dragons, skulls, tentacles.


This is a portfolio of Laura Toivola; an artist of many talents, an insufferable know-it-all and an evil genius.

email: firstname.lastname@dragostries.com

 

 

About

 

Laura Toivola, studies 3D animation at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, agonises over art, authors the Oddunout comic strip and plots to take over the world. Can speak languages, some of which are also known by other humans. She is a self-confessed weeaboo and an all-around nerd. She also photographs, blogs, cooks, sews, knits, kicks ass and makes the best pancakes in the world.

 

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This site is a WIP, patience please.

Fixes pending:
The animation page, About-page layout, picture navigation, CV download, more sketches.

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CGI

The Computer Is Your Friend. Obey The Computer.

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Idle. Digital painting.

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Madness of the Birds. Digital painting.

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Well, I Think You're All Crazy. Digital painting. Social commentary. :)

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Happy: Digital painting, exploring taboos.

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Girls Are Pink: digital painting.

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Pihla as a Fairy. Digital portrait.

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Taika as a Fairy: Digital portrait.

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Succubus in the Pink Room. Digital painting.

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Scream, girl. Digital illustration.

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Sorcerer 1. Concept illustration for a MMOG character design contest.

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Sorcerer 2. Concept illustration for a MMOG character design contest.

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Scout. Concept illustration for a MMOG character design contest.

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Kakashi bust. 3D rendering of a Naruto character by Kishimoto Masashi.

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Cutter bust. 3D rendering of an ElfQuest character by Wendy Pini.

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Rollerblades. Realistic 3D rendering of an excisting object.

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Mechanical Herring. 90 minute challenge for an April Fool's Day theme, 3D. "Aprillia, syö silliä, juo kuravettä päälle!"

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Telephone. 90 minute 3D challenge "phone", 3D.

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Cosmos Spider. 90 minute 3D modelling challenge on spider theme.

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LOL U HAS NO MONY. Image for my personal credit card. (No, the reminder doesn't really work.)

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Boy in a wolf cape. Screen shot from a short animation on which I worked as the AD. I did all environment composition, designed and painted all materials and did the post editing.

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Girl playing with fir cone animal. Screen shot from a short animation on which I worked as the AD. I did all environment composition, designed and painted all materials and did the post editing.

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Imaginary forest. Screen shot from a short animation on which I worked as the AD. I did all environment composition, designed and painted all materials and did the post editing.

Artsy

I live and breathe for the act of creation. Without it, there is nothing.

Drawing: Therapy Bunnies

 

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I'm Watching You (triptych). Acrylic on canvas, 40x40 x3.

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Kaizoku (pirate). Acrylic on canvas. 100x50 cm.

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Unattainables. Oil on canvas. 100x90 cm.

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Dream Hunters. Oil on canvas. 40x80 cm.

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Inspiration. Oil on canvas. 120x100 cm.

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Rain. Oil on canvas. 65x55 cm.

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Facade. Oil on canvas. About 90x70cm?

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Forest Guardian: Acrylic and Korean ink on canvas. 65x55 cm.

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Triptych: Gravity of the Situation. Oil on canvas. 30x30, 20x30, 30x30.

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Imagilation. Oil on canvas. 65x55 cm.

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Civilisation. Acrylic on canvas. About 100x80 cm?

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Cairn Terrier. Acrylic on canvas.30x40 cm. Commissioned painting.

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Thought in a Forest. Oil on canvas. 120x100 cm.

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Vaeltaja (Wanderer). Acrylic on canvas board. 61x50 cm.

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Fool's World. Water colour on paper. A4.

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The Day I Was Too Old For Swings, 1. Pastel crayons and marker on paper.

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The Day I Was Too Old For Swings, 2. Pastel crayons and marker on paper.

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Tentaclttoo. Markers on paper.

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Dream Guide. Markers on paper.

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Travel to Distant Lands. Markers on paper.

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Therapy Bunnies. Markers on paper.

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Fra Angelico; Playstation Saint; Sleeping Portrait. Three separate fresco paintings. Sizes, respectively, about 30x30 cm, 30x35 cm, 30x55 cm.

Photo

Some clever quote.

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Hokokuji Entrance. An entrance to a Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Japan. Composition in style of Hiroshige Edo prints.

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Two Ways. A small shrine (left) at the start of a hiking trail (right) in Kamakura, Japan.

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King's Grave. An ancient royal tomb in Gyeongju, South Korea.

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Danggu. Which is what Koreans call four-ball billiards.

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Dongdaemun 1. An amazing flea market, where you could find just about anything, housed inside the Dongdaemun Stadium -- which is now demolished.

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Dongdaemun 2.An amazing flea market, where you could find just about anything, housed inside the Dongdaemun Stadium -- which is now demolished.

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First Snow in Seoul. Yes, it does snow in Northern South Korea.

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Frost Bird. Nature's own art.

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At the beach.

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Miracle.

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Making Bubbles.

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Blue. Studio portrait.

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Milla. Studio portrait.

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Senja. Studio portrait.

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Manga Day Chic.

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Mister Hare.

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Stones. Wall of the Museum of South Karelia.

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Monochrome Winter.

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Zen of Winter.

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Pandascale.

Crafty

Patterns are for sissies.

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CAUTION: Caps Lock. Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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Ctrl-Alt-Skull. Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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Esc'ape. Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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Happy Go Lucky. Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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Help! Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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High Voltage. Jewellery from recycled computer parts, and stuff.

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Doggy shirt 1. The first thing I ever knitted! Frodo the dog likes it.

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Doggy shirt 2. Hjördis the Brazilian Terrier is not so fond of her shirt.

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Hidden Skull, Crouchy Dragon. The first dress I've ever sewn; skull patches and a pocket. African cotton.

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Rainbow Kitty. Knitted mobile phone slip; commission.

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Dragon pocket. Knitted mobile phone slip.

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Happy Holstein. Knitted mobile phone slip; commission.

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Key Carrier Fairy. Polymer clay figurine on a natural rock.

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Wild Fairy. Polymer clay figurine on a natural rock with varnished leaves.

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Fairy Reflecting. Polymer clay fairy on a natural rock, with varnished leaves.

Sketchy

I wish... I wish... I wish I had a scanner.

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Digital doodles.

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Copic markers & fibretip pens.

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Digital doodling of unhappy people.

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Digital sketch.

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Digital sketch.

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Oekaki.

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Ink painting variations.

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Ink painting variations.

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Coffee and watercolour self-portrait.

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A puffin with a muffin and... a booby. Digital doodling.

Anima(tion)

Anima: life, breath.

Group project for a Museum of Technology in Helsinki, depicting the lives of children in the middle ages. This sequence was directed by Kaisa Pirttilä. I worked as AD, and as such designed, painted and composed the environment and all of the materials used. I did some of the modelling (the house, the wolf, some of the background items) and animated the second scene. I also did the post-editing on this clip. Others in the team were supervisor Olli Vihma and animator/modellers Sonja Jääskeläinen, Laura-Mari Kallinen and Sampsa Hellberg.

 

 

 

 

My first ever character animation... And no, I didn't know anything about sound editing.

 

My first complete Flash animation.

 

 

 

Camera test on an unfinished animation (1/5 frames)

 

"Morning" animation loop.

 

Horror run animation loop.

 

The bawling kitty loop. Click on the pacifier to calm her down.

 

Walk cycle tests.

ODDUNOUT?

Oddunout is a web comic of somewhat less than epic proportions: it is updated at random intervals, in various styles and with whichever medium happens to be working at the given moment. There is a domain - oddunout.com - which is waiting for someone to build it. Since I hate web design and all that code money stuff... for the time being, the comic is published at oddun.blogspot.com, at my DeviantArt account, on my Google+ and on my web log.

oddunout