still do, when I catch it here and there), so I made the top of the cane a (simplified) chronosphere.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Another taw monkey painting, this time the theme was 'face in the crowd'. I like to think he's trying to blend into an old monster movie. Or maybe he's there for the sights.

Anyway, great fun :D

Jonas bm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cupcake Miracle

For a school related themed challenge.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Late-night Sketches

Just to keep my hands warm and my mind going. Pencils.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Red Poala

'The Red Poala is roughly the size of a grown man's head and is known to be completely still when being watched. This is the female of the species and is decidedly brown in color. The males, however, sport a vibrant red fur, explaining the name. Males are hard to find, though, as they only move about during mating season and hide for the rest of the year to protect their fur from sunlight.'

This was fun :D

Jonas bm

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Black and Whites

Just having a good time with values right now.


The Flame


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Warm Ups

Some warm ups from last week.




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Monday, August 8, 2011

Been a While

So, the CGHUB challenge... Fairytales Re-imagined.

I chose Little Red Ridinghood. Still happy with my idea, though I realize it doesn't stray too far from the original. Might work on it further some day.

Anyway, didn't leave myself enough time to paint it, spending a lot more time on the idea and concepting - which was fun. Went back and forth on the composition, too. Don't even get me started on values :D

So I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out, but here it is:

Some concepts:

Overalll, a good experience. I also did some warm-up paintings that I'm quite happy with. I'll share those in another post.

Jonas bm

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Carrot in Town

So, there's this challenge going on over at CGHUB. More on it later. Anyway, I'll be painting for the challenge, and realized that it's been a while since I've done anything more than a speedpaint, so decided to do this practice piece, trying to get back into it all. Happy enough with the result :D

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Thursday, June 23, 2011


Character design done completely within Maya using a limited tool set.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Sketches + Hulk

So yeah, more sketches and a quick paint-over of one from the previous post. Hulk splash!

Looks great if you squint.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Green Monkey

An other monkey. Tried out the deviantART muro thing.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Last week we had a color class at school and we painted with acrylics. The topic for some of our paintings was 'monkeys', and I've been into drawing monkeys ever since. Here are some done with colored pencils.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sketchbook Sketches

I've been having a lot of fun drawing in my sketchbook lately, so here are some sketches.

So yeah. I'm having a good time.

Jonas bm

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Just a few digital sketches from the other night. Been exploring proportion and anatomy lately. Lots more in my sketchbook - one of these days I'll put some of them up here.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Saint of Spades

Realized it'd been a whole month since my last post here, so thought I'd better update.

First of all, a gouache painting. The Saint of Spades.

I've had the sketch for this lying around for at least a year. Finally manned up and painted it over.

One of the reasons for my lack of updates might be that I've been very much into my school assignments - they're just a lot of fun :D So I thought I'd post some of my recent exercises here.

Jonas bm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baron von Milchbard

Looking at the name now, it kinda sucks, but I have no alternatives.

Anyway, for a contest over at Sketchoholic. Topic was 'ugly with style'.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Missing Pieces

Another TAW-monkey piece.

The theme was 'Missing Pieces'. The connection to that theme kinda got more and more obscured as I went, but I still like the end result - was fun to do :D

Jonas bm

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gymnastic Heist

Again for the weekly school thing.

Couldn't get the face right, so I put in a black bar - ended up liking that :D

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

For a weekly sketch challenge at school.

Hope you find it amusing :D

Also, here's a sketch for the next challenge: 'Gymnastic Heist'

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Lefty Loves You

I've been drawing hands a lot lately, for school - I finally think I'm getting somewhere :D

Anyway, did this hand in Painter, because it feels like forever since I've done anything from scratch with that program. Had fun with the colors :D

I think the heart makes it less gruesome - don't you?

Jonas bm

Sunday, March 6, 2011


This is a warm-up assignment from last week for school. We had to design two light bulbs, one good, one bad.

I had fun with this. Hope you like 'em :D

Jonas bm

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ghostly Gent

Part Photoshop, part Painter - all ghost :D

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rotary-Man and a Robot

Hey, so this week at school we were introduced to Photoshop and After Effects. I've had worked with Photoshop a few times before, but still learned a lot and had even more fun. Here's an assignment (a superhero) and a personal thing (a robot) to further explore what we were learning. Masks are super useful :D

We were free to do our own superhero so I did Rotary-Man, a character I'm playing around with every now and then. He's a former sailor with a powerful (possibly alien) device embedded in his chest. The device allows him to dial various traits and attributes either up or down, such as strength, speed, vision, etc.

Jonas bm