Dec 13, 2013


Here's a collection of warm-ups done before work. The drawings are in chronological order. At first I thought about just drawing only black and white sketches but when I realized that I can do that under 3 - 5 minutes, I thought of trying to paint over the sketches. I don't paint that much at all so I thought it would be nice to practice it during warm-ups. 

There are lots of ups and downs in these sketches. You can tell when I knew exactly what I was drawing and when I was struggling. I learned that one of my bad manners is that I keep drawing way too many details even though it isn't really needed. This happens especially with simple subjects where details are not necessary. I have to avoid this because that's often my downfall in my drawings. Pay more attention, observe and keep things simple. 

Photo references from Google were used in all of them.

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15 - 20 min

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20 min (my favorite, and a proof that anger is the best motivator)

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The blog will be on hiatus for the next 3 weeks so don't expect anything new for a while!

Nov 24, 2013

There's a new Photoshop in town

It's time to say farewell to my dear art tool and partner in crime, Photoshop CS3. You served me well for the past 5 years. We made lots of great art and animations together. It was glorious (even though you never weren't fully compatible with Cintiq but I tried my best to look past that). But now, its time to move on. For good.

Enter Photoshop CS6!

I have been waiting for this moment for a looooong time..

Nov 13, 2013

Nov 2, 2013

Brush strokes

Planning to start another blog where instead of uploading drawings, I'll write about movies. Not really reviews, more like writings of my thoughts about films and pondering what things I find interesting in them. There will be talk about the usual stuff like characters, storytelling and what makes certain scenes so freakin' good in certain movie. Sometimes I might end up talking about film industry in general.

I already have over 10 topics to write about and have started five of them. Not so sure when I'll get the first one ready, since I'll be very busy with other things at the end of the year. I also have to admit that I'm not the fastest writer because I find it sometimes hard to put my thoughts into words. I also have bad habit of re-writing stuff more than necessary. But I surely hope that I will improve and that this whole project will work out!

And here are some quick drawings (10 minutes or less) where I have been testing some rough Photoshop brushes. Love drawing with them!

Oct 26, 2013


Some sticker designs that I have been making. Planning to print them and give them as souvenirs for few people in December.

Oct 13, 2013

Tea time

The birthdays never end.

No how many times I tell myself to actually plan these cards beforehand, I never do that. I just start working, get panicked because I have no idea what I'm doing and start adding things to save the card somehow. In the end it starts looking quite nice, but I can't stop wondering how it would have looked like if I had planned everything first.

Sep 13, 2013

Too many birthdays

Birthday cards. Colours may vary from the originals and the lighting isn't the best in all photos. I apologize for that!

There was two more cards but I never managed to take photo of them.

Jul 15, 2013

Blank paper

So.. yeah.

I haven't been updating for a long time because I got nothing. I haven't drawn anything on my spare time for the past 2 months. I try to get back on drawing my own stuff and updating this blog. I don't know when but hopefully soon.

Jun 2, 2013

Days come and go

Two days ago I turned 25! Feeling quite... normal, I guess? Indifferent would be the best word to describe it.

So, lets celebrate this. Let's do the same thing that we did last year: Give me ideas to draw and I'll draw them. I mean come on, I really need to do something now that I have a 2 week vacation from work. If I don't, I keep doing stupid tests like this on photoshop:

Lots of sparkles.

And now an announcement..

In case you didn't know, an art book of Angry Birds has been released (few month ago)! It has art from game department, concept art from animation department (there's few storyboard panels made by me!) and some behind the scenes information of different projects and game launches. Our book department did excellent job putting all this together!

If you want to have a sneak peek of the book you can check it from Parka Blogs. He reviews all kinds of art books (mostly from games and animation) and gives you good idea what to expect. I usually check his reviews before I buy any new additions to my collection.

You can find Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe from or In Finland the book will be released 15.6.


Apr 19, 2013

Mr. Fancy Owl

Some photos of my father's birthday card when it was under process.