Anssi Vaalio Lahti, Finland
I´m an illustrator and visual storyteller, from rural Finland. I love to draw plump cheeks and buttocks on various subjects. Clients inc: Sanoma, Into, KnigaMore
Nomad Strawberry — Kulkurikoulu is a school in Finnish language for Finnish children living abroad. I designed a character for them to use on their website. There´s an weird old Finnish saying "oma maa mansikka, muu maa mustikka" - "homeland is strawberry, other countries are blueberries", and I used that as a starting point...
Blueberry Character for Nomadsskolan — Nomadskolan is an internet school for Finnish children living abroad. They asked me to design a character for them. Blueberry is a common berry in Finnish forests, and so here a very Finnish blueberry is investigating an exotic coconut.