About

I draw a lot. Born in 1970, grew up in Umeå, living in Stockholm, Sweden, since way back.

I was going to keep studying natural science, maybe become a teacher, or biologist, or veterinary, or… but in the end, drawing was too interesting. Studied art for three years instead, graphic design and pre-press for one year, and then went to Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and got myself a Visual Arts Teacher degree.

I have been teaching fine art, photography, graphic communication and a couple of other subjects in an upper secondary school south of Stockholm for fourteen years, and loved it a lot, but always kept drawing. Which has lead to some fine art and illustration production over the years, a few exhibitions, a huge international tribe of likeminded friends in the Urban sketchers community and a career change – since August 2017, I am teaching informative illustration at Mälardalen University in Eskilstuna. Life is never boring.

And I still draw a lot.

Photo: Ronny Leijon

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Hi Nina Johansson,

Love your work!

I have posted it to my FB page after having discovered your page on Instagram along with your wonderful website. Trust this is ok – if not please let me know and I will do whatever you think appropriate.

Thank you for your time and sorry this is not in Swedish.

Best,
Francesca.

Hi Francesca!
Nice to hear from you, and I´m glad you like what I do. Perfectly alright to link to my work! 🙂

Nina,
I saw your work in SketchBook Skool, and noticed you using “dots” to help with setting up drawings. Do you have a video describing in more detail your method?

Thank you,
Frank Wolff

Hi Frank,
no, I don´t have a video, but I described it in a book, Creative Sketching workshop, by Pete Scully. I wrote a chapter about sketching landmarks there.

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