Tekstitaituri text book series for ages 12 – 15

Sanoma Pro – Tekstitaituri school book series interior illustration

A couple of illustrations from the biggest project I have ever been involved in – a Finnish language textbook series for children ages 12 – 15. The series consists of 12 books so far including the textbook, excercise book, teacher's book and Finnish as a second language excercise book for each class level. According to my calculations I have produced somewhere around 500 illustrations for the series.

Thankfully, it has been well received and sales are good.

I also produced covers for all three textbooks which were finished but in the end, passed over for a more graphical cover design. I like how they turned out but the publisher had very valid arguments for the choice they made. I'm still glad I got to take the characters into these situations.

Sanoma Pro – Tekstitaituri 7 cover (unused)

Sanoma Pro – Tekstitaituri 9 cover (unused)

Personal – Welcome Home! -iPad painting
My first full-scale iPad painting. I used an app called Sketch Club which is a very agile little thing with a pretty powerful brush engine.

I recorded the process as a timelapse and split it into three parts because of technical limitations. Here they are:

Akava – Vanheneeko osaamisesi? -brochure
I designed and illustrated a brochure about lifelong learning for Akava and in the process developed a new illustration style, which I am going to explore further. It is my first completely digital technique.
Blind Spot Pictures 2010 – Movie Poster
A preproduction movie poster for a film I very much wanted to see finished. Unfortunately, the funding fell through and the project was buried.
Wedding invitation
My own wedding invites. Most fun I've had making reference photos ever. I used watercolour for the most part but added the frame and ornaments in Illustrator.