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Neva and Musti by ribaki
Neva and Musti
Just a drawing of these too. I'm feeling this kind of autumn peacefulness right now, and Neva is the perfect channel to express it. : D
Neva by ribaki
And here is my maincharacter from this years comic 24h ( This year (unlike last year, when I got 16 pages done in 24h) I finished the story in time!
But yes, the maincharacter: She is Ariana (I'm not completely certain of this first Neva and she is a modern day witch.
(And yes I know how Neva must sound to you english speakers: nevah evah or wha evah. HOWEVER: Neva, in finnish, is a type of swamp. If I am correct, in english it's called an open swamp?)
Neva is always called with her last name, like I just did. She has many "witchy" talents, but her speciality is predicting the future. She is also a vegan, and has three cats: Musti (the black one), Lölli (white one) and Nakki. Of the cats I'll tell you this much: Musti, whose name is a very traditioal finnish dogname, given to balck dogs and meaning black too, is a supersocial, energetic and an attention whore. Lölli (name means something like, um... slimy? not quite....) is the newcomer, still a bit afraid of everything and everyone. And Nakki (means a small sausage) is this lonely adventurer.

So yeah. Maybe I'll get around of scanning and uploading this comic too. Some day... : P blah
Erkki, Anni and Saku by ribaki
Erkki, Anni and Saku
Couple days ago I was taking part at the comic 24h ( for the second time. I haven't drawn a lot of comics or even comic related things lately, I've been so busy with everything else (=school and watching tv-series). But this kind of got me going again, and I'm actually planning for a shortcomic, of which I'll tell you more about later (nevermind if no one wants to know, I'm going to anyway).

Anyhow, here are my comic 24h characters from LAST YEAR. I read my work from 2014 again and got nostalgic, so I drew them. I actually like these guys a lot ; u ; I still have not scanned the actual comic of them, but maybe uploading this now will get me around doing that too :P haha
So yeah, from right to left there are Erkki, Anni and Saku. Lowlife bums all of them.
Flowercrown by ribaki
I have such imaginative names for my works, don't I??????
This time it's not that realistic, though I did use my own face from five years ago as a starting point. Actually this whole work started from when I had to put a paint-dripping rag somewhere where it couldn't dirty the floor... ( I did all my works in my kitchen... haha...)
Anyhow, I used pencils, acrylics, white gel pen or something like that and watercolours. And maybe something else? I don't remember.
Pelargoni by ribaki
Another one of the works that I had in my exhibition. Again, it's my little sister, haha.... ... ... This work is not as good as some of the others, the drawing is not very good and the composition is a bit off altogether, but I learned quite a bit while working on it. Like that justified aything :' D
Pencils and acrylics


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Anna Helminen
Artist | Varied
♠ anna helminen
♠ 12. march 1994
♠ current location Orivesi/Tampere, Finland
♠ studying art at Oriveden opisto, Finland
♠ contact me

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I stole this from :iconmilkchii:

So! The objective here is to leave me a comment on this journal and I will look at your gallery for an OC (original character) of yours that I absolutely love~ Heart This is to help spread around the love for your OCs, encourage gallery views, and share art so feel free to leave a comment, whether you are a watcher of mine or not. ^^ Here are just two things to keep in mind, however:

  • ~ First 20 people who comment shall have their OCs featured
  • ~ If you comment, you must make a journal like this, putting the tagger in the first slot and featuring one of their OCs (as this isn't technically a "free" feature. It's a trade off type of thing. ^^)

I will introduce the OC and say what I love about it. Only good things from me~
So, those are the rules I copied, and I'm going to add one myself, just for the fun of it. It won't apply for you, unless you want to of course. But the rule I'm making for myself (or should we call it a bonus?) is that I will draw a very quick and ugly sketch of every Oc chosen in this feature thingy. I'm not asking you to do the same, I just simply want to do it myself in the means of practise.
So get your oc featured and follow the original rules and get some shitass fan art on top of it XD Yey

1. :iconmilkchii:

+ Vane Weather + by MilkChii
Vane Weather
Easy pic for me, this one. : D MilkChii just introduced this new character of hers, and I just adore it. I mean, look at those teeth! How can you not love it?
Even though I don't know much of Vane yet, I'm eager to know more, and his design appears very promising. Face is recognisable and fun, and the outfit is also of nice design. It is simple enough for comic use, where you need to draw it over and over again, but still interesting to look at.
Also I think we can guess a lot from his clothes: the rolled pants compined with the movement make me think, that he probably is going to be involved in some action. Plus the bare feet it makes me think he's physique is good. He gives out energetic, peculiar vibe for me, and also his pure honesty in disliking or caring seems adorably annoyingly awesomely amusing.
my version:

2. :iconzigzagoomba:

Felicia Lewis WoA App by Zigzagoomba
Felicia Lewis
I chose Felicia from Zigzagoombas gallery. Probably was an subconcious choice, because I only later realized Felicias picture is also her avatar. : D Anyhow, this Wyvenn raced girl got my interest.
I like Felicias facual design. It is beautiful, but still has some quirky features, which give her a nice edge on her look. As I read of her personality, the face got more and more fitting. She doesn't seem to be a people person, and somehow I feel that when I look at her. At the same time, she is not fully evil or mean, just doesn't trust or want to be trusted in. That's the feeling I get from her, and the complexity of it is nice and makes her interesting.
She has a backgroud story very sad, that consist out of thieving. I think I can also see this, with some kind of ruthlessness and intelligence i her eyes. Her pose also is very easy, she seems like she is not self-concious nor trying to hide herself. Also, at the same time, her fist is clenching her dress; there is some mixed signals in this, and it makes me even more curious about her.
my version:

3. :iconashealath:

Derp-Actual Ref Sheet-Derp by Ashealath
Engel Schwartz
This was a hard pic, but Engel is and will be the one who stole my heart. Blond, tattooed hacker guy with german accent and a little selfish - what's not to love? He is the perfect bad boy.
Engels look seems very fitting to his hacking career - a bit slouching, arrogant look with the cigarette. He gives out this vibe of not-caring and being the tough guy and so on, but after reading his biography, it feels very... I think that's exactly the picture he wants to give. However, his tattoos, imaginative and cool, give a little glimpse from the inside of his mind, as good tattoos tend to do for people. I think this is a very delicate and nice way of showing his personality in his appearance. It's completely beliavable and realistic.
Engels backstory is also very good. I find it fitting and interesting, and it really shapes him greatly. You can picture his growth easily and it builds his personality. Especially the military background was very nice, it brings the perfect edge to his rebelliousness. What can I say, I'm just in love with this dude!
my version:

4. :iconfluffy-curtains:

Before and After: Raven by Fluffy-Curtains

I chose Raven basically for her appearance: I have always loved goggles and gogglecharacters. There is just this fun, freaky and funky (FFF code for goggles!) about the characters having them. It's like a thing that comes automatically when goggles are given to them, and it is just... interesting and fun and irresistable, if I may be this blunt. : D Also Raven, this tomboyish woman who seems tough and humorous at the same time, seems to fit the gogglething, even though her more resent design doesn't include them anymore.
Ravens outfit looks neat and also practical, which is something I have come to appreciate a lot in characters. Yes, it's fun to put them in weird costumes ad sexy bikinis, long coats and all kinds of scarves, and I admit doing it all the time myself too.. but seriously: who can fight wearing a miniskirt and one meter long scarf? So I really like the design of her outfit. : )
my version:

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Reading: This Other Eden
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother

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FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yayuh! you smoke cigarettes? lol
ribaki Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
I have to admit I do. : / What does yayuh mean?
FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol idk. 

Expresive excitement. 
ribaki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
ah i see : D haha, i thought it was a word :' )
UrsulaDecay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching meeee  ^ u ^  <3 
ribaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   General Artist
no problem, I really like your art! : D
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ribaki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   General Artist
I don't do requests, at least not right now. Thanks for the interest anyway! : )
Djinngin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing work hun ^-^ i think i'll follow you back! 
ribaki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   General Artist
gee thanks <3 : D
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