Games: [Game Design]
Research: Coming soon!
For the course Digital image expression (Digitaalinen kuvailmaisu) we were to make a digital study of a classical painting. I chose this self-portrait by the Welsh painter Gwen John (1876 – 1939) from 1902 as it speaks to me on a human level. My version feels like more of a sister than a copy; a… Continue reading Study of Gwen John
Digital portrait studies, 2017.
Everyday Life, watercolour, 2016 In this triptych I painted still lives in my home, reveling in the Finnish August light and the beauty of the mundane: the soap bars in my bathroom, the eggplant on my cutting board and the half full glass of water on my boyfriend’s side of the bed. This was… Continue reading Everyday Life
Illustrations for Aalto University Programming 1, 2017 Illustrations and visual identity work for Aalto University School of Computer Science, online course material for Programming 1 (Ohjelmointi 1). For this project I created 45 illustrations, which can be found all around the course material. The full material is available here: Aalto Scala Programming Course
Mochabot Organic In Mochabot Organic you take the role of a robotic barista and tend to the curious customers of your isometric establishment. Tend to your plants, harvest coffee beans, carefully prepare drinks, receive great reviews, and listen to the occasional gossip. Mochabot Organic was created in 33 hours and received first prize at the… Continue reading MochaBot Organic
A scalable introductory drawing and visual communication course for all Aalto students, implemented as a digital game that automatically assesses the drawings of students and provides clear quantitative and visual feedback. Aalto Drawing is a gameful platform for learning to draw, developed in the Gamifying Learning in Visual Communication research project for Aalto Online Learning.… Continue reading Aalto Drawing
It’s Dragontober! For inktober 2017, I decided to create a dragon character design for every day of October, inspired by the official prompt list. Here are some of my personal favourites. Hubertus the Sword-Hoarder. Frankie the Filthy. Lars the Long and Sally the Short. Petty and Puny the Poisonous. All 31 illustrations are also available… Continue reading Inktober 2017
Apprentice Witch Low-Poly Hand-painted Character modelling challenge A model created inside blender in order to test creating an animation-ready character for games – mesh, rig, weight painting and texture atlas – from scratch in one weekend. I also use this character as an example for teaching character modelling in blender. Created and rendered in blender… Continue reading Witch Apprentice
Digital portrait studies, 2017 – 2020, based on photos. Made using Photoshop, GIMP and Procreate.
Thesis: Game Jams for Learning – Examining the pedagogical attitudes, ideas and experiences of game jam organizers in the Finnish game jam community In my MA thesis for art education at Aalto University, I dug deeper into what makes game jams so darn good for learning. Download the thesis for free on ResearchGate: [ResearchGate] Abstract: Game… Continue reading Thesis: Game Jams for Learning
Landscape studies made in January 2020, to study colour, light and proportions. Based on photographs made available on Pexels.com. Higher resolution images available at ArtStation: [link].
Sails of Change Learn to sail the sea, trade with the quirky Islanders and explore the archipelago in this cozy small open-world game about sailing, trading and community set in the Archipelago! Team: Tuure Saloheimo, Oskari Liukku, Nadiia Honcharuk, Christina Lassheikki, Jaakko Kulomaa, Kevan Murtagh, Izzan Bacharrudin Soedarsono, Jenni Halkola, Martin Varama, Antti Nieminen.… Continue reading Sails of Change