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In other news, one of my watercolor paintings got a DD last week! Super happy! Thank you psoty for suggesting the DD and Moonbeam13 for the feature! Thank you also for all the kind comments and faves - they are much appreciated.
New book is out! It's a Finnish fantasy novel for kids (middle-grade):
Mimirin lähde: Matka Asgårdiin, toinen kirja
Written by V. M. Toivonen and published by Aurinko Kustannus 2016
Front cover & map design and illustrations by me!
Kirjan voi tilata omaksi minulta: email@example.com
Hinta 25 eur + postitus 7 euroa. Kyseessä seikkailufantasia, jonka ikäsuositus on 9+.
Myyn myös sarjan ensimmäistä kirjaa Fimbul-talvi, molemmat kirjat yhteishintaan 40 eur + postitus 10 euroa.
Kirjoja saatavilla myös kustantajalta: www.aurinkokustannus.fi
One of my featured paintings also got a DD this sunday --- Stoked!! I'm so happy about the positive exposure and grateful for the nice comments and all the new watchers and favs! Thanks to Scarlett-Aimpyh for the suggestion and TheCreativeJenn for the feature.
I really hope I'll be able to paint some new Tolkien stuff during my summer vacation - I've been missing it!
Menovinkki Helsingin suunnalla liikehtiville: kuvitustöitäni on mukana digitaalisessa ryhmänäyttelyssä Randomly Illustrated, joka jatkuu lokakuun loppuun asti Helsingin keskustassa, Kirjasto 10:ssä!
Kirjasto 10 sijaitsee Elielinaukiolla Postin ja rautatieaseman lähettyvillä, ja on avoinna ma-to klo 8-22, ja pe 8-20 ja viikonloppuna 12-18. Sinne siis kurkkaamaan!
Lisätietoja näyttelyn Facebook-sivulla: www.facebook.com/events/170959…
Group exhibition “Randomly Illustrated” is currently displayed in Library 10, Helsinki (near the central railway station and post office), including some of my own works amongst others!
Here're some of the other artists and fellow graphic design students participating the show:
robotvoiceactor.tumblr.com/ (She also made the drawing featured on the event banner above!)
Tästä voi ladata luettavaksi kirjan ensimmäisen luvun.
Kirja saatavilla esimerkiksi näistä verkkokaupoista:
New middle-grade fantasy book "Fimbul-talvi" was published recently - the illustrations are mine and the book is written by V. M. Toivonen. It's the first part of the series "Matka Asgårdiin". I'll let you know in case the book is translated into other languages in the future!
Three of my Silmarillion themed illustrations were recently published in the newest Aiglos (issue 19), a Polish annual magazine featuring Tolkien themed articles, essays and artworks. Here's more about the publication for all the Polish speaking Tolkien fen out there: aiglos.tolkien.com.pl/
Here it is: fav.me/d79rfcc
Talks with Tolkien artists: ullakkoI'm happy to bring you another issue of the Talks with Tolkien artists, this time with a talented finnish illustrator :iconullakko: - ullakko . For the beginning, enjoy a few pieces from her gallery:
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hi there! I am Ulla Thynell, a 30-something illustrator living in Helsinki (Finland) with my spouse and our little daughter. I've always been passionate about imagination and stories, both the written and visual variety.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings first in the mid-90's when I was aroud 12 years old. I was an omnivorous bookw
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Here's a another Middle-earth themed feature I made:
Features week 48: Tolkien themeHere're some of my Tolkien themed favourites around DA! I only picked one piece from each of the artist - the rest of their galleries are definitely worth of visiting as well.
Elf Hall by JonHodgson Second victim of the Ring by eaneli Lord of the Rings - Galadriel by Papergardens The Hobbit 'The big reunion' by FrankVenice Long way by Gellihana-art Eowyn and the Nazgul by depingo Aragorn by akreon Ride to Edoras by Canis-Lupess The Lord of Waters by DappleHack hobbit or there and back again by Andrei-Pervukhin
Of course I've shown you just a tiny fraction of all the great stuff around, because I had to make this feature a reasonable size. But I'd like to welcome everyone to share thumbs/links to their own faves or their own Tolkien art in the comments section!
As much as I enjoy the film adaptations (and will be excited to see the Hobbit ), I'd really, really love to see original interpretations of the scenes and characters, as imagined by the artist whilst reading the books.
I'm now working on two new children's books, which means I'll be very busy the whole summer. I want to get most of the illustrations done before september, because I'm starting full-time studies this fall! It's a bachelor's degree in graphic design, Helsinki Metropolia UAS. I already did a bachelor's degree in theoretical philosophy, but I've always wanted to study art/design, and now I have the proper excuse for that. (...no excuse though for having studied philosophy, other than being young, aimless and thinking about weird stuff too much).
Anyway, hope you're all having a great summer! Here's a compilation of some lovely findings from DA: