perjantai 20. syyskuuta 2013

The smaller things in life

Last summer I started out a new hobby of photographing insects and flowers. I have always been fascinated with nature and animals and I even considered studying biology. Long time ago after graduating college I even got a place of study for biology at the Univeristy of Osnabrück in Germany. Back then I wanted to move to the city of Hamburg, so Biology was lost for me. Nowadays I don't regret it much that I skipped biology. It's much more fun to be a hobby insect photographer :P

Anyway, below are some of my photos. These pics were taken in Estonia in Hiiumaa with an old Enna Munchen objective that I purchased at www.kameratori.fi. I'm especially happy about the first photo. It was taken next to the ruined church of Kuri Taevassemineku http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2013/07/abandoned-places-in-estonia.html

Six Spot Burnet (a day-flying moth)
Melampyrum nemorosum in swedish this flower is called natt och dag, which means night and day
Yellow Winged Darter ...looks a bit like he's smiling :)


crazy insect lady

tiistai 10. syyskuuta 2013

Dr.Sketchy - (S)He's Got The Look

Here are some pics of the latest Dr Sketchy event I went to. The theme was He/She's got the look and the model was the fabulous Lola Vanilla/Bent van der Bleu. I had a great time drawing! Me and my glass of wine had so much fun! My drawings didn't turn out much, but I leave the blood, sweat and tears at home and just enjoyed the moment and the very talented model. 

I would greatly advice Dr. Sketchy events to anybody who likes to draw! These events are taking place pretty much all over the world, so seek the one closest to you! :)

Lola Vanilla/Bent van der Bleu - photo by Tuukka Ahonen
Drawing and drinking
photo by Tuukka Ahonen
The hot hosts: Tinker Bell, Pepper Mint and Jackie O´Lantern -
photo by Tuukka Ahonen

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perjantai 6. syyskuuta 2013

Fairly old fairy paintings

Here are two old painting of mine, two fairies. The pink "forest fairy" is actually from 2003 and I think it was one of my first succesful paintings. I used to be a pencil person until everybody kept telling me to do something in colour...so I started to learn painting and the fairy was one of the first pieces that I finished.

The blue "water fairy" I painted in 2005. I like the colour choices in that one already much more...I can't help it that as a Scandinavian I kind of like muted colours. If I lived somewhere else I'd probably have different colour choices...but most of the time during the year I see muted colours around me...so muted colours it is.