A psychedelic bull constructed out of fire, The Sprite of Spring and a feminine duck meet in a whirlpool of fractal. Can you see the Duck and the Bull? There is also a grand piano (“flyygeli” in Finnish) keyboard-headed slug with a moustache.
Pen 70×50 cm. I find animals, creatures, beings and characters in clouds, puddles, tree branches, leaves, stumps… —in the fractals of nature and other random visual formations. Although in this case this is purely my imagination and subconsciousness on a blank piece of paper basically without any outer stimulation.
Here are my Apokryfia sketch books where this website and blog were originally inspired from and based on. This is where my artistic ideas often derive from.
These are the first 10 books (3.4.2009 – 26.12.2011) and I’m currently (September 2016) on the 13th book. There are currently over 1500 pages of sketches and illustrations.
The books are named after the Greek alphabet from Alpha to Omega. The vignette symbols make some kind of reference in the contents of each book. There is also a box carrying the first 12 issues.
Note: to the sharp-eyed viewers – yes, Delta and Gamma are mixed on purpose for the shot because I originally made a mistake with the side vignette. I.e. every other vignette is supposed to be an open outer line drawing and every other is fat and colored. (Plus Theta is mysteriously left blank.)
#6 Zeta is a metamorphing graphic novel from beginning to end, and it will be featured in the blog too. Here’s a small preview excerpt to get you excited… 😉
My very first drawing as a 1-year old that my mother graciously has saved.
My style hasn’t essentially changed – this is how my Apokryfia sketch books still often look like ;).
Pablo Picasso‘s Guernica (1938) is one of my all-time favorite paintings.
I have made tons of pastiches and studies on it. Here is the very first from 1999: Furnica, pencil on parchment paper.