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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Member Joona Kujanen25/Male/Finland Groups :icontolkien: tolkien
LotR,Hobbit,Silmarillion,et al.
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I guess it's reasonable to update journal at least once a year, and I have been quite unactive lately (studies, small illustration project, digital sketches and pure lazyness) I decided to show some really old and just plain old drawings I found from my cabinet. Horrifying stuff and some which I don't remember at all. Especially my brother's caricatures about my drawings were surprising findings (when did he manage to draw those I wonder).

Pre-historic stuff (1996-2005)

One of the oldest I found, seems to be made in 1996. Star Wars was so pop during that time.…

Large battle scenes was another popular subject. There must be dozens and dozens of these in my cabinet.…

Drawings from middle school time (2001-2003). Style starting to take shape. Drawings about Diablo 2, Warcraft and Lord of the Rings.…………

First drawing with drawing ink that I really liked, and this was followed by huge amount of fantasy/rpg drawings. Focus on anatomy, lights + shadows, detailing gear & armour.………………

And some mangaish drawings exists as well:…

"Modern" time 2005-

2005 lotr battle scene:…
2005 lotr inspired scenery…

2006 fantasy…
2006 rpg character sketch…

2008 post apocalyptic
2008 rpg comic:…
2008 fantasy battle scene:…
2008 The Hobbit…

And the final Middle-earth boom kicks in 2009-
2009 Nirnaeth Arnoediad, this was a kickstart, really...…
2010 Dain and Azog…
2011 Moria…
2012 Turin…

Aquaria, graphite pencil works 2009-

Digital drawings with tablet 2011-

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Joona Kujanen
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Finland
Favourite genre of music: music from games...
Favourite style of art: traditional

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Kuume Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kaunista, sävykästä, tunnelmallista ja puhuttelevaa kuvitusta. Jatka samaan malliin! :)
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Suuret kiitokset!
Heh, omassa tyylissäsi on taas yksityiskohtia mihin minun kärsivällisyys ei riittäisi - nimenomaan tuo Ian Miller-tyylinen mustavalkoinen koristelu (ee voe mittään... Milleriä näen kaikkialla).
Kuume Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Googlailin Ian Millerin ja huh, ihan sille tasolle en vielä yllä, mutta kiitos kohteliaisuudesta! Itse olen taas toivoton maisemien piirtämisessä... Sinun töissäsi on taas tosi huikeita ja realistisia atmosfäärejä niin että tuntee ihan joutuneensa suoraan tarinan keskelle. Jokaisella on vahvuutensa!
IAM-ARTIST Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Do you use a scanner?  What model and how high the resolution for your work?  I was told when scanning inked works, the resolution has to be high
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, you can see the model mentioned next to my works, it seems to pick up those details. I guess it's 300dpi, I dont touch the default settings if those work. Size is then something like 2,5kx3,5k.
kenshiru92 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Hi great work! Do you permit your art to be licensed/used for use in other media? Happy to pay/credit.
IAM-ARTIST Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Do you have any suggestings when it comes to inking scale armor and shading it?
Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, well it's easier when you draw it one layer at a time, starting from upper part towards bottom (like the armour is made:…. Remember to take the body form and perspective into account when drawing the armour. When you know where the light is coming you also know where to add shadows (upper part is one, naturally). If you have other details there (like rivets… you need to plan & draw those before shading (metal reflects light so it's white, but it has its own shadow of course). In general the closer the armour, the more details and detailed shadows one can add. I have used both 005 (i.e., thinnest) drawing ink and graphite pencil for shading, depending on situation.

I hope this helped :)
SleepingTyrant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014

just discovered your page. I know one of your drawings from a Heavy Metal fanzine. Your style is just great. Great atmosphere and very original design for the dwarfes. I like the fact that you´re mostly into Tolkien and battle scenes...  just like me. Can´t help myself, but when I draw, it´s always orcs ;-) Anyway, your work´s really inspiring!
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thank you very much! But you most likey mix me for someone else, I haven't drawn for that type of magazines, only to some Polish Tolkien-themed ones.

One gotta draw what he finds interesting ;) and Tolkien has offered countless stories and themes for us to illustrate.
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