Sunday, November 20, 2011


i've been working on this the whole weekend and now i give up! Hm. taw-monkey

Saturday, November 5, 2011


hahaha. i just had to draw it. it was cute :)
Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory.

the daily doodle challenge.

I forgot to bring my coloured pencils with me to norway, so i bought some new ones. It turned out to be a happy misfortune since i think these are the best coloured pencils i've ever had :)
carina suggested that we should draw something every day and send a photo to each other of the drawing - here are two of them :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

face in the crowd

wow, that was exhausting... made for the TAW-monkey theme "face in the crowd" and this is not at all how i envisioned it to be. and as you might notice i got a little lazy.. i like it, though. but i've never been so energy-drained from colouring a drawing before. i think it's movie watching time.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011


At the moment i spend my days building various objects in paper. So far i've made a house, a trampoline, benches, different types of trash cans and these flowers :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

what i wore 01.10.2011

for the flickr group - 'what i wore today (drawings only)' - always nice when you feel like making a doodle ;)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

time travel.

a little piece for TAW-monkey's current theme ''time traveller'' - i have two other themes on paper, but it's not so easy to get them scanned at the moment, and also i keep forgetting to bring them to work (where the scanner is). Consequently this is done in photoshop-tvpaint-photoshop-tvpaint-photoshop (...). with my tiny A6 tablet, haha. drawing everything digitally is so time consuming!
There you go, 6 hours of my life:

ahh the compression on blogger is horrible! click here to see this drawing on flickr.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Norwegian forest world.

Last sunday Kajsa invited me to join her family on a trip to the forest, and it was lovely! we walked from Frognerseteren to Skjennungstua and back again. These photos don't really capture exactly how beautiful and wonderful everything was - but i wanted to share them anyway :) I want to live in this forest! And there should be a river, like the one that flows through Oslo, and with a lot of amazing colourful fish! and i would lie beside it every night and listen to the water's trickling.

Monday, September 5, 2011

jodysang vil jeg gerne.

This is a drawing i did for my dear friend Jody for her birthday :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the swap.

here is a drawing i did for the sweet miina prikk in return for one of her lovely notebooks! :)
(i didnt have time to scan it at the school, so this is a photo) - below is the book miina made :D

Sunday, August 14, 2011

potter pals.

(an experiment) ginny, harry, luna, hermione, ron and neville.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

harry-james and ginevra.

harry potter and ginny weasley. i don't normally envision ginny with her hair full of roses, but i was trying something out for something else. harry's jumper text is from 'potter puppet pals: the mysterious ticking noise' :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

quibblery lunary

luna lovegood from j.k. rowling's harry potter :)

hermione and crookshanks.

hermione granger from the harry potter-books with her cat :)
and this is all photoshop! takes AGES .. i want my scanner to work! :( but on the other hand i get to exercise drawing in photoshop, which is probably not a downside, really.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

showreel july 2011

it's a total win when one figures out how to export the right format from adobe premiere. this time it only took me 40 minutes! :D this is my updated showreel - now featuring shots from my graduation film (væsen) and music!

showreel july 2011 from drude mangaard on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

a little news update!

as you see, i recently redesigned the layout of my blog. (i was getting so terribly tired of the black background it had before)

also, i just added a new feature that allows one to follow my blog updates via email. i added the same feature to TAW-monkey and signed up to try it out, and it works :) you get an email with the post sent directly into your internetty mailbox.

and i have been wondering why everyone loves tumblr so much for quite some time now, so i decided to make one myself as i was going to create a new blog anyway, because i want to keep this one as it is. on this tumblr. -site you will find links to creative sites i find interesting and links to artists i get inspiration from, and other stuff. (for the moment it consists mainly of links to places like "illustration friday", but more will come :) )

next week i will update my animation showreel, so you can look forward to that :) and currently i am working on a little film on my own, but it's too early in the process to post about it yet. and as i wrote on my portfolio site, i will this fall be interning at the studio Mikrofilm in Norway, which i am very excited about!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011


carrot salesman.

another TAW-monkey theme :)

the boy who cried wolf.

Taw-monkey again.

missing pieces.

one more drawing for TAW-monkey - also an old theme :) it is my goal to get some of those done, that i always wanted to draw but either didnt have the time to do or the right idea for. i tried to experiment with only using variations of 'red' in this one, but somehow the orange yellow found its way in as well! well, orange is also a friend of red, in a way :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Salmon friend :)

here's a little drawing for TAW-MONKEY - it's a pretty old theme, though.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

hejhej væsen-room!

You know the end will come one day, but sometimes it takes you by surprise anyway. I just finished cleaning my desk at school - saying goodbye to our little Væsen Home, so difficult to leave that place - missing our little væsen world and our little væsen family so much already!

Monday, May 23, 2011

poster for a bachelor concert.

a long time ago i agreed to do a poster for my friend, Kristine Hanskov. She studies classical double bass at the Danish Academy of Music on her 3rd year, and her bachelor exam is a concert - for which she needs a poster and a printed list of what she is going to play. I did 95 % of the line drawing a month ago, and finished it this weekend. In the end she also needed a postcard, which i made quite similar to the cover of the programme, since the amount of text was more or less the same.

the programme cover:

the postcard:

and the poster:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

showreel 2011

this is my animation showreel 2011!
if you want to see the rest of my online portfolio, you can click here :)

showreel 2011 from drude mangaard on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a tiny update

Here are some more drawings from the preproduction of our bachelor film, Væsen. the first one is a turnaround of the king's head that i did based on a crown design Adrian did, and a king face design that Jody did.

These next ones are the designs i did for the deer antlers and the prince's inside princy wear, when we see him in the beginning of the film. Quite unfortunately, we came to a result we liked pretty fast - unfortunate in the sense that i was rather enjoying drawing these intricate and ornate elements! :)

and we modified the prince's design a bit (back to the original idea) - this is a new turnaround of him, with his fancy inside princy clothes.