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Head Study by angrymikko
Head Study
Doing a portrait. I kinda like this sketch. I usually edit out all the dust and crap out of my drawings but after applying this color I really don't even want to clean it up. I feel quiet because sometimes the drawing just speaks for itself, no?
Like ducks under the weather by angrymikko
Like ducks under the weather
"Like ducks under the weather I hope you soon feel better."

I made this as a get well-card. In the end I was too shy to include my grammatically nonsensical poem inside #'__'#
However in my gallery there is no concept of shame.

Seriously speaking though there are only 3 people on planet earth that I love enough to make custom cards for so I hope they at least somewhat like that I do this for them.

If I were a chef I'd do chicken soup for them which would be much more helpful but I'm an artist so all I can do is chicken soup for their... eyes. (!?)
All the ducks depicted here are 100% anatomical representations btw                                       yyuuupp   ()>__>

There was a hidden printed element to this card but I'll leave that as a secret. I hope you people are taking care of yourselves and each other.
No Shoes From This Point Onwards by angrymikko
No Shoes From This Point Onwards
I was asked to send a piece to my former teacher's art exhibition. And I did this as 2 meters tall print on canvas and sent it to the gallery. 
I was thinking about what connect the artists and I thought about the unique skill we have to visualize the places in our minds for other people. 

original size is 11779x16657px at 400dpi
The reason why I did it in this scale is because I wanted the brushwork detail to show in the wall-size print. A lot of the surfaces are painted intentionally in layers with different levels of pressure so you get this sort of raster effect of color when you view it from far away. 
I spent a lot of time just deleting all descriptive detail that the viewer could see without my "help".

Sometimes I feel like just suggesting a shape gives the piece more clarity in the viewer's mind than me taking away that connection by filling in too much definition. 

I hope summer has been good for you all. My vacation has yet to start but it's so close now! =)
ABDUCTION! by angrymikko
Survival of the fittest.

I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned in here somewhere kids.
Siren by angrymikko
Please listen to Siren by Rustoga while viewing this piece: YOU CAN DO SO BY CLICKING THIS LINK

I really liked doing this commission because I can honestly say I got the image done exactly the way I saw it in my head while listening to this piece. 

Personally I don't want to over explain it because I think a good cover should be like a door for the viewers own imagination to go through. Sometimes it's more important for me to present the relevant questions than even try to answer them for everybody. 

There's a cosmic night view of this that I threw in as a free companion piece but I think it's better to release it only when Rustoga finds proper use for it =)

Thanks for stopping by =)

p.s. If you're looking for an illustration please understand that I often work only on weekends on freelance projects. 

My life is messy

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 21, 2014, 1:40 AM
Volume XVI

So... videogames.

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 

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. =)

  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: back to black
  • Watching: the clouds go by
  • Playing: Resogun
  • Eating: On a damn diet for the 3rd month in a row.
  • Drinking: lol, I wish! See above.


Mikko Eerola
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Current Residence: Finland
Currently working on visual design for games industry.
On my free time I draw and paint for myself.

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angrymikko Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There's a new trend of thanking for faves that never happened. 

I fully appreciate a ton of artists and art on deviantart.

However if you want to see who these individuals are please head over to my favourites section. 

This comment space seems unreliable for that.

Many of the thanks for the favs are actually favs that NEVER happened. 
teamoth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fav!
MMA62 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for joining my group: deviantART Groups World of Beauty. It means a lot to have such an awesome artist like you join my new group! Hopefully this group can grow more!I Love You Emote 
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured one of your awesome pieces here! <:
Viiburnum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your art~! <33
Engiru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav <3 much appreciated ^^
angrymikko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Uh I didn't fav anything though.
Engiru Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
really? oh, okie sorry then, but somehow you were in my newsfeed for activity either for fav or llama XD but thank you anyways = w = 
S-tarL-ord Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very amazing gallery!
I can't wait to see more!
WitherFeather Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your painting style is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more. :)
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