Deviant since Jun 25, 2003 | Core Member until Mar 5, 2017
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I was painting with one of my favourite people on the planet. I spent so much time barking him not to give up on his piece I barely had time to think what I was doing myself. This looked 99% abstract until the last few minutes of our painting session. I'm pretty happy with the way I was able to turn this ship around at the last second. (I know I always go for the cheapest puns available, it's a medical condition I can't help it)
I just had the best weekend. I'm very lucky to have people in my life that I love so much.
The process of getting the artwork done was honestly a lot more work than I thought. Since all artists have only 4 pieces there i wanted to be sure the ones I chose would work as a cohesive theme together. The Light Between Us was finished for a long time and I only cut it out during the last month because another ink drawing took it's place.
This one was hard because I knew the texture I wanted to surround the main subject but a bathroom floor filled with ink splatter tests didn't produce any results I wanted. The water droplets were just too big for what I had in mind. The answer came to me one day when I was on my way to work and I rubbed some dirt on a a3+ paper that I then hairsprayed to stick to it long enough so I could get it to a working scanner. Now it looks the way I saw it in my head and I feel good that I didn't settle for something else.
The whole exhibition experience has been great and I definitely plan on doing it again at some point but it's a VERY expensive process so don't think I'm just lazy if it takes a while.
A study for portrait done with all of my ink tools. Pens, markers ink brushes you name it I slapped it on his face Taken from my new instagram feed---> www.instagram.com/angrymikko/?… where I've taken to post more of my sketchy stuff too, but for some reason I keep coming back to look this because... I dunno. I like it? I guess it's because this looks like it was drawn by someone who just enjoys to draw and is carefree to try new things. I want to be that person.
here's what's going on with my ig account at this moment. I'm posting all kinds of sketches and wip stuff there. You can find this stuff in the following link: www.instagram.com/angrymikko/?…
if it's not too much trouble feel free to follow me and help a bro out. (if it's too much trouble by no means are you required to do anything, in fact I think you've earned a break and probably also a nap )
I've been taking more and more pictures recently. I've been slowly trying to change every aspect of my life to be more art related, it seems to be making me a lot happier overall. As a result my creative output has started to resemble more of a diary that takes more shapes than just painting. You can follow me on instagram at www.instagram.com/angrymikko/?…;
I think my whole last year was a complete rollercoaster ride. I don't think I've worked so hard in my life. The games I worked on were incredibly different and jumping between polar opposite visual styles. Was like doing paint-yoga for 12 months non-stop.
So where am I now after it's all shipped and on sale? Feeling very proud because Resogun really is fantastic and when playing it I can feel all the love we put into it's game design and aesthetics.
Also I'm dead tired... and kind of lost.
I spent so much time focused on achieving the goals I set for myself at work that now that I achieved them there's suddenly this big void of nothing. I think I work pretty well under pressure but when I'm not "driven" by a goal that I feel passionate about like that I unravel like toilet paper in the wind.
Yes the obvious thing is to focus on next games. However I feel like I kind of need more substance in my life. I just have no idea what that might be so my plan is to:
A) give myself a bit time off to just be for once, maybe even reconnect with people I haven't seen in ages B) explore things I could do with my art.
I feel like doing a small visual project would be fun at this point. When creating a whole world for a game you can feel a bit hollow afterwards because it's probably 2 to 3 years of your life that you've spent in a completely fictional space. Doing something smaller right now would probably feel like less risky for my soul. It needs to mend before it can give again.