Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ibanez



I <3 my dad's new guitar
The speakers he built ain't too bad either.







Wednesday, November 11, 2015

colorfilms


Interesting how it took 38 years to try out dad's colorfilms for lighting effects. 

Also interesting why I haven't tried to take 80's style glitter-skin portraits before this.

I am intrigued :) It looks pretty like a painting. I like.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stars and Space, the sequel


'Emerging from the deep'
Sci-Fi book cover for Mario Martinez Arrabal.

final sketch where we knew what we were going for, made this summer.

A sequel to 'in the middle of nowhere'
It is lovely to get to spend time in space like this :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

how to draw

'Love'






 I've been feeling like I can't draw.
It's like playing the guitar, or anything for that matter.
It's hard to be good at anything if you don't work on it all the time.
When you spend time doing something, you invest in it. If you invest, you get results.
I'm not even talking about art or drawing. Or playing the guitar.
I'm talking about relationships, your health. Everything we do, is an investment.
So spend your time being aware of what you are spending your time on
(watching tv, buying stuff, fighting, laughing, loving, taking care of your kids or your body, working, being stressed or worried).
That is what you'll be, that's what you'll be good at.
So. Invest in what is important to YOU.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Game artist

Soo, here it is. I am now officially a Disney approved artist.
Which means my art has gotten approval.
From Disney.

in 2014 I was a freelance coloring artist for the game The Duckforce rises, check it out :)
Kari Korhonen, the megamaster artist drew the card-art used in the game and I colored 90+ of those cards.
I was also lucky to get in early within the design process and got to play around and make some early concept art for the game.

not bad.



here are some of those cards and what the art looks like in the game.
I think it looks pretty.
I am proud.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cats - the status update.


Have you noticed that in the sun, in a black cat's fur, there are a million colors?
beautiful:

Cats always have cathair on their noses. And they love sunlight. And boxes. Sunlight in boxes.

I love my furbabies. So happy they have survived yet another trip to the dentist.

Monday, September 14, 2015

white on white. with color.

I had an idea that maybe I should start taking 'grown up' photos. So here is :)





 My loyal model, Sini, with grand eyes <3

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Harvest





This fall I feel like I have a basket so full of fruits I have trouble eating them all.
As an artist it is difficult to remember to eat, to exercise, to sleep,
but I'm trying really hard to remember that I am a physical being
and need to be taken care of, not just mentally, but as an actual living breathing animal.

Time to harvest and rest. Work and meditate.
Be thankful.




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Furiosa Princess







 Thanks for the collaboration <3
Model/location scout - Sini
Make-up artist and brainstorming - Kaira
photography/clothing/fingerpaints/photoshopping - Yours truly


barefooted princess :D

Monday, July 13, 2015

photography style


I just realized that I'm bad with compromises.
I either do black&white or fullsaturatedrainbowinyourface color.





I set up a pinterest account. It makes me just a little bit crazy.
So much awesome art in the world. especially photography and fashion.
I want to be part of it. I need to step up my game.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

mini Sini

We had a 10 minute photoshoot :)
We got a pretty facebook profile picture :)



Damn it's easy to take photos of an old friend who just relaxes when I take out my camera :D

20 years of Selfies

My dad is a photographer, I grew up in a studio.
When I was about 18, I started to take selfies with an analog camera.
I set up a background and lights in my room and took the first photos through a big mirror.
It was exciting and I don't think I showed the pictures to anyone for a few years.
It seemed like an embarrassing thing to do. Take pictures of myself, who does that?!
The world was different then :D
 I am an introvert.
A highly sensitive person.
Through photography, I can look like what I feel inside,
but sometimes don't know how to show others.
This is still a way of self-discovery. 

10 years later

 20 years later

I still feel really comfortable in front of my own lens.
I like looking at the world freely through the eyes of imagination.
It makes real life feel a lot less overwhelming.
Art gives my inner power wings.







Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nature Witch



She is a woman entwined and merged with the forest she loves.
She is enraged with humanity destroying nature, misunderstood in her love for everything living.
Man thinks she controls the trees, flowers and their power, but she is one with everything, breathing, living and dying with the seasons.



I was pampered by my godson Kaira, he made my make-up and took photos, according to his original witch vision, for his make-up portfolio :)
I did some retouching to the photos but mostly just had a blast standing in bushes :D


<3