Frequently Asked

Shop details:

Society6 print shop

Art & Books shop

Alternative way to buy prints?

About my books

Buying original art


Copyrights and work:

Image use, permissions, licensing


Commissions, projects, etc


Art process and tools:

Art tools and techniques

My camera

Society6 print shop

Print-on-demand company called Society6 manufactures various products with my art, and sells them at the Society6 store. Currently available items are:

Art prints
Posters
Wall tapestries
Throw pillows
Tote bags
Carry-all pouches
Notebooks
Wrapping paper
Stationery cards
Jigsaw puzzles
Shower curtains
Desk mats

Society6 is based in the US, but they have vendors around the world and shipping is available to many countries worldwide (some exceptions may apply). For the full list of shipping destinations you may need to create an account on Society6 first. Click here to find out where Society6 orders are shipped from.

Please note that I am not personally in charge of the Society6 store, which means that my knowledge on the shipping destinations that they offer or any other details might be outdated or otherwise insufficient. If you have any questions on ordering, shipping, returns, sales, discounts, manufacturing or product details (or anything else) please always contact Society6 customer support.

Society6 only offers their own line of products, so you cannot buy my books or original works there. The available Society6 items may occasionally change, as I sometimes remove older or seasonal pieces from the store. Unfortunately I cannot currently fulfill custom requests regarding specific prints or product categories.

Art & Books shop

The other shop (Art & Books) is closed for the time being. Note that it is not the same as Society6 – these are two entirely different stores (and Society6 is still open as usual).

I used to have my own Art & Books online shop open a couple times each year for short pop-up sales, where I sold my original works and some self-published books and postcards, however in my current life situation I no longer have the time for running my own shop. So far I haven’t made any plans for reopening the Art & Books shop, but if the situation ever changes you will find that information right here on my website.

Alternative way to buy prints?

My art prints are only sold by Society6, and there is no other way to buy my artwork at the moment, sorry!

If you have any type of questions (general or case-specific) about shipping or ordering from the Society6 store, please always contact the customer support on Society6. I’m not personally in charge of production, orders or shipping on Society6 and may not have answers to your questions.

About my books

You can find my artwork in a lot of different books, of which some are my self-published artbooks, while others were illustration commissions for other publishers and authors.

My own self-published books (Woodlands, Tiny Black Fox, A Month of Ink and Dusk Magic) are not currently available for purchase, sorry! If I ever start selling any of my books again in the future, you will find that information right here on my own website. I don’t have such plans yet, but will update this page if the situation changes.

Books by other publishers: I have also illustrated some books as commission work, including the Nordic Tales (by Chronicle Books), a few Finnish children’s books by various publishers, and some cover artworks for various titles. I am not in charge of the sales or availability of any books that are not written or published by me personally, so unfortunately I can’t help with your questions concerning those books or their availability. Many of the books are sold in various bookstores. I recommend contacting the publisher or searching online bookstores if you have questions on a certain book’s availability.

Buying original art

Original drawings and paintings are not available for purchase at the moment. The next original art sale has not been planned or scheduled yet.

Image use, permissions, licensing

Please do not publish, repost or copy any of my images (or parts of them), unless I have personally given you written permission for the image use. All my artworks, illustrations, designs, photography and product photos are protected by copyright and may not be used for any purpose without my permission.

Publishing rights or other permissions are only given to commission clients and those who have paid a licensing fee to use the image. I am not currently available for discussion on new permission or licensing agreements, sorry. If you don’t already have my permission to use the image, just don’t use it.

Additional notes:
• You are welcome to share my social media posts by using the social media’s original share button. Please do not download, copy or screenshot my images in order to repost. If there is no sharing button on the original post, it means you are not allowed to share the content.
• If you buy a physical item (like a wall tapestry, print, etc), it’s usually OK to share your own photograph of the purchase on your social media.
• Books are protected by copyright too, so you should always ask the official publisher’s permission before sharing any of a book’s interior contents online.
• I don’t sell tattoo designs or tickets.
• I never sell my work as NFTs.

Commissions, projects, etc

I am not currently available for new commissions, collaborations or any other projects or business discussions, sorry! Please do not send me inquiries on these topics. I will update this info page if my working situation changes.

Art tools and techniques

There’s no quick or easy answer to the question “which art medium do you use”: It depends on the piece. I work with many different techniques and styles, including (but not limited to) these:

– Ink paintings
– Watercolour paintings
– Ink drawings
– Colour pencil drawings
– Mixed media paintings
– Mixed media drawings
– Sketchbook work
– Mixed painting and drawing tools
– Mixed media combining traditional and digital tools

I like to modify my style, techniques and tools based on what is available or which style suits best with whatever idea or project I’m working on. Some of the techniques that are great for personal and more “intuitive” artwork, may not be suitable for commissions that require lots of pre-planning. I’m also often curious to try doing things a little differently than before to see where it leads me. Experiments and variation keeps things alive and interesting!

These are some of the tools I’ve used recently:

Drawings: Micron pigment ink pens, and/or Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 colour pencils, and sometimes also Copic markers and Sakura Gelly Roll pens.

Watercolours: I mostly use various Schmincke watercolour pans. I also like to use masking fluid to create negative space or highlights. I prefer about 300 gsm heavyweight, textured watercolour paper.

Ink paintings: For the backgrounds I use either Copic Various Inks (alcohol ink refills) with smooth drawing papers, or Zeichentusche ink bottles from Rohrer & Klingner with textured watercolour papers. R&K inks are also great for detailed painting with a paintbrush, similar to watercolours (alcohol ink is more expensive to use and difficult to control). I also often use mixed media with my ink paintings, drawing some details with colour pencils (Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901) or using other drawing tools like ink liners or Sakura Gelly Roll pens.

I’ve also written a long blog article about painting with alcohol inks and drawing with coloured pencils (including process video clips). You can read it here.

Papers and sketchbooks: I use a lot of different paper types, depending on the medium and size of the piece. For drawings I’ve recently use natural white Hahnemühle Nostalgie 190gsm paper and Royal Talens Art Creation sketchbook (the small, square book with rounded corners), and sometimes a bit more textured sketching papers with coloured pencils. For watercolour and ink paintings I prefer natural white 100% cotton 300gsm rough textured watercolour paper, from brands like Sennelier or Fabriano, and sometimes I also use Hahnemühle Bamboo 265gsm paper, which is a more fragile paper type (don’t use with masking fluid). For my experimental paintings with Copic alcohol inks I use smooth drawing papers, around 200gsm, but beware that the alcohol ink will bleed through, stain everything and the process is super messy and impractical (which is why I don’t usually recommend this techique for anyone). :)

Digital and mixed media: While most of my work is entirely handmade, I also do a lot of traditional+digital mixed media artwork. I use Adobe Photoshop to edit illustrations and sometimes I draw with a Wacom tablet. Most often when I use digital media, I combine it with traditional techniques. For example, I might colour one of my ink drawings digitally, or combine traditionally painted backgrounds and textures to traditionally drawn subjects. The amout and method of digital editing varies a lot. From minor colour retouch to constructing the entire illustration in Photoshop.

My camera

I use Canon EOS 6D digital camera and two Sigma Art f/1.4 A DG HSM lenses: 24 mm and 50 mm. I especially love taking phots with wide aperture during the long hours of the northern dusk, just before and after sunset. I photograph with RAW image mode and usually edit my photos in Photoshop / Camera Raw. I’ve written some articles about photography in my blog, you can find them here.