Oh mother, what a day to show some art!

art, Drawing, sketching
Battletoads 8-bit
Hard to tell, how many of you do remember the game called battletoads.
When I first time played this game with my old faithful 8-bit NES.
Sure the game was a brand new and let’s be honest, the games at that time wasn’t so stunning as they are now, but MY GOD I was stunned about the goofiness and all the funny actions related stuff with this game was filled.

I have been waiting the remake from this game, but I’m still waiting..
Iron and man
Death of the iron man was HUGE deal to me.
I just love the character and it’s really hard to understand why the directors took him away from the big screen.

Of course Russo brothers will bring the character back, not with Robert but somehow.

It would be madness to ditch character that big from the movie screen.
Good ‘Ol batsy
There is a new Flash movie where they bring back OG-Batman.
How great is that.
Sadly We have lost the one and only Adam West, but perhaps there is a sneak peek for other version of bats.

This “multiverse” trend in movies is a great way to make movies.
I love the idea where you can bring back those lost characters from the past.

Still I’m quite sure that we will see movie with joker in some point. Only thing what I’m waiting is Joker / Quinn couple.
With some twist of Peacemaker would be nice.

Yours. “OG-gamer” Jay

Labor party time of the year..?

art, Drawing
Yesterday was party called “Vappu” in here. I’m quite sure, it’s some sort of Labor Day celebration.

I really don’t have place to celebrate this party.

I have three kids and 11 out of ten people of Finland gets shitfaced!

If you have kids and want to cook something with friends, this is the wrong day.

You have to get hammered, it’s the only way! It’s kind of sad, because I often find myself having a best time of my life with my family.
I really don’t have to be drunk to have fun, although I don’t need fun to get drunk.

That was deep man.
70’s look
Labor Day’s broad roots in the Labor movement are clear: President Grover Cleveland signed legislation on June 28, 1894, designating Labor Day a national holiday in the U.S. as a peace offering following a deadly railroad workers’ strike.

But exactly who should count as the “founder” of Labor Day, which is celebrated on the first Monday in September, has been the subject of debate since the 1890s.

After reading this, I still don’t understand the reason why we celebrate.
I’m a working class, should I thank someone or what?

I’m so confused right now.
Evil dead rise
Perhaps these ”old” party dates just Would be better to take of the calendar.
I sure know How to have fun without some random day called Labor Day or whatsoever.

Have you ever thought, how many “special” days there is on the normal calendar?
There is plenty, I can tell you that.

Maybe someday would be time to update all the calendars, just saying.

There might be few outdated celebration days, which would be easily erased and no one would never missed them.

Yours. “Calendar eraser” Jay

Summer is so close, I can feel it already…

Arte, Drawing

We are literally so close.

Winter at here on the north side of Arctic circle, is too long. In the middle of winter, you’ve get frustrated many times, before spring.

Now we are at the point where summer is going to rumble across the winter.

Spring time is magical and mystical time.

Summer is bursting from the freezing ground.

Winter is holding tight and it’s not ready to give it up.

Snow and sun are having the ancient battle of times.
The eye.
Now it’s time when you can get your bike and E-scoooter on the road.
Asphalt has already warmed so much by the warm of the sun.

There is still lots of snow everywhere and rivers are filled with stiff ice.
Birds have started returning from the southern sides of the world.

I actually saw one house fly… I’m not the fan of those little bugs, but hey… it’s all good if we have summer.
Summer is my favorite time of the year because after the long winter you almost have forgotten all the joy.

Sound horrible, but after freezing time spring is like grand price.

Sun is shining more and more every day, darkness of the winter really gets under your skin.

It almost feels like some weird phenomenon when you see the sun coming up on the horizon.

I have born in the dark time of the year and I love darkness, but midnight sun is coming and I’m ready to welcome it.

Yours. “Summer lover” Jay

Saturday sketching for fun!

art, Drawing
Suddenly it’s again Saturday.
What a fun day, bought myself new strings for guitar and ate at restaurant.

Sun is shining and at the moment I’m sipping red wine, while listening new album from the one and only Metallica.

(New album) Metallica - 72 seasons

What a kick ass album this is.

I love this new fast Metallica.

When I was teen, almost every at my school listened Metallica.

Not me, my favorite bands at the time was Slayer, Anhrax, Megadeth, Manowar and Sepultura.

Sure I did listen also Metallica but not quite much.
After Battery album I started to listen more.

These days I just love Metallica.

Younger me spend much time at the library music section, mostly because I wanted to copy those album covers.

Halloween and Manowar both had so cool cover art at the time.
There was many bands that I did never listened, but few of those not so mainstream bands got my attention with the cover art.

I did have only cassette player at home and the cover art of those were not so cool as the LP covers were.

I still remember the first CD that I bought, it was Pantera - Vulgar display of power.

Main reason was the blue skull on the cover.
When I played it first time, I was blown away.
It’s still one of my favorites these days and every time I hear something from Pantera, no matter where I salute with my horns up.
Copy of the clown
I’m pretty sure that younger me would be SO INSPIRED about the modern bands like Slipknot.

This new Metallica album is one to check.
It’s like weird adaptation of country rock with the speed metal twist.

Drumming on this album is something special, I don’t know why I love it, but it gets me on the headbangers feeling.
This album will be on my party list, no doubt about it.

I have few books from Metallica, but those are made by some rock reporters and I like to read autobiography of the persons of themselves.

I have been waiting a book from James Hedfield himself, but maybe he is not ready yet.

Yours. “Headbanger” Jay


art, desenho, Drawing, sketching

Have you ever waited weekend anxiously…?

My working hours are always from Monday to Friday.

After long week when Friday finally arrives, you can just kick your boots in the corner and start doing things you love.

At weekends I have time to do art, play music, watch movies and spend time with fam and friends.

Sure I do these things at week days, but mainly after the hobbies and exercises.

Sleeping is really important part of life, but I have always been nocturnal being.

I don’t even remember when I have started to sleep before midnight.
Every day to me is a day with art.
I’m creating all kind art, mostly drawings.

Night time is perfect time for creativity.
My inspiration kicks in around 22pm.

In some cases I have to “kill” inspiration before I can sleep.

It’s really hard thing to do, but necessary when you’ll have to wake up early.

In perfect world, I would let my inspiration guide me trough the day.
R.F Donald
One of my favorite things to create is, R.F styled drawings for all those hot rod lovers out there.

(Rat Fink is one of several hot rod characters created by artist Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, one of the originators of Kustom Kulture of automobile enthusiasts. Roth conceived Rat Fink as an anti-hero to Mickey Mouse.)

Funny style to draw and it’s so close to my own style.
”Big Daddy” has always been so big influence at my work.
Back to the original idea.

I love holidays and weekends.

“Mini-holidays” has been my kind of way to survive in this chaotic world surrounding us.

To me, it takes only few hours and absolutely non jet lag when I’m turning my weekday clock to the holiday clock.
At first day, no matter if the holiday is one day or month.

I’m immediately at turn around point.

It takes zero effort to be on the other time zone.

In a blink of an eye, I can toss myself in to the road of inspiration.

If you haven’t never try it, do it!

Yours. “Inspiration junkie” Jay

“Long Friday” aka “Good Friday” aka “Friyay!

caricature, Drawing, satire
I’ve learned something today, quite funny thing.

The name of the Easter Friday in Finland is called by name “pitkä perjantai” (long Friday) and it comes from the Swedish translation “långfredag”

Back in the days it has been called “Long Friday” in England, but over the years the name have adapted to the “Good Friday”

Many Romance languages, Neo-Latin and Latin languages it’s called “holy Friday” like in France “Vendredi saint” and in Germany “Karfreitag” this actually highlights the word “Kar” which is old Germany and means sorrow.

Slavic languages uses the “great Friday”
For example, in Estonia it’s “suur reede”

So many ways to say it, but “Good Friday” works for me.

Perhaps in the time the name will change to the “Perfect Friday” or maybe even to “AWESOME FRIDAY”

I prefer the “EPIC FRIYAY!” *woop woop

If I do remember right the meaning off this day has something to do with the one who died on the cross.
Even the church color today is BLACK.
In the church they use to assemble five roses to the altar, symbolizing the blood of the Christ.

After all it’s the day of joy, because all the sins are gone…

I’m not quite sure about that anymore, but hey… what do I know.

I just got stuck with name of the day.

Let’s move on to the caricatures of the day.
Hello America!
This got me laughing literally my ass off!

Mr. Bean though that giving the finger in the traffic is all American way to say hello.
That movie was so entertaining and fun.

If you stopped wondering about the clown on the featured image, it’s called “Nasse-Uncle”
When I was young, he was on TV, quite drunk, swearing and shouting to the kids.
He was saying: “Nasse-Uncle is very, very angry”
That imitating look and violent behavior felt funny when you were a kid, trying to understand the world of adults.

Clowns might be funny, but these days they are most likely on the killing spree, that’s why I added the knife and darker twist on this caricature.

Actor is no longer with us, Rest In Peace.
Renny Harlin
Next we have one of the best action directors of the time.
I remember when the Gliffhanger movie hit to the theater.

I’ve never felt so excited in the movies, watching someone just climbing on the mountain.

There was one big Gliffhanger-movie prop show, where you could see the plane they used in the movie, all kind of cool gadgets and stuff from the film.
There was even a painting which was in the movie and tour guy told that Mr. Stallone had paint it himself.
I never forget the moment where special effects guy showed how those bullet holes are made to the airplane.
I even touched the parachute they used at the film.

Renny has directed so many great movies and his way of making action movies is unique.
Hopefully he will get the next big movie noticed big time.
Slash from the Snakepit
He is the man who gets recognized just by the hat!

I’m listening Slash <——-Check it out!

I must say, I’m big fan of Slash.
I’ve just finished reading the autobiography of him and I highly recommend it to everyone who is interested about the rock ‘n’ roll.

Life of that man has been an epic roller coaster, with so many unbelievable turns.
He is the man who knows everyone and everyone knows him.

I watched one concert clip, where Slash were playing with B.B King and in some point Mr. King watched to the Slash like: “Wow, kid got skills”
I mean come on… B.B King himself.

There is also one video of Slash playing epic guitar solo with Michael Jackson.
If you haven’t seen that video, stop everything you are doing right now and open YouTube.

Write “Slash solo Michael Jackson” you won’t regret, I promise you that.

That’s all for the day, enjoy your Saturday and rock on!

Yours. “Wonderer Jay”

Here comes . . . E a s t e r. . !

Drawing, easter

So many traditional ways of welcoming this time of the year.

Kiddos running door to door, asking for treat in a trade of the Easter branch.

After few hours knocking on the door, they return with UNBELIEVABLE HUGE AMOUNT OF CHOCOLATE EGGS.
Not a shocker that in the bucket were none of Kinder surprise eggs.
This flash sheet, I’ve found from the last year, tells me the sad reason.

Last Easter kinder released those salmonella eggs and, yes. My kiddos were one of those sad kids, who had to return them in the store.

I haven’t bought any more kinder products after that and looks like not single person in the neighborhood.

There were surprisingly many different chocolate eggs from the other companies.

I still see the commercials in TV and the products on the shelf of the grocery store, but for me it’s too expensive product to take a risk.

Easter-Bat…or chick..
Funny thing is how big influence one salmonella had.
I’m quite sure the impact wouldn’t be so big, but the time of the year was disaster.

After that unfortunately incident, my kids don’t even check those Kinder products anymore.
It’s like they have vanished from the existence.

Kinder has been the most wanted surprise eggs for my family and even for me, like forever.

I do remember when I was a kid and got those Kinder surprise eggs, which were SO EXPENSIVE!

There was no competition with chocolate eggs those days, Kinder was TOP-5 and then there was “other products”

Maybe someday I have a courage to risk my moneys on the Kinder Surprise egg, which I maybe have to return.
Cyrus the Virus
It was so close that Easter-bunny got busted because of the salmonella episode, but it got clean.

There is one house in the neighborhood, where used to live one old hag.
(I mean older woman) respectful!

This old grumpy bitch hated kids.

Every year kids were knocking on the old hags door and asking permission to use Easter branches.

Every single time that old timer shouted for the kids and draw them away.
“Nana had enough”

Easy to relate, I hate people too.
I even have a saying:
“If there is other people involved, it will be a failure!”

Nana had enough, we get it.
If I would be in the same situation, I would hang a note on my door…
(Do not disturb) etc.

I would never shout for the kids, but maybe that’s just younger version of me talking and the Family man of course.

After active life, maybe we all are doomed to be forgotten in the chair all alone.

Then only thing what’s left is PURE HATE.
Your relatives could not stand your hatred and they are just waiting for the day when you give up and die.

If I ever turn to the evil old tard, I just hope someone will have the courage to tell me what they see.

Happy Easter to you.

Yours. “Kinder banner” Jay