Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rush 29.10.07 Helsinki, Hats Off to You, Sirs!

Well it was a long wait but worth of every year waiting for!! Please come back soon! Thank you! :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nosferatu and The Mystery of the Week Days Flying By

It's a dark creature pondering the ancient mystery 'how on earth it's already Tuesday tomorrow'.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Samurai Armour

It's already Sunday night! How on earth the weekend can go so fast :)

Tiny Sea Horses and A Giant Blue Whale

I managed to get up this morning at 8 o'clock and saw a magnificent nature document about the blue whales. It's so hard to realise how big they really are. So this made me do this little pic of about very, very tiny things and very very big things in the same picture. :)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Skeleton Bird

Something quick using a reference pic (not a real bird!!) while waiting the guests coming over for a cup of coffee to arrive.

Big Pig

It's a very graceful mammoth pig.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rooibos Tea Baboon

A happy baboon drinking Rooibos Tea. I really like the tea selections by Celestial Seasonings and Yogi Tea, super good!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


A quick sketch of a rooster.

Tai chi

It's a quick sketch inspired by last night's taiji class. We are now on the 7th move, I think is called 'Grasp the Sparrow's Tail'.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tiger Cub

A sketch of a tiger cub that I saw in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. I left the sketch lines beneath the line drawing to give it more depth. :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Deep Sea Jellyfish

Dweller of the deep ocean floor.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sea Troll

Ahoy, there! Two versions for fun!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Vanessa Atalanta

Red Amiral Butterfly, Vanessa Atalanta.

Poetic Headache


Fire Moth

All the trees are now mega-vibrantly colored, I had whole day this strange urge to do something as vibrantly colored yet with some dark undernotes.

Kappa in the Rain

A kappa, water sprite from japanese folklore. Quite a troublemaker and has an appetite for human flesh. If kappa captures you, you might save your life bowing him. He's very polite, and will bow you back, which causes the liquid on this head run away, leaving kappa weak.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Chinese Horse

There's a great chinese restaurant near my work place, we go to eat lunch there quite often. It is decorated with beautiful chinese furniture, lamps and statues from the floor to the ceiling. There are also nice paintings, I recall that some of them has chinese ink style horses. So here's a horse I drawn with that same style.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another Spider

Not so scary this time, maybe he is a plush toy spider! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Halloween Spider

Crawly and creepy!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Another japanese yokai, Ittan-momen, a long piece of cotton flying in the night-sky and preying for unsuspecting victims.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

First Snow

Yes, we had the first snow in Helsinki :) Well, it melted away just before the landing, but it was ravishing to see snow so early in the October. To copy with snow (I don't like snow at all, only in the postcards) I draw another japanese yokai, the snow woman, Yuki-onna. She's an ethereal, ghost-like pale beauty you can encounter in the blizzards. Be very careful with her icy kisses, they might cost you your life!

Yokai and the cherry tree

Last Friday we discussed a lot about the yokai, the japanese folklore deities. I bought a movie Kibakichi, a werewolf samurai (really!!) from huuto.net, which is a finnish sort of a ebay thingie. Well the movie was nice, but what really caught my attention was the yokai village and it's inhabitants. So here is my yet nameless (I couldn't find out what he is) yokai under the cherry tree, based on Kawanabe Kyosai's ukiyo-e print where two other yokais are most probably playing some sort of hop scotch with him.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Quick sketch inspired by japanese wood block print.

C'est moi

Life is for learning.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fetch, boy!

Sparkie, the fetching dragon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


A young samurai on a cold October morning, is it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Skeletal Weather in sight

Very scary crowned skeleton!


I have now a nice Indian Bazaar bag with this beautiful Ganesha design, so I had to draw it too!

My Head Honcho Work Pal!

The great plush Cthulhu puppet, behold! I even have all the fancy factory tags intact on him :) He's a ruler of my work desk.

Monday, October 8, 2007

You are here!

Now it's time for bed, I think.

Who dunnit?

I have always loved Agatha Christie's books. I also like very much the recent tv series of Hercule Poirot (the magnificent David Suchet is really awesome Poirot) and Miss Marple. There's something very comforting in the world of great detectives, they always solve the case and then it's time for tea and crackers. I love also the 'bad girls' in those books, they wear too much mascara and have a shabby fox fur piece hanging around their skinny shoulders.

The Benevolent Mr. Pea

Offering you one of his peas. I guess he's one of the handy vegetables (a bit more sensitive than the rest, I feel).

Monday, is it.

I bought a tiniest ever Buddha-statue to my work desk from a near-by Indian bazaar. I guess it's only about 1,5 centimeters, very skillfully crafted and of beautiful brass-like metal. I tried to draw it from different angles, it was really hard because of it's super miniature size :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Handy vegetables!

Mr. Potato, Mr. Carrot, Mr. Onion, Mr. Cucumber, Mr. Tomato (seems to miss hands) and Mr. Odd Turnip (shares the sad fate of Mr. Tomato).

Sunday icecreamy Sunday

It's getting better :) Quick sketchy samurai dude:

Friday, October 5, 2007


I just hate it when things suck big time. I draw a fried chicken ball to help me.
Doesn't help yet.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Gary Oldman is the best Dracula ever!

The vampires won't leave me alone! When I was in lukio (finnish high school), there was one girl who dressed up as the Gary Oldman's Dracula in our vanhojen tanssit (senior prom dances). I think her costume was one of the most stylish things I've ever seen!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

El bunny killero!!

Vampire chicks can make stunning silhouette animals!! I'm reading in a metro on my way to work and back Elisa Kostova's 'The Historian' that is about Dracula, and vampires fill my mind exactly twice a day, 30 minutes each time.

Sidekick Work Buddy

Herra Hissu (Mr. Slitherz) also lives on my work table, he's not part of the cthulhu gang but alright. We listen to Neil Young together!

My work pal number 1 is actually Eeva

Sorry nyarlathotep!

May I introduce my work pal number 1

He's kindly looking over me with his three eyes during the office hours. His mates are the great cthulhu and techno-fur coated fishman (I might draw them, too, if they behave!).

Super Cuties!

Again, I shoud do something else... :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Super Quick Attack!!

I should be doing something else....
Watch out for the koala zombie a
nd the eggman's loaded spoon!