12 days of winter [day 12]: Merry Christmas!

Today’s the big day, I hope everyone is having a good Christmas morning and are happy (sorry if your one of the unlucky ones who have to wear a Christmas jumper). I’m eager to watch Shin Godzilla that I got for Christmas (I’ve seen the original 1954 movie a week ago, an awesome film to watch) on dvd.

So for the final day, I wanted to say thank you to all of my followers, readers and fellow hobbyists who have supported me this year. It’s thanks to your support that I’ve been working harder to improve content on Bjorn the Stormborn.

I’m going to take a break from painting/ Collection hobby blogging for about a month, as my creative energy is low and I want to start getting plans ready for next year. Don’t worry though, I won’t be gone for too long, as I’ll still be around to reply to your comments and post some update posts on what’s going on.

The break should help me feel like painting and collecting isn’t a chore, I like to be optimistic and full of creativity about painting my next unit. So for a month, I’ll be watching all three series of the Mighty Boosh to get back into the funky wonderland of creative things (Eels!)

Anyways, back to the subject. Again, I would like to say a big thank you for your support and advice this year. I promise to work even harder next year with new posts and content.

The 12 days of winter has worked out positively, I didn’t expect it would get much views, but you guys have proved me wrong! I’ll certainly be making a new 12 days of winter next year.

With that said, I would like to finish this post by wishing you guys a merry Christmas, and a happy new year!

-Bjorn

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Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Big announcement today on Bjorn the Stormborn! On the 7th, 8th and 9th of December from 3:30pm onwards, some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!

-Bjorn

[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

Art project Ocean/Horror theme [WIP] part 4

Art project Ocean/Horror theme [WIP] part 4

Today I have just finished my development sample, based on my previous sample design project work. The design is based on a jellyfish species known as a Moon Jellyfish, which I thought would be an excellent inspiration to create a plastic version of the species. 

To create this sample I’ve used the following materials:

  • 2L drinking bottle
  • Marker pens (black, dark blue and light blue)
  • Small pliers 


The design is based on three visual imagery related to pollution in the sea, 1) the shape represents the jellyfish as well as marine life in the sea, 2) encased in a plastic bottle, this represents plastic waste that’s been dumped into the sea and finally 3) a skull represents death to marine life that are sadly entrapped and killed by pollution waste.

This project is nearly at an end, as I’m now currently planning my final design to realise my project in its final 3D form. 

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you guys next time in part 5! 🙂

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

I hope you all have an awesome day,

-Bjorndovah

Art project, influenced by artists work [WIP]

Art project, influenced by artists work [WIP]

Today I wanted to share a few photos of my current art project, which is based on the theme of ocean and horror. The sample designs are influenced by various artists including H.R. Giger, Francis Bacon and John Blanche.

Enjoy!

Alien arm (Tape moulding), inspired by H.R. Gigers works



Tech Priest (paper folding), inspired by John Blanches artwork


Figure (Paper folding + Tape moulding), inspired by Francis Bacons artworks


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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

This week I went on a trip to Hull to collect some primary and secondary sources for my course work. I’ve visited three places in order to collect these requirements, the first being The Deep.

I thought I might share (a lot of) photos of the day I went to The Deep in Hull. Enjoy!

[warning: some images my upset some viewers, as well as those who don’t like fish]

Aquarium coral, bones and other items

First we were shown items which was kindly displayed for photography and for visual sketching. 


The main attraction

As expected, I went around the main attraction to take photos of aquarium life. There was a surprisingly a lot of sea life to look at, including my personal favourite, a wall lodged with fossils.

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I hope you guys have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have an awesome day guys,

-Bjorndovah