Jan 5, 2015

New video release!

The music video I completed last autumn for Sebastian Mullaert has finally been released! 
The new year started good! 

I started creating the concept look and illustrations in August and together with my fellow Hyper Island alumni and friend Ann, we began animating in September. It was blood, sweat and tears, especially during the last week or so...but I think it turned out really good so it was definitely worth it!
Have a look: 


Official video for "Chant de Paris" by Sebastian Mullaert. T
his is a short video version of the original track.

Art Direction & Animation by Carolina Grönholm - http://www.carolinagronholm.com
Animation by Ann Rubin - http://www.annrubin.com

The illustrations got a cleaner look than I usually tend to create but I thought it would look great animated. 

Best wishes for 2015!

Dec 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

God Jul, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad!

Best holiday wishes from the sunshine coast in Spain,

Dec 12, 2014

St. Lucia

Tomorrow is one of the shortest days of the year. The sun rises at 8.30 am in the morning and sets at 2.45 pm. This never ending darkness can be depressing sometimes... Tomorrow is however St.Lucia day here in Sweden! A lovely old tradition of light "festivities" with Lucia in the center with candles in her hair. 

Below, originally made for a short commissioned video.


Nov 15, 2014

IF:Theatre - Family House On Vacation

I keep drawing houses. This was originally for a short animation I started on early last spring, hoping I'll finish it someday. I've added some coloring and details in the background. This illu will also be added as a print in my nordic and international shop. A few seconds are included in my animation reel below if you're curious of how it looks animated. 


Oct 24, 2014

Cornflake Girl

I was commissioned to make a exclusive illustration for Kellogg's. There was also a limited number of 15 signed prints made for a event together with Swedish Red Cross. 

Ibland behöver vi "vuxna" bli påminda om den underbara fantasivärld som barn 
så enkelt målar upp i sitt inre. Det var min tanke och idé bakom illustrationen. 

Aug 16, 2014

"Home Sweet Home"

     I'm drawing and dreaming of houses. This is a little animation short I did earlier this spring.
"Home Sweet Home"



Jul 31, 2014

Fox + Hare

As some of you may know, I graduated from Hyper Island - Motion Creative this June (yay!) and since then I've been busy having a well deserved summer break but I also managed to draw a bit. I'm currently working on different projects such as an animated music video, illustrations for an exhibition in August and a lot of personal projects. Many of them will be finished and released this fall. Below, Red Foxy Fox and Pink Lepus. Available as prints in my shop. 

Jul 21, 2014

Pet portraits SALE! LOVE!

I do love drawing someone's loved pet, either it be a dog, cat, hedgehog or the cutest little pig. All animals are wonderful to draw and the most fun is to bring out that special trait from their personality. Or have the pet be in a another place and space in the drawing. One thing I always wished for but never gotten the chance to do is to draw animals in people's clothing. 
I've been somewhat close, drawing cats in superhero capes and in roller-skates

During the rest of July I will draw your beloved pets with clothes, or without, in space, 
in the wild, as a lion. Just the way you want it. 
I'm reducing the price from $200 USD to $130 USD throughout the entire month in my Etsy shop

Here are examples of commissioned drawings:

Thank you everyone for your love and support! 

May 11, 2014

SuperSculpey modeling - first try

I recently started a new personal project with clay. I've heard so much about how amazing it is to model in SuperSculpey clay so I thought I'd try it out for the first time. It wasn't easy especially with all the little details I was working on and the clay had a sort of wax feeling to it. Not the same feeling as when working with pottery clay. The outcome before the painting turned out pretty good but the painting did not. Below is a couple of work in progress pictures and also how it turned out, half of it anyway. I think I'll repaint it in a matte white. 

Mar 25, 2014

Once I Was, short animation

Wow, almost 2 months have passed since my last blog update! I've been busy with school and my internship at a studio as motion designer began a couple of weeks ago. It's all very new and all very exciting. I'm living most days in Malmö (a southern part of Sweden for you who's not familiar with the area) and on weekends in Stockholm. Here's a short animation I finished in early January. 
"Once I Was", same story like my fox illustration with the same title.

Feb 8, 2014

A Hyper Island Student Project

Here's the whole animation my group did for the Hyper Island school project "Human Billboard".
 Our client was Oliver & Eva and our theme was fetishism, we chose to portrait one of the most common ones:

We got the chance to show our animation short movies at a the best commercial spot in Stockholm, on the big screen at Stureplan. We were 8 teams who produced 8 different short movies and themes of sexual minorities. 

Jan 26, 2014

Fun little booklet

I got a little surprise gift in the post mail the other day! A fun little booklet of 37 "selfies"drawings made by Roberto. They're so much fun to look at. Here's one of my favorites:

Jan 12, 2014

"Paths That Cross" - New animation short finished

So I just finished a new animation short! It feels like a great start of the new year.
Hopefully plenty more of this and new stuff will come.

As always, my inspiration to create comes from music: 


Dec 26, 2013

Sneak peek of new animation project

Oh boy, I haven't blogged for over a month! It's the Christmas holidays and I finally have time to rest, eat fat christmassy food, spend time with my little family and yes - blog a little too!

This is some short clips of our latest group project at Hyper Island we did before the holidays. The shower scene and watery text was my first tries of animating frame by frame in flash and was made as part of a short 30 sec movie for the client Oliver & Eva. I'll post the movie here as soon as I'm able to show it.

Hope you're having a great holiday, 
Wishing you a wonderful new 2014!

Nov 17, 2013

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came to me and my sisters exhibition "Between Sisters"
during these past three weeks!
It went really good with a couple of paintings sold and I'm looking forward to do more design together with Nancy. We talked about making some new work within this theme even before the exhibition was happening, developing it with new drawings and have another exhibition together later on. 

Here are some of the drawings:

And these two are some of my favorites by my sister. They got sold!

Wishing you a great Sunday!

Oct 27, 2013


Last week was exhibition week for me. Apart from the exhibition with my sister "Between Sisters", my class had a 3 weeks project with an end result of an big exhibition. 
Pictures and videos from the events below.

"Systrar emellan" - Finns att se på Skarpnäck's Kulturhus fram till den 12e November.

The entire wall with our paintings the night before opening.

From the opening day. Me and my sister Nancy! Click here to see her blog.

The night before preparing the paintings.

 Our school group project had the theme "Distortional Evolution". We chose to project our animations and videos onto three frames hanging on the wall in our cozy living room we set up for the night of the event. This was a three weeks project which ended with an 6 hour exhibition. Overall we were 2 classes with over 100 students sharing a big space with different rooms.  

This is one of three 15 sec animations I did from an drawing and it's one of the first things I did in Adobe AE, but working on something new!

Experimenting filming an octopus arm was different...

One of the other short clips I did had a city shown in day light vs nigh light and turning into an destroyed darkened city. I was working in Illustrator and After Affects for this one. 

Sep 29, 2013

World Of Motion - Project Europe

Time flies when you're having fun...
Wow, a month has passed since I last posted something here. 
This school is super intense, we get project after project while having personal goals of learning softwares as well. It gets a little stressed but then again i'm having loads of fun. I wonder how it'll feel around next June when I graduate..?

I have something to show you, some behind the scenes footage. 
Again, this is filmed with my iphone so not the best quality. 
We had our first project in smaller groups on the theme World Of Motion were each group had to research an continent. We talked and mailed people, studios and production companies from the industry around the world. Each group gathered the interviews into a presentation of their own choice. Some made the presentation entirely in live action, some in 2D, 3D, keynote. My group did a mix of stop motion and 2D. We built paper landscaped that presented different parts of Europe. Southern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe etc. 
Have a look of the behind the scenes:




We have our own "rest area". It was packed with people some hours after the presentation.


Aug 31, 2013

First showreel - Motion Creatives '14 Stockholm

It's been a month of full speed into different projects, group work and a lot of fun. 
I'm so proud of our class, it's been hectic with very short deliveries with every brief and we've managed to complete all of them with excellent work and presentation. 

Our first showreel is up for viewing! 
Take 48 creative people from different countries and backgrounds,
give them two days to present themselves as a class.
This is what you get!
                               Introducing MOTION14STO from MOTION14STO on Vimeo.

Aug 18, 2013

Life as a student

So a new chapter in life has begun. 
I'm studying Motion Graphics design at Hyper Island here in Stockholm, full time for 1 year. 
Already 2 weeks have passed and I've come to understand and feel the intensity of this school. 
We've had some interesting lectures on digital media and much more. 
There's been a lot of challenges, individual and in small and larger groups. 
Lot's of time for reflection and a lot of fun energizers!

     We also have lots of fun! Excuse the awful mobile quality...



Aug 4, 2013

Work In Progress

Sketches with graphite pen, ink and Illustrator. All for the exhibition in October - can't wait to show you the whole drawings! 


And a photo of my hair - work in progress. 

Thanks to everyone who's following and reading my posts!
 I will be studying Motion Graphics here in Stockholm for a year starting from tomorrow (wohoo!!) and I may or may not be distant here on my blog. I will however post instant pics of work and happenings over at Instagram: http://instagram.com/carolinagronholm and probably here too! 

Stay safe stay lovely, always!

Jul 27, 2013


Just got back home from another great holiday trip to Barcelona. Needless to say but we love this city!

We had cava for breakfast - because we could! :)

 Gaudi sculptures and architecture were spotted all over the city.

One of the highlights were Montserrat. We travelled by train up to this view and it was absolutely breathtaking. This large mountain even has it's own monastery, imagine living up there all year around!


A little nap was most necessary in the heat.

We went for a quick visit to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona.

Found an awesome print shop, wish we had this in Stockholm!

And now we're back home to this little dudette!!