perjantai 25. toukokuuta 2007

ArtPad again...

The first one was so hideous that I had to go back to do another one...

This one is called 'At the Job Interview'.

And you can see it done in here.


torstai 24. toukokuuta 2007

But, I DO real things too

It's not all just messing around with ArtPad or DeviantArt, or doing fun stuff with Neil.

This for example is a theater poster I did to a local group. The musical is about this gypsy tribe in Russia during 19ht century or so. And there's love and death and all that...

I mean I work TOO... you know.


It's all Teddy's fault...

Went and embarrassed myself with ArtPad

... and the horrible result can be seen here...

My ArtPad moment

But seriously it's all Teddy's fault. HE made me do it.


maanantai 21. toukokuuta 2007

Free hands...

Adobe is pulling the plug on their vector graphics application, FreeHand.

Now, for ME (and to MANY other graphic designers as well) this is bit like announcing to cab drivers that 'We will not make any more cars, but don't you worry... here's a PDF-manual of how you can go on with your business with a bicycle... or have you thought about purchasing a helicopter?'


The article can be found here


keskiviikko 9. toukokuuta 2007

Past Victories I: A Study in Emerald

Since some of you may be unaware about my past doings I thought it might be wise to take a brief look to (few of) my past works, don't you think. (And for those who ARE aware about my past doings... please bear with me. This won't take that long... promise.)

Sometime around 2004 I illustrated Neil's magnificent 'A Sudy in Emerald'. It was published as a broadsheet poster by Dreamhaven Books and it seems to be still on sale in here

Later I made a kinda small-newspaper-type-of-PDF-thing of it for Neil's web page. And the PDF (about 5.1Mb) can be downloaded in...

I really loved doing the little ads.


tiistai 8. toukokuuta 2007

Same girl... different hair

'-because she's worth it'

... and since Neil liked this version better, I'm sure it will sooner or later appear also in


Something to my CV.

(a quote from Neil's email)

'-- you manage the pretty-but-not thing brilliantly...'

Now, I think it's pretty much the nicest way of saying that your pictures are bit... odd (even when I just try to draw teenage girls)


maanantai 7. toukokuuta 2007

Pencilled Party Girls III

So here's the third and final picture to Neil's 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'.

Neil had little different hairstyle in mind, so I might change it, but this is OK for now...

And this too can be found


torstai 3. toukokuuta 2007

Neil knows everything, Neil sees everything...

Welcome to those who linked here from Neils journal.

I have NO IDEA how he knew about this blog.

He obviously has some magical powers.

But, since there's only couple of pictures to see on this blog at this point I strongly suggest you should visit my old online-garage of weird pictures in... here

Please help yourselves with the drinks and enjoy your stay.


keskiviikko 2. toukokuuta 2007

Pencilled Party Girls II

Here's the second one.

You can see it also


Pencilled party girls

I've had the pleasure of working together with Neil Gaiman on couple of smallish projects during the last few years. He is amazing writer and a very nice chap.

Few days ago I emailed this pencil sketch...

...(a character from his bloody brilliant Hugo-nominated short story 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties') to him and he liked it and now you can see it in

Sometimes life is so sweet.


First look...

Ok. Here's the first picture... it's called 'Visiting Hour'


Shiny new places...

This is another desperate attempt to join the millions of active online-personalities.

Let's see if I can actually KEEP this up and active more than a week..