This is a blog of illustrator Petri Suni. Browse on and check what he's been up to lately.

24 October 2012

Ice hockey cheerleader 4/14 - Jokerit

Next up in my series of ice hockey cheerleaders is Jokerit from Helsinki. Because Jokerit translates to jokers, it was pretty obvious how to handle this cheerleader character. First I tried to come up with some clever reference to the theme, but in the end I thought why fight the obvious - a joker is a joker.

Timing of this post couldn't have been better, 'cause in two days Jokerit is celebrating its 45th anniversary. So, by posting this character I say Happy Birthday Jokerit!

ice hockey cheerleader for jokerit

23 October 2012

Set of inuit themed spot illustrations

Here's a set of inuit themed spot illustrations for a recent project. Those totem poles and masks are pretty fascinating, although slightly beyond my understanding.

inuit themed spot illustrations

15 October 2012

Ice hockey cheerleader 3/14 - Blues

Here's the third character in my set of imaginary ice hockey cheerleaders for the teams of finnish ice hockey league. From the teams that haven't yet got the cheerleader character, it was the Blues from Espoo that was highest in the standings and therefore earned the character number 3.

Already long ago I have heart claims that Blues haven't quite managed to win the hearts of Espoo citizens. It has also been said that the image of Blues is a bit tasteless and boring. During the start of the on going season their effort has been so strong that at least lousy performances are no longer a valid reason to look down on Blues.

There wasn't any particularly obvious feature of Blues that I could grab on. In the end it was actually the song that they use to play when Blues scores that gave me the idea. That song is "Who let the dogs out" from Baha Men. And speaking of dogs, some have used a metaphor of hound dog to describe the energetic travail of Blues.

Instead of including for example a dog leash, bone shaped teething ring... or some other dog related element in the image, I wanted to use a more subtle reference. With the gaze of the eye and the body stance I tried to achieve something from that brief moment when someone, who had walked into an unfamiliar yard, suddenly realizes that the sign telling: "beware a raging dog" wasn't there for nothing.

ice hockey cheerleader for blues

11 October 2012

Illustration Friday - Mirror

This weeks IF illustration I made in cooperation with Aaro, 6 years, who's a big fan of superheroes. Isn't it the self, that's one's worst enemy? Thanks a lot Aaro, your character won this time :)

spiderman fighting against himself

10 October 2012

Ice hockey cheerleader 2/14 - Jyp

Here's my second piece of a set of imaginary ice hockey cheerleaders for the teams of finnish ice hockey league. I started with SaiPa, that had a wonderful flying start for the season 2012-13. Unfortunately its days of glory seem to be over for now and the first position in the standings has changed for a pretty moderate ranking.

Jyp instead has managed to keep up a strong pace, and it's now having the leading position in the standings. That's why it's clearly Jyp, that's highest in the standings and therefor my next "victim".

As with SaiPa I had this strong space related thematics to scoop from, with Jyp there was a hurricane and twirl to base on. Strong, dynamic, twirly ambiance I hope I managed to create.

ice hockey cheerleader for jyp

09 October 2012

Bad hair day ? - experimenting new techniques

I just tried out some new things... and found a new way to amuse myself - drawing huge volumes of hair is addictive.

two women with huge hair volumes