Author Archives: Mark Hodgson

About Mark Hodgson

Designer and creative professional based in Jutland, Denmark

Light and Shade

As we move towards winter, the days get ever shorter and the shadows longer and the sun sits ever lower in the sky, and I can understand where the tradition of ‘Hygge’ here in Denmark came from, and why the

Light and Shade

As we move towards winter, the days get ever shorter and the shadows longer and the sun sits ever lower in the sky, and I can understand where the tradition of ‘Hygge’ here in Denmark came from, and why the

Early Morning Light, Billund, Denmark

I love the mornings at this time of year, with a cooler sun the mornings are heavy with dew and morning fog, and full of long shadows and dark corners of undergrowth.

Early Morning Light, Billund, Denmark

I love the mornings at this time of year, with a cooler sun the mornings are heavy with dew and morning fog, and full of long shadows and dark corners of undergrowth.

Pine Trees

I can’t stop drawing pine trees at the moment. Some trees seem to spend their energy on spreading their branches as they grow, whereas pine trees, seem to want to shoot straight up, as fast and as high as possible,

Pine Trees

I can’t stop drawing pine trees at the moment. Some trees seem to spend their energy on spreading their branches as they grow, whereas pine trees, seem to want to shoot straight up, as fast and as high as possible,

Liguria Italy

Memories of a holiday. We didn’t manage to travel on holiday this year, so these were created from photos of our visit a few years back to the beautiful Sestri Levante, in Liguria, Italy.

Liguria Italy

Memories of a holiday. We didn’t manage to travel on holiday this year, so these were created from photos of our visit a few years back to the beautiful Sestri Levante, in Liguria, Italy.

A green tunnel

I love this time of year when the rampant growth reshapes and transforms the landscape.

A green tunnel

I love this time of year when the rampant growth reshapes and transforms the landscape.

New Sketchbook!

A New Sketchbook! It’s still always exciting for me to start a new sketchbook, although like many other products these days, for instance clothes and electronics, it’s getting harder and harder to find the same consistent high quality. A hard-back

New Sketchbook!

A New Sketchbook! It’s still always exciting for me to start a new sketchbook, although like many other products these days, for instance clothes and electronics, it’s getting harder and harder to find the same consistent high quality. A hard-back

Kalundborg, Denmark

I’m still finding lots of inspiration and motivation to continue exploring and developing my skills in creating small landscape pieces. These are all done in 20x15cm sketchbooks, using mostly Carandache Neo-color 2 crayons and graphite. I plan to start scaling

Kalundborg, Denmark

I’m still finding lots of inspiration and motivation to continue exploring and developing my skills in creating small landscape pieces. These are all done in 20x15cm sketchbooks, using mostly Carandache Neo-color 2 crayons and graphite. I plan to start scaling

An evenings walk

I think that beauty can be found in almost anything, we just need to take the time to slow down and look a little deeper.

An evenings walk

I think that beauty can be found in almost anything, we just need to take the time to slow down and look a little deeper.

Landscape painting – Denmark

The landscape in Jylland, southern Denmark where I live is pretty flat, especially compared to Switzerland, where we lived before. Lots of horizontals, hedgerows, heaths and flat horizons. It forces me to be more creative, and find more in less

Landscape painting – Denmark

The landscape in Jylland, southern Denmark where I live is pretty flat, especially compared to Switzerland, where we lived before. Lots of horizontals, hedgerows, heaths and flat horizons. It forces me to be more creative, and find more in less

Bella Bologna

They say that all roads lead to Rome, but for me it’s Bologna. The most beautiful and livable city in Italy…

Bella Bologna

They say that all roads lead to Rome, but for me it’s Bologna. The most beautiful and livable city in Italy…

Google Street View – Near Chadds Ford Pennsylvania

A quick pencil and acryllic sketch of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the area made famous by the Artist Andrew Wyeth by his paintings of Keurners Farm

Google Street View – Near Chadds Ford Pennsylvania

A quick pencil and acryllic sketch of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the area made famous by the Artist Andrew Wyeth by his paintings of Keurners Farm

Kirstinelyst Randbøl

A picturesque area of heath, just outside Billund, Denmark.

Kirstinelyst Randbøl

A picturesque area of heath, just outside Billund, Denmark.

Syvårssøerne, Randbøl, Denmark

Another pencil sketch. I have deliberately limited myself at the moment to working outdoors, only with pencil on paper, in order not to get distracted by colour etc and increase my focus on what is possible with that medium. This

Syvårssøerne, Randbøl, Denmark

Another pencil sketch. I have deliberately limited myself at the moment to working outdoors, only with pencil on paper, in order not to get distracted by colour etc and increase my focus on what is possible with that medium. This

Out and about

Being cooped up all days indoors due to Covid lockdown only makes me want to get outside even more, especially now since the weather has been a little bit better. This sketch was done in a very pretty area called

Out and about

Being cooped up all days indoors due to Covid lockdown only makes me want to get outside even more, especially now since the weather has been a little bit better. This sketch was done in a very pretty area called

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Don’t worry folks everything will soon be back to normal…! 🙂 #beforeandafter #covid #coronamemes #hairtodaygonetomorrow

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Don’t worry folks everything will soon be back to normal…! 🙂 #beforeandafter #covid #coronamemes #hairtodaygonetomorrow

Skinhead

Skinhead – My daughter was asking me what a skinhead was, after she recently bought a pair of Doc Marten boots. Skinheads first emerged in the UK in the 1970’s at a time of high frustration, austerity and alienation, not

Skinhead

Skinhead – My daughter was asking me what a skinhead was, after she recently bought a pair of Doc Marten boots. Skinheads first emerged in the UK in the 1970’s at a time of high frustration, austerity and alienation, not

Is this you? Google Street View

I love this old couple, spotted in my home town of Whitby. I had my first haircut on this very same street, at the tender age of thirteen. Up until that point it was a bowl, and my dads skills

Is this you? Google Street View

I love this old couple, spotted in my home town of Whitby. I had my first haircut on this very same street, at the tender age of thirteen. Up until that point it was a bowl, and my dads skills

What is your style?

Something of a self portrait. At the moment I am almost exclusively working digitally rather than in a regular sketch book while trying to define what my “style” of illustration is? I would be interested to hear how others have

What is your style?

Something of a self portrait. At the moment I am almost exclusively working digitally rather than in a regular sketch book while trying to define what my “style” of illustration is? I would be interested to hear how others have