JASU WONDER BLOG

"This is a blog of Jasu, the artist of Jasu Wonder World company. Here you get to see what's going on "behind the scenes" as she shares glimpses of her artist life and art projects. "

The Story of My Life (or at least, the first part of it)

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​The 1st volume of my autobiography is now available as a printed book (both Finnish and English versions)! You can order yours on Wonder SHOP  or if you're more interested in the online book version, then Amazon.com is your place to get it! English version can be found here , and Finnish version here . Now, I want to talk about...
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Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 - January (wip)

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  Jasu Wonder World Calendar 2019 – January (wip) This year I wanted to make sure I'd not have my calendar finished at the last minute like it's been the past two years. So, I have already started working on the illustrations. The theme I have for 2019 is about animal close-ups and flowers. I also want to use a restricted color palette to give...
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The Story Behind My Most Popular Painting

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​It's been about two years since I created my so far most popular painting, "Firefoxes". In this blog post I want to bring up the reasons I believe why it is so popular among people of all ages.  The popularity of these happy foxes is based on the fact that it is the most bought design on all the products that I have. It does not matter which ...
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HOW I BECAME MY OWN HERO

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Ever since my official career as an artist started, I've wanted to create this drawing. Jasu Wonder World company was registered on 11 th of October which, funnily enough, is only one day after the birthday of Naruto Uzumaki, a fictional character that this blog post is going to be all about. Years ago, around the age of 17, I started following a J...
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DESUCON 2018

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For once I was well in time, writing a blog post about Desucon just a week after it. Then, once I was about to proudly announce the publication of the post, it disappeared. Now, almost a month after Desucon, I'm writing the whole thing all over again. I can only hope it's going to be as good as the first one.  ​Some new products I had on sale ...
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FLOWER HEDGEHOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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​Ever since I drew my first flower-hedgehog as one of my 2017 inktober drawings, the idea of a hedgehog carrying flowers in her back instead of spikes, has been very popular. This is why I wanted to draw another hedgehog for my coloring book (available on Wonder SHOP ) and now, I was commissioned to create this flower-hedgehog with colored pen...
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NEW ARTIST PROFILE PICTURE (work-in-progress)

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I've been thinking of creating a new artist profile picture for almost a year now. I don't exactly know where I got the time to work on it but above all I'm happy that it's finally done. Without further elaborating on my busy schedule, let me offer you the work-in-progress material of this new artist profile picture. At first my plan...
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PORTRAITS OF A SHETLAND SHEEP DOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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 If you follow me on social media, you've most certainly seen some pictures of a Shetland sheep dog a while ago. I had the honor of drawing four portraits of this lovely dog as a commission. It was the first time someone commissioned me a dog portrait, and also the first time the technique requested was ink drawing. However, since I'm ver...
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MY WONDERFUL ARTIST LIFE - COMIC DIARY - PART 2

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​Here are the updates on my comic diary from the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018. I'm having a little train trip tomorrow so I might finally be able to make some more comic diary updates!
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UMICON 2018

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Travelling to Turku to attend Umicon was one of those kinds of trips where I basically spend the whole day on a train. Waking up before 5 am, getting to the train before 6 am, sleeping the few first hours of the way, then killing time and changing the train until finally, late in the afternoon, I arrive to my destination.  Usual...
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FLOWER HEDGEHOG

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​ As you might have seen, I created a very similar artwork as one of my 2017 inktober drawings. At that time, it was the hedgehog that really made me consider making a coloring book. Now that it is the case, I wanted to include this flower-hedgehog into the coloring book illustrations, for it's perfect for coloring purposes! I sketched the pencil l...
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YUKICON 2018

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Yukicon, which was held in Helsinki during February, was my first event in 2018. I'd gladly have participated Desucon Frostbite but when I contacted the organizers all their tables had already been reserved. So, going to Yukicon it had been a while since I had been in any event and I was very happy to get away from my little apartment for...
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INKTOBER 2017

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​I might have told you before that one of my favorite quotes is "Better late than never". Today, I'll once again take that quote to a good use, for I'm about to share a blog post about my last year's Inktober drawings. Yeah, it was ONLY 5 months ago, but at least we didn't get to this year's inktober yet, so it's definitely not too late yet. That s...
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED DRAWING - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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The commissioner wanted me to create "Alice in Wonderland"-themed drawing for their friend. The man in the drawing was to resemble one of her original characters and there were a few items the commissioner wanted to include into the artwork, but everything else I could decide on my own as long as the drawing would maintain its theme. Below you'll f...
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ABOUT TIME I GAVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THIS

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It's Sebastian work-in-progress update, of course! As you might know, I haven't had time to work on the illustrations as much as I thought I would, but slowly and steadily there has been some progress there too. I'm offering you all the sneak peeks I could find, being careful not to reveal too much. I only have 8 illustrations left now and even tho...
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I FORGOT TO POST THESE LAST YEAR

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It's been a year since I created a design for Jasu Wonder World Christmas t-shirt and I suddenly came to realize that I never posted the work-in-progress pictures of that particular painting! Better late than never is one of my favorite quotes so here we go: From the very first sketch to the finished design that then got printed on t-shirts.  ...
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THE CREATION OF THE CALENDAR ILLUSTRATIONS

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To make life easier for all of us, I decided to put all the work-in-progress pictures of the calendar illustrations into the same blog post.  These illustrations were a lot of fun for me to paint, especially for the reason that they were very simple (considering my usual creations). Finishing one of these illustrations took me approximately 4-...
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PENCIL PORTRAIT - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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It's been a while since I got a chance to create a pencil portrait. With this commission, I greatly enjoyed adding all the details as precisely as I could. For the first time ever I got to draw a person that was old enough to have some wrinkles on their face and it really was a fun challenge to draw them! Also, I'm very happy and pleased to notice ...
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MY WONDERFUL ARTIST LIFE - COMIC DIARY - PART 1

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Here you have the first part of my comic diary!  As you might know, my inktober didn't end up being all about anatomy despite me declaring so... 
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MORE OFFICIAL VIEW ON TRACON

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Even after starting "My Wonderful Artist Life Comic Diary", I decided to keep making these traditional blog posts every now and then to give you people a "more official" view on things, since the comic diary tends to be not-too-serious kind, offering my own artistic view on things. So, today I kindly present you: Tracon, 8.-10.8.2017 Above a couple...
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