Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - May (wip)

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One more finished, 7 more to go! Honestly, I didn't think it would take this long for me to create these illustrations. That's why, starting this week, I'm setting some other projects aside until I have all the months finished. I like having multiple things going on at once but now I'm simply falling behind schedule so badly that I need to do somet...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - April (wip)

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Another finished illustration for Jasu Wonder World calendar 2019!This time I painted an animal I've never painted before: a sheep. I wanted the flowers around the little lamb to resemble the texture and softness of his woolen coat. This was one of those paintings that required so much of "gentle tapping of the paint brush", that I'd...
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I needed to paint this commission three times to be satisfied...

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At the end, not giving up was certainly the right thing to do with this commission. To me, it is really important that I can be proud of the artworks that I create, especially so when it is a commission. I believe when I can look at my painting and know that I've truly and honestly given it my best, the client will be happy with it a...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - March (wip)

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I'm so happy about the way this illustration turned out! It went better than just according to my plan! I wanted to express the playfulness of the lynx cub and the fluffy things she's being so fascinated about became just the way I imagined them. So far, all the plants I've been drawing to this calendar have been completely imaginary...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 – February (wip)

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It doesn't show very clearly in the picture, but if you look at the colored pencil sketch made on watercolor paper, you might notice that the flowers on the water were originally planned to be pink. If you read Finnish, you'll see that  I've even written it on the very first sketch. However, this plan was quickly trashed as I noticed the ...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - January (wip)

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 Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 – January (wip)This year I wanted to make sure I'd not have my calendar finished at the last minute like it's been the past two years. So, I have already started working on the illustrations. The theme I have for 2019 is about animal close-ups and flowers. I also want to use a restricted color palette to give t...
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The Story Behind My Most Popular Painting

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It's been about two years since I created my so far most popular painting, "Firefoxes". In this blog post I want to bring up the reasons I believe why it is so popular among people of all ages. The popularity of these happy foxes is based on the fact that it is the most bought design on all the products that I have. It does not matter which fo...
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HORSING AROUND

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 As far as my memory goes, horses have always been one of my ultimate favorite things to draw. For the reason that I've been drawing them basically all my life they are also the easiest drawing subject for me. Naturally, after making a coloring book illustration of randomly floating cats and dogs, I'd make one of horses as well. Here I present...
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AN ILLUSTRATION FULL OF MAGIC

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I want to begin this post by announcing the tragedy that happened to my previous blog post about Desucon. It was the longest and nicest post I had created in a good while, but now it is gone. Destroyed. I don't know what happened, it simply disappeared. Not even a draft was left behind. And of course, this happened before I saved all the text (whic...
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FLOWER HEDGEHOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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Ever since I drew my first flower-hedgehog as one of my 2017 inktober drawings, the idea of a hedgehog carrying flowers in her back instead of spikes, has been very popular. This is why I wanted to draw another hedgehog for my coloring book (all the three versions are now available on Wonder SHOP) and now, I was commissioned to create this flo...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - FOX ON A FENCE

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There are some drawing subjects that inspire me more than others and by now I think it's safe to say that foxes are one of those. In this blog post, I give you the work-in-progress material of yet another fox drawing. This coloring book illustration is once again one of them ideas I've had in my mind for over a year!See a time-l...
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PORTRAITS OF A SHETLAND SHEEP DOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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 If you follow me on social media, you've most certainly seen some pictures of a Shetland sheep dog a while ago. I had the honor of drawing four portraits of this lovely dog as a commission. It was the first time someone commissioned me a dog portrait, and also the first time the technique requested was ink drawing. However, since I'm ver...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - JASU'S WONDER WORLD

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As I write this, I've officially finished ALL the remaining coloring book illustrations. This means there are several blog posts to be made about those illustrations, and here's one of them.This time the idea I had was to make a drawing of myself and picture my inspiration there with me. I had this idea for the first time a...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - CANDY LAND

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Have you ever imagined a candy land? I sure have, so many times in fact that it was about time I drew a picture of one. The thing is, I absolutely love sweets, chocolate, ice cream, brownies, cookies, candy bars, pastries, you name it...but my body does not. I barely eat any sweets at all because my stomach reacts very strongly to excess ...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - FLOWER HEDGEHOG

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 As you might have seen, I created a very similar artwork as one of my 2017 inktober drawings. At that time, it was the hedgehog that really made me consider making a coloring book. Now that it is the case,  I wanted to include this flower-hedgehog into the coloring book illustrations, for it's perfect for coloring purposes! I sketch...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON

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Just like the fancy camel in my previous blog post, I've had the idea for this illustration in my mind for at least two years! These two aren't even the only ones, for there are multiple ideas that I've had wandering in my mind for quite some time. Now that I'm creating the coloring book it's been a great chance for me to finally get to manife...
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COLORING BOOK VOLUME 2 - THIS CAMEL LOVES BEING PRETTY

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I think it was a couple of years ago when I saw photos on the internet representing colorfully clothed and decorated camels. Ever since I've wanted to draw something like this illustration I made for the 2nd volume of my coloring book. Of course, a subject like this is perfect for coloring with all the details. I wanted to ...
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INKTOBER 2017

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I might have told you before that one of my favorite quotes is "Better late than never". Today, I'll once again take that quote to a good use, for I'm about to share a blog post about my last year's Inktober drawings. Yeah, it was ONLY 5 months ago, but at least we didn't get to this year's inktober yet, so it's definitely not too late yet.That sai...
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IT'S FINISHED! JWW COLORING BOOK VOLUME 1

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Like most of you probably know by now, I've been working on Jasu Wonder World coloring book for a while. The book is going to be separated into two volumes, each having 16 detailed illustrations. Once all of them are done, there's also going to be an option to purchase a book with all those 32 illustrations in it. Now however, I've c...
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THE CREATION OF THE CALENDAR ILLUSTRATIONS

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To make life easier for all of us, I decided to put all the work-in-progress pictures of the calendar illustrations into the same blog post. These illustrations were a lot of fun for me to paint, especially for the reason that they were very simple (considering my usual creations). Finishing one of these illustrations took me approximately 4-7...
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