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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 should be working with my graduation project but somehow I ended up re-creating Harley Quinn. As TEENAGER. Righty-then. I was inspired by Escher Girls blog. Click for better view.(Jenna Tähtinen)

I should be working with my graduation project but somehow I ended up re-creating Harley Quinn. As TEENAGER. Righty-then. I was inspired by Escher Girls blog. Click for better view.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

And another. Could be Hermione?(Jenna Tähtinen)

And another. Could be Hermione?

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Testing different brushes, fun!(Jenna Tähtinen)

Testing different brushes, fun!

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. Little Hitman. Inspired by that creepy child-murderer movie The Good Son, starring Macaulay Culkin & Elijah Wood. This version is taken a bit further than that 30 min version I posted on facebook.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. Little Hitman. Inspired by that creepy child-murderer movie The Good Son, starring Macaulay Culkin & Elijah Wood. This version is taken a bit further than that 30 min version I posted on facebook.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Just for fun & practice.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Just for fun & practice.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. Fat Dragon.(Jenna Tähtinen)
Daily Spitpaint. Old lab. This took a bit longer than 30 minutes, so I didn’t post it to the facebook site. This was wayyy out of my own comfort zone, perspectives, backgrounds ‘n’ shit. I used multiple reference pics with this.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. Old lab. This took a bit longer than 30 minutes, so I didn’t post it to the facebook site. This was wayyy out of my own comfort zone, perspectives, backgrounds ‘n’ shit. I used multiple reference pics with this.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

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Daily Spitpaint. Secret Agent. I was feeling lazy.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. King Raven in 30 minutes.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Daily Spitpaint. King Raven in 30 minutes.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Boy with Pangolin. This was for facebook’s Daily Spitpaint group. The point is to paint digitally from the given subjects in 30 mins. It can be pretty annoying, but surely improving. Pangolins are neat animals btw.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Boy with Pangolin. This was for facebook’s Daily Spitpaint group. The point is to paint digitally from the given subjects in 30 mins. It can be pretty annoying, but surely improving. Pangolins are neat animals btw.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Now this is speed painting (regarding to that jungle pic). Just for practice.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Now this is speed painting (regarding to that jungle pic). Just for practice.

(Jenna Tähtinen)


And here’s my first process gif, yaaay…

(Jenna Tähtinen)

I really wish to be better what it comes to digital painting, unfortunately there’s no shortcuts. But isn’t this just a perfect friday, improving skills while listening/watching Da 10th Anniversary show of Les Mis? I made this for illustrationchallenge.com website’s jungle challenge but I missed the deadline day.Took me about 6 hours, is it still speed painting?
(Jenna Tähtinen)

I really wish to be better what it comes to digital painting, unfortunately there’s no shortcuts. But isn’t this just a perfect friday, improving skills while listening/watching Da 10th Anniversary show of Les Mis? I made this for illustrationchallenge.com website’s jungle challenge but I missed the deadline day.

Took me about 6 hours, is it still speed painting?

(Jenna Tähtinen)

See you in the Spring. I tried to get some “atmosphere” in this. Maybe I should focus more in composition next time… Sometimes it’s fun to just start making something without thinking too much. This was made for Finconauts, Finnish Digital Art Community’s week challenge. The theme was something about fall and cuteness… :- )-Syyssöpistelyä, Finconauttien viikkohaasteen mukaisesti. Yritin saada tähän fiiliksen tuntua, ens kerralla voisi oikeasti miettiä sommitteluakin…Pitää varmaan tehdä epätoivon paljastava prosessigiffi.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

See you in the Spring. I tried to get some “atmosphere” in this. Maybe I should focus more in composition next time… Sometimes it’s fun to just start making something without thinking too much. This was made for Finconauts, Finnish Digital Art Community’s week challenge. The theme was something about fall and cuteness… :- )
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Syyssöpistelyä, Finconauttien viikkohaasteen mukaisesti. Yritin saada tähän fiiliksen tuntua, ens kerralla voisi oikeasti miettiä sommitteluakin…Pitää varmaan tehdä epätoivon paljastava prosessigiffi.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Few hours morning quickie. Mad Men is a strange tv show, even after second season I still don’t have a favourite character, everyone are so messed up (but it’s still good). Or I don’t even know is it really that messed up, they feel almost just too realistic persons, we all have our weird problems and desires but we don’t say those out loud. I guess I like Salvatore Romano just because he’s that handsome.-Muutaman tunnin aamuinen treenisessio. Mad Men on jännä sarja, vielä toisenkin kauden jälkeen tuntuu, että ei ole oikein kiintynyt mihinkään henkilöhahmoon, kaikki tässä sarjassa tuntuvat olevan enemmän tai vähemmän sekaisin (on se silti hyvä). Tai ehkä ne vain tuntuvat “liian aidoilta tyypeiltä”, meillä on omat oudot ajatuksemme todellisuudessakin, joita ei kaikkia sovi sanoa ääneen.(Jenna Tähtinen)

Few hours morning quickie. Mad Men is a strange tv show, even after second season I still don’t have a favourite character, everyone are so messed up (but it’s still good). Or I don’t even know is it really that messed up, they feel almost just too realistic persons, we all have our weird problems and desires but we don’t say those out loud. I guess I like Salvatore Romano just because he’s that handsome.
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Muutaman tunnin aamuinen treenisessio. Mad Men on jännä sarja, vielä toisenkin kauden jälkeen tuntuu, että ei ole oikein kiintynyt mihinkään henkilöhahmoon, kaikki tässä sarjassa tuntuvat olevan enemmän tai vähemmän sekaisin (on se silti hyvä). Tai ehkä ne vain tuntuvat “liian aidoilta tyypeiltä”, meillä on omat oudot ajatuksemme todellisuudessakin, joita ei kaikkia sovi sanoa ääneen.

(Jenna Tähtinen)