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An open collaboration with very talented :iconmemzu:
she did the figure, and I completed the background and the small greyscale part. This was a commissioned work but not much direction was given. It's over the top and busy but that was the plan, kind of :D After a couple years of working in greyscale only, this was surprisingly a lot of fun to do. We haven't decided on a title yet. Also considering making prints of this, let me know if you're interested.

Pencils on paper, A3, 2016-2017
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A lithograph from late 2014 - early 2015. This was made for an exhibition where the idea was to pick an artwork from the local art museum's collection and make art directly inspired by that piece. I found some sketches that were sectioned into different size rectangles side by side and containing different subject matter - this gave me an idea of picking a theme and making different depictions of that theme side by side. There's obviously a link to comic book style presentation as well. I still think this pictures within picture-approach has a lot of potential regarding composition, symbolism and such.

I Tried and tried but in the end couldn't come up with a title.  
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Marko Ikävalko
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Finland
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It's been a year I guess. There have been lots of ups and downs - I've broken some personal boundaries and learned a lot in the process. I've also been on a much needed creative break that's turned into a prolonged apathetic procrastination. I lost interest in the social medias and art communities - but that's a subject for a different post. It's time to move on and fix the attitude. I want to apologize to anyone whose comments and favs I've neglected. All the feedback means a lot to me and I aim to be a more active member of this community going forward. We'll see, haha.

In other news, I'm going to Tidaholm, Sweden for a month-long residency in their fantastic lithography workshop, very excited about that! There's a small backlog of work to post, but I also have lots of arrangements to make before leaving to Sweden, I'll begin posting again when it's convenient. There's so much that I've missed here... any time I hover over the notifications menu to see the 10k+ messages waiting there, it feels like a hundred megaton middle finger is ejecting out of the screen to crush my face :D But again, perhaps more on that later. 

I've also managed to put together a website: www.markoikavalko.com/
Tell me what you think! I'm gonna make myself write that artist statement while staying in Sweden... really! :D
A creative and productive rest of 2015 to the lot of ya!
  • Reading: what I wrote before posting it
  • Playing: Bloodborne - gimme dat expansion!
  • Eating: too damn much.
  • Drinking: Islay

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lungsout Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You got some magnificent stuff!
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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cookiesophie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very grateful for your support...means a lot. Have a beautiful day,Marko.
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Sophie, you too :)
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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Skyetail Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teet oikein hienoja lyijykynätöitä ^^
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
vastailen myös kommentteihin vuotta myöhemmin :D paljon kiitoksia!
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Skyetail Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ei haittaa xD Itellä nykyisin vähän sama ongelma.
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Thanks for the fave
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