Thursday, 22 December 2011

Last Post before Christmas

So I have no reason why I haven't posted the last few days, but here is a to make up for it... kinda.

This is my submission for the "Crimson Daggers" challenge of creating a 'Swamp Elder' in an environment. The deadline for the challenge is the 30th, but I wanted to relax from here till christmas :)

Here are the studies relevant to the illustration.

And here are the initial sketches:

And finally, some still life studies I did today in Pencil:

Anyhow, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year as well (in case I don't post) :D

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Angel Sketch

Trying to do some stuff from imagination, might work some more on this.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Anatomy Studies *No Nudity*

A lot more productive today :D

It HAS to be the rearrangement of furniture... :)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

SOTD #13

Been Moving around stuff in my room most of the day, but if I can wake up tomorrow, I will definitely be more productive :D

P.S I need to practise drawing faces in full body shots.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Anatomy Studies *Contains Nudity*

So, yesterday I got a little frustrated with an illustration and ended up not posting here :(

Anyway, here are 3 Anatomy studies (2 hours each)

Friday, 9 December 2011

SOTD #12


Sometimes people have a bad hairday, painters have bad art days. Today was one of those :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

SOTD #11

Knight in shining armor.

Studying a bit shiny metal didn't turn out too bad. I'm starting understand how to study way better, so I'm all smiles.

At the moment I'm doing loads of thumbnail studies trying to figure out composition etc.

At the moment there is a sale at TAD and there is a fantastic 3 hour lecture on composition that I would definately recommend. Even if you don't draw much but just appreciate art, it's still a good watch :)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dragon Concept

So I've been using a lot of energy on learning how to make dragons in the last week or so, finally have a result that is somewhat satisfactory. It's still in a sketch stage, but at least I can see this one turning out cool with some more work. It turned a little bit too much into a gryphon, but it's not too bad.

You can watch my progress (minus the last bit of renering):

Watch live video from Sketching with Pungy on

Monday, 5 December 2011

Homage to Ghibli Studios

I saw Ghibli's "Howl's Moving Castle" yesterday, it's a fantastic movie and as usual the art was wonderfully whimsical. Oga Kazuo is easily one of my favourite artists, and here is my homage to him and Ghibli studios.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Decided to take a day off, just to loosen up a bit :)

Still did a few quick sketches. I promise, tomorrow will be a better sketch :D

Friday, 2 December 2011


Value sketch of a Volcano erruption. I did this because I found out that smoke is really difficult to paint (for me at least), and well, the harder something is, the more you gain from doing it. This one turned out pretty bad, but I felt I learnt a lot which is more important than how the study turned out :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I know it's gramatically incorrect to have the 'o' from Sketch-of-the-Day in an abbreviation, but without it, it would just be STD.... and it just wouldn't look good.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sketch-of-the-Day #6

1 hour Speed Painting (time limited) of a cave, focusing on light and shape. It's very low resolution, but I hope it isn't too bad :)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sketch-of-the-Day #4

Anatomy Study. Studying composition and environments, it looks horrible, but I might upload some tomorrow anyway :)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sketch-of-the-Day #3

Value study trying to create depth and contrast never use fully black or fully white. The Darkest value is 20% and the lightest is 80%. It's actually pretty fun, because you start having to think a little more about how to make your contrast work :)

Also, here is a great tutorial/article on Light and Colour by LinRan

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Scarlett Johansson Portrait Study

Longer study, ended up taking too much of my time, so I stopped here so I can go back to doing shorter studies :) I always end up hating the longer studies, whenever I get to a certain point I start seeing all the mistakes. I'm just happy that I can see improvement.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sketch-of-the-Day #2

Shortcuts are temporary, especially when it comes to learning. My shortcut was not doing hand studies, and it's finally caught up to me. Will have to do tons of these now :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sketch-of-the-Day #1

Going to be posting 1 sketch a day, just to force myself to post something here everyday, so I won't stop posting all of a sudden. This one is a 20 study of an eye, trying to use a different technique, turned out kind pretty :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Introduction Post

Hello, My name is Lasse I'm a 21 year-old inspiring to be a freelance illustrator. I'll use this blog to post random sketches as well as finished works. Mainly to monitor my progress, as well as having a website, which can come in handy as it's hardly professional to link to deviantart...

Anyway, any form of criticism, bashing or praise is welcomed :)