Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Eino Leinon Helkavirret - Kimmon Kosto

We made the national news with our comic Eino Leinon Helkavirret today. Sadly due to having a day job I could not join the other artists for the interview, but regardless am super happy about the publicity :) To celebrate that here's a couple of pages of the comic I colored for the album, on top of painting the cover. The comic is pencilled and inked by the fantastic comic artist Tuomas Myllylä, best known for his series Pakanat - Pagans.

You can read the news story here.

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Page 8

Monday, 6 July 2015

Demon girl

A very random monster sketch for an upcoming comic project.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Helkavirsiä cover

The finished cover for Helkavirsiä
I was asked to paint the cover for Helkavirsiä, a comic anthology drawn by several artists. All the comics are based on works of Eino Leino, a famed Finnish poet. Most of his poeatry is tied into Finnish folklore and the themes are very dark. The artists drawing the comic are some of Finland's best. The likes of Petri Hiltunen (who's brainchild the whole comic is), Tuomas Myllylä, Katja Louhio and Vesa Vitikainen. The album will be out fall of 2015 from Arktinen Banaani, so be sure to check it out :)

Now onto the cover! Petri Hiltunen posted me the original cover of the book Helkavirret and asked for my interpretation of it. He just wanted it to be as gritty and bloody.

The original cover.
We suspected that the cover was connected to the poem about Ylermi, so I worked with the story where Ylermi kills his wife and child. In my image the ghosts are haunting him in the most loving manner.

At first I tried staying very true to the cover but was never really happy with it. I felt that the image was somewhat corny and was very far from what I wanted to portray. So on the last minute I just started from the scratch. Here are the steps to the final cover :)

Original line art. My boyfriend drew the clother of Ylermi as I had no idea how an outfit in that era Finland would work.
Fleshing out the cover but I was not happy
So I drew it again

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.