Good News Everyone

Finally got my answer today, and was accepted as an illustrator on my first attempt. Lucky me, now I’m off to Sweden, and then maybe I’ll try uploading a few illustrations for my portfolio there.

I really should spend more time working on that portfolio, hopefully I’ll have a better acceptance rate on both music and illustration as the competition seems a little steep in the photography section.

Learned a bit more on working with isometric projection in illustrator, especially using the ”line” tool and creating lines at predefined metric lengths and in the angles 330, 30 and 150. Maybe I should elaborate on that sometime.

Flying Cars

Finally got around to the finish line here.

Not exactly pleased with the result, but it’ll do for now, learned a few more illustrator tricks I should make better use of next time. I guess the point of this excercise was to see if I could make up a scene from scratch by drawing freehand and using perspective for scenery.

Flying cars and Vector Graphics


What’s up for today you ask? (All though I now know that ”you” probably only means myself proofreading this thing).

Well, I’ve noticed how small my illustration portfolio is at the moment, so I thought it was about time I spent time vectorizing some of my projects/drawings, and what better way to do that than in the most time consuming difficult way possible? Eh?

So what I did was mostly just digitize one of my drawings here, and I’m currently experimenting in Illustrator to add color to this little fantasy of flying cars and future cities (originally hand drawn, free hand  – of course).

Hoping to get this picture up someday soon, but seeing as I’ve never attempted this before, it might take a while.


What’s on the curriculum vitae for today?

OK, I’m sorry, it’s really a most horrible wordplay (the title that is), but what can you expect at 2 AM

”I’m Thor Arisland and this… is two AM”.

Anyway, as misguided as the title is, it still manages to encompass what I have to show for myself for todays endeavors, i.e. my own resume written, reformatted and uploaded to my website for further convenience – hopefully to make job hunting just a little bit easier.

For the moment it’s only available in Norwegian, but the good news is is that you could see it both as a web page, or as a PDF document, now isn’t that neat?

Both pages are linked on my ”About Me” page.PDF is HERE, and HTML is HERE.

By the way, I should mention that all images used on my site, apart from screenshots, logos and other obvious images used for editorial purposes are created by yours and yours truly. Because of this I urge you not to use any imagery from this site without asking for my permission (of which I’d gladly give, it’s just that I like knowing how my pictures are used in other contexts than those of my own doing).


It’s Caturday!

Or actually, it’s more like Sunday seeing as it’s past midnight, but not for me.

And so what have I been up to lately?

Well, I’m about to release a series of articles on the Audio Times focussing on sound design, and especially focused on the practice of subtractive synthesis using mainly FL Studio. You’ve already seen my basic percussion tutorial here, and now I’m writing about how to patch (or program if you will) a set of three different sounds that are the bread’n’butter for any electronic music, id est:

1. A how to on the basic ”Moog-ish” mono bass.
2. A TB303 like bass and…
3. A cheezy string patch.

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of our cat Simson being lazy as usual.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I just uploaded a few sequences to my ”Samples and Sequences Page” such as this one:


      1. 6. Beer to Peer

      2. download

Sound Effects


I really do hope I’ll be able to produce some more finished tracks sometime soon, it’s starting to be a while since I last put anything up as one of my ”Songs”.

Over a month!

I just noticed it’s been over a month since last time I said anything here, so I guess it’s about time I do an update on what I’ve been up to.

The reason for me being inactive for so long is quite simply the fact that I now have a job that takes up a lot of my time. As well as being occupied with getting my little own LAMP server online @ here .

I think I’ll be working on the other site in the next couple of days as well – mostly as an experiment in writing another site from scratch using html and css, and maybe a bit of CGI with perl or php.

And for the record – I’m happy to say that I haven’t been inactive in my more artistic pursuits either – at least two new songs: ”Cumulus” and ”My Collie Rex” are added to my ”songs” page. As well as I’ve taken a few photos to be uploaded later on.

But for now…