JWW 2024 Calendar - All the Squirrels

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The 2024 calendar season is pretty much over and soon it's time for me to start working on the illustrations for the next calendar! But before we get there, I want to share all the work-in-progress material I collected of the 2024 illustrations. The 2024 calendar had a variety of detailed illustrations of squirrels, bunnies and ...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: December

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Finally! The last illustration of my 2023 calendar!  I'm so happy about how this one turned out! I think you hear that a lot from me, but isn't that just a good thing? ;)  When I look outside around Christmas, it's the darkest time of the year (at least here in Finnish Lapland). But when I look inside, Christmas brings so m...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: November

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Another perfect horse painting! Needless to say, another favorite of mine.Of course there needs to be a shiny black horse in a horse-themed calendar. And what would be better than a shiny black horse with shiny stars floating around its mane and tail? I really don't know.A magical environment acts as the cherry on top of the cake; Purple and p...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: October

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This horse became more blue than I intended. My original plan was to make him gray, but it might actually have been too depressing of a color scheme. So the blue might just work better for this illustration. Other than that, I'm very happy about the feeling of flow and strong wind in this. It portrays the strength of the horse; he has faith in...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: September

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One of my favorite illustrations in this calendar! 😍I have a lot of favorites in this calendar tho, but let's not go down that road now... 😝 At first I thought I'd paint this illustration of September with colors that are generally associated with Autumn (yellow, orange, brown, red) but then, since the horse in the illustration of Au...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: August

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I'm really reeeaaally happy about how this one turned out! Just like I imagined and even better! I'm particularly happy with the colors, they blend with each other in a perfectly soft way; the clouds, the forest, the horse... Looking at the finished painting I cannot help but wonder how on earth did I even do all that. ...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: July

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It is good to notice at this point how I, once again, mixed up the words "June" and "July". I wrote "July" into the cover picture of the previous blog post, which of course should've said "June". I get these two words mixed up in a regular basis, and I think I've even had to bring up this issue sometime in one of my earlier blog post...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: June

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Half way there with these calendar illustration blog posts, good job Jasu! 😝 I originally planned the "June-horse" to have flowers and leaves flowing out of her mane, and the ground she was running on was supposed to be covered with flowers as well. However, I ended up changing my plan since there were flowers in the illustration of May a...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: May

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It's Alex! The main character of my horse comic! ...and his mother, of course. 😁 Since only God knows when I'll actually be able to draw this horse comic, I take any chance I get to sneak the characters into my other artworks. I did the same with my 2022 calendar, where the month of May features the main characters of my dragon story...

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JWW 2023 Calendar: April

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Unicorns!! 😍😍  That's the most important thing to say about this painting. Another important thing is that I wanted to make these unicorns a bit different from the traditional unicorns, which are usually portrayed bright white. Sure there must be differently colored unicorns out there. 😉 Below you can see the initial super quick...

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