...and thank you for taking the time to visit my site. My name is Sami Rouhiainen and what you will find here is a lot of images created with various mediums over the years. The site is as much of a tool for me to see how I've progressed with my skills over the years as it is a way to share the artwork.
I’m a digital painter and I enjoy letting my imagination run free to create visuals that are beyond the reality we live in. Characters, portraits, captured moments and expressions are also subjects that inspire me.
Art is my passion, and I've been painting and drawing since I was a little kid.
Among the comics, cartoons and movies I grew up with, my biggest sources for inspiration and wanting to learn more have been the works Shoji Kawamori, Syd Mead, Masamune Shirow, John Byrne, Jim Lee, Bob Ross and his forever happy trees.
I hope you enjoy going through the site. If you have any questions or thoughts regarding the images, then please do contact me. :-)
Thank you for your time.
p.s. If you have professional interest at my work, please continue to the Portfolio section of the site or to the Contact page.
25.03.2013 - Tampere kuplii comics festival - the aftermath!
My sincere thanks to everybody who visited my table during the festival! You made me a happy artist! ^___^
09.03.2013 - Tampere kuplii comics festival 23.3. - 24.3.2013
I'm attending the festival for the first time and you can find me from the Indie side of the event (pienlehtimarssi) during Saturday 23rd and sunday 24th of March. I'll be selling high quality poster prints of my paintings again, so please come and check it out!
Hope to see you there!
10.08.2012 - Helsinki 27th comics festival - the aftermath
My sincere thanks to everybody who visited my table at the festival this weekend! This was the first time I was publicly out with my paintings, so every comment and purchased print was important to me and much appreciated.
10.08.2012 - Helsinki 27th comics festival
The annual Helsinki comics festival will be held again between the 7.9-9.9.2012. I will be selling high quality poster prints of my paintings for the first time on the Indie side of the festival (pienlehtitaivas) during the Saturday 8th.
Come and check out what I've been up to, buy a poster or two, or just to say hi. :-)
Hope to see you there!
31.07.2012 - New image published.
I had the honor of creating the issue 2/2012 cover of the Finnish Science fiction & fantasy magazine called Tähtivaeltaja. I painted the cover early in the year so the 6 month wait to see it printed was quite hard.
The link to the magazine can be found here:
And here's the original:
First speedpaint of the year 2011. With my thoughts lost in years past and in stories heard.
I painted a few fox themed landscape paintings last year. It was a lot of fun to explore more traditional themes.
This was my first published cover image. A magazine called Tähtivaeltaja, issue 2/2012 . Happy times!
I love painting landscapes, but I usually have to add something out of this world to the image before I can call it finished.