Sketches and final illustrastion for my perfume column in D2 Magazine. The subject of the article was the mighty tuberose, and included reviews of Carnal Flower, Tubereuse Criminelle, Fracas and Nuit de Tubereuse.
In the “Mass Effect” illustration for the gardening column in D2 magazine I knew I needed three things: A mass of rubble, a stylish girl and a gun. People with guns are one of the most clichéd subjects I can think of, and a lengthy search on the internet did not do much to lighten my [...]
Some sketches for the “Ugress” gardening column in D2 magazine. The article was basically about composting, and the odour challenges thereof. The composition was really simple, meaning everything had to rely on a clear and strong pose. Bottom: The final illustration, which also can be seen in full colour here.
Sheep Thrills, Or Why Herding Too Many Ideas Will Eventually Kill Your Sheep Dog
This is the story of how an idea went from Jane Austen to Little Bo-Peep and back again, and how almost everything got lost in the process. The theme for the gardening column in D2 was titled “Hyrdelandskap” or “Shepherd’s landscape”. I though it’d be quite nice to use the title quite literally, and did some [...]
Sketches for the “Ugress” gardening column in D2 magazine. The article was about the use and preparation of a fermented brew of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) for fertilizing, and the olfactory experience thereof – which is apparently very manly, indeed. Hence the connection with the most virile member of the gods, namely Thor, God of [...]
Illuminating the Invisible
We were appointed by D2 magazine to do the illustrations for a cover story on perfume. On our first meeting I presented these sketches – pastels on coloured paper. Although well received, there were expressed concerns about the “crudeness” of the sketches – admittedly, there was a certain “art-schoolish” flair to them (which I thought [...]