Frequently asked questions
What paper do you use?
I use Pastelmat paper by Clairefontaine. I love its sandpaper-like surface that allows to layer the colors very effortlessly. I also like the color selection of the Pastelmat papers. I prefer to draw on a colored paper instead of white.
What pencils do you use?
Colored pencils: mostly Derwent Lightfast and Faber-Castell Polychromos
Pastel pencils: mostly Stabilo Carbothello and Pitt Pastel
What sharpener do you use?
I use mostly Swordfish Ikon manual desktop sharpener. I love it because it makes pencil tips really sharp and the blade is replaceable.
How do you do your backgrounds?
I use PanPastel to create my backgrounds. It's dry pastel that can be applied like a paint, with a sponge. I love the soft and blurry feel that I'm able to get with it. Sometimes I also use Unison Colour soft pastel sticks.
Are you available for commissions?
No, I'm currently focusing on my personal art.
Do you sell prints?
Yes! I sell prints through Society6 which is a US based company that sells print-on-demand products and ships worldwide. Click here to access my store.
Do you sell originals?
I currently ship originals only to Finland.
How did you learn to draw?
Drawing is something that I've always loved to do so naturally I've done it a lot and that has lead to learning. The more I drew the more I learned. I'm a self-taught artist but I have always loved to see how other artists are doing things and I've learned a lot in that way as well.
How do you get the ideas/inspiration for your art?
The ideas usually just randomly come to my head so I guess I'm lucky in that way. Animals, nature and fairytales provide an endless source of inspiration for me. Sometimes it might also be just a color combination that inspires me to create a piece.
Can I use your art?
Please do not use, copy or publish my work (or any parts of them) without my written permission. Email me to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.