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JASU WONDER BLOG

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

JASU WONDER BLOG

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

Happy Otter - JWW 2021 Calendar "In the Wonder World"

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This illustration of May was finished a while ago, and here's finally the blog post where you'll see the finished illustration and all the work-in-progress material.Just like all the other illustrations in this calendar, I wanted to add a little touch of magic and wonder into this one as well. That's why the lily pads are growing high abo...
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The King of the Forest - JWW 2021 Calendar, "In the Wonder World"

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I've painted several different deer, but this is only my second moose. My first painting featuring a moose is actually an illustration in the story of Sebastian; you see, Sebastian's teacher is a moose. This moose that I painted for the upcoming calendar is a bit more realistic, but not too realistic, since the calendar is ...
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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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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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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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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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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - October (wip)

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Now that I have painted my first swan, I came to realize that when it comes to birds, I've mostly been drawing and painting owls exclusively. This painting became generally more blue than I planned but once I was finished I actually liked it more this way. I intended to make the painting more gray but I think it might've made the atmosphere too mel...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - September (wip)

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Yet again, the first time for me to paint an animal: This time a mouse. I did a little dive into the anatomy of a mouse before starting to work on this painting and for some reason I found it very fascinating how thin and tiny legs they have. Mouses look like fluffy balls of fur on four little sticks. That said, enjoy this little bal...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - August (wip)

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I hope you all know by now that the calendar, including the illustration featured in this blog post, is now available for purchase on Wonder SHOP. There are multiple languages to be chosen for your calendar (Finnish, English, German, French and Spanish) and the calendar comes in two sizes: A4 and A3. Then now, enjoy the work-in-progress pictur...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - July (wip)

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This is the first domestic cat painting I've created during my career as an artist of Jasu Wonder World. I almost can't believe it took nearly two years for this to happen. And now I'm actually planning on painting some more domestic cats in the not-so-distant future. But, about that I will tell you more only when/if this particular plan gets ...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - June (wip)

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 Halfway there! (even though, at the time this post is being published I'm almost done with all the illustrations) The original being only A4-sized and the painting itself being relatively simple, this bunny took me surprisingly long time to finish (10-12 hours). The flowers around her were the most time-consuming. However, I became faste...
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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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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 imaginar...
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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 f...
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DESUCON 2018

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For once I was well in time, writing a blog post about Desucon just a week after it. Then, once I was about to proudly announce the publication of the post, it disappeared. Now, almost a month after Desucon, I'm writing the whole thing all over again. I can only hope it's going to be as good as the first one.  ​Some new products I had on sale ...
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