May, 2023 — Bergen, Norway
A lot more digital painting this last month. It started with Campfire, but has since branched out into some personal pieces and several studies as well.
I've made some of them available as art prints.
I've also kept up the (much needed) weekly live figure drawing classes.
One of the concept pieces I made for Campfire last month was selected to be part of the summer exhibition at the Oseana Art and Cultural Centre. The exhibition juxtaposes the old Norwegian masters¹ with contemporary art in the same thematic and stylistic vein — myth, fantasy and romanticism.
Seeing my work alongside work by artists like Gerhard Munthe provided an unreal experience - a sense of affirmation, along with the familiar humbling awe.
[↑] There are prints available of this one (and others).
At H&G we're still touring project Nenia around to publishers and other interested parties. At the same time we're keeping busy with contract work and small side projects. That'll probably be the way of it until our summer break (July) starts.
Speaking of breaks - I've been taking one from Project Zomboid. In its stead I've spent some time with Space Engineers (an old friend), designing and building a space station in the heart of a drifting asteroid — as you do.
I also pop back into Hitman regularly, to revisit levels for their environmental storytelling, architecture, atmosphere, and clockwork story logic. Recently that's been The Isle of Sgàil — a salt-blasted medieval stone castle perched on a rock somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean, hosting the annual convention of a highly secretive society of ultra-wealthy doomsday preppers called the Ark Society. Love it.
- Hans Gude, Adolph Tidemand, Theodor Kittelsen ++