I'm old and boring - but have a good imagination and have seen the world. Originally from Finland, currently live in Scotland. I have a different career and do art as a hobby. Learning and duty, doubt and beauty.
Here’s a bunch of oldies from ca. 2000-2005, which I came across while moving houses...
Here are some figure drawing images from last year that I think turned out well. These are all quickish poses, 20 mins max.
Unfortunately, I broke up and separated with my girlfriend prior to Christmas. If there is an upside, it is that moving by myself has led me going through old work I’d packed up in various boxes - not opened for years. This is just an abstract biro doodle (+ markers for colour) I doodled, while working in a stupid telephone interview job in my early 20s.
Today’s urban sketching effort. I tried to capture light coming through windows at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Posca markers, brush pens and water soluble pencil on brown A4
Various life drawings from 2019
Inktober 2020, day 11: "Disgusting". A license not to do the dishes thanks to art! :D
Although I got too carried away trying to capture the reflections to really capture the effect I was after. Also, even though I try to do a line drawing and ink it, my painterly sensibilities keep coming through. When I get a brush pen, I use it like a brush...
Small doodles on post-it notes to kill the time in an annoying job years ago. I came across these while moving houses recently.
Oil on canvas. 30 x 30 cm.
Markers on A3. All The Young Nudes.
A life drawing I did yesterday via zoom with Drawing Life in Glasgow. The pose and theme were modelled after Egon Schiele. Charcoal, brush pens and conte on brown A3.
Watercolour pencils and gouache on A4. I did this today at a Urban Sketchers meet up in the National Museum of Scotland - although, I guess, strictly speaking it does not fulfil the urban sketching requirements :D
Markers on A3 paper (model: Hayley Whittingham: www.hayleywhittingham.com)
More inktober 2019. From the top: Day 11 (Snow - a tribute to Victoria Crowe), Day 23 (Ancient), Day 13 (Ash - smoke drawn with real ash), Day 12 (Dragon) and Day 6 (Husky)
Water soluble pencils on A4.
I did this as a part of Urban Sketching meetup in the spring. Drawn on location in about an hour.
Mixed media (pencil, markers, brush pens, collage) on A3. This is based on some old doodles from around 2003 (I think). I glued the old thing on a bigger paper and completed it this Christmas/New Year 2019.
Another with Danna as Klimt’s Nuda Veritas. This time with charcoal and conte on brown A3.
An urban sketching thingie from October. Drawn in about an hour as a part of Edinburgh Urban Sketchers meetup. Conte on A4.
The last six months in my life after breaking up with my partner of two years in November. Mixed media on A3. This is also my entry for the Diptych competition.
Here’s a collection of five things I drew as a part of the Inktober 2019 challenge.
From top to bottom:
Day 27 (Coat),
Day 4 (Freeze),
Day 15 (Leg end),
Day 22 (Ghost),
Day 28 (Ride)
Mixed media: markers, watercolour pencils, acrylic. This is an old doodle from ca. 2003, which I came across while moving houses. I added a bit of colour today and few lines...
Two drawings from today based on prompts issued by the Leith School of Art, Wake Up & Draw. The idea was to draw the same object in the morning and the evening/afternoon. Mixed media on A3