The Making of Black Sails Fan Art Poster

As an artist who would like to improve my technique and skills, I do studies whenever I can. Here is the Making Of this study and Fan Art of Captain Flint, Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny and Black Beard, characters of Black Sails. I hope you will enjoy watching some of my art process and that it will give you some insights!

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Fear of Rejection, Failure and Success – An Art Talk

FEAR is a villain keeping many artists and creatives from achieving their full potential and realising their dreams. In this video you will get insights on fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of success and tips that will help you to take action and be artist you want to be.

This is the last video I have for you this year. You can watch this Art Talk here:

Happy Holidays! Stay warm, safe and creative 🙂
Thank you so much for your support!

The Art of Raphael Lacoste – WORLDS Art Book Review

If you have played Assassin’s Creed you may know him as brand art director for this franchise. If you haven’t played the games but are into digital art, you know Lacoste as one of the most respected digital artists out there. He has worked as art director at Ubisoft and has also worked as matte painter and concept artist at the film industry.

I have been fortunate enough to have attended two of his workshops in France – at the IAM Master classes, which will be subject for another video/post. Today I’d like to show you WORLDS the beautiful art book showcasing Raphael’s paintings, published in partnership with IAM.co, Patrice Leymarie and Co.

Introduction to digital art with free apps as learning tool – ideas for aspiring artists and educators

Are you and aspiring digital artist? You would like to try digital painting, but is not sure where to start? Are you an art teacher who would like your students to learn or experiment drawing digitally, but don’t have the resources? I will tell you a story.

A couple of weeks ago, 3 other art teachers and I had a weekend workshop for kids and teens at the neighbor town. There we introduced the students to digital painting and drawing using a free app as learning tool. The result? An explosion of creativity and tons of fun doing art in a novel way. The students couldn’t literally stop doing artworks in the hours we had together. You want to know how that started?

Watch my YouTube Video, where I illustrate this story and show to you a sketch time-lapse done on Tayasui Sketches free App.

My YouTube Art channel is now up!

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I am thrilled to announce that, finally, after a few years dreaming, I have been able to start my Youtube Art Channel. 🙂 It was very difficult to produce the first video – and I had amazing help from my dear husband to set up the lighting, background and camera.

For me, it is very unnatural to speak to a camera, and I feel terribly shy, thinking about that there will be other people watching. But the only way to grow is by stepping out of my comfort zone, so that I can produce something, which hopefully will grow and add value to others.

I invite you to check out my first video, showcasing the art book and calendar of my artist friend Pierangelo Boog here

If you’d like to support my work, you can subscribe, leave a like or a comment 🙂 Thank you for taking the time! Hope you enjoy it!

My Youtube Channel is coming…

I am very delighted to announce that my Youtube art channel is coming! At Helheimen Design Youtube Channel you will get some tutorials, tips, watch art talks and art book reviews and a lot more of cool stuff. I will post making ofs and share my art process with you, and occasionally do some vlogging. It is a lot of hard work to start such a channel, from content to filming set and editing the videos, it takes many hours, love sweat and tears to make something that is somewhat decent. I hope to give back to the art community and also those who support and appreciate my art. Enough talking, check out this teaser! 🙂 Click on the image to open the video.

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I have been featured at Gothic Beauty Magazine

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Most people know my work as illustrator and graphic designer, since I did a lot of advertisement, cover art, CD art that has been published worldwide. Here closer at home, a lot of people knows me both as artist and also arts teacher. However, I do have one more side… I write and illustrate books – but I keep a separate brand/identity for this work, which I do on my spare time.

I’d like to share with you an article published about my books and writer’s lifestyle at the amazing publication Gothic Beauty Magazine. This is a milestone for me as creative mind and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Enjoy your dark side!

My new Facebook Page is here!

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Happy Friday, the 13th!

I haven’t posted anything here since Spring and that makes me realise again how fast time passes. I took the past months for family time, doing book covers and sorting out what I want for my career as artist (which may be subject of a new blogpost!). In other words, was a time where I had to shut down the noise and focus on important personal aspects of my life. Continue reading “My new Facebook Page is here!”

Badge trade: from the IAM Master Classes in Paris, France, to UKM (Kids and teens culture festival), in Snillfjord, Norway

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For the past two years (2015, 2016), I have attended one of the most exciting events in the Computer Graphic Arts, the IAM Master Classes, taking place in Paris, during the second half of March. This amazing celebration of teaching and learning Concept art, Character art, Digital illustration, Visual FX, Modelling, Animation and so on is arranged by IAM.co (It’s Art Mag) and its founder, Patrice Leymarie & Co. Traditionally counts with some of the greatest names in the CG Arts and gathers an enthusiastic crowd from all over the globe.

This year I didn’t attend the event, and I was afraid that a heavy sense of emptiness would hand on my shoulders, since I miss the great energy I could feel there the previous years…

However, life gifted med with an incredible opportunity: I was invited to teach an arts workshop related to a national event called UKM (Ung kultur møtes) – which would translate more or less into “Young culture meets”. As the name suggests, it is a series of cultural festivals, where kids and teens get to show music, arts, performance, dance, etc. Some days after the workshop, on the day of the local festival, I was there and helped to organise the visual arts exhibition and had a very difficult, yet honorable duty: to be part of the jury, for both visual arts and music!

I loved to be there and meet some of my own students as well meet other awesome kids and teens from the local community. There were bands, duos and solo artists, and many beautiful drawings, paintings and other types of visual works. It was also nice to see the parents and families, eagerly cheering for the kids. It was one of the best things I have experienced in my life.

On the other hand, I was extremely nervous and worried about doing the right thing as a judge. All the kids/teens that showed their talent that evening deserve my sincerest respect and support, it wasn’t easy to vote on just a few artists. Those most voted will now go further, until the national finals. Good luck to them 🙂

What will the next year being? Master Classes in Paris or UKM in Snillfjord? I would like to take both! Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any pictures during the UKM, since I was very busy. So I leave you with a shot of the previous Master Classes.

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