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JASU WONDER BLOG

This is the blog of Jasu. Jasu is a Finnish based watercolor, digital and comic artist.

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A Day in My Artist Life - Comic Diary, part 9

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JWW Calendar 2021 - March

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At the moment, I have finished 5 of the total 12 calendar illustrations for my 2021 calendar. This blog post features March, the dragon! If you've been following me on my social media, you probably know I have a great passion for dragons, thus I was absolutely delighted to paint this particular illustration. I deliberately chose to make i...
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2021 Calendar "In the Wonder World" - February

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The illustration of February was very simple and took me only a few hours to finish. My main idea was to have a dark pond/lake in the middle of a forest, with everything dark and still. I wanted the scene to radiate silence so deep you can almost hear it from the image. The unicorn is in the center of the painting; it is the only source of light in...
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2021 Calendar "In the Wonder World" - January

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After several years of trying to finish my calendar well in time, it seems this year I actually have a chance to do so. This is all thanks to the fact that Corona-virus has given me plenty of time to focus on my art creation. This year the theme for the calendar is "In the Wonder World" and it will have 12 fantasy/fairy tale themed i...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - part 8

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I finished this portion of comic diary a while ago but completely forgot about it for a couple of weeks! Here it is finally, sorry for the wait!
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The Creation of My Biggest Watercolor Painting Commission

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Nine rats living in a fantasy forest; the most detailed large-scale painting I've ever done so far. The painting process took me about one and a half months from start to finish, though I should point out I did not work on this commission full-time. I also had other tasks and projects that I worked on during that time....
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The Creation of a Custom Wedding Card

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​While I was still working on my biggest single watercolor painting commission (a blog post about that will be up later on), I created this simple custom wedding card for a family member. It was nice to make something small and simple after spending so much time on the big commission. The only instruction I got for this wedding card ...
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My Wonderful Artist Life - Comic Diary, part 7

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This time you'll get to know more about how the story of Sebastian was created. The finished book is available in Finnish here on Wonder SHOP. I have recently finished the English translation of the story and will let you know as soon as the English version of the book is available! You can find all the illustrations I created for the sto...
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My Wonderful Artist Life - Comic Diary, part 6

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 The incident where I asked a stranger to drive me to the railway station is here in this earlier comic diary update.
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My Wonderful Artist Life - Comic Diary, Part 5

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 Lately I've been sharing details of my early artist career, and the events that lead to the decision to pursue such a path to begin with. There are so many things that have happened that I simply cannot share every detail. However, I hope this comic diary gives you at least a rough idea of my journey so far. Enjoy! 
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2020

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Finally I have the time to write a new blog post! Needless to say, the past couple of months have been the busiest of my life. However, now that the Christmas-sales-season is over, I have successfully made a schedule for myself, to get piles of work done, and I've made sure that this schedule has time reserved for blog posts too...
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Cat Portrait - Commission

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​So far, I have had the chance to create portraits of humans and dogs, but this time it was, for the first time, a cat.This particular cat had had a special relationship with pansies, and the commissioner wanted to have her furry friend portrayed with them, thus I got the idea of the kitty being surrounded with these flowers, holding one&...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - Part 4

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​I don't usually add any text to the blog posts about my comic diary, but this time I just want to inform you all that there is a second gallery below the first one. You see, I wanted to separate the part of the comic diary where I start talking about my journey out of depression and give it its own gallery. Enter your text here ...
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3 Commissions for 3 Businesses

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​Just before the busy summer-sales-season, I got to create three commissions that were all for three different businesses. The first one was a logo design, second a caricature for a business card, and the third another logo design. I'm sharing the work-in-progress material here as usual, with some more details about the creation processes& ...
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New T-shirt Designs

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If you're wondering why there's been silent on this blog during the past few months, it's because of a little renovation it went through. However, the wait is over now and I can present you the work-in-progress material of my two recently finished t-shirt designs!  "Foliage Fox"The first design was a fox (surprise!). The orange-red fur of...
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Wedding Portrait - Commission (wip)

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​This painting took me surprisingly little time considering it was A2-sized. But then again, the commissioner wished the painting to remain rather simple and wanted the surroundings of the couple to be blurry. So, at the end, the only places where I really needed to pay attention were the faces of the two people, and their upper bodies. As can...
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The Final Portion of Sebastian (wip)

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All the illustrations for the story of Sebastian have been finished at last. I'm hoping to be able to send the story file to publishers as soon as possible. In this blog post you'll find all the work-in-progress pictures of the final illustrations, enjoy! (notice that there's a second gallery under the first one)You can find time-lapse vi...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - Part 3

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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - December (wip)

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 The stare of this wolf became just as captivating as I wanted to! Also, the bright red roses together with the dark gray and blue tones of the wolf gave this painting an atmosphere exactly as I imagined it. Obviously, I'm very happy about the way this illustration turned out. Though, I don't think this calendar has a single illustration that ...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - November (wip)

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Long time no (painting) horses! But now, here's one for you. I must admit all I can think of when it comes to horses is my upcoming first-of-its-kind Jasu Wonder World comic which is full of horses! If you haven't heard about this future comic yet, I warmly recommend to check out my Instagram. You'll find some sketches of Alex and Roberta, a young ...
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