As some of you may know I studied illustration in the UK. Last year I went to a steampunk festival with some of my classmates. In the evening we went to live drawing event into a pub (why can´t we have stuff like that in Finland?). Here are some of the sketches I made of the very creative steampunk models.
I finally managed to finish my Sparrow Hawk painting and I must say I am rather pleased the way it turned out. If someone is not familiar with Sparrow Hawk his real name is Ged and he is the hero in Ursula K. Leguin´s Earth sea books (not to mention one of my longest time literal crushes). Ged has the ability to shapeshift himself into a Sparrow Hawk. He is also the archmage of the Earth Sea. A mage, a wizard, a warlock...man is magic! In the books he is described to have "hawk-like" - features so that is what I tried to capture. Watercolors and mixed media.
Stickers, t-shirts, posters and other cool things based on this illustration can be found from my Redbubble store.
I´ve been painting lots of unicorns lately. Unicorn of the enchanted forest is my personal favorite. Watercolors on acid-free watercolor paper. Greeting cards, posters, stickers and other goodies available here.
Here are more details from the painting.
I updated my zazzle shop with Greek gods and goddesses. Characters from myths and folklore are some of my favorite subjects to paint.
Pan is my man and Kallisto is one with the bears. I believe she was the first bear- shapesifter in Greek myths.
We all know the story of Persephone. This was something different for me since I used combination of watercolors, watercolor pencils and colored pencils to finish the piece.
I like the way she is looking into distance. Who knows what she is thinking. Was this before or after the deal made with Hades.
You can find all my Greek mythology inspired paintings as postcards from here.
Time to launch some of my new favorite designs. Despite the fact that we have such things as Twitter and Instagram nothing can never beat an actual greeting card. I love the sea and the ocean. I was actually born very near Finland´s western coast.
"The Great Wave". This painting was especially greated for my latest art exhibition last summer. You can find these cards and all my nautical designs here.
We are few months away from Autumn Equinox. I don´t know about you guys but here in Finland nights are getting darker and it is more rainy. I don´t mind since Autumn in my favorite time of the year. I have added many Autumn Equinox/Mabon greeting card designs to my Zazzle store. Mabon is actually the name of the Irish pagan festival, but is widely used by many neo-pagans. In Finland pagan name of the holiday is syyspäiväntasaus which literally means Autumn Equinox. Lol. I hope to expand designs to cover more festivals in different languages.
Here are some of my favorite Mabon designs.
Fairy is made of dandelion seeds. There is nothing like full-autumn moon.
Autumn leaves, pumpkins and lanterns. My idea of heaven on earth.
You can find these cards and many more from my zazzle-store.
In Greek mythology seasons change when Persephone spends half of the year in the underworld with his husband Hades and rest of the year on earth with her mother Demeter, the goddess of grain.
Watercolor and colored pencils on acid free watercolor paper. Stickers, greeting cards, posters and other cool stuff with this painting can be bought from my Society6 shop.
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
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