Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fiji Mermaid

In the dusty corner of an ancient sailors  tavern in Port Moresby it sits, it's true origin lost among a century of tall-tales, the Fiji mermaid. Some say it's hoax, some believe it's a  creature of magic, some whisper of a Danish captain who once offered his entire ship and a casket of gold for it.







I been wanting to do a Fiji Mermaid for years, but I always thought it would have to involve a real fish, freezedried or something, and I never came about to acquire one.
Anyway, as it turned out I could make a convincing one from scratch anyway. I gave it a wig because I wanted a level of whimsy and hinted back story in there, same with the fishing hook in the necklace.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Illustrations

Sometimes i draw, because why not! Here are some old and some new. Acrylic and sharpie on old watercolor paper.

Bad guy 

Taking out the trash.

Attempt at Tank Girl style self-portrait

Good guys.
Pirate Queen (inspired by Jeremy Bastian)

The Land-Diver.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

KUNG FURY



Kung Fury is a shortfilm in the making by my friend David Sandberg. I'll let the trailer speak for itself.

I had a blast making some props for it. mainly the costume and hammer of Thor, the god of thunder.


 Some quick sketches of the Thor costume.


I made two viking helmets for the film both based on cheap plastic helmets, I bulked Thor's helmet out with foam and cardboard, details where made in sculpey and  decorative pins. The whole thing was finished with filler, sanded and lastly cover with a layer of resin plastic for strength.

   

The helmet was spray painted with a bronze base,  and lightly with gold spray. The final patina was added by hand in several layers. The feathers on the wings are cardboard covered with a layer of plastic, surprisingly strong.

 The hammer was done with foam and MDF board. 

Finished costume (and excellent actor)-


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Skrotarna

These are actually a few things I did last summer when i worked on a kids show called Skrotarna, building crazy robots, machines and modding squirt guns. It was a good summer.








Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Some small things


Miniatures are fun! I made this little sculpting/painting combo recently, Mostly because it was ages since I made something for myself. What is it about? I don't have a clue.






I also did this little unconventional spaceship a few months ago, mostly as an experiment.  I tried to make it look big but did't quite succeed, mainly because it' about the length of a pen...



Lastly a few miniature sets made for an online game.




Saturday, 18 May 2013

Myling

A while ago I got an email from an art site called Plastic Foundry wondering if I would like to do a piece for them, I took it as an opportunity to try something different. It's up for sale here- http://plasticfoundry.com/?product=myling-1-by-jacob-petersson




Sunday, 28 April 2013

Clarksville Alien


 In 1948 an alien craft was shoot down by the US Air force and crash landed near Clarksville, Kentucky. The debris of the small craft was collected and stored at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base under a top secret branch of Project Sign.
The record states 86 boxes left Clarksville,  box number 24, supposedly containing the body of an extraterrestrial, went missing along the way.









This was an enjoyable and different project, both in time period and subject. Most of the suit and the ship parts are made of cardboard with a layer of PVA glue and filler then lots of metallic and non-metallic paint layers to give it an alien metal look. The suit also contains parts from a barbie doll, plastic wine glass and even some bread bag twisters and rice noodles got used at the waist area.
Hope you like it!