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  • Art » Art from 2001 to 2007

    In 2007 I mostly worked with ATCs; they're available for viewing in the "Artist Trading Cards" section. During 2007 I seriously favoured drawing as opposed to painting, as the small size of the ATCs is perfect for detailed drawings whereas miniature paintings are quite painstaking to make. I fell in love with one particular method of creating images: splashing watercolour and/or gouache on paper or cardboard and then drawing on what I saw in the blotches. (It's like cloud-watching but with a tangible result!)

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    In 2006 I was still trying to concentrate on my medicine studies, and wasn't very productive in terms of art. Influenced by various Studio Ghibli movies I tried to get into drawing fantastical architectural complexes, but try as I might, the subject didn't stick with me.

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    In 2005 I was at the busiest point of my medicine studying career (which was cut short a few years later by recurring mental illness as well as art). The few drawings that I did produce during this year were mainly drawn during lectures. At least my "me as a doctor" self portraits, done on dissection class breaks gained me some infamy.

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    In 2004 my intermittent depression came back with a vengeance: it - and I - got worse than ever before. I only managed to make a few meager pictures during the entire year.

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    In 2003 my depression - first diagnosed in 1999 - started to get worse. The IB final exams also loomed ahead. I was still able to draw and paint, but the resulting images were often dark and melancholic. During this year I worked mainly with watercolours and the computer.

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    In 2002 I experimented with lots of techniques. However, my subject matter always tended to gravitate toward portraits and people (as it still does but not to this extent), and I realized that I should try to do something different for a change.

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    2001 was a year of portraits for me. As I drew mainly during high school lessons, basically all of the pictures from 2001 are quite small in size, and often not quite finished. I also held a very small-scale art exhibit in my high school lobby (you've got to start somewhere...).

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    © Minna Louhelainen 2014 / minagi (at)