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This is a sketchblog, or an artblog, or more precisely "what-ever-I-will-make-up-in-my-mind" blog of one visual junkie based in Espoo, Finland. I'm working as a full-time graphic designer for Rovio and I'm also in the middle of doing my thesis in the Lahti Institute of Design. I spend most of my time drawing, playing video games (I prefer console gaming), watching movies/TV, reading comics and hanging around in nature. And I don't regret nothing!

I own the copyrights to all pics, unless otherwise mentioned. Do not use them without my permission.

If there's anything I can help you with or you are just silently wondering something, don't hesitate to contact me via mail jenna.tahtinen(at)gmail.com

//Jenna Tähtinen

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I made quite a bunch of illustrations for SAKU ry (Cultural and Sports Association of Finnish Vocational Education and Training) for their ALPO.fi website during last few months. Alpo.fi site educates vocational school students (…and everyone else!) to work more ergonomically and gives lots of tips for better health…Does this sound boring to you? WELL, then you should check this site out and see how to spice things up! If you know some finnish, of course. Website is made by NVL Studio.-Tein mukavan määrän kuvituksia Suomen ammatillisen koulutuksen kulttuuri- ja urheiluliitto SAKU ry:n ALPO.fi -sivustolle viimeisen muutaman kuukauden aikana. Alpo.fi valistaa amiksia (…ja sinuakin!) parempaan työergonomiaan ja antaa hyviä vinkkejä terveyden ylläpitämiseen ja elämän pidentämiseen ylipäätään. Voiko näistä aiheista edes informoida kohderyhmää olematta tylsä? Vastaus: VOI! Sivuston on toteuttanut NVL Studio.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

I made quite a bunch of illustrations for SAKU ry (Cultural and Sports Association of Finnish Vocational Education and Training) for their ALPO.fi website during last few months. Alpo.fi site educates vocational school students (…and everyone else!) to work more ergonomically and gives lots of tips for better health…Does this sound boring to you? WELL, then you should check this site out and see how to spice things up! If you know some finnish, of course. Website is made by NVL Studio.
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Tein mukavan määrän kuvituksia Suomen ammatillisen koulutuksen kulttuuri- ja urheiluliitto SAKU ry:n ALPO.fi -sivustolle viimeisen muutaman kuukauden aikana. Alpo.fi valistaa amiksia (…ja sinuakin!) parempaan työergonomiaan ja antaa hyviä vinkkejä terveyden ylläpitämiseen ja elämän pidentämiseen ylipäätään. Voiko näistä aiheista edes informoida kohderyhmää olematta tylsä? Vastaus: VOI! Sivuston on toteuttanut NVL Studio.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Spring is coming! I’m happy to inform you that all you lovebirds can now order wedding invites with my peacock pic from the just started, Finnish webstore for invites called Kutsupaahtimo.
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Kevät on tulossa ja ilokseni voin ilmoittaa, että häitä tai muita vastaavia juhlallisuuksia suunnittelevat parit voivat nyt tilata kutsukortteja (ja kiitoskortteja) tällä kuvalla Kutsupaahtimon verkkokaupasta.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Spring is coming! I’m happy to inform you that all you lovebirds can now order wedding invites with my peacock pic from the just started, Finnish webstore for invites called Kutsupaahtimo.

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Kevät on tulossa ja ilokseni voin ilmoittaa, että häitä tai muita vastaavia juhlallisuuksia suunnittelevat parit voivat nyt tilata kutsukortteja (ja kiitoskortteja) tällä kuvalla Kutsupaahtimon verkkokaupasta.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Summary of my stuff from last year.
JANUARY: Nothing much. But I got a brief from…
FEBRUARY: ..young singer Dimi/Dimitra Salo who wanted covers to her record.
MARCH: Was a pleasant and enjoyable time with silkscreen printing and I made up this “Padre Muerte” guy. I was pretty proud of him, and I still am. I’m glad that I got a few of them sold at my school’s Christmas fair. Too bad that t-shirts with this pic didn’t last quite good in a wash.
APRIL: This kitty was made for After Effects course.
MAY: Sketches from my A3-sized sketchbook. I had just bought it.
JUNE: Originally I made this for dA’s cubism competition. After voting I was told by judges that it doesn’t quite fit in “cubism”, so it never got anywhere. Also one of my favourite works from last year. 
JULY: T-shirt that I made for my internship place.
AUGUST: I started doing some drawing challenge and I failed…again. Maybe I will continue it on someday.
SEPTEMBER: Just an interesting test work from some of my doodles on sketchbook.
OCTOBER: Skull for my website (still working on that!).
NOVEMBER: One of the Christmas cards I made. At first I wasn’t that sure of that pic and I was hoping that I’ll get a better idea for the cards but time was running out and I had to do something, so I decided to finish it anyway. Suprisingly they were selling really good!
DECEMBER: Really, really, really busy month. And it still going. That’s why I failed with this Batman calendar thing. :-( But I’m still going to make the rest of them when I have time.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Summary of my stuff from last year.

JANUARY: Nothing much. But I got a brief from…

FEBRUARY: ..young singer Dimi/Dimitra Salo who wanted covers to her record.

MARCH: Was a pleasant and enjoyable time with silkscreen printing and I made up this “Padre Muerte” guy. I was pretty proud of him, and I still am. I’m glad that I got a few of them sold at my school’s Christmas fair. Too bad that t-shirts with this pic didn’t last quite good in a wash.

APRIL: This kitty was made for After Effects course.

MAY: Sketches from my A3-sized sketchbook. I had just bought it.

JUNE: Originally I made this for dA’s cubism competition. After voting I was told by judges that it doesn’t quite fit in “cubism”, so it never got anywhere. Also one of my favourite works from last year. 

JULY: T-shirt that I made for my internship place.

AUGUST: I started doing some drawing challenge and I failed…again. Maybe I will continue it on someday.

SEPTEMBER: Just an interesting test work from some of my doodles on sketchbook.

OCTOBER: Skull for my website (still working on that!).

NOVEMBER: One of the Christmas cards I made. At first I wasn’t that sure of that pic and I was hoping that I’ll get a better idea for the cards but time was running out and I had to do something, so I decided to finish it anyway. Suprisingly they were selling really good!

DECEMBER: Really, really, really busy month. And it still going. That’s why I failed with this Batman calendar thing. :-( But I’m still going to make the rest of them when I have time.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Illustration I made for work. I’m not gonna give any more clues about it before it’s announced. More info then. :-) This was my last piece in the year 2012, click for little higher res.
I wish to you, my followers, awesome & creative new year 2013!
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Illustration I made for work. I’m not gonna give any more clues about it before it’s announced. More info then. :-) This was my last piece in the year 2012, click for little higher res.

I wish to you, my followers, awesome & creative new year 2013!

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Work in progress. Something for work.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Work in progress. Something for work.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Meanwhile in Finland. Joulupukin apurit matkalla.
Happy holidays to you all!
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Meanwhile in Finland. Joulupukin apurit matkalla.

Happy holidays to you all!

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Day 14. Mad Hatter / Batman advent calendar
My least favorite character from DC comics.
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Day 14. Mad Hatter / Batman advent calendar

My least favorite character from DC comics.

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Day 13. Bane / Batman advent calendar
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Day 13. Bane / Batman advent calendar

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Day 12. Vicki Vale / Batman advent calendar
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Day 12. Vicki Vale / Batman advent calendar

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Day 11.  Robin / Batman advent calendar 
I went to watch Hobbit on that evening. It was “OKAY”, gladly there wasn’t that much “Disney” fooling that I expected from the posters but in my opinion there was too much CGI. I was a bit disappointed to orcs & goblins.
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Day 11.  Robin / Batman advent calendar

I went to watch Hobbit on that evening. It was “OKAY”, gladly there wasn’t that much “Disney” fooling that I expected from the posters but in my opinion there was too much CGI. I was a bit disappointed to orcs & goblins.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Day 10. Deadshot / Batman advent calendar
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Day 10. Deadshot / Batman advent calendar

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Day 9. Ra’s Al Ghul / Batman advent calendar
Sorry for the delay with these. The deadlines of my work stuff are getting closer, so they need more of my time.
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Day 9. Ra’s Al Ghul / Batman advent calendar

Sorry for the delay with these. The deadlines of my work stuff are getting closer, so they need more of my time.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Day 8. Scarface / Batman advent calendar
…or Indiana Jones?
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Day 8. Scarface / Batman advent calendar

…or Indiana Jones?

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Day 7. James Gordon / Batman advent calendar
This blog has reached over 200 followers! Thank you people! :-)
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Day 7. James Gordon / Batman advent calendar

This blog has reached over 200 followers! Thank you people! :-)

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Day 6. Poison Ivy / Batman advent calendar
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Day 6. Poison Ivy / Batman advent calendar

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