perjantai 26. heinäkuuta 2019

Animal skull mandala

Lately I've been doing some animal skull mandalas. Here is a sample, a bird skull mandala. There will be lots more. I upload my art usually first on Instagram on my new digital account:

Small update on my previous post :) I've already sold a lot of prints and several originals at the Mikä-art store in the beautiful Fiskars village! Fiskars village is one of my favorite places in South Finland. It's full of interesting stores and the location is historical and absolutely beautiful.

lauantai 1. kesäkuuta 2019

One day and two gallery openings

Today was a super art day! I had two gallery openings on one day! I've been doing a lot of animal ink drawings these past two years and now most of them are on display at the library of Nummela. There is also a new art store at the beautiful Fiskars village called Mikä Art. There are now original paintings and drawing for sale and a few prints as well. I'm so happy for all these opportunities to show my art!

sunnuntai 24. maaliskuuta 2019

Working for Wacom

Last week I worked at the camera fare in Helsinki for Wacom. What a fun job opportunity, since it was sort of a combination of my skills. I have apart from art also a degree in information technology. Wacom products are high end technology products for creative people. I also have my own Wacom pen display at home and lately I've been working on digital art with both Photoshop and Illustrator.
New digital art is in progress!

maanantai 18. helmikuuta 2019

Nordic Noir

A few months ago I purchased a Wacom tablet. When it comes to art I've always preferred traditional tools, but then again I'm a graphic designer and I work with digital graphics on a daily basis. I've done a lot of digital children's illustration in the past, but since those were the customers commissioned work, I've never displayed those illustrations on my website. 

Now I tried a new approach on digital illustration and I'm actually quite happy with the result! I'm already working on new ones in similar style. Why this gloomy pic? I'm very much into Twin Peaks and Nordic Noir, so that's why 😊 the model is my friend Ulrika.

sunnuntai 3. helmikuuta 2019

whale drawing

So, my first drawing this year is a whale!
A few years ago I saw a whale for the first timne in my life. It was not a humpback whale but a sperm whale at Andenes/Norway. To see a real whale was a very special moment for me. A dream come true! Obviously I'm going to draw a sperm whale at some point too 😊

sunnuntai 13. tammikuuta 2019

37 drawings

I've been busy last year! I did 37 drawings in total! I didn't realize I've done so many drawings. There are also several drawings that I never finalized, so I've been pretty much drawing every week. I have also done a lot of work you'll never see here. During my maternity leave from work I did freelance graphic design for several different companies. I've done some brochures, advertising and rollups and I even did a user interface design for a Windows software and I illustrated a whole information technology related book. I'm proud to be so effective! 😊

However I didn't manage to do everything I wanted to 😐 I wanted to do a 2019 bird calendar or calendar with fable animals. I guess it's 2020 for the calendars then.