Illustrations - Caricatures - Animations - Graphic design
Hi! I make caricatures, realistic portraits, illustrations, infographics - take a look at my portfolio! All my paintings are hand made from scratch, no photo manipulation is involved in the process. I paint digitally mainly using Procreate and Adobe Photoshop. I also make animations and digital graphics (using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects). Feel free to contact me - you'll find all the info you need on this site. Enjoy!
Comic style illustration
The emphasis in this style is movement and expression, simplification and stylisation. The aim is to make the illustrations eye-catching and a bit funny. Sometimes an illustration could explain a complicated idea in simple terms better than a photograph or an infographic, be it in a newspaper, on a website or on social media.
Working with Sebastian is fun, easy and inspiring. As an illustrator he masters several different techniques and is eager to meet the thoughts, requests and requirements of those he is working with. Agenda has had the pleasure of co-operating with Sebastian for many years.
Realistic style illustration
Here are some examples of my illustrations in a "realistic" style. Realistic doesn't necessarily mean photorealistic (though I certainly do make photorealistic paintings as well), but in this style I aim for a 3D effect and a painterly style (no line art) with great attention to lights/shadows and details. These give a more serious impression than the comic style illustrations.
As a Visual Producer at Yle (The Finnish Broadcasting Company) for the presidential election 2018, I asked Sebastian Dahlström to draw caricatures of each candidate (8 altogether) for our web site. His caricatures were brilliant. Funny but in a decent way, just as we wanted them, and Sebastians' drawing technique is mind blowing. A strong recommendation!
- Petteri Bülow, Visual producer, Yle
Sebastian is an amazing illustrator and an overall great guy to work with. He has a broad field of knowledge and is a fast learner. He's helped us out at Lindebarn for a long while, handling very different kinds of graphic design and even animation tasks, in a flexible and diverse manner, always with a positive and helpful attitude. I strongly recommend him.
Graphic Design and Animation
A selection of the other visual work I do, like designing book covers, posters, logos and making infographics. I make short animations (mainly logo animations and animated text) and music videos with animation elements as well. I work with the branding agency Lindebarn.
Among other projects I have illustrated and animated this video.
How to order an illustration
I work digitally and I will deliver the illustration in the size and file format you prefer.
I hope you find these useful - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
I am an illustrator and cartoonist from Finland. My clients include The brand and design agency Lindebarn in Helsinki, The public broadcasting company of Finland YLE, The think tank Agenda, The digital media company Supchina, The magazine Forum, The magazine Läraren, The Think Tank Magma, Svenska Bildningsförbundet, The Helsinki Commission, and various other newspapers and private commissions.
Sometimes I am commissioned to make illustrations with a political message, but it doesn't necessarily reflect my personal political views. I am not personally politically active, and as an illustrator and journalist I strive for political neutrality, decency and good taste.
I have over 15 years of experience working as journalist for Svenska YLE before I started my freelance carreer. I have a masters degree in Media and Communication from the University of Helsinki.
In my spare time I run and play the bass.
For commissions, or any questions at all, please contact me (in English, Finnish or Swedish) at: sebastiandahlstromdrawings (a) gmail.com
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