In this video I present Mojo drawing digital on Wacom Cintiq 24HD, Was a while since I got time publishing anything here. Time has really not been on my side lately. But to catch up I am now posting a video that explains a bit how it looks like when I draw digital cartoon doodles. Lately I have been exploring different way of digital inking and video recording, to learn the basics of what is possible to do with very few tools. The music that can be heard in the background I created in Garageband, the video is recorded with an iPad standard photo/video recording software. I had to place it on top of a door to make this shooting possible, I know its risky but I did my best to make it possible. The video is edited in iMovies. I hope you enjoy it to see a simple drawing being created.
Here I will randomly present some selected artwork by my choice I have for temporary low sale. Keep in mind this is original handcrafted work and not prints, there will only exist one original of each kind. Shipping is not included.
If you are curious to buy some of my art you are welcome to contact me. Here are some of my art I still hold for sale in Gothenburg, Sweden. Colors may differ slightly from original. Shipping is not included.
Jag står här med foten över kanten, St Pauli Church, Gothenburg.
Painted 2005, for the exhibition Sten i Glashus at Gothia Towers in Gothenburg.
Size is about 850×1850 mm, format size is not given precise.
Price 16 500 SEK
Art is one of my main interest in life, I cant say I am a historian knowing a lot about art, but I know a lot about art from a lot different perspectives. Mainly because I produce art by myself and have done so for over two, nearly three decades. I keep my interest in a lot different fields of art to provoke myself to find inspiration or to become better in my own creative process where I can find and develop new techniques. Art is so much more then its own conceptual being, for me its more then just to describe whats there to be found. But still as easy let it be done with the intention that there is.
To sad I have very few artwork documented from back in time, many of them left my hands right after being made to their own being in history, back then camera was not what I had in mind to use to document, it was too expensive and my focus was more into create new art, to improve. Luckily I still have some work of art being preserved or documented in one way or another. Hopefully I will be a bit better by time to document the working process and the result.
Art made by me is either signed Magnus”Mojo”Olsson, Magnus Olsson or just Mojo. I prefer use only Mojo when signing illustrations I have made.
Here are some artwork I have been working with in the past.
(Art by Magnus”Mojo”Olsson- Some miscellaneous art from the past)
A few days ago I did a quick digital drawing for the great talented US author Steve Daniels. Steve is working on his Graphic Novel “Dark Hopper” and I was very pleased to hear he would appreciate if I could make a drawing based on my own ideas with his main character Dark Hopper. So I did. Sadly I got caught by cold and the deadline was closing in, but I managed anyway to adapt Steve´s way of working with drawings. Created this little fun picture of Dark Hopper.
The drawing is made completely digital, both the sketch and the final art, I made that chocie since it seemed to be the fastest way to uphold the deadline and it was fun to work this way too. Steve´s way of working as an artist seems to me to be very spontaneous, he finds his way completing a picture by the lines given. This man is a genius with a pen. Creating a simple drawing still making it so great.
I hope you all will enjoy this little teaser of the Dark Hopper Graphic Novel, more info will probably be found here further on: http://thedarkhopper.blogspot.se/
I had the pleasure to enter the international CE Design Contest II that was taking place in Thailand earlier last year. For the contest I created a graphical character design, blister-pack design and T-shirt design for a toy. I must confess it worked out pretty good as I at least ended up as one of fifty international contenders along with fifty national contenders in Thailand. The only contender from Sweden that reached this far in that contest.
As a Christmas gift this year I recieved a thick envelope addressed to Mojo, in it was one of their unique created toys to show off how far I reached in the contest. It also show how important Swedish design are at an international level. Very selldom I join contests these days since they often is timeconsuming with only a small chance of any sort of returns, but this was just too fun opportunity to let go.
I did not win the contest neither was that my goal, so I wont share any tips on how to win a contest. But it is important to point out: Believe in what you are about to create is the same as belief in a dream. It might happen but hopefully it will be as good that you will remember it for the rest of your days. A dream of possibilities – Thats were magic happens. From an idea to an international surprise of joy.
You will probably not enjoy this post as much as I do but hopefully it can inspire you to believe in your own creativity and proceed from being a thinker to be a doer.
Having a productive moment at Andarve Image Gallery during the ongoing exhibition with Chillyhumor. I enjoy these creative moments when being able meet the visitors and live paint humoristic art with my snowmen. Yesterday I finished a very special piece of work which got the Swedish title “Teater”. Originally made with a Sharpie Fine Point marker pen and Aquarelle. I have always enjoyed to paint with watercolors it all comes so natural to me. Since the exhibition started I have painted about 30 new artworks in the concept Chillyhumor – Cool art by Mojo. I hope you enjoy seeing a preview of this.
The exhibition is going on till december 22nd, 2012, at Kronhusgatan 10, 411 05 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Göteborgskonstnären och illustratören Magnus”Mojo”Olsson ställer ut Chillyhumor – Humoristiska snögubbar med ordassociationer. Utställning blandas med äldre och nyare verk samt Live Målning i mån av tid. Öppet 10-18 mån-sönd. Andarve Image Gallery, Kronhusgatan 10, Göteborg. Välkomna till en rolig utställning!