Amanda Wilhelmina Kanervo
Dog-nephew Elmo (13.6.2010-22.2.2019)
Cats: May, Mew (17.6.2007-13.4.2018), Lili, Pulle, Sira, Blanca,
WHAT I LIKE
Music, The Beatles, tattoos, drawing, nature/forest/sea, animals, coffee,
documentaries, walking around aimlessly
WHAT I LIKE to do
Photorealism, Surrealism, Black&White, Contrasts,
Darkness, Portraits, People, Animals
Wacom Intuos Pro drawing tablet, Photoshop
Pencil, Ballpoint pen, Charcoal, Watercolours
I'm Amanda Kanervo, self-taught drawing artist and a student.
I have done and tried a lot of different paths, but my deepest passion has always been drawing, and that's the thing I always get back into.
My favorite subjects to draw are animals and portraits of people.
I mostly draw black and white, photorealistic pictures. I create art for commission and for my own joy.
I have drawn since a little kid, starting from drawing only animals (mostly dogs) and landscapes, to later becoming interested in learning to draw people. For years I created only traditional art, mostly pencil- and ballpoint pen drawings.
Then couple years ago, I got my first drawing tablet and started creating digital art.
My drawing technique, when creating digital art, is more similar to painting than regular drawing.
I hardly use any other colours than black and white.
I create different shades of grey by adding black and/or white layers on top of the previous layers.
I avoid of using lines, preferring to concentrate on shadings and highlights.
In my works I like to play with contrasts, I tend to make my portraits look dark.
I'm obsessed with details, and could work doing them for hours.
I would like to combine surrealistic and photorealistic styles together in my future works.
Also learning to create more minimalistic and simple drawings is in my TO LEARN-list.
Continuous learning and progress is the reason I really keep enjoying of drawing. For me, drawing is a way to express things that can't be explained, it's my way to relax.
In addition to drawing,
I'm really into creating and improving creativity in various ways.
NOSTE-Klubi Vol.1, LeBonk, Helsinki, Finland.
Alibi's Hall of Fame, Õllebaar ALIBI, Pärnu, Estonia
No Reason No Because -Suomiräpin suuret sanojat, Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki Finland
No Reason No Because -Suomiräpin suuret sanojat, Tiketti Galleria, Helsinki, Finland.
The Art of Basware, Clarion Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland.