me Linnea

Artblog of Linnea Holmstrom Ljung, a 3rd year Illustration student at UWE, Bristol.

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Hopefully these GIFs go some way to explaining the recent silence: I graduated. This led to a lot of REAL LIFE stuff, mostly involving finding a job so I can settle down and draw some stuff. But yes, enjoy some flying hats!

Mr G did fantastic GIFs of us throwing our hats! 

I had a dream today where I found a painting with this motif. Something for the Dream Zine maybe… And, I drew this in the car on the Autobahn! Bit shaky, but it was easier to draw than write. Also, I’ve made it to Sweden finally! #sketch #art #drawing #illustration #illustrator #dream #surreal  (på/i Scandic Star Lund)

I had a dream today where I found a painting with this motif. Something for the Dream Zine maybe… And, I drew this in the car on the Autobahn! Bit shaky, but it was easier to draw than write. Also, I’ve made it to Sweden finally! #sketch #art #drawing #illustration #illustrator #dream #surreal (på/i Scandic Star Lund)

Comment   2 07.27.14
Guess what?! #graduation #graduate #uwe #selfie #illustration #degree  (på/i Bristol Cathedral)

Guess what?! #graduation #graduate #uwe #selfie #illustration #degree (på/i Bristol Cathedral)

Comment   12 07.25.14
Spirit animal mini road trip to London and back today. #art #sketch #drawing #animals #monkey #dolphin #anteater #roadtrip (på/i Reading M4 Westbound Services)

Spirit animal mini road trip to London and back today. #art #sketch #drawing #animals #monkey #dolphin #anteater #roadtrip (på/i Reading M4 Westbound Services)

Comment   4 07.17.14
The finished map side of a travel guide I’ve made for a dream I had a while back - an artist’s book. You can see the development of it here. The other side with descriptions about the locations are also mostly done, but needs some tweaks. :)

The finished map side of a travel guide I’ve made for a dream I had a while back - an artist’s book. You can see the development of it here. The other side with descriptions about the locations are also mostly done, but needs some tweaks. :)

Hello! As you might have gathered I am in London now and have been very busy with helping setting up our graduate show with Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery. Our show looks fantastic so all the hard work was worth it in the end. We are taking it down today at 4pm. So if you want to see it before it’s gone, come today! I will be there from 1pm - 4pm and we (UWE Illustration) are on the ground floor; F block, G5.

Hello! As you might have gathered I am in London now and have been very busy with helping setting up our graduate show with Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery. Our show looks fantastic so all the hard work was worth it in the end. We are taking it down today at 4pm. So if you want to see it before it’s gone, come today! I will be there from 1pm - 4pm and we (UWE Illustration) are on the ground floor; F block, G5.

We made it to London! This is my space in the graduate show at The Old Truman Brewery (UWE Bristol Illustration). It’s been super hectic, and I also moved out of my house in Bristol the day before coming here. But we made it, and it looks great! If you are in London, please come by, it’s open till tomorrow 4pm. #art #gallery #degreeshow #graduateshow #oldtrumanbrewery #TrumanBremery (på/i The Old Truman Brewery)

We made it to London! This is my space in the graduate show at The Old Truman Brewery (UWE Bristol Illustration). It’s been super hectic, and I also moved out of my house in Bristol the day before coming here. But we made it, and it looks great! If you are in London, please come by, it’s open till tomorrow 4pm. #art #gallery #degreeshow #graduateshow #oldtrumanbrewery #TrumanBremery (på/i The Old Truman Brewery)

Thank you SO much for the congratulations and wellwishes everyone! The show has been great so far. I’m not surprised since my coursemates are just absurdly good at what they do! In general I think the Illustration degree show has been really popular.Here’s a better look at my space. All of the zines and books on the shelves can be picked up for a read or a better look! The show is actually open for another two hours tonight, and tomorrow and Thursday from 10.00 - 20.00 so come on over to Bower Ashton in Bristol - there’s still time to see it before we take it down…. and move on to our London show at the end of the month. It’s gonna be BIG! 

Thank you SO much for the congratulations and wellwishes everyone! The show has been great so far. I’m not surprised since my coursemates are just absurdly good at what they do! In general I think the Illustration degree show has been really popular.

Here’s a better look at my space. All of the zines and books on the shelves can be picked up for a read or a better look! The show is actually open for another two hours tonight, and tomorrow and Thursday from 10.00 - 20.00 so come on over to Bower Ashton in Bristol - there’s still time to see it before we take it down…. and move on to our London show at the end of the month. It’s gonna be BIG! 

My finished airplane concertina, Altitude, in the degree show. #airplane #concertina #airplane #degreeshow #print #art #artistsbook #artistbook #zine

My finished airplane concertina, Altitude, in the degree show. #airplane #concertina #airplane #degreeshow #print #art #artistsbook #artistbook #zine

Comment   4 06.09.14

I did it?!

Sooooo I finished my BA (Hons) Illustration degree!!! We got our last mark today and are awaiting the final mark for the whole course that we’ll get in two weeks. I did pretty well for my last one, so I am very happy. And then there is the Awards Ceremony at the end of July when I’ll get to wear one of those fancy square hats and a robe. It’s gonna be grand.

But yeah, I think I can officially call myself an illustrator now. Of course there’s lots to do still since we have two degree shows coming up. The first one is at our campus, Bower Ashton in Bristol, and the private view is tomorrow night; Friday June 6th, 6 - 9 pm! You are very welcome if you live anywhere near it, and please don’t be too shy to come up and say hello to me. After tomorrow night the opening times are Sat 7th - Sun 8th: 10am - 6pm, and Mon 9th - Thurs 12th: 10am - 8pm.

If anyone has wondered where I went this is what completely consumed my life the last couple of months or so. There has been a distinct lack of sleep and a lot of stress, but it has also been fun and I have learned a lot and really pushed myself hard. When I’ve rested a little and celebrated there will be more tumblr updates with new art I’ve done!