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Ari Suonpää
17.3K Watchers306K Page Views72 Deviations
Portrait
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Glowing Forest
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Beauty Among Blossoms
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Squirrel
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Kastelholm Castle
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Lazy Summer Day 2
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Enchanted Forest
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Back from Adventure
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Spotlight

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Artist
  • Finland
  • Deviant for 13 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.
1000 Points Giveaway! (EDIT: Winner announce!)
Winner announced! There were 436 participants in this raffle. Here's how the winner was chosen (using Python code): >>> import random >>> random.seed() >>> print random.randint(1, 436) 410 And number 410 in the favorites list is ~Spirit--queen (https://www.deviantart.com/spirit--queen). Congratulations! It's been over a year since I last had a giveaway so here's a chance to win 1000 points! How to Enter? this journal. It's important since the fav list is used for selecting the random winner. Link this post in your journal. Post a comment letting me know you've done 1 and 2. Optional I'm looking for more followers for my Facebook page, wher
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1,000 Points Giveaway
Winner Announce! I've just gone through all your comments and gathered every name on a text file. Those who did both steps had their names there twice. For the tech savvy here's how the winner was picked: wc -l da.txt     633 da.txt echo $((RANDOM%633))    289 cat da.txt | sed '289!d'    classicblue So the winner is ~classicblue (https://www.deviantart.com/classicblue). Congratulations! To celebrate a milestone of 18,000 watchers I’m hosting a giveaway for 1,000 points. Here’s how to enter:   this journal AND do one of the steps below: A) Add a link of this giveaway in your journal. B) Like my Facebook page or one of the posts there: https://w
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WIPs
Just a quick heads-up: I'm posting progress of my current painting onto my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artofarisuonpaa. I'm about to start detailing so now is your chance to still have your voice heard! In the future all the WIPs will be posted exclusively there, so please show some love by liking the page :).
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yakob94Student Digital Artist
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BalimbangHobbyist Digital Artist
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?
BalimbangHobbyist Digital Artist
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! 
laksanardieProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for giving me my first llama ever!
LathairHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for giving me my first llama ever!