Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Welcome to Johannesburg

Blah, I've been quite lazy lately, I need to speed up things. Here are tonight's offerings, three sketchy studies from movie reference. I tried not to spend too much time on each of these, the point of these studies was to observe light and especially colours. I've noticed I almost everytime tend to push my colours much more saturated than they really need to be, the colours in the real world are rarely that intense and the changes of colors are very subtle. Of course it depends on the scene and the style you're working on too, but I try to achieve at least some sort of realism in my paintings.

Personally I liked this movie quite a lot, it has a much cruder look to it than most of the same genre. The movie also includes great design work from Weta Workshop. Can you name it? (and if you can't, please watch it)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I've been quite busy lately with Kitchen's Secret Santa-thingie, but I'll throw in a couple of finished works.

The first one was for a competition focused in monster design, though I didn't win it. I think the monster is maybe too generic, it was fun to paint nevertheless. The second one is something random inspired by Andree Wallin, one of my favorite artists. Oh, I also got my copy of "Digital Art Masters Volume 5" and it has some serious kickass-renderings in it.

Monday, November 15, 2010


So, now it's time for my second painting with acrylics ever, the first one was more of an experiment... It's taken with my camera so the quality might be a bit off, though I tried to fix it with Photoshop.

Painting with acrylics is a lot of fun and you really can't make fatal mistakes, because you can always paint another layer on top once the bottom one has dried. You'll probably see more of these coming too, I'd like to try a more detailed painting next time.

Acrylic on 30 cm x 30 cm canvas.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Some sketches: First two heavily inspired by the movie The Gladiator (also did some colorstudy, it was fun and I should practice that more), some practice on female anatomy, a quick "I really don't know what the hell this is gonna be"-painting and a demon sketched in a train from Jyväskylä to Tampere. (traditional art, whaaat?!)

See ya soon, hopefully!