I am a Graphic Designer & Illustrator from Norway and I have a BA(hons) in Imagemaking and design from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. I have had my work published on cards, album covers, magazines and in children's books. I have worked as a graphic designer for many years, but my passion is for illustration, especially of wildlife and nature.
I illustrate wildlife in order to raise awareness of the dangers so many of our precious species are facing. I regularly donate my work to animal welfare organizations in order to contribute in raising funds for a variety of causes. Amongst these are NOAH, an animal rights organization protecting large predators in Norway, The Otter Collective in India who works to ban illegal pet trade of otters, and Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in NSW, Australia who rehabilitates the victims of bushfires. I am passionate about animal welfare, so combining my love of animals with my love of art, is a dream come true for me. I think that one engaging image can reach much further than a million words ever could, and this is why I will always carry on doing what I do... For the animals.
Below is a little process video of how I would draw a fur patch. Most of my work is hand drawn digitally in Procreate. I only use standard brushes such as shading pencils and watercolour brushes as I prefer the natural feeling of keeping it simple. For a full drawing, I will sketch out a rough outline before I start with tonal values, colours and textures.