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.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd
I've always loved 2000AD comics. Especially Nemesis but have gone through considerable amounts of Judge Dredd too. And I LOVED the new movie. So as a friend mentioned online watching Dredd tonight this just spewed itself out of my pencil. Totally not what I meant to draw and shows painfully well how little I still sketch by hand but thought I’d post it never the less. Hope you guys like it.

And as you might have noticed it's been quite some time since I posted last. Sorry about that. Last year was... difficult to say the least. Without going into too many details I both lost one of my oldest and best friends and managed to maul my knee so that I walked 6 months with crutches. Both had quite an effect on me and my painting. Mentally I had nothing to give and physically it was very difficult to spend longer times at the computer. After I went back to work my leg was so shot by the time I got home every night that I'd just curl up to the couch with a cold pack. You might ask why I didn't draw by hand then. Well. Um. I have no good explanation for that :) Took me forever to realize that I could actually work in a more traditional way as I haven't really drawn by hand in years. I'm an idiot, I know lol.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lady Loki for

The finished design
 Some time ago I bumped into this Marvel Villains design competition for the I instantly new I had to give it a try but as I was super busy at that exact moment I had a very small window of time to do it. I would be a lot happier with it had I just had an extra hour or two to work on it but sadly I still do not have the ability to turn back time. Never the less the design did make it to the competition and is now being rated on their page. The final judges are Mr Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston and the super nerd blogger Jill Pantozzi which is admittedly very cool. And if any of you now feel the need to give me your votes here is the link where you can do so. I have been offering my eternal love and affection for the voters.

Suddle, arent I :D Honestly mine is nowhere near finished enough for me to have a snowballs chance in hell to win this but it would be awesome to be atleast in the top ten instead of bottom 100. I actually like the sketch much more then the finished coloring. I did the colors in something like 20 minutes. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. So I might just re-do this at some point, even if it is too late for the competition.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Matt Smith as Doctor Who

Matt Smith as Doctor Who

I am on a sick leave with a busted leg and have been keeping myself occupied by re-watching pretty much every season of Doctor Who. That and all the juicy Doctor news and stuff that came from the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend lead me to pain Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. I have always liked Tennant the best as Doctors go but Smith has really grown on me lately.

And I have been teased about painting pretty boys a looot lately. Smith is mainly a very peculiar looking boy so ;)

Here's a couple of steps to the finished piece. Sadly really only a couple as I painted most of this on one layer and didn't remember to save any progress shots. 

Original sketch and the flats
The bulk of the portrait is ready
Added some extra lighting and color for depth and the jawline.
This was originally the finished piece but then decided it looked nicer without the linework.
The reason for the annoying disclaimer text is that I have lately been bumping into a lot of my work online without any reference to who has done it and in coupleof cases even someone else claming to have do it. I do sign my work but guess it's not enough so from now on I'll be adding this to all my work.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Michael Fassbender as David the Android

David the Android and the Xenomorph
I went to see Prometheus yesterday as it opened here. Pretty much the only part that impressed me about the it was the android, David. And even his part was pretty bad. This movie is on the level of Syfy bits, just has a bigger budget. Being a huge fan of the Alien frachise otherwise this just made me want to crawl under my seat and rock myself gently while humming something soothing.

Never the less it lead to a bit of late night sketching and turned into a portrait of the said android, David.

I did this in a slightly different way than usually. I don't normally just copy stuff but have several reference pictures that I use to get the finished image. I use a lot of time sketching and making details. This time I just went with it and it's actually not at all detailed when you get up close. So it's a whole lot sketchier then normally. This was also a lot faster to do so I might give something like this another try later on. I'll probably finish this tomorrow, it's still missing a lot of details.

Here's steps until now though.


Finished sketch

I just crudely started painting over the sketch

Aaaand here I forgot to save the steps...

Added ear

I felt the pic was missing something so I gave him a friend.
Almost there