torstai 31. joulukuuta 2009

Yhdeksäs torstai

It's been a very good year. Possibly the best I've had this far. Hope it didn't suck for you either.

I was going to make a "best of 2009" list, but it would have been rather boring for me to write and for you to read, so I'm not posting it here.

Also - I bought an accordion. And I know where you live and found out which busses will take me there tomorrow morning. Happy New Year.

Only kidding. I don't have an accordion. Although I do have bagpipes. Really.

tiistai 29. joulukuuta 2009

Kahdeksas tiistai

I have a new sketchbook. It's beautiful and pretty damn close to perfect. Hardcovered, charcoal paper for pages and kraft paper on covers, 13.2 x 18.2 cm, some 90 pages. There's nothing better than starting a new sketchbook.

sunnuntai 27. joulukuuta 2009

Kahdeksas maanantai

He is a gravedigger and he doesn't mind his job.
Have you ever wondered how RICH gravediggers in westerns must be? There's always only one gravedigger/coffin maker per movie and about 20-200 bodies per town per movie.

I wouldn't mind a job like that.

perjantai 25. joulukuuta 2009

Kahdeksas perjantai

Colours come from the song "672" by The Dresden Dolls. I had a good feeling about this picture but then... it went... kind of away. Oh well. At least I'm happy with the skin tones.

tiistai 15. joulukuuta 2009

Seitsemäs tiistai

I could spend hours watching acrobats doing stuff while standing on their hands.

There's something about that balance that's just amazing.

torstai 10. joulukuuta 2009

Seitsemäs torstai

Mmmm, typography.

maanantai 7. joulukuuta 2009

Kuudes maanantai

It's from my favourite fairytale, Raul Roine's "Kauneinta maailmassa" ("The most beautiful thing in the world" or something). Check it out if you can. It's the most beautiful story I've ever heard. I've wanted to draw this since I was about seven years old.

"Kauneinta on maailmassa se, mitä tavoittelee, mutta ei saa. Kauneinta maailmassa on kaipaus."

Oh, and by the way, it's Tom Waits' 60th birthday.
Downtown Train
I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Falling Down
That short instrumental clip at the end of "Downtown Train" is pretty awesome.

perjantai 4. joulukuuta 2009

Kuudes lauantai

It's Saturday now.

Finished. Now that I bothered to colour it I kinda wish I had spent more time on the lineart.

Kuudes perjantai. Yhä.

Victory rolls are made of win. I know they're kinda misplaced, but, yeah.

Oh, thank god, I'm back to normal. I may read 'Hogfather' this month, but other than that I don't really care about December. Fairytale of New York never was my favourite Pogues song either. (Rainy Night in Soho, Sit Down by the Fire, Pinned down and Dark Streets of London are. And pretty much everything before 'Peace and Love'.)

Perjantai. En tiedä mones, ihan tyhmä otsikointisysteemi mulla muutenkin.

I don't think I have anything to say that could save this situation. It's RGB snowflake against CMYK snowfalke. I blame school. And Yoko Ono.

Also, I just realised that Christmas is coming yet I don't feel angry at all. Not even a bit annoyed. I almost feel HAPPY about it. Like I don't remember ever feeling like this. I've never really liked Christmas, it makes me nervous (I'd like to give nice presents but I never find anything nice and end up giving people shitty gifts and feel ashamed, I hate Christmas carols, I can't stand all the lights and stupid decorations, etc). But now... I think I just wanna drink glogg and knit socks and listen to Fairytale of New York, read that Christmas story in Sin City and that Christmas story in Transmetropolitan. (Especially listen to Fairytale of New York and read Transmet. There's no combination like listening to the Pogues while readin Warren Ellis' comics.) I can even think about Santa Claus and not go all "IT SHOULD BE NUUTTIPUKKI AND HE SHOULD KICK AND BITE AND BE MEAN AND DRUNK, THAT'S WHAT HE WAS LIKE BEFORE THEY MADE HIM INTO THIS DISNEY-LIKE USELESS LAME 'SANTA'!"
This is kind of what I feel like when it's Halloween, but kinda different since it's Christmas. Really weird. Maybe it'll go away.

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

Haha. I love the video.