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I needed to paint this commission three times to be satisfied...

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At the end, not giving up was certainly the right thing to do with this commission. To me, it is really important that I can be proud of the artworks that I create, especially so when it is a commission. I believe when I can look at my painting and know that I've truly and honestly given it my best, the client will be happy with it a...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 – February (wip)

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It doesn't show very clearly in the picture, but if you look at the colored pencil sketch made on watercolor paper, you might notice that the flowers on the water were originally planned to be pink. If you read Finnish, you'll see that  I've even written it on the very first sketch. However, this plan was quickly trashed as I noticed the ...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - January (wip)

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 Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 – January (wip)This year I wanted to make sure I'd not have my calendar finished at the last minute like it's been the past two years. So, I have already started working on the illustrations. The theme I have for 2019 is about animal close-ups and flowers. I also want to use a restricted color palette to give t...
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The Story Behind My Most Popular Painting

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It's been about two years since I created my so far most popular painting, "Firefoxes". In this blog post I want to bring up the reasons I believe why it is so popular among people of all ages. The popularity of these happy foxes is based on the fact that it is the most bought design on all the products that I have. It does not matter which fo...
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HOW I BECAME MY OWN HERO

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Ever since my official career as an artist started, I've wanted to create this drawing. Jasu Wonder World company was registered on 11th of October which, funnily enough, is only one day after the birthday of Naruto Uzumaki, a fictional character that this blog post is going to be all about.Years ago, around the age of 17, I started following a Jap...
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DESUCON 2018

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For once I was well in time, writing a blog post about Desucon just a week after it. Then, once I was about to proudly announce the publication of the post, it disappeared. Now, almost a month after Desucon, I'm writing the whole thing all over again. I can only hope it's going to be as good as the first one.  Some new products I had on sale f...
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FLOWER HEDGEHOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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Ever since I drew my first flower-hedgehog as one of my 2017 inktober drawings, the idea of a hedgehog carrying flowers in her back instead of spikes, has been very popular. This is why I wanted to draw another hedgehog for my coloring book (all the three versions are now available on Wonder SHOP) and now, I was commissioned to create this flo...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - March (wip)

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I'm so happy about the way this illustration turned out! It went better than just according to my plan! I wanted to express the playfulness of the lynx cub and the fluffy things she's being so fascinated about became just the way I imagined them. So far, all the plants I've been drawing to this calendar have been completely imaginary...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - April (wip)

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Another finished illustration for Jasu Wonder World calendar 2019!This time I painted an animal I've never painted before: a sheep. I wanted the flowers around the little lamb to resemble the texture and softness of his woolen coat. This was one of those paintings that required so much of "gentle tapping of the paint brush", that I'd...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - February

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Shouldn't be a surprise I like all things magical, and since it's all about "A Window to Another World", a little bit of magic here and there is definitely happening. Is it just a dream that the little girl is having, or are these beautiful creatures really passing by the window? One of the puppies is wide awake, and his attention has cer...
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JWW 2022 Calendar - January

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The creation of Jasu Wonder World calendar has begun early this year. For 2022, the theme of the calendar will be "A Window to Another World". We'll be seeing a lot of different windows, that's for sure, and for January I wanted to capture the atmosphere of a cold winter day. I wanted the illustration to look freezing and warm at the same time. Bas...
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Over 40 Seals in One Painting - A Commissioned Watercolor Painting

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 In summer 2020 I got to create this very detailed watercolor painting with more than 40 seals in it! Definitely one of those paintings that properly test my patience. The original size of this commission was A2 (59,4 x 42 cm) and the client had a few specific things she wanted included into the painting. Some examples of these are t...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - Part 12

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As a little bonus, below you see a page from the very first finished comic I created about the girl and the Pegasus. The page on the right is from Niki's story.
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Faunus Lady - A Commissioned Digital Logo Design

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Last summer I was commissioned a logo for an online store. The client wanted it done digitally, which I was delighted about since I very rarely get to do such commissions. The idea of the logo was to have a portrait of a faunus lady, vaguely resembling the face of the commissioner. Foresty tones, such as different greens and browns,&...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - Part 11, My Artist Life Update

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JWW 2021 Calendar - October, November, December

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The calendar season is over and it's time to say goodbye to JWW 2021 calendar (and start working on 2022 calendar illustrations). In this blog post I present you with the work-in-progress pictures of the last three illustrations of the calendar; October, November and December. I also want to thank each and every person who bought a Jasu W...
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JWW 2021 Calendar - June, July, August and September

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I was convinced I would only have a chance to make a new blog post in January 2021, but it turns out I was wrong. Since this evening it's snowing outside and I cannot do my usual calendar/book sales, I decided to give you some work-in-progress material of my wonderful 2021 calendar! I'm going to introduce June, July, August and September,...
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My Second Cat Portrait Commission

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This post is all about a commissioned watercolor painting I created in the beginning of summer. Before starting to work on the painting, I showed the client the cat portrait I had made a year ago. She liked the composition and we agreed I'd make this portrait in a similar way. The client had a list of certain plants that she wan...
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A Custom Birthday Card Commission

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The first time I got to create a digitally colored drawing as a commission! I mean, I do love watercolors but it was nice to do something a little different. Painting with watercolors is after all, to me, the most time (and brain-energy) consuming way of creating art.This cheerful fox was a custom design for a birthday card. The clie...
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My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary - Part 10, "My Artist Dream"

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You can find the earlier comic diary update about Lena Furberg  here.
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Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar

18 January 2020
Comic Diary
 Lately I've been sharing details of my early artist career, and the events that lead to the decision to pursue such a path to begin with. There are so many things that have happened that I ...

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