tiistai 29. maaliskuuta 2011

Inspiration

I found IT! My honey.. My.. NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4! It was hiding in a sneaky place in a closet.

I will introduce you to this lovely little lens! (And some other stuff, too)


My father bought it around 1983 (Boy, my lens is almost 30 years old). It's been with him until he passed it down to me 3 years ago. It's an amazing lens, I never have to retouch my photos on photoshop afterwards.


The thing I love about my lenses is that they're all manual. (I'll introduce the rest later!)I did get a 18-55mm lens with my kit, but I hardly ever use it. I just love the feeling of doing everything myself, having control on all the options! I really do get the feeling I took the photo myself when I adjust the settings on every photo, even the focus. I do like taking pictures with my PowerShot, but it's just not the same...

I got interested in photography back in 2007 or 2008 when my father showed me his old Nikon FM, a full manual film camera he used to take pictures with. I wanted to learn how to use it, so I learned how to use all the functions of the camera.
Soon I noticed how expensive film was. I also wanted to take more pictures. (only 24 per film, boo!)
In November 2008, I found a Nikon D80 which was 600€ off with a flash and a lens(The normal price was 1300€) at a local store. I really liked its semi-professional settings (compared to the Nikon D60, for example) and bought it. Compared to the usage of the film camera, I really got to let myself free with the D80! Infinite pictures! Haha. After 2008 I've taken atleast 8500 photos, and counting... I haven't abandoned my Nikon FM completetely though!

I got inspired today.





This is my newest work in progress! It's an art nouveau inspired piece that I've been working on for 5 hours or such.
Much to do, will post finished version!


Good night!

sunnuntai 27. maaliskuuta 2011

Refreshment

My high school is finally over! 12 years of studying behind, and now I can take a break for a few months... I feel great! I have loads of new energy which I want to spend on drawing and improving, yipeee.

I'm still worried about my dear beloved 50mm lens which has decided to play hide and seek for the past 2 (!!) months. So all I have is pictures from my cute little Canon powershot.




These are my favorite postcards. The Dali is from Denmark, the girl from Helsinki and the rest from Budapest. I finally got to put them on my wall so I can look at them every day! (That sure is naked old men in a spa in the upper left. Creepy.)




I have a chocobo on my shelf. Kwee!



These postcards just make me chuckle. Even though they shouldn't.



Amoebas! Made with copic pens during a peaceful night somewhere in 2008



Moar Amoebas!



Tales of Phantasia fangirling.



Pikachuuuuuuuuuu? (That's I choose you)


Good night!

tiistai 22. maaliskuuta 2011

Spring!

I woke up this morning and the sun shined... And it's 10 degrees celsius!

Some speed paints (I'm avoiding maths -studying)




Byes 8)

torstai 17. maaliskuuta 2011

Invasion of the amoebas

I created these guys somewhere about 4 ago. They're pretty generic, but I do love drawing them, haha.
Here's a compliation of amoebas I've done in flash (So much more drawn traditionally)

Feel the positivity!













~Ciao

sunnuntai 13. maaliskuuta 2011

C'est délicieux!

My boyfriend turned 19 today, that means:

DELICIOUS FOOD NOM NOM

Seriously speaking, I stuffed myself full on a delicious salad his mom made and a cake we baked.

Here's a salad with strawberries, gantaloupe melon, cashews, grapes, tomatoes, bacon, summer squash, scallion... Now that's what I call a good salad.


And here's a superdelicious (and fatty) liquorice-chocolate mud cake we made.


Till next time \o

perjantai 11. maaliskuuta 2011

Fr(ee)day

I have my matriculation exam on Monday, but i'm not going to think about it now, I'm just going to relax...

It rained wet snow the whole day but towards the afternoon the weather turned out perfect. (Besides the huge puddles..)



perjantai 4. maaliskuuta 2011

Friday night fever

A few cg's from tonight! The lower one's going to be something great.. When I finish it.


- Minna

keskiviikko 2. maaliskuuta 2011

It's a me, mar---Minna!

I'm feeling gooooood.

Got a new haircut AND glasses on the same day, and mom bought me a lovely Marimekko shirt yesterday as a surprise present, whee!

I also managed to actually study today.

And here's a wintery speedpaint! 30mins


Toodles~