Hi! 👋

I'm Simon! I'm employed as a developer and consultant for Magello, and I've been programming for close to decade now. Currently, I'm interested in the functional compile-to-javascript languages that have sprung up the last couple of years.

Recently, I also got myself a drawing tablet, and I'm learning how to make digital art.

This website is a space for me to collect my thoughts and project.

simon.olander@gmail.com

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Skärgården

About

I've been interested in trying out PureScript for a while now, and during the Christmas break I finally got around to it. I made a fairly simple puzzle game, similar to nonograms.

Description

The Swedish state has hired you to chart the archipelago. You contracted people to scout out all the islands, but they took off with the money leaving you with only loose clues as to where the islands are. Maybe you can somehow use these hints to finalize the sea charts?

Game Purescript Small CI/CD GitHub S3 Static
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Screenshot of Skärgården

Vått och torrt

About

Early 2022 I got myself a drawing tablet. This is first large piece I drew, and the first piece I ordered as a print. There are a few words in Swedish that describe how wet or dry something is, this painting is an infographic ranging the words from the wettest on the left to the driest on the right.

Description

Infographic indicating the wetness or dryness of adjectives in the Swedish language.

Digital painting Infographic
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The painting 'Vått och torrt'

Ear

About

I would like to be good at drawing people, but I haven't been able to get through a complete portrait. It's simply too difficult. Instead, I drew something simpler: just an ear.

For reference, I used a photograph of my girlfriend's ear.

Description

Digital painting of an ear.

Digital painting Study
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The painting 'Vått och torrt'

Pumpa

About

The first image I painted. I googled a bunch of pumpkins that I used for reference, but I don't have a single reference.

Description

Digital painting of a pumpkin.

Digital painting Fruits and vegetables
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A sketch of a pumpkin

Fänkål

About

The second image I painted. Like the pumpkin, I googled a bunch of pumpkins that I used for reference.

Description

Digital painting of a fennel.

Digital painting Fruits and vegetables
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A sketch of a fennel

Frog

About

Me and my girlfriend did a paint-along to this youtube video.

Description

Digital painting of a frog.

Digital painting Animal
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A painting of a frog

Amanita

About

I decided to do another vegetable, if mushrooms count as vegetables. You're not supposed to eat these ones.

Description

Digital painting of a mushroom.

Digital painting Mushroom
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A painting of a mushroom