Katja Vartiainen

57 Added | 1 Magazine | 5 Following | @KatjaVartiainen | Artist, painter, illustrator, recently a storyteller, not so serious multi-dilettante. Creator of doodle books and 'Elves & the Agro Adventure'

THURSDAY'S PIC 62-GIVEAWAYS! SUBSCRIBE FOR NEWSLETTER, AND ARE THE RUMORS TRUE?

I received a third-party msg saying that Niume is closing down? I hope this is not true. I've enjoyed my time here.<p>Second- it's GIVEAWAY time on …

THURSDAY'S PIC 61 - SHAMANLADY

When I was drawing my latest graphic novel, I had to learn how to draw many animals, sort of, as the moose. A fascinating creature. Those horns, that …

THURSDAY'S PIC 60! - POST-PUBLISHING DAZE

You think it's done, when the book is out. FAAAR from it, especially if you have chosen the indie way. But your energy level is zero, you just want …

THURSDAY'S PIC 59 - OH, THE COVER ISSUE!

I was so eager to parade the announcement of my book going live today. But, as my mathhead is nonexistent, even when using a calculator- I received a …

THURSDAY'S PIC 58- A CAT

My comic books proof copy was supposed to arrive today, but now news- which is strange, since normally it has come in time with expedited postage or …

THURSDAY'S PIC 49- MOVEMENT OR THE LACK OF IT

I ended up doing a quick pencil drawing of a bird with rain boots on. Small strokes, gentle, short, with a B strenght, that is quite a hard pencil. …

THURSDAY'S PIC 48-HOMMAGE TO DAVID LYNCH

It is fascinating to follow an artist and find the same themes appear in their work through many years. I found this pencil drawing from last year. …

THURSDAY'S PIC 47- IT'S A SLUG'S LIFE & PAUSE FROM ADVICE

I realized that I have been giving a lot advice here, on Niume, in my blogs. How did that happen? Did anybody ask for it? I confess - I did …

THURSDAY'S PIC 46- DRAW FROM A MODEL

One of the marvelous things about living now is the technology. We have access to resources we didn't before. You can take drawing classes via …

THURSDAY'S PIC 45- IS IT WEIRDLY GOOD OR JUST HORRIBLY BAD?

When one explores in art - what is almost your 'duty' or makes the whole process of doing art interesting, one constantly comes across the question: …