Saturday, 21 June 2014

Danerys Targaryen

I just started my summer vaction and wanted to do something fun and light for starters. So I put Game of Thrones on and started doodling. Oddly enough it turned into another Dany. What a suuurpriiiise...
I’ve been playing a lot with this combo of painting and vector graphics lately. Still need to hone it a lot but I like the combination.

Here's a couple steps

Monday, 5 May 2014

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age
I very seldom paint stuff for friends. One of the rare occasions was a sketch of Joshua Homme for my BFF  years ago. Due to lack of time it was unfinished but I always kept saying I’d finish it one day. Well I never did. So I made her a new one.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Natalie Portman in Leon

The finished piece
A speed paint of Natalie Portman in Leon. I did this in between work just for the fun of it. I hardly ever do anything this fast and unrefined but I was quite happy with how it turned out. I at first planned to refine it more but then decided it's best as it is.

Didn't really save steps to this but here is one early save.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Painting of... Something

Finished painting
So every now and then when I get super tired but can't sleep I end up taking an old unfinished painting of mine and just play with it. And then weird shit like this happens. I have no idea why head is like that but I like it.This one isn't actually as old as the ones I normally tinker with as I only sketched it earlier this week. The change from sketch to this was... Interesting to say the least. SO here are the steps. As you can see I had nooo idea where I was going with this :D

I might still change this up completely at some point but for now I'm kinda happy with it.
As weird as it is :D

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Chris Evans as Captain America


After seeing Captain America the Winter Soldier I got home and started doodling a bit which then kinda turned into this painting. It’s far from perfect or finished but I doubt I’ll ever actually work any more on this as I kinda like the rough edges of it :)

Oh and about the movie! It was huge, action packed and loud. Still it managed to dodge the largest cliches and have enough great things that I enjoyed it fully. Winter Soldier was in fact done so well that I was grinning like an idiot a large part of the movie. Not to mention Evans who IS Cap. I still think the first movie was far superior to this one but that was to be expected. 

Here's a couple of steps

Here I was thinking about giving him the t-shirt from the first movie but decided to go with the uniform after all.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

I've been doodling this fellow obsessively all day. Took me three tries in between meetings but now it's close enough for me to be fine with it. Actually the first thing I've had time to draw for myself this year. About time! And happy new year to you all!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Bast the Cat Goddess

This is something I started working on ages ago, but never finished. By posting it here I am trying to force myself into actually finishing it :D

This was my thanks to Bast after one of my elderly cat ladies survived a very tricky surgery.

Oodles of Doodles

I don't often post my doodles but as I haven't had time for much of my own work lately and can't show the rest that's what you guys are left with :) These are all things I have drawn at work during long meetings. I tend to always bring my sketchbook as I'm horrible at just sitting and listening, I become antsy. So I try to give myself something fun to do while concentrating at the subject.Some are more finished then others and as I never scan anything they are Instagram quality, sorry about that.

And yes I do love drawing faces :D

Quess who just saw Thor the Dark World last week...

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Doggy doodle

Made a super fast doggy painting tonight. Meant to make something utterly different but it just turned into this. Oh well.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Otty the Otter

As you might know I work as a graphic-, publication- and web-designer/illustrator/video editor and a general "whatever visual you throw my way I'll do my best to make it work" type a person at the UBC Commission on Environment. The amount of publications we put out for different environmental projects is very varied and includes everything from full brand designs to books and web platforms. This time we made a mobile game. It was our first and there is still a lot of things to finish on the code side, but as my part is done I can already show you guys all that jazz. You'll get to play the game too at a later time, promise. 

Otty the Otter and his super flashy kick bike.
Otty the Otter was developed as part of an  environmental education and awareness raising project. It's a part of a bigger package that includes stuff for the teachers to use while teaching kids about the water footprint. The game is aimed both at kids and teens which is basically an impossible age group to develop anything for. It has to be childish enough for the younger kids but not too childish to be cool for teens too. So we ended up with Otty.

Hullo, I am Otty an overly happy otter.
A friendly (and slightly psychotic looking) otter who adventures between Turku and St Petersburg on his red kick bike. The goal is to use as little water as possible while also collecting food items in order to keep up his energy. Without understanding the balance between these items it is not possible to finish the game as Otty will run out of energy and just fall asleep on his tracks. Originally Otty looked much more realistic and wore a small top hat. But in the end we opted for a more cartoony and colorful look to suit the age group better.

The plan is to later develop more stages where he gets to switch the kick bike to a skateboard. And maybe a jetpack. Also I really, REALLY want to give him the opportunity to have a top hat and an old bike as originally planned. Its just almost impossible to make those tiny paws reach the paddles...  Yup. 
 You can download the Demo version for Otty here: but I'd suggest waiting for the finished game. I'll post the link here as soon as it comes out :)
The game is developed by the Union of the Baltic Cities, Commission on Environment Secretariat, as a part of “Baltic Sea needs Actions 2012–2013” project.
The game developers:
Editor:Stella Aaltonen
Graphics: Sari Sariola
Code: Kaj-Michael Lang.