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Goblin Teleport by arisuonpaa
Goblin Teleport
This teleport made by the unfortunate goblin might still need some calibration. It's my entry for the Hearthstone: Goblins vs. Gnomes competition. This game has been the reason I've had so little time to paint for the last few months! Can't wait for the new expansion next week :)
The Explorer by arisuonpaa
The Explorer
This one started as a random scribble until something recognisable started to appear. It's a darker theme than usual, but it's good to step outside the comfort zone once in a while.

The final painting looks way different compared to the first sketch, and things changed quite a lot after each step. The step-by-step process can be seen on my Facebook page as usual:….
Cherry Valley by arisuonpaa
Cherry Valley
This time I wanted to try a different temperature contrast with warms shadows and cool light. It's something that's common for Hudson River school paintings.

Painted digitally in Corel Painter and ArtRage. Adjustments in Photoshop.

As usual, the WIP steps can be found on my Facebook page:…


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Ari Suonpää
Having lived most of my life in small Finnish towns have given me an opportunity to be inspired by the country's rich nature on a daily basis. Painting and drawing have been my passion since a child. One of my fondest memory from school was a time when we spent an art class outside drawing an old iron works.

Being also an engineer keeps me intrigued by all the digital tools for creating art, but meanwhile I've always enjoyed landscapes by the old masters. This must be the reason why most of my paintings are created using digital tools, but they still look almost identical to my traditional paintings. When not in front of my computer, I like to do studies into my sketchbook, and paint using oils and acrylics. Most popular subjects in my paintings are nature and people, since it's easy to appreciate the beauty in both subjects. Being a fan of fantasy genre, sometimes a dragon or two might also end up into my paintings.

What keeps me painting is the chance to create beauty out of nothing. I like to paint in realistic style, but not just to copy what I see. The feeling of control comes from the ability to combine things you like from several sources, be it something seen outside, or something inside my head.

Winner Announce!

I've just gone through all your comments and gathered every name on a text file. Those who did both steps had their names there twice. For the tech savvy here's how the winner was picked:


wc -l da.txt

     633 da.txt

echo $((RANDOM%633))


cat da.txt | sed '289!d'


So the winner is :iconclassicblue:. Congratulations!

To celebrate a milestone of 18,000 watchers I’m hosting a giveaway for 1,000 points.

Here’s how to enter:

+fav  this journal

AND do one of the steps below:

A) Add a link of this giveaway in your journal.
B) Like my Facebook page or one of the posts there:…

If you do both, your chances will be DOUBLED! 

To participate add a comment on this journal which of the steps you’ve done (A, B, or both) so I know to add your name to the pool once or twice.

I will pick the winner of 1,000 points randomly on February 28th.

Let me also feature some of my paintings on this journal for everyone who’s not familiar with my work:

The Fox and the Crow by arisuonpaa

Journey Through the Frost by arisuonpaa

And Back Again by arisuonpaa


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lonewolf603807 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama! I haven't been on in a while
Zero-Artist Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I sorta was just bored and was looking through my profile and stuff. I looked at my llama badges and it said you were the first person to give me one. So, I am going to say thank you (again) for giving me my first llama badge. 

Also I love your at, has this nice painterly feel to it. And greetings from California! 
LostKeep Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama badge.  It was a while ago, before I knew what they were :)
Martianwerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thanks for the llama!
VVeeDX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for llama way back. Sorry I haven't been really active then Sweating a little... 
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