Thursday, October 29, 2009

sailor duck.

I though I'd name him Donald ;). Little color tweaking in photoshop.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I hadn't realized that markers can be so fun to sketch with. I guess I've used wrong kind of paper before.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Love in the Mountains

This short film was Directed by Eliza Jäppinen and Falconauts, and we created it at Boutique. The film was created for Helsinki International Film Festival as an opening film. It was a really fun and challenging project to animate. You can see it on the festivals website HERE. The festival started yesterday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

100. post

Yesterday I was sketching while watching tv. I used fiber tip pen and watercolors for this old fellow. If anyone has good watercolor or aquarell tips and tricks, please let me know, my method is just guessing.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

life drawing

I'm going to take some life drawing again this fall. This is from last year, charcoal on a A1 paper. I'm aiming for good flow, better understanding weight and masses, and squash and stretch.

Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield should be a good help along the way.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

something from my sketchbook...

...and pieces of paper laying around my apartment.

That drunken fisherman was fun to watch, and to draw. Unfortunately I was a bit tipsy myself. You know, when you're not thinking about what you draw, you become a human-printer, drawing lines in your sketchbook without any planning.

I find myself drawing without thinking way too often, especially when I'm afraid of drawing. Sketching in public places is quite a lot harder than sketching in front of tv at home. When people see you drawing them they get uncomfortable, and sadly so do I at that point. And my drawings become a mess. Lines are just not flowing anymore. Drawing people from further away helps, listening to music helps a lot. It's funny that when you're wearing your headphones, you're in a different world, sort of unreachable. Then you can even draw the guy sitting in front of you in a metro.

I also get the fear of drawing when someone is watching behind my shoulder. I start drawing something that I already know. Or even only comfortable lines. This results in repeating myself. I really have to be alone (or at least feel alone) to get to the flow and learn and discover something new.

The first sketch of these result of a good drawing day, capturing the character with few strong lines. That drunken fishermans lines are all over the place. Finding the right ones by trial and error. Different approaches, both important I guess.

Friday, August 21, 2009

I wasn't going to show this but...

... here it is. This is a mood sketch for a short film idea I've had in the back of my head for a while now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

don't drink and dial

I had a good 4 week holiday, and I've been back at work for 2 weeks now. I'll try to get back to blogging sketches more often.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Elisa, Sauli ja Pauli Illustration

This illustration was one part of a Pay TV campaign for Finnish telecommunications company Elisa. The campaign was created by Taivas advertising agency. They asked us to make cartoon versions of these two characters called Sauli and Pauli. They have been part of Elisas advertising for years now. I really admire John K's work. So his cartoon characters were a huge inspiration for this illustration.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

friday afternoon sketching

And the video is recording of drawing 30 sec poses non stop for 40 minutes. It's compressed to 2 minutes. I found out that I was a bit afraid when I knew that all the drawing will be recorded. I lost some confidence in the line. But I did learn something for next time: Less lines, bigger brush!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

new the guys season started!

Here's the latest the guys episode! Check out the other new one from or youtube channel HERE. You can also send us your own videofootage for future episodes!

Friday, March 06, 2009

this has been lying on my desktop...

This has been lying on my desktop for too long, and I don't feel like finishing it anymore.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

haven't posted in ages

but I've been drawing a lot. Only the more traditional way, and I've been too lazy to scan them in. But this evil baby was a quick test with tvpaint watercolor tool.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kummeli Alivuokralainen Title Sequence

One of our works last year at Anima Boutique was this animated title sequence for the Kummeli Alivuokralainen film. Check it out! Visit Lineboil for some early development art. All the character animation was done in TVP animation, camera moves and compositioning in After Effects, background art is mix of hand painted elements and Photoshop.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

I made a promise to myself to draw a bit more this year. I drew these sketches while watching tv tonight. Fiber-tip pen, 2-3 drawings on a A4 sized paper.