Archive for ‘sketch’

8 Sep 2011

Kiuruvesi

I got commissioned by Aava & Bang advertising agency to do an illustration for marketing material for a town called Kiuruvesi in southern Finland. A fun gig that went as smoothly as one can realistically expect. The client’s brief was good and clear (as usual) so I was confident in what was needed – and eventually there were few corrections at any stage of the process. Nice to work this way!

As usual, there was bunch of stuff that needed to be included in the image – which in this case would feature couple of kids playing with a milk cart in an idyllic countryside scenery. While the final image would be bigger the most essential stuff needed to fit within a smaller frame so that you could use a tighter crop the image without losing anything important.

I did a bunch of roughs to figure out how to make everything fit and then drew a more polished sketch to send to the client.

Kiuruvesi - First sketch

The kids were pretty much ready to be inked by now but the background was left rough because we weren’t sure if a specific landscape needed to be included in the image.

The kids got an okay but it turned out that the client could use the illustration ahead of  schedule for magazine ads. The turn-around was very short so I got asked if I could just finalize the kids for the ads. I figured the kids would probably need some kind background for the image to make any sense, so I finished the kids and did a quick background based on the rough. I ended up sending three different versions with different colored skies because by that time I no longer had any idea which one I preferred and didn’t have time to sleep on the image either. This one got selected.

Kiuruvesi - Magazine Ad Illustration

Time went by as a appropriate reference photo was searched for the background of the final. Eventually, all I got – along with some minor changes to the rough – was a picture of certain type of bridge that had to be featured. I sketched the background, sent it to the client and after a round of changes and some stuff getting left out, I finally got a go-ahead to finish the image.

Kiuruvesi - Final Sketch 01 Kiuruvesi - Final Sketch 02

That I did.

Kiuruvesi Final

PS. I generally like to work in a way that affords me to go back and easily change things without having it affect the whole image, which means I usually end up with quite a few layers… to put it mildly.

19 Jul 2011

Boatman of R’lyeh

I went for a short cruise during the holidays. This was the captain of the ship.

Boatman of R'lyeah

Well, okay – maybe I didn’t. Maybe the image is just my take on Scobot’s character for the CTT.

8 Jun 2011

Bathing giant

Two images drawn for the CTT activity again. First one’s after Maximillian’s sketch, and the second is just some stream of consciousness nonsense. So, there’s no particular political or other agenda behind that one.

Bathing Giant Wily

16 Dec 2010

Clown car (of DEATH)

Just couple of images for the CTT again.

I really saw the latter when walking home from work one day. A guy all dressed in black and wearing a hood, cycling a unicycle. It was freezing cold, so I figured he’d have to be a ninja or something to be doing something like that at such temperatures – a lesser man couldn’t do it.

Just a couple of days afterward there was an article in the local paper about the guy, and turns he’s an exchange student from eastern Siperia. So I guess I wasn’t really that much off with my assessment. At least I got the continent right… except Japan is an island.

Clown Car (of DEATH) Unicycle Ninja

Disclaimer: He wasn’t really armed, visibly.

20 Sep 2010

Moonshiner’s Life

A quick one (roughly 1h 15min) I did for the CTT activity at Unit 16 last week. Pretty much all I had time for since I had to leave town for the weekend but I like how it turned out. I had good trip and it’s very cool to meet old friends.

Moonshiner's Life

And this was my fatty for the next in line on the activity:

Belly Button Girl

24 Jul 2010

Holiday Sketches

Just some sketches I doodled on my summer holiday.

Violence and women Couple Sitting and Talking

24 Jul 2010

Elf Bomb

Here’s a couple of images for the CTT activity at U16. The first one is after Audzilla’s sketch and I’m not sure if it makes any sense without it. The second one is of course the image for the next in line.

Elf Bomb Hair Rocker

17 May 2010

mechanic Behemoth

Here’s a giant robot setting the city ablaze, kaiju style. For the CTT at Unit 16, after Scott’s sketches.

Mechanic Behemoth

I may have gone a little crazy with the glows but what the hell, it was fun. Here’s my sketch for the next in the activity:

Dungeon Fighting Man

6 Mar 2010

Drinking and Drawing

Here are some doodles that I’ve done over a few nights of drinking and drawing. Pretty much all typical motifs for those nights are represented: Superheroes, rockers, barbarians, women and general bad taste… For many of these I picked a theme and stuck with it until the next paper.

Artists Moustaches Random Stuff Conan & Frank Castle Eletkra & Ghost Rider More Superheroes and Others Robbers Women in the Cab Line Women in the Nude Another Women and Self Portrait Rockers in Leather Jackets Skeletor

Jeez, the site sure is slow today.

28 Feb 2010

What makes the moon go round

… or “In space no one can hear you cry”.

Restraining Order

Just a doodle I did during the most festive of seasons.

22 Feb 2010

Commando vs. Demon Nazi

Couple of quick images done for a “Draw My Character” activity at a forum. The first one is based on Chi-Yun Lau’s character.

Commando Demon Nazi or a Nazi Demon

23 Dec 2009

Brunette by a Window

Well looky here, it’s wednesday, so I guess I could post a quick sketch of a wench.

Photoreferenced and painted quickly.

Brunette by a window