Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, most ferrets will live happily in social groups. A group of ferrets is commonly referred to as a “business”
- Wikipedia

A group of ferrets is a business.
They are professionals that have little ties to show that they are serious about their jobs.
Serious business

Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, most ferrets will live happily in social groups. A group of ferrets is commonly referred to as a “business

- Wikipedia

A group of ferrets is a business.

They are professionals that have little ties to show that they are serious about their jobs.

Serious business

sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)
sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)
sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/
~~
Those of you who don’t know, “A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent”. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!
The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 
The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O
>And here’s a link to the store again<
Yay!
~~
My finished webcomic “A Redtail’s Dream”
My current, ongoing webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent”
~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.
(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)

sssscomic:

Ho-hum, finally! I opened the store to sell the copies of the “A redtail’s Dream” book that I have left over from the print drive. You can grab one here: http://minnasundberg.storenvy.com/

~~

Those of you who don’t know,A redtail’s Dream" is the webcomic that I made before I started "Stand Still. Stay Silent. I finished it last summer and had a print drive for the book on Indiegogo (raised just over 150.000 bucks, woop!) to print 2000 copies, and about 1200 of them were already sold through the print drive. I’m not planning on making a second printing since I’m focusing my all on my current webcomic, so it’s a limited edition book. Yay!

The book has 608 pages of which about 560 is the comic, there’s a bunch of extra content in the back to make you all happy. It’s hardcover, smyth sewn, with an elegant red chapter band, silver foiling and embossing on the cover and, of course, full color interiors. It’s…a brick. A very fancy brick. 

The comic is about the young Finnish lad Hannu Viitanen and his dog Ville (who isn’t a dog for most of the comic) going on an Finnish mythology-inspired adventure somewhere by the edge of the afterlife. Completely against their will, naturally. The story is pretty light-hearted and suitable for children, possibly sans for a couple of parts with mythological beasties with scary teeth and stuff. :O

>And here’s a link to the store again<

Yay!

~~

My finished webcomicA Redtail’s Dream

My current, ongoing webcomicStand Still. Stay Silent

~~

Hey, if you’re looking for a big 600 page behemoth comic book with great art, look no further. I already have mine, having Kickstarted this book, and I’m completely pleased with my copy. So this absolutely gets my big fat stamp of approval.

(deleted previous post and reblogged this because she’s more eloquent than I am)

In every photo of a binturong I could find, they always seem to have that slightly distressed expression. So have a pleased-looking binturong for a change.
I mean, I was going to do this as a fur study at first, but then I didn&#8217;t feel like it anymore, but it looked kind of cute so&#8230;yeah.

In every photo of a binturong I could find, they always seem to have that slightly distressed expression. So have a pleased-looking binturong for a change.

I mean, I was going to do this as a fur study at first, but then I didn’t feel like it anymore, but it looked kind of cute so…yeah.

Search-and-rescue power armour.
A concept that popped into my head while seering the REV6 and REV9 power armours from the F.E.A.R games. A much more peaceful application of the technology, moving debris around to give rescue workers access to trapped people.
Right after she is finished with that level of Candy Crush.

Search-and-rescue power armour.

A concept that popped into my head while seering the REV6 and REV9 power armours from the F.E.A.R games. A much more peaceful application of the technology, moving debris around to give rescue workers access to trapped people.

Right after she is finished with that level of Candy Crush.

Sketching dragons for a small series.
Realized this one didn&#8217;t fit in with the others.
But posted anyhow. Is nice draggy.

Sketching dragons for a small series.

Realized this one didn’t fit in with the others.

But posted anyhow. Is nice draggy.

NOTE: Since Tumblr is being Tumblr, here&#8217;s the FULL SIZE version
So, it&#8217;s the end of 2013 ("But Karbik, we&#8217;re halfway into Janu&#8212;" shuddup, I&#8217;m slow). Some people have been doing  that "stick-an-image-you-made-from-every-month-into-a-square-thingy" but I figured I had something more interesting for you (also I don&#8217;t have enough images to fill the whole thing): thumbnails!
I am really fond of doing thumbnail sketches before any bigger painting because of the opportunity to try out ideas before you really dive into it and because it gives me a plan, a target to strive towards instead of stalling an hour into painting and despairing because I don&#8217;t know how to stop the colours from clashing.
Do mind that these here are just the colour thumbnails though, the pencil-and-paper thumbnails before those tend to be too horrid to share (for instance, here are the sketch thumbnails for Eurasian Rim).
I AM NEVER FLYING YOU AGAIN:
Rivalling Derision for the &#8220;most awful use of orange in 2013&#8221; award.
By the way, the inspiration behind the mechanical dragon&#8217;s design was the Skyranger from XCOM: Enemy Unknown (great game, 10/10). Note the turbine positioning.
Derision:
This was where I had the idea of going to some colour scheme website (a&#8217;la Kuler) and trying out the colour schemes from there as basis for a painting. This was also where I realised that&#8217;s an utterly dreadful idea. But I&#8217;ve found myself oddly in love with that warm orange-red and blue combination that the final version had. It has made an appearance in several other images to&#8230;
Safe place:
Sometimes the initial idea is just so clear that you nail it on the first try. Like having a photo etched to the back of one&#8217;s mind.
The variant with the shelf in the foreground wasn&#8217;t a scrapped alternative, I actually intended to make both variants but then lost interest.
YOU HAD ONE JOB:
One of the more dive-in-without-planning image, henche the big changes in environment. it changed from a foresty place to a beach because that&#8217;s where the stereotypical picnic takes place and
Eurasian Rim:
Since the image was very much echoing the cinematography of Pacific Rim, the colours pretty much chose themselves. "Let&#8217;s see&#8230;.dark, rainy night&#8230;lotsa tiny lights on mech&#8230;giant floodlights on mech and helicopters&#8230;.mysterious beam of light from the sky&#8230;.yep, that&#8217;s Pacific Rim all right."
Wacom dragon:
Tried various ideas, all intended to show the tools as being&#8230;infused, with an aura, as something wonderful or something. The final idea was meant to have magic/smoke wisps by the edge of the tablet, but&#8230;.
Sometimes one has to concede that one&#8217;s execution can&#8217;t match one&#8217;s vision. At least not yet.
Finally big enough to carry you:
Read through A Redtail&#8217;s Dream, wrote down 20 or so ideas for images, sketched them all, chose my favourites, did black-and-white thumbnails of those and out of those chose my favourite one to define further. And still I was at two minds on how to go about this idea by this stage.
In hindsight, I kind of regret altering that cliff from what it was in the thumbnail.That kind of big, boulder-y and jagged cliffedge feels like it may have been far better than the layered rock thing it is now, but well&#8230;.alas, hindsight.
Ground:
Knew I wanted to have the lower section be a cool blue with a white light from above, but the upper section was more difficult. I wanted something with hard, sharp lighting akin to say, Tragelaphus's work (there's a reason the centerpiece revolves around deers) but couldn't quite figure how to execute it. Dark highlights on white background? Too sharp contrast with the lower section. White highlights on blue background? Too samey with the lower section. Rainbow barf? Hmm, maybe not..

NOTE: Since Tumblr is being Tumblr, here’s the FULL SIZE version

So, it’s the end of 2013 ("But Karbik, we’re halfway into Janu—" shuddup, I’m slow). Some people have been doing  that "stick-an-image-you-made-from-every-month-into-a-square-thingy" but I figured I had something more interesting for you (also I don’t have enough images to fill the whole thing): thumbnails!

I am really fond of doing thumbnail sketches before any bigger painting because of the opportunity to try out ideas before you really dive into it and because it gives me a plan, a target to strive towards instead of stalling an hour into painting and despairing because I don’t know how to stop the colours from clashing.

Do mind that these here are just the colour thumbnails though, the pencil-and-paper thumbnails before those tend to be too horrid to share (for instance, here are the sketch thumbnails for Eurasian Rim).

I AM NEVER FLYING YOU AGAIN:

Rivalling Derision for the “most awful use of orange in 2013” award.

By the way, the inspiration behind the mechanical dragon’s design was the Skyranger from XCOM: Enemy Unknown (great game, 10/10). Note the turbine positioning.

Derision:

This was where I had the idea of going to some colour scheme website (a’la Kuler) and trying out the colour schemes from there as basis for a painting. This was also where I realised that’s an utterly dreadful idea. But I’ve found myself oddly in love with that warm orange-red and blue combination that the final version had. It has made an appearance in several other images to…

Safe place:

Sometimes the initial idea is just so clear that you nail it on the first try. Like having a photo etched to the back of one’s mind.

The variant with the shelf in the foreground wasn’t a scrapped alternative, I actually intended to make both variants but then lost interest.

YOU HAD ONE JOB:

One of the more dive-in-without-planning image, henche the big changes in environment. it changed from a foresty place to a beach because that’s where the stereotypical picnic takes place and

Eurasian Rim:

Since the image was very much echoing the cinematography of Pacific Rim, the colours pretty much chose themselves. "Let’s see….dark, rainy night…lotsa tiny lights on mech…giant floodlights on mech and helicopters….mysterious beam of light from the sky….yep, that’s Pacific Rim all right."

Wacom dragon:

Tried various ideas, all intended to show the tools as being…infused, with an aura, as something wonderful or something. The final idea was meant to have magic/smoke wisps by the edge of the tablet, but….

Sometimes one has to concede that one’s execution can’t match one’s vision. At least not yet.

Finally big enough to carry you:

Read through A Redtail’s Dream, wrote down 20 or so ideas for images, sketched them all, chose my favourites, did black-and-white thumbnails of those and out of those chose my favourite one to define further. And still I was at two minds on how to go about this idea by this stage.

In hindsight, I kind of regret altering that cliff from what it was in the thumbnail.That kind of big, boulder-y and jagged cliffedge feels like it may have been far better than the layered rock thing it is now, but well….alas, hindsight.

Ground:

Knew I wanted to have the lower section be a cool blue with a white light from above, but the upper section was more difficult. I wanted something with hard, sharp lighting akin to say, Tragelaphus's work (there's a reason the centerpiece revolves around deers) but couldn't quite figure how to execute it. Dark highlights on white background? Too sharp contrast with the lower section. White highlights on blue background? Too samey with the lower section. Rainbow barf? Hmm, maybe not..

Happy holidays, you lot.

I found something rather interesting for you. Finns have an…amusing view of Santa Clause, I thought you might wanna take a look.

The sequel is well worth watching too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqMN9Bo0IE

It is highly regrettable that I can’t find the higher quality variants of those anywhere

Some preliminary sketches for an image featuring sci-fi power armoured troopers.
Daww, lookit how sad that third one in the first set looks.
Some preliminary sketches for an image featuring sci-fi power armoured troopers.
Daww, lookit how sad that third one in the first set looks.

Some preliminary sketches for an image featuring sci-fi power armoured troopers.

Daww, lookit how sad that third one in the first set looks.

Ground

The primary purpose of grounding is to reduce the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into uninsulated metal parts of an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device. In a properly grounded system, such leaking current is carried away harmlessly.
[source]

Don&#8217;t go around shocking others, okay?

Ground

The primary purpose of grounding is to reduce the risk of serious electric shock from current leaking into uninsulated metal parts of an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device. In a properly grounded system, such leaking current is carried away harmlessly.

[source]

Don’t go around shocking others, okay?