In fun, illustration, personal, work on 02/11/2014 at 14:38
In music, work on 06/07/2014 at 01:02
More Dad music in the works. Watch this space.
In illustration, musings, personal, work on 30/06/2014 at 13:50
Things are progressing nicely. A bigger picture is emerging, even.
Check em out at the Stealth Sketch-tumblr.
See anyone you know?
In blog, illustration, musings, personal, work on 16/05/2014 at 11:06
I started a while ago to sketch strangers on the Helsinki metro.
I´ve uploaded my favourites to a Tumblr here:
Some reasons to do this:
-It´s a great exercise, I think I could one day become totally ok at drawing. Who knows. You have to draw a lot to become good at it.
-It´s exciting to draw strangers without them knowing.
-I´m from a small place and now live in a capital city. I´m ambivalent about the amount of people I ignore on a daily basis. This is a nice reminder. Strangers are apparently people too. This is a nice way to remember them.
-It´s an interesting and problematic activity: We all own our own image, how much can a person take without asking? Is this voyeurism, drawing exercise or documentation? How much is yours, how much is mine? I interpret what I see, which is your face, which you own. I draw it and it becomes mine. Am I Cartier-Bresson or just a creep on the tube?
Ink pen straight in. No sketching or prep work allowed.
Be aware of facial form, proportions and unique characteristics. You are given minimal chance to observe and revise details. The object may leave or or change position at any time.
Selection of object is completely random and usually chosen from whether object is adjacent. You are usually not given the luxury of choice.
If the object stares back, stare at someone else for a while. Usually the object loses interest or thinks he or she has become completely paranoid. Or that you are a nutter best left alone.
You are allowed to touch up the drawing afterwards, using contour lines or hatching. No tipp-ex allowed. All your mistakes are visible. Accept that.
I don´t consider myself satisfied with any of the sketches here. I am hesitant to show these, but that is my own challenge. It is obvious that I am not exposing the strangers I am portraying, but myself in raw form as a draftsman. I´m not comfortable with that. It´s extremely important to feel some discomfort. The comfort zone can be slow death.
In personal, work on 12/12/2013 at 10:35
If anyone of you has tried to contact me through my old rivalskeleton.com site, please PM for current contact info. The site has fallen by the wayside and has been cybersquatted by these charming folks.
I´m not gonna reward these scumbags by paying them ransom to get the domain back, so here´s a heads up. If your email to me has bounced, this is the reason.
In comics, work on 12/10/2013 at 10:23
Here´s a frame from the animation for the first episode of the season.
In design, illustration, politics, work on 07/10/2013 at 11:37
Here´s a brochure I designed for Greenpeace back in May. Pretty happy with the result.
Script: Raisa Heinämäki/Virpi Oinonen
Click the pic to read the whole thing (in swedish)
In music, personal, video, work on 13/08/2013 at 08:05
…and suddenly five months pass with no updates. So what happened meanwhile?
Well, musicwise there´s this:
We retired Nazca in April. It was a lovely evening. Go here for a postscript.
Two days later, we had first rehearsals with Dad. Dad plays dadpunk, because fatherhood can be hard, therefore you need hard music.
Dad played it´s first gig last week. We also just released our first cassette on Shitsuck Tapes with nine tunes on it.
Here´s the first track off side A:
Here´s some more tracks live:
Go here for WAY more Dad goodness.
Workwise, I had some real cool workshops in Lahti and Karjaa, the penultimate season of FST´s Boktid needed animations and trips to Angouleme and Oslo. It was VERY gratifying to watch French kids grab my artwork for free, courtesy of Jippi and No Comprendo.
In comics, work on 11/03/2013 at 11:39
Historien heter Gamle Venner og er meeeget bra!
In comics, politics, work on 07/01/2013 at 17:18
Click this pic to access my comic reportage from Exarchia, Athens, November 2011.
(Click on ‘view all sizes’, then ‘original’ to read.)