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Another one from the nerdery.
Missing Carl Sagan.

Another one from the nerdery.

Missing Carl Sagan.

Whatever.
Actually I was testing some acrylics on a sheet of coloured paper which was intended for pastels. Not really recommended.

Whatever.

Actually I was testing some acrylics on a sheet of coloured paper which was intended for pastels. Not really recommended.

For an article in The Atlantic about how pope emeritus Benedict XVI is doing after his retirement.

For an article in The Atlantic about how pope emeritus Benedict XVI is doing after his retirement.

Dear kids, this is Batman. He used to be a comic-book character before he was a movie star.

Dear kids, this is Batman. He used to be a comic-book character before he was a movie star.

good-old-fashioned-fangirl asked:

Just discovered your works and my mind was blown: clean, minimalistic, retro-ish, geek-friendly art - as though you have been creating art especially for me ;) Sending over my admiration, no actual question enclosed. Awaiting eagerly to see future works.

Thank you. The geek-friendly part made me very happy.

A couple of loose studies on kraft paper.

I did this drawing as part of the 2014 United Nations Rio Convention calendar. The calendar features illustrations from different artists, one for each month of the year. The subject of this year’s calendar is the situation of the Small Island Developing States, some of which may be facing evacuation due to climate change.
From the foreword:

The year 2014 has been designated by the United Nations as the year of Small Island Developing States. In September, governments of the world will convene at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, in Apia, Samoa. The timing of this designation and of the Summit could not be better, or more urgent.
Small Islands Developing States are a global treasure in terms of their rich human culture, plant and animal life and raw, natural beauty. Small Island Developing States are also extremely vulnerable to changes brought about by mankind. Protecting these islands must be a top priority for all of us as we move towards negotiating new international agreements and as we take action at all levels of society to fight climate change, slow land degradation and conserve biodiversity.

You can download the full calendar here.

I did this drawing as part of the 2014 United Nations Rio Convention calendar. The calendar features illustrations from different artists, one for each month of the year. The subject of this year’s calendar is the situation of the Small Island Developing States, some of which may be facing evacuation due to climate change.

From the foreword:

The year 2014 has been designated by the United Nations as the year of Small Island Developing States. In September, governments of the world will convene at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, in Apia, Samoa. The timing of this designation and of the Summit could not be better, or more urgent.

Small Islands Developing States are a global treasure in terms of their rich human culture, plant and animal life and raw, natural beauty. Small Island Developing States are also extremely vulnerable to changes brought about by mankind. Protecting these islands must be a top priority for all of us as we move towards negotiating new international agreements and as we take action at all levels of society to fight climate change, slow land degradation and conserve biodiversity.

You can download the full calendar here.

I have been posting over at my Instagram some process pictures of a new airbrush + ink illustration. It may take me a few days while I make up my mind to scan it with my A4 scanner, so please consider this a preview.

Oh, yes, it’s another astronaut.

Anonymous asked:

Dear Mr. Salme - Your work is very beautiful, obviously you know how to draw and paint. I really like your technique, execution and subject matter. I have a question about the Asamov portrait. Would you be willing to describe how you developed the final product? Do you create your work on paper, or is it partially digital, etc. I'd be delighted to read about your process if you'd be willing to share those details... Adam

My process may be quite awkward at times, but actually this was a very straightforward piece. It’s just an ink drawing with an overlaid color layer, both done on separate sheets of paper, then merged in photoshop. This picture I posted in Instagram will maybe help to answer your question: 

I did the colors using markers as you may see. As for the splattered effect you see in the background, I used a tool called Letrajet which is supposed to turn your Letraset Promarkers into “air markers”. It’s sort of a toy, really, and (at its best) it may act as if you’re using a damaged airbrush. But I still use it sometimes to get that sort of lo-fi effects. I’m not sure if they still sell it, but unless you’re some sort of marker nerd, I would emphatically recommend getting a cheap airbrush instead.