was a personal project, started in September, 2016. I decided that for 96 days I would create a sketch every day. I haven’t uploaded all of them here, you can check the rest on my instagram account here.
36/96 Robert De Niro
I'm back. Spent a week with my mom, who visited us for the first time. I saw more movies last week than in the last two and a half years, and I feel like it was more than needed. I hope this break helps me getting back on track. I have had several new ideas, one of them was playing around with torn newspaper. Here's the first result. I will revisit this technique for sure.
Robert de Niro is one of my favourite actors. Drawing him made me realise that he reminds me of both Leonard Cohen and Al Pacino. It was tricky to catch the lines that make him himself and not the other two. I'm a little bit hooked on this technique where I take away what shouldn't be there. I miss cutting lino I guess.
35/96 The hug
Another hug. Tonight I watched Inside Out with my mom. I think she's the perfect person to watch it with. Moms' love is something that cannot be multiplied, because it's already endless.
34/96 Ben Howard
Rough sketch of Ben Howard. This is a fifteen-minute quicky, because I was working on my website tonight (and I was sleeping the previous days, because sometimes I really have to). So this one is a sneak peek to my process, though it's never the same, as I'm always experimenting with techniques.
33/96 My Little Brother
A very quick one today, because I'm exhausted. This one is for my youngest brother who I miss very much, especially today, because it's his birthday.
Swimming pool day again. This one was inspired by two things: Icelandic swimming pools and the movie "Take this waltz". The first one changed the way I look to my body and helped me accept myself. You have to shower naked before you go in the pool, and there are no separated areas. At first (7 years and two kids ago!) I felt ashamed and strange, but I slowly started to realise that at the end we are all beautiful as we are, naked, without any make-up and fancy stuff. We are beautiful human beings with all of our marks on our bodies, different from each other in every possible way. I'd like to teach my kids to love their bodies from the beginning to the end, and embrace the change that comes with age. I'd like to teach them to believe in themselves and to understand that what's most important is invisible to the eye, no matter how big a cliché this is. This is the bare truth.
I'm using #96sketches to explore old and new ideas & techniques to see which one works and which one I like the most. I've been playing with this "subtractive" technique through a few of my previous drawings, and it reminds me of cutting lino in a way. The end result is a little bit rough and print like, and I like this effect a lot, even if the drawing is not the most sophisticated one. The process video shows the subtraction to achieve rough, cut like lines and patches of colours.
29/96 First Day At School
28/96 Too Late
27/96 Detective Sarah Linden
26/96 Busy Dads' Halloween
25/96 Busy Moms' Halloween
24/96 III. Life Drawing Session 2.
24/96 II. Life Drawing Session 2.
23/96 Detective Stephen Holder
22/96 Missed you
21/96 Nils Frahm / Glory
20/96 The Treasure Map
19/96 Nils Frahm - Says
I could listen to Nils Frahm's Says forever. Listen to it below.
18/96 Happiness is a treasure
This one was inspired by a fearful mood and an amazing piece of art by Kiasmos and Nils Frahm, see the video below.
17/96 Life Drawing Session I.
15/96 The Look
Lauren Bacall has a special place in my heart. For me she's a perfect woman, with thoughts I can easily identify with. I love how independent, still very loving she was. I wish I could meet her...
14/96 Lazy Sunady
13/96 Daily dose of Ben Howard
12/96 Reading in the rain
11/96 Winter is coming
10/96 The White Cat King
09/96 Daydreaming II.
08/96 Little Towel Hero
There was a long period when I was waking up like this every evening, after bedtime. To illustrate that in parenthood everything is a phase: one month later our bedtime ritual is totally different, and she no longer falls asleep in my lap. And I already miss that. I feel like she's growing up too fast. Parenthood is a tough job. Sometimes we forget to cherish the present moment during exhausting periods. I always have to remind myself to stop for a second every now and then, and enjoy what I have right here and now.
05/96 Daydreaming I.
This year's summer was beautiful in Iceland, the most beautiful one I experienced since I'm living here. And the autumn was the same: we had the chance to see the sun many times, even if it was windy. I love every seasons, but the sunny ones are my favourites by far.
I love tea. I drink a lot of herbal tea whenever I can, especially since I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago. They make me feel warm and relaxed, and that's something I appreciate any time.
02/96 Under the Sea
A little whimsical illustration, and its work in progress video. I love drawing creatures of the sea, and will get back to this subject later. Many of my sketches induce new ideas. That's why creativity makes you even more creative. Right on my first days I started to feel pumped and great because of this. I'd like to dedicate a whole blog post to this thought, because I think this is the most important thing about creating something every day.
Process video of "Under the Sea"
This was my first sketch of the many, and I had no idea where and how to start. I sat down, looked around, and saw my son's toys on the floor, including some dinosaurs. They were the starters of a long journey for sure.