Monday, December 09, 2013


I have a couple of postcard sets for sale. A set of 10 different cards (content varies) / 15€.
Drop me a line if you want to buy one, markku.metso(at)

Work in progress

Working on a new album cover illustration. Usually I like to draw the whole picture on a one sheet of paper, but this time I wanted to get more details and decided to draw most of the things separately and combine them later.
Most of the trees are almost done.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Chopping wood

 It has been a bit quiet here, but that's because I moved to a big old school building in the countryside and most of my time goes to all kinds of chores involving the house; burying big birds that fly through the windows, building a composter, setting traps for mice, cleaning up the yard etc. and of course chopping some wood with our trusted axe , Erkki.

On a rare occasion I have some time to draw something, like these illustrations for Hopperi magazine (RAY), for an article about addictions.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Work In Progress

Since everything new I have started to draw in a couple of days seems to be total crap, I picked up an old one from The Great Pile of Unfinished Drawings and finished this pencil sketch.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tattoo design

A friend of mine wanted a tattoo of a tree and a rainbow on her back, so I drew a tattoo design for her. I eagerly wait what the tattoo artist can make out of this.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Rest of the collages I did for my solo exhibition are now on my website, go and take a look.
Here is just a couple of them:

"Sielulla varustettu puulaatikko"
(A wooden box with a soul) 


"Sillä minä rakastan liian paljon"
(Because I love too much) 

"Sinä olit se, jota minä olin etsinyt"
(You were the one I had been looking for) 


"Olen väsynyt, väsynyt omaan väsymykseenikin"
(I'm tired, tired of my own tiredness"

Monday, July 08, 2013

updates & prints

I did some updates on my portfolio and I also put up a shop page for my prints. So if you want to buy some, go here. Those are just something I have in stock, but you can always ask if you want to buy a print of some drawing you see on this blog or on my website.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Exhibition @ Kouta-gallery / Poikilo - Kouvola Art Museum / 2.7.-21.7.2013

Well, it's been awhile. I haven't been doing any personal drawings lately and been busy with other things, like doing collages for my exhibition in Kouta-gallery. The exhibition is open 2.7.- 21.7.2013

Now that the work for the exhibition is done, I'll take a break from the collages and start drawing something and get this blog on it's regular pace again.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Art for sale

I added some pictures of my collages on my website and also some other stuff, some old misc prints and a couple of framed ones that I still have from last exhibition. All for sale, go and have a look here

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Another album cover, illustrations for Sheens. Their debut album is out now, check out

Friday, February 15, 2013

Why don't you fly away little bird?

"the princess"

Drawing this was so much fun that I think I'll have to draw the rest of the royal court too.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

And there you were, standing right in front of me

"an unexpected encounter"


Work in progress

I have these constant delusions about quick drawings. Things may start as something simple, like this did, but then I add some details and maybe a little more details and then finally there's nothing quick about it.  Have to give my aching wrist some rest before I do the rest of the patterns on the dress.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Skygods LP

LP version of the Demonic Death Judge album Skygods to which I did the cover image. Too bad so few bands make LP releases anymore, because this is looking so great!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Naisten vuoro

Just got this from mail. Illustration for a book cover. Naisten vuoro by Urpo Ihalainen, published by Ivan Rotta & CO.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Collages for the VALOA! group exhibition

One more post about the collages, then I'm moving back to drawings for a while.

Finished 13 collages for the VALOA! - group exhibition at Kuusankoskitalon Galleria, and now they are hanging on the gallery wall and I can concentrate on other things.

Facebook-page of the exhibition is here

If you happen to go to see the exhibition and like my collages and want to buy one or more of them, just contact me, they are all for sale.