Posts tagged red
Earlier this year a music video for Red Song by my music brainchild WILDEBEEST was shot in Stockholm, Sweden. After months of waiting and hard work, it is finally finished!
Red Song will premiere exclusively at the amazing KGB Bar & Restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, on what some sources say will be the End of the World: 21st of December 2012. Starting at 21:00 we will gather, celebrate and party like never before.
There will be a live screening of the video, and for those of you who wanna buy a limited edition, signed copy of the digipak released earlier this year without paying for shipping, you can buy it directly from this chick in dreads for 50 SEK (7.5 USD). All proceeds will be spent on continuing this independent musical endeavor and bringing you more cool stuff.
Come and have a drink with the actors/actresses and crew that made it all happen, listen to the awesome Tony Naima perform live, and dance on the tables to The Catastrophe Orchestra‘s Damón Zurawski’s killer beats.
Join us on Doomsday!
A wonderful burlesque show and party inspired by the Victorian circus, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden. Featuring: Scotty the Blue Bunny, Mr Pustra, Erochica Bamboo, Miss Lily DeLuxe, Nancy the burlesque Marionette, Evilyn Frantic, Fräulein Frauke and more!
As with most large scale pieces this particular design has a lot of intricate, interweaving elements. The client approached me with a request for a half torso + half sleeve design as a celebration of accomplishments and personal victories, as well as a reflection of overcoming struggles in his past.
The main theme is the classic good vs. evil battle, illustrated here by a tug of war between a pinup demoness and a warrior angel. The demoness is seated on a throne of skeletons on a trail of death leading to a pool of blood within which lost souls writhe in anger and agony. The black snake sent by her is the manifestation of problems and personal darkness, as it disappears into the tattoo bearer’s skin and comes out again to wrestle with the warrior angel. Parallel to this imagery the rope which the angel is tugging represents the fight, success and determination, and it buries itself into the skin as well, before it resurfaces to tie up the wings of the demoness. The illusion of objects surfacing from beneath the skin symbolizes internal struggles.
The evil jesters represent prominent personas in alliance with the demoness, as one of them is being hanged by the rope from the angel and the other two are up to no good offering poison and the Dead Man’s Hand, a combination of cards in poker.
Additionally, the client asked for symbols from aviation and travel: the flags, the compass and the iron wings of the angel.
Just a little drawing for fun, exploring colorful makeup options.
Color pencils on paper, A4
Finished in 2009
One of the first assignments we got when I started my B.A in Digital Design in 2009 was to create a monochromatic dinner. My group decided to take on the colors white, red, black and green and we each cooked food that had the same color -mine was red. Luckily, the presentation was more important than the taste for one of the prizes, so my photos and design won a jar of candy for my group. Fuck yeah, candy!
Halloween party at Kolingsborg, Stockholm, Sweden, with burlesque/boylesque performances, contortionists, crooning dictators and terrorist DJs. Featuring Pepper Potemkin, Rasmus Wurm, Elegy Ellem, Manda Rydman, Evy Maroon, Minou Moustache, Evilyn Frantic, Frank Sanazi, Fez Wrecker, Gabriella Dal Rooth, and Big Fat Joe and Skinny Kangur in the DJ booth. Produced by Damón Zurawski,
A glamorous burlesque show and party with some spectacular performers featuring: Fräulein Frauke, Marianne Cheesecake, Blackbird Burlesque Cabaret, Velma Voluptuous, Alexi Carpentieri, Slippery Utopia, Laurie Hagen and more.
Snapping some shots at a concert is usually a difficult task, especially if you’re shooting from the crowd. In these cases I was unfortunately far away from the stage, so someone’s hand and a white object was in front of me. These were carefully removed in PhotoShop by using the healing tool and the cloning tool.
Check out the reverse of this technique: Composite photos
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Size: Approx. 120cm x 120cm
2009 – 2010
This painting is about traveling through music and is generally an exploration of adventure and wonder. The most important parts to notice is how the wire from the headphones turns into a string of lights that continues throughout the desert, but there are other hidden secrets. Geckos are said to bring good luck to travelers and the three geckos in the painting come to life the closer they are to the scene beyond the wall, blurring the line between the real and imaginary. Why are the trees levitating?
Portrait of Matt Bellamy from Muse to practice a new technique with glossy metallic color pencils.
The reference is a screenshot from the video for “Bliss”.
Color pencils on thick sketch paper
I enjoy playing with symbols and iconic imagery, so I had a little fun with Marx and Ché.
Photo references were used, naturally.
Pencils on paper.
Camera: Kodak EasyShare C913
Software: Adobe PS CS4
February 2010, Berlin
This was an excuse to work with evolution and religion in a direct way. I love playing with anatomy, bones in particular, and I enjoy drawing wings. Also, I find the idea of merging man and machine fascinating and wondered about an alternative take on Eve. So this is the result of all of that!
Originally finished in 2007, but I decided to edit the colors and make them more vibrant recently.
References used for the face.
Adobe PhotoShop + Wacom Volito2 tablet
This was a heavily experimental piece, done purely for relaxation. It’s actually showing the front of the body while the head is facing the opposite direction, an attempt to illustrate ambivalence. The strings/staircase play a significant role as well.
Color pencils on rough sketch paper
My first painting on canvas.
Mars is the god of war. This portrait is inspired by John Carpenter’s movie “Ghosts of Mars”.
Acrylics on canvas.
August – October 2007
A quick experiment I did one night.
Adobe PhotoShop CS4 + Wacom Intuos4. Painted in 1 layer