Pau Draws

Art of Pau Norontaus, thingamajig extraordinaire
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I’m entertaining the idea of making a postcard series of ‘ye olde notebook sketches’ on traditional fantasy creatures. (Mainly because I drew this while watching a movie and it turned into a decent thing. I would prolly prettify them more, though.) Paper stock from here.

I’m entertaining the idea of making a postcard series of ‘ye olde notebook sketches’ on traditional fantasy creatures. (Mainly because I drew this while watching a movie and it turned into a decent thing. I would prolly prettify them more, though.) Paper stock from here.

— 20 hours ago with 4 notes
#elf  #high elf  #postcard  #sketchbook  #pau norontaus  #digital art 

Getting there, getting there… So this is what a book layout process looks like! You plan and thumbnail and count and move bits and pieces around. Then you count those things again and move them some more.

My thesis book now has 40 pages, 3 of which are for my CV and other such nonsense. The rest is all Lilli & Pontus. 

Here’s the event in FB!

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#lilli & pontus  #indesign  #book layout  #thesis  #pau norontaus 

Some photos from our trip to Japan this March! And yes, I am checking out dat deer butt thar. (Might as well post these here, seeing as this is my main blog at the moment. Also various animals. Sorry! Bunbun!)

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#Japan  #TMI  #photography  #nara  #okunoshima  #hiroshima  #tokyo 
Sketches from a thing. If the project continues, you will no doubt hear about it from me. 

Sketches from a thing. If the project continues, you will no doubt hear about it from me. 

— 1 week ago
#goat  #cake  #sketch  #work  #pau norontaus 

Back from my two week trip to Japan! 

We lived in Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka, visited Hiroshima, Sonobe, Kobe, Arashiyama, Nara, Okunoshima, Kameoka… Gawd. I can’t even remember it all.

Main points: fed and pet ‘wild’ deer, fed and pet ‘wild’ bunnies, fed and pet ‘wild’ monkeys, took a train to a random small town (everything was closed and then it started snowing = AMAZING), rode a ferris wheel, went rafting, had two boat rides, saw the nightly Tokyo view from the 50th something floor, wandered around a lantern festival in the Kyoto shrines and temples, ate and drank tons, went to a cat cafe, conquered Harajuku, took a cable car on top of a mountain, gushed at gardens and Sakura, met a bar tender who also works as a kendo teacher and used to be a cop - how cool was he! - saw goofy Japanese TV-shows, saw turtles and apes in the wild, failed at trying karaoke (we hardly knew how the room worked), bicycled in the sunny Kyoto… And visited the Manga Museum and some busy fan culture shops, of course. Animate is loud. 

Expect a few inspired pieces before I get it all out of my system!

(Don’t miss out on the Nara deer and Okunoshima bunnies, if you go. And Hiroshima museums. They were powerful indeed.)

((It’s hard to find vegetarian food and not just stuff in fish stew with octopus and shrimp, but y’know. Sadly we couldn’t visit a hot bath, because most of us had tattoos = they wouldn’t let us in. And Japan is expensive for everyone but us fellow expensive-as-balls-country-natives.))

(((A+++ would go again.))))

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#Japan  #TMI