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Big Dreams & Wet Noses

Apr 14 '14
Sparkly Dreams.

Sparkly Dreams.

Mar 24 '14
Baby mammoth thingy. 

Baby mammoth thingy. 

Mar 17 '14
Doing a 100 themes kinda challenge with a group of artist friends. This one’s theme was “life.” The idea came from my wish to see a real life mammoth some day. I hope they manage to clone mammoths during my life time!

Doing a 100 themes kinda challenge with a group of artist friends. This one’s theme was “life.” The idea came from my wish to see a real life mammoth some day. I hope they manage to clone mammoths during my life time!

Feb 16 '14
I’ve been practising backgrounds lately and decided to post one of the pictures I’ve been working on here as well. I love drawings forests. 

I’ve been practising backgrounds lately and decided to post one of the pictures I’ve been working on here as well. I love drawings forests. 

Jan 2 '14
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Dec 24 '13
A simple card I drew to go with a Xmas present I gave to my boyfriend. ^_^

A simple card I drew to go with a Xmas present I gave to my boyfriend. ^_^

Sep 17 '13

Our Apple Garden

I was going through my folders and found this picture which was concept art for my grad film. It’s a photo from the main character’s past life. 

Looking at this photo makes me feel sad about the fact that I couldn’t make my film in full colour. Oh well! Can’t have it all. 

Jul 31 '13

Walking WIP

A rough-ish sketch of Pihka and her strange looking family member. I’m aiming to actually finish this one with colour and all. 

I kinda wish I had story-creating friends I could discuss my rough story ideas with. I could develop my stuff further and it’d be nice to know which parts of my story suck and which don’t.

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Jul 16 '13

Pihka sketches

Some rough sketches of a character I’m currently trying to develop. Kids are hard to draw. I keep getting the proportions all wrong.. but practise makes perfect (or at least a little better), I guess. 

I don’t want to reveal too much in case I totally lose interest (I hope I don’t!) but I’d most likely name her Pihka (“resin” in Finnish) and she’d be the child of a witch. 

We’ll see what happens! One things’s for sure, though, I seem to have a thing for hair buns..or maybe I’ve just spent too long animating a female character who had one? I should try some other hair styles for a change. 

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Jun 20 '13
In case there are fellow Animal Crossing New Leaf fanatics following my posts. Leave your 3DS and AC details in my Ask box and we can visit each other’s towns! (Please introduce yourself in your message if we don’t know each other already. I want to know who I’m adding.) ^_^/

In case there are fellow Animal Crossing New Leaf fanatics following my posts. Leave your 3DS and AC details in my Ask box and we can visit each other’s towns! (Please introduce yourself in your message if we don’t know each other already. I want to know who I’m adding.) ^_^/

May 19 '13
I love bird watching. I’ve not gone so far that I’d actually take notes of the birds I spot but I like to stay up to date with what the birds in our garden are up to. We’ve put many birdhouses in our garden and try to make the area safe for birds to nest and feed in. Whenever I spot a little bit rarer species of a bird I’m always about to burst with joy. Sadly, this often happens in company where the others don’t quite get the coolness of bird watching, so I just.. burst within myself and if the bird is a particularly cool one I’ll make sure to discreetly text my dad to let him know about it. (He’s most likely the reason why I’m into birds.) 
Anyway, for a long time, I’ve felt the need to learn to draw birds. Not just your generic bird characters but actually recognizable bird species. I’d like to study their shape and colours and learn to capture what’s most characteristic to each species. I believe this will take a while but I feel it’d be a fun extension for my bird hobby! :) So, this is my first try at these drawings. It’s very simple and boring but it’s a good start for my drawing journey! The Blue Tit has always been one of my all time favourites. I like to think they’re wearing blue hats that are two sizes too small for them. The other birds just don’t have the heart to tell them about it. 

I love bird watching. I’ve not gone so far that I’d actually take notes of the birds I spot but I like to stay up to date with what the birds in our garden are up to. We’ve put many birdhouses in our garden and try to make the area safe for birds to nest and feed in. Whenever I spot a little bit rarer species of a bird I’m always about to burst with joy. Sadly, this often happens in company where the others don’t quite get the coolness of bird watching, so I just.. burst within myself and if the bird is a particularly cool one I’ll make sure to discreetly text my dad to let him know about it. (He’s most likely the reason why I’m into birds.) 

Anyway, for a long time, I’ve felt the need to learn to draw birds. Not just your generic bird characters but actually recognizable bird species. I’d like to study their shape and colours and learn to capture what’s most characteristic to each species. I believe this will take a while but I feel it’d be a fun extension for my bird hobby! :) So, this is my first try at these drawings. It’s very simple and boring but it’s a good start for my drawing journey! The Blue Tit has always been one of my all time favourites. I like to think they’re wearing blue hats that are two sizes too small for them. The other birds just don’t have the heart to tell them about it. 

Mar 4 '13
A Pokémon card I drew for my little sister as a late birthday card.
My sister’s boyfriend and I spent one evening coming up with fitting attacks for her card. Some background info about our choices: Her internet nick is “Hayenni”, her birthday’s on 14.2. (HP 142) and favourite pokémon type water. She likes to jokingly push her glasses on her nose while correcting someone and she’s also a passionate baker. Everything she makes is always super delicious and cupcakes are the current favourite thing to bake. Chirping/tweeting/squeeing in a cute but confusing way is her way to communicate 20% of the time and I’m sure she could sleep through an earthquake and not feel a thing. My sister’s the only person I’ve ever seen fall asleep so easily. It’s like she has an on/off switch. Also, her weakness is dogs, which is something we have in common.

A Pokémon card I drew for my little sister as a late birthday card.

My sister’s boyfriend and I spent one evening coming up with fitting attacks for her card. Some background info about our choices: Her internet nick is “Hayenni”, her birthday’s on 14.2. (HP 142) and favourite pokémon type water. She likes to jokingly push her glasses on her nose while correcting someone and she’s also a passionate baker. Everything she makes is always super delicious and cupcakes are the current favourite thing to bake. Chirping/tweeting/squeeing in a cute but confusing way is her way to communicate 20% of the time and I’m sure she could sleep through an earthquake and not feel a thing. My sister’s the only person I’ve ever seen fall asleep so easily. It’s like she has an on/off switch. Also, her weakness is dogs, which is something we have in common.

Mar 1 '13
A birthday picture I drew for my good friend Laura. :) We got to know each other through Pokémon 12+ years ago and being a pokéfan is still something we have in common.

A birthday picture I drew for my good friend Laura. :) We got to know each other through Pokémon 12+ years ago and being a pokéfan is still something we have in common.

Feb 14 '13
Happy Friends Day! As we Finns say. :) 
I like the idea that you can celebrate Valentine’s day as a day for couples or as a day for friends in Finland. Guess it depends on the person really, which way they want to celebrate it. 
I’ve seen lots of people carrying flowers from my window today. Such beautiful flower bunches some have chosen for their significant others. ^_^ If I was in Finland already I’d try to meet a couple of friends for a nice cup of hot chocolate or something and if my sister happened to be in the same town with me, I’d take her for a birthday lunch as she was born on Valentine’s Day. 

Happy Friends Day! As we Finns say. :) 

I like the idea that you can celebrate Valentine’s day as a day for couples or as a day for friends in Finland. Guess it depends on the person really, which way they want to celebrate it. 

I’ve seen lots of people carrying flowers from my window today. Such beautiful flower bunches some have chosen for their significant others. ^_^ If I was in Finland already I’d try to meet a couple of friends for a nice cup of hot chocolate or something and if my sister happened to be in the same town with me, I’d take her for a birthday lunch as she was born on Valentine’s Day. 

Feb 12 '13
I’ve not been okay for a while. I feel like I’ve lost an important piece of myself but can’t figure out what the piece is.
My mission for 2013 is to figure out what it is that I’m missing and attempt to build my “inner jigsaw puzzle” back together. 
I’ve not draw much for myself for the past year or so and realised drawing stuff for myself was what has always kept my spirit up when I’ve had hard time.
What should take me half an hour, now takes me two hours. That’s how rusty I am with personal drawings. Which is strange as I’ve done nothing but drawn all year. In fact, I drew and animated so much I inflamed a tendon in my wrist and had to spend months trying to heal it. But I’ve not drawn even a single, honest drawing for myself. Nothing, that feels like my own. Nothing, that actually cheers me up.
I’ve decided to change this. To find my missing “puzzle pieces” I’ll aim to draw something regularly and when I do, I will post it here.  When I’ve finally found my missing piece I can look back at everything I’ve drawn and feel happy about the journey. :)
Hopefully I can think of less cliché subjects in the future…

I’ve not been okay for a while. I feel like I’ve lost an important piece of myself but can’t figure out what the piece is.

My mission for 2013 is to figure out what it is that I’m missing and attempt to build my “inner jigsaw puzzle” back together. 

I’ve not draw much for myself for the past year or so and realised drawing stuff for myself was what has always kept my spirit up when I’ve had hard time.

What should take me half an hour, now takes me two hours. That’s how rusty I am with personal drawings. Which is strange as I’ve done nothing but drawn all year. In fact, I drew and animated so much I inflamed a tendon in my wrist and had to spend months trying to heal it. But I’ve not drawn even a single, honest drawing for myself. Nothing, that feels like my own. Nothing, that actually cheers me up.

I’ve decided to change this. To find my missing “puzzle pieces” I’ll aim to draw something regularly and when I do, I will post it here.  When I’ve finally found my missing piece I can look back at everything I’ve drawn and feel happy about the journey. :)

Hopefully I can think of less cliché subjects in the future…