Speed Drawing: Jarl


I haven’t done these in a while, but now that the second Outsider book (called Defiance) will be coming out on July the 14th I’ll probably be doing a lot more of these. There have been a lot of requests for me to draw Ragi, Halvard and Dag, so I’m planning to set aside a few days to draw them in the next few weeks before the second book comes out.

Outsider Drawings

If you haven’t seen it already last week I did a post and a video all about my favourite blending techniques. I mentioned that I loved to use my paintbrush trick for pan pastels and in this video (along with the old Knud video I did) you can see exactly how I apply the colours.

I’d sketched Jarl out a few weeks ago but I wanted to do a proper drawing of him like I did with Knud and Astrid. I might re-do the drawing at some point, I’m not sure what it is but somehow I’ve managed to loose the kind look he had in the sketch, and in this drawing he looks a little harsher than he’s meant to.

I hope you like the video and feel free to suggest which character/location from Outsider I should draw next


  1. Tori says

    Judging from the photo of the sketch and the final piece… I think the difference might be in the broadness of his jaw… or maybe his face in general. But that’s only judging from the pictures you’ve posted and you can make a better judgement in person plus he is you character. It’s a beautiful drawing either way =)

  2. Amy says

    I’m reading Outsider now, and I was wondering if you could somehow show (when Ragi is teaching Astrid how to use magic in the beginning of the book) the magic going through Astrid’s hands. You describes it a blue, yellow , orange and very colourful, but I want to see it for myself. It’s just hard for me to picture on my own, and it would be really cool to see something like that.



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