I am a Finnish Visual Artist skilled in digital painting & drawing, 3d-modeling, texturing, lighting, shading, rendering and post-processing.

I am Interested In illustrations, character design, concept art, comic art, fine art, graphic design, typography, brand design, 3d-modeling and sculpting.

I have graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2012 as Bachelor of Engineering in Media Technology.

I have worked several 3d projects as a modeler, shading and texturing artist.

In 2013 I joined to the cooperative society Osuuskunta lähitaitajat and since then I have done primarily character focused illustrations and graphic design works.

Hire Me

If you have a job offer or just want to ask something, feel free to contact me at info@tonikasurinen.fi

I am also available to work in studio environment.


Please note that the main Digital Art section coming later.

Client Work

Latest client works are focused to the character based illustrations and some graphic design works. I have used different tools, bitmap image applications ArtRage, ClipStudioPaint EX, SketchBook Pro and recently vector graphic application Affinity Designer.

Mobile Phone Art

I have sketched and painted using Nokia N900 mobile phone and MyPaint open-source digital painting application since 2010. The Nokia N900 and MyPaint really initiated my art flow and has teached me how to paint digitally. The Nokia N900 phone is still with me, it is nice pocket size digital sketchpad when merged with MyPaint app.



I love drawing and sketching. I am using iPad Pro 12'9 -inch and Apple Pencil almost all of my sketching works. I use either iOS apps Procreate, Sketchbook Pro or Astropad Standard app which links iPad to the MacBook Pro 13-inch. This setup works great with ClipStudioPaint EX application.

3D Modeling

NewTek LightWave 3D is my main choice when modeling, texturing and rendering. I am a quite experienced sub-division surface modeler. I have also touched a bit digital sculpting tool Pixologic ZBrush, it links nicely to the LightWave 3D.