Who am I?
I’m Spider Man! But in reality my name is Michael Gullbrandson and I’m a guy who loves creating art. It’s been a passion for me for as long as I can remember and no matter what I do in life, I always get pulled back into it. For me art is a gateway into other realms, more exciting and much more interesting than our own mundane everyday world. Anything can happen in these realms and they keep the magic alive within me. If I want to steal away for a little while, all I have to do is lift my pen and start drawing something. I believe creativity is one of the most important aspects in life. The ability to dream of things beyond ourselves and having the skill to act upon it. Whatever the artform, whether it be drawing and painting, or being able to compose music and to play musical instruments, writing, sculpting or you name it; these things are among the most fundamental principals in mankind, and I’m immensely grateful for having the skill to be able to do my part on the art scene.
I am very diligent in my work, engorging myself on all the little details in it, and I try to make as perfect a result as I can, and also depending on how much work the time schedule allows me to put in. Quality is the most important thing when creating something, but sometimes as so happens, time won’t allow it but I make do with the time I have for the best result within the set time frame.
I’m 42 years old and I live in Gothenburg, Sweden with my beautiful family, who are all as passionate about what they do as I am in my world of art. I started drawing as a very young little boy, my main inspirations came from the comic book industry. I above all loved anything with super heroes in it and wanted so badly to be able to draw just as good as the artists of the day did. So I spent many years learning from them, studying and copying techniques, until the day finally came and I felt I could stand on my own two feet as an artist in my own right. My professional career took off within the confines of the classical role playing game world, and I found myself illustrating the Swedish RPG’s Drakar&Demoner, Mutant, Kult and more. I’ve created covers and illustrations for records, books, magazines and much more and I’ve also spent some time in the gaming industry as a graphics artist, where I created conceptual 2D art to final game components and a whole range of other stuff that needed to be done.
And that’s a brief introduction to who I am, a guy who loves art and having the skill to create stuff. And if I may say so myself, I’m rather good at it =)