mandag den 14. december 2015

Legend of Zelda / fanart scene

Final animated scene : 
Character Design & Background by Marie Thorhauge 
Animation by Sandra N. Andersen
Compositing by Helga Kristjana Bjarnadóttir

Here is a little bit of the development work as well :)

onsdag den 11. november 2015

Eddie and the Realms Eternal

Early concept piece for Cartoon Saloons pilot episode of “Eddie and the Realms Eternal”

If you are so lucky to be in either UK or USA, you can watch the pilot on amazon:

mandag den 5. oktober 2015

Advice from a Caterpillar

CTNX screen banner:

CTNX banner:


These banners are both excerpts from a larger illustration.
The Illustration will be part of a litlle special-event at CTNx - in support
of this years theme "one of a kind" and the celebration of  the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.

torsdag den 1. oktober 2015


A few animal designs from a discarded project :)

And here is a few other animal reboots - amping up for CTNx:

 ... and possibly my longest post ever! ;)

torsdag den 17. september 2015

Christine / vol.1

Shieldmaidens Rock! - But once in a while you need a fancy pants lady!

I am working on a few design variations for Phantom of the Opera.

Here we have two concepts for Christine - the young Swedish singer with whom The Pantom (Erik) becomes completely infatuated :)

We have her in her civil clothes on the left, and her stage outfit on the right.

lørdag den 12. september 2015

tirsdag den 1. september 2015

CTNX 2015

Woo CTN Animation Expo 2015 is getting closer!

I'll be there exhibiting this year. Couldn't be more excited.
Find me and Pernille Ørum in Pavillion B / Table 186

Now its all about collecting goodies to bring :)

søndag den 2. august 2015

Vala - the Sorceress

initially I wanted to color her up in green-hue skin and dark black/purple robes; but decided against the classic wicked-witch-of-the-west/ Maleficent look - and instead went with a palette of more organic earth tones to enhance the nature side.
Here you see some color experiments for her as well :)

onsdag den 29. juli 2015

Vala - first sketch

sketching out a design for an all new Shieldmaiden.
Vala is the anglicized form of vǫlva or völva - meaning "wand carrier" or "carrier of a magic staff".
Another name for the Völva is fjölkunnig (plenty of knowing) indicating she knew seiðr, spá and galdr.

It basically means that she is a seer or witch.
I thought it would be interesting to have one of the shieldmaidens using a force that isn't an actual weapon...

*originally I had her holding a fireball in her raised hand.... need to figure out what to do with that....

tirsdag den 28. juli 2015


I played around with the names a bit and have now renamed this
delicate flower - Ragna. (sporting the Double Morningstar)

I wanted to color her up in a quite soft and pale scale to keep her femininity - because Ragna is all woman.

søndag den 26. juli 2015

Young Tora

Young Tora

- so far the youngest of the Shieldmaidens. But I wouldn't mess with her....

fredag den 24. juli 2015

Shieldmaidens / in the rough

Roughing out ideas for new Shieldmaidens :)
Meet Revna (Bow&Arrow), Ragnhild (Sword&Shield), Estrid (Double Morningstar) and young Tora (Mega Axe)

mandag den 20. juli 2015

torsdag den 16. juli 2015


Odin - Ruler of Valhalla - the house of the Einherjers (slain warriors, chosen to fight in the battle of Ragnarök)

I wanted to remove the design a bit from the classic Grey Wizard/ Gandalf look... But of course he needed to keep his grey beard!
I liked the idea of giving him a bit darker and more devil-like feel. Afterall he is the ruler of a kingdom of dead warriors...

And he of course needed the two Ravens Huginn and Muninn at his side; who informs him of what goes on in the world around.