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PORTRAITS OF A SHETLAND SHEEP DOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

 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...
Here are the updates on my comic diary from the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018. I'm having a little train trip tomorrow so I might finally be able to make some more comic diary updates!
Travelling to Turku to attend Umicon was one of those kinds of trips where I basically spend the whole day on a train. Waking up before 5 am, getting to the train before 6 am, sleeping the few first hours of the way, then killing time and changing the train until finally, late in the afternoon, I arrive to my destination.  Usual...
Yukicon, which was held in Helsinki during February, was my first event in 2018. I'd gladly have participated Desucon Frostbite but when I contacted the organizers all their tables had already been reserved. So, going to Yukicon it had been a while since I had been in any event and I was very happy to get away from my little apartment for...
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 sa...
The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing."  by -Walt Disney Before Christmas I received a commission of an A1 sized watercolor painting. The client wanted to have a front view of the head of a stag and a transformation effect I often use on my paintings, meaning that the living creatures smoothly transform into water, plants...
The commissioner wanted me to create "Alice in Wonderland"-themed drawing for their friend. The man in the drawing was to resemble one of her original characters and there were a few items the commissioner wanted to include into the artwork, but everything else I could decide on my own as long as the drawing would maintain its theme. Below you'll f...
It's Sebastian work-in-progress update, of course! As you might know, I haven't had time to work on the illustrations as much as I thought I would, but slowly and steadily there has been some progress there too. I'm offering you all the sneak peeks I could find, being careful not to reveal too much. I only have 8 illustrations left now and even tho...
It's been a year since I created a design for Jasu Wonder World Christmas t-shirt and I suddenly came to realize that I never posted the work-in-progress pictures of that particular painting! Better late than never is one of my favorite quotes so here we go: From the very first sketch to the finished design that then got printed on t-shirts. I...
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...
It's been a while since I got a chance to create a pencil portrait. With this commission, I greatly enjoyed adding all the details as precisely as I could. For the first time ever I got to draw a person that was old enough to have some wrinkles on their face and it really was a fun challenge to draw them! Also, I'm very happy and pleased to notice ...