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arisuonpaa

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Deviation Spotlight

And Back Again by arisuonpaa, visual art

Artist
  • Finland
  • Deviant for 14 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
Having lived most of my life in small Finnish towns have given me an opportunity to be inspired by the country's rich nature on a daily basis. Painting and drawing have been my passion since a child. One of my fondest memory from school was a time when we spent an art class outside drawing an old iron works.

Being also an engineer keeps me intrigued by all the digital tools for creating art, but meanwhile I've always enjoyed landscapes by the old masters. This must be the reason why most of my paintings are created using digital tools, but they still look almost identical to my traditional paintings. When not in front of my computer, I like to do studies into my sketchbook, and paint using oils and acrylics. Most popular subjects in my paintings are nature and people, since it's easy to appreciate the beauty in both subjects. Being a fan of fantasy genre, sometimes a dragon or two might also end up into my paintings.

What keeps me painting is the chance to create beauty out of nothing. I like to paint in realistic style, but not just to copy what I see. The feeling of control comes from the ability to combine things you like from several sources, be it something seen outside, or something inside my head.

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Merry Christmas and happy New Year! :)

Dang thanks for the watch man, did not expect that coming at all!
Usually people your age don't have such a skill, but I'm seeing an exceptional desire to learn. Keep that and you'll get far. Are you aiming for a profession in art?
Woah you don't know how much that means to me man haha 
Especially from someone as skilled as you! 

Honestly I'm still figuring out what I want! I started art after I turned 17 so it's been about a year and a half??
I really want to learn and improve for my whole life, the art community has been such a wonderful place.
Beautiful gallery, and thank you for the Llama!