Folk song artwork

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I recently had the opportunity to design a cover artwork for Stampestuen, a great Norwegian band that I made contact with through instagram.

I am fascinated with Scandinavian folk music traditions and how new and upcoming generations are experimenting and creating new sounds so this was a really nice job. My connection Anders, is passionate about playing Irish traditional tunes so it was nice to find a connection here in Norway  to my musical upbringing – I have been playing the fiddle with my family for many years growing up in County Antrim.

Their new single Piken og Røveren is out this month and is a really nice listen!

Illustrations for Turf and Grain Magazine

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Last month I had the pleasure of working with Simon from the Irish magazine Turf and Grain to create these illustrations for their latest issue. The theme was creativity and the issue features some amazing talented and inspiring makers from around the island of Ireland.

With these artworks I managed to create the work with 50% traditional techniques at least, which made me very happy. It is a challenge to try and mix digital and traditional media together sometimes with out it looking too distracting but I am very excited to be making progress with it!

Celtic Warrior Drawings

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I have been working on a big book project these past few months and in the very early research stages I came across the Iberian branch of Celtic culture. I am mad about ancient history and it is always nice to discover some archaeology that you haven’t seen before.

Something about their helmets was so cool! So, in my spare time I have been doodling them in my sketchbook and have decided to share a few of the drawings with you here. Ok back to the book project!