"That' s it!"
It was in 1992 at National Museum in Stockholm when I, for the first time, saw Carl Larsson's illustrations to Singoalla. Carl Larsson, who's better known for portraying his ideal home in bright colors, had in 25 illustrations to Victor Rydberg's novel created a much darker world. The drawings were done in an ink-wash with tiny highlights in white. Seeing these drawings was a big revelation for me since they had the mood and technique I was looking for. I went straight home and did an ink-wash. And I have worked pretty much in the same style ever since. These drawings are now shown at Konstmuseet in Göteborg until sunday.