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 sell originals only to Finland. You can find all the available pieces and prices here.

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 info@satumanninen.fi for questions.