|Posted on September 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
This time I want to share my work process with this Dream Owl painting. Customer asked me to use blue color and not to make it realistic. I then made some thumbnail sketches for him to choose from.
After the selection painting could start. He proveidet the canvas for me and I begun to splash some color on it. First I just put there some yellows and blues and sprayed water to have some depth. Then I made the underpainting still using watercolors. Spraying water ocassionaly and hoping for happy accidents.
Getting in some white acrylic.
Some leaf metal.
More details. flipping canvas upsidedown and back. Adding blue to the acrylic palette.
And here we have a finished painting.
Last but not least some clear varnish to protect those delicate watercolors I used at the beginning. I hope this was some what useful and you enjoyed. This was pretty straight forward and really fun project. And I have some cool left over thumbs.
|Posted on June 10, 2015 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
Art Orders' latest challenge dead line is aproaching fast. I have now uploaded my entry.
Reaching my inner child here and it seems to be boyish. Well, that's no suprise.
I used watercolor and acrylic paints on paper. It was fun to experience with the paletteknife. It produced nice teksture and most propably I will use this method again. This painting was a living and breathing process. Finding the finish through uncalculated but enjoyed mistakes. Giving it more depth.
Please, go and see all the fantastic entries and wish me luck with this tough competition.
|Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
I did a cover illustration for a digital single and it was published March 9. 2015. Here I show you the cover without any texts. Theme is somekind of scifi-fantasy.
Never Tell, Kaisa Tuulenkari 2015
I also did the layout/graphic design. There wasn't much to do (they already had logo) but here is the cover with texts.
Never Tell -cover, Ultimatium/Kaisa Tuulenkari 2015
The band is Ultimatium and you can find that single from iTunes and Spotify. Unfortunately it seems that I can't put working links here for the song but I'm sure you can find it if you want to. And you should if you like high noted heavy metal.
I'm currently working with the comming album of them, so stay tuned. It's supposed to be released at summer.
|Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on March 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
This time Jon wanted to raise a hand for a veteran fantasy illustrator Jeff Easley.
I studied his take on Verminards red dragon and made my version of that monster.
©Kaisa Tuulenkari 2014
Here's my work in progress shots. Enjoy! I used watercolors and gouache.
|Posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
I made this painting for ArtOrder challenge Inspiration.
Aurora Borealis aka Revontulet
After a light nights of summery Finland there comes darker time. In darkness I can see lights. It's time to see stars and, when you are lucky, northern lights. There is a story that Aurora Borealis is born when foxes run on the snow and sparkles fly to the sky from it's tail.
©Kaisa Tuulenkari 2013
Medium is acrylics and coloured pencils.
|Posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
This year is comming to it's end and I wish you all happy holidays and good luck for the next year.
©Kaisa Tuulenkari 2012
|Posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
I thought it would be nice to post here some work in progress photos of my latest painting. It's done with mixed media, acrylics and lace. I'm really bad with names but I have decidet to call this Final fire. Original sketch is from january 2010. It was nagging in my head so long that I had to paint it.
Running paint looks good but otherwise this isn't going exactly where I would like it to go.
I tried to fles it out with palette knife. It helped but wasn't the whole solution. I painted over almos everything with big brush and smokey colors.
This time the shape of head is more correct but her expression is too hard.
Some close ups. Now you see. Her face is more gentle and maybe sorrowful. It gives you more to think. Right?
© Kaisa Tuulenkari 2012 (33x24cm)
|Posted on September 18, 2012 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
I try to push my self to draw more often again. Yesterday evening I did some sketching. Horses and eyes. No reference used.