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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.&nbsp...
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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: March

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I'm just going to say it: This illustration is PERFECT! 🤩 And what I mean by that is that it looks exactly the way it should. It gives all the magical, beautiful and elegant vibes that I wanted it to. It's shining! ✨ I wanted the Pegasus to be perfect and so I was very focused working on it. Especially adding the ...
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JWW 2023 Calendar: February

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The second illustration of 2023 calendar: February. I originally wanted the horses to have a bit different kind of color, but my attempt to produce the pattern I desired failed and I needed to go with plan B instead. That's the thing about watercolors; once you make a mistake you need to figure out a way to make it work for you so no...
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JWW 2023 Calendar: January

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And so it goes that once I'm done with the sales of the previous calendar, it's time to start working on the next one. Jasu Wonder World 2023 calendar theme is: "Horses!" For a long while I thought I'd do a different theme, but chose horse-theme right at the end of 2022 because it's been so long I've drawn/painted any horses and it might ...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - December

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The last illustration in 2022 calendar, December, here we go!  I rarely create artworks that are very Christmassy, but this time I made an exception. I wanted to capture the kind of Christmas atmosphere I know I'd have been most excited about as a kid. Back then, Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year for me; the...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - November

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Almost finished with the 2022 calendar illustration blog posts! This time, November~ I just have to start with saying I was sooooo happy to create this illustration, because there are horses in it! Needless to say, I've been extremely excited to work on my 2023 calendar, which is going to have nothing but horses featured in it! ...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - October

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And so we continue the journey through the remaining calendar illustrations. This time I give you the wip material of October, enjoy! On the right there's a picture of the original quick sketch the illustration is based on. At first, there was only one kid involved, and I thought I'd make him a boy. But when I started to sketch ...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - September

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After finishing all my accounting work and tax reports for 2021, I finally have time for another blog post, yay! This time I share the work-in-progress material of September from my 2022 calendar. On the right you see the tiny sketch I made to summarize the idea of the illustration before switching to the actual watercolor paper. The very last cale...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - August

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Long time no blog post! But that's because the last couple of months of 2021 I was too busy to prioritize making blog posts. Instead, I prioritized getting sufficient sleep in order to be able to finish my busy season while maintaining mental sanity, which I did and I'm most proud!   But that's enough of that. Now, let me share the w...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - July

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I wanted the illustration of July to be warm and peaceful; A beautiful Summer's day with nature in its full bloom. There's all the time in the world to just comfortably relax and enjoy the soft scent of Summer, flowers, and sunshine. Here's the very first tiny sketch that the illustration is based on. My initial s...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - June

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We move on with the calendar illustrations!  Today you get to see the illustration of June. If you follow me on social media, you might be aware that I finished all the 12 calendar illustrations some time ago. That means there are several blog posts to be made about them! ;) That said, let's move to the creation of June... I only now real...
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Young Prince - Watercolor Painting Commission

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It's been forever since I published a blog post! Tells you how busy I've been. But now that I got all the calendar illustrations finished, I finally have time to do something on this blog as well. This time I'm going to share a commission I created at the end of May, but which I kept as a secret until now (because of the commissioner's request...
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A Wedding and a Birthday; The Creation of Two Custom Cards

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So far all the card commissions I've got have been very fun to create! What makes them especially fun in my opinion, is that they're small scale artworks and take less time to finish, thus, they don't really require much patience. In other words; they're easy. :'D This wedding card I created last year. I got to create it based on my own vision...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - May

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I was beyond excited to create a calendar illustration starring my favorite dragon and the main character of the "dragon story", which you might have heard me mention before. If you haven't: for some years now I've had an idea for a story about this girl and this dragon. In time I'll create this story as a comic, but meanwhile, ...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - April

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If you think the girl in this illustration looks a little like me, then you wouldn't be wrong. This girl's appearance was inspired by what happens when my hair has been braided for a few days. You can find her outfit in my wardrobe too.  I wanted this illustration to have strong "spring vibes" and included a few things that bring tha...
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