Apr 28, 2011


And old sketch made 2008. This was the first time when I drew a bald eagle. I think that this is the only eagle drawing where I got the beak done well. Or at least somehow right.

And the finished version made at the same year. The lighting is wonky and the shadows are way too dark.

Apr 22, 2011

the penguin

This was made three months ago. I was trying to make a picture that could be used as an illustration in a magazine. Something simple and traditional looking.

Apr 21, 2011

Showreel 2011

I finally made my first showreel and uploaded it on Vimeo.

Click here for Showreel!

I wonder why I put the cheetah there. The walk is kinda nice but the head wobbles too much.

The video quality is pretty poor, I know. But it's the animation that matters! Right?

Apr 14, 2011

The birds

Sometimes I spend my time planning a story about birds. I never plan the actual story, just different scenes and how the characters react with each other. It would be cool to make a cartoon show about them, but there's few problems:

1. I can't write good stories.

2. I don't have money to make a cartoon show.

3. I don't know if this is really worth it.

Yeah.. But check this out!

The Black-headed Gull isn't one of the main characters but I wanted to include him just for fun. He looks pretty cute.

The designs look fine but those markings make them complicated to animate (if they were part of a cartoon show). The hawfinch still has too many markings but everytime when I take some details away, I feel that soon it won't be recognizable. Maybe in a comic book these designs would work.

You will probably ask why the title is in English and the names are in Finnish. Well... I can't give good answer to that but at least they sound exotic for non-Finnish people. :D

Apr 6, 2011

Forgot and now learning

I have forgot how to draw these two animals: a mandrill and a boxer. It's not that I don't remember what they look like, it's more that I can't draw all the details right. And that really annoys me.

So, it's time to go to google and draw some animals. And learn.

I still don't have any idea how to draw boxer's side profile correctly. It's very tricky.