Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Artist Ari SuonpääMale/Finland Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 66 Deviations 1,601 Comments 296,787 Pageviews


arisuonpaa's Profile Picture
Ari Suonpää
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.


Kastelholm Castle
This is based on a photo I took two years ago when visiting Kastelholm Castle in Åland. It was a beautiful morning that day, and this painting tries to bring that same mood alive. As usual I was aiming for a look of a traditional painting. Hope you like it!
Lazy Summer Day 2
This is a repaint of my previous painting from 2006: It works as a nice way to test how much I've progressed during the years.

Everything is painted digitally in Krita. At the final stage I took the painting to ArtRage, applied a canvas texture, and went through the painting with a palette knife to get some variability to the edges. It also helps in taking the painting closer to having that traditional oil painting feel.

I hope you like it. Any comments are always welcome :) 


Add a Comment:
artofdroth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery!
Catti-brie1990 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art. I really enjoy watching your gallery :)
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Thank you :)
Tomtaj1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Do you know u gave me the 1st llama here?!
That's crazy coz it was around 40months ago :D aaaaaaand I still remember my feelings, when I was checking you profile, you are awesome!
Have a great day!
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Thanks! Seems like spreading llamas paid off :)
Add a Comment: