OPEN DAY AT MY WORKING ROOM
Next weekend, 26th and and 27th of April, there will be a chance to visit my working room. On the wall will be prints and on the table will be magazines and books of my works. There might be also snacks and you will also have a chance to look at my sketchbooks and scratch around on my wacom, if you ask nicely.
I share my working room with artist Liisa Hietanen, so her works will be also on display.
The whole happening is a part of Pirkanmaan Taidesuunistus, that offers a chance to visit over 50 art related locations in the Pirkanmaa -area.
Our working room is located at
We will be around from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tervetuloa! Welcome!
Process gif for the earlier illustration for Architect magazine. Not exactly straight forward, at least in the beginning. :)
Illustration for “Architect” magazine. About “BIM” - building information modelling. A new standard so that 3D and 4D models of buildings will not only be used by architects and builders, but over the whole lifecycle of a building, including maintenance and demolishing. At the moment there is a struggle, contractors are adopting the standard faster than architects seem to do. Art direction by Alice Ashe.
About two years ago I had collected these color combinations and used them regularly in my illustrations. At least as a starting point - and then, when it did not work, I simply changed what I didn’t like. After I while I started to do it by feel only. This is basically where I am at, although my color decisions seems some time a bit too random to me. It is in a way nice to have a starting point, even if you are then working against it, it is better than starting with nothing.
"Haus" – house. From my 80s portfolio.
Untitled. From my 80s portfolio.
"Baum" – tree. From my 80s portfolio.
"Pflaume" – plum. From my 80s portfolio.
Here is a process-gif for last weekend’s drawing for The New York Times.
An earlier, more realistic approach to this illustration. It helps me to think everything through to the detail, and then strip things away.
This ends the sketch examination series for now. Maybe soon again!
Two sketch pages for this job for The New York Times. Comparatively neat looking, sometimes the early stages are rather hideous. :)
I have a drawing in today’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung’s Equity column for an article about “Peer-to-Peer-lending”. Need a loan? Do not go to the bank, get it crowdfunded instead. Art direction by Catharina Hanreich.