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Mikko Anttonen
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Finland
Current Residence: Simpele, Finland
Favourite style of art: Surrealism and fantasy art. (I like also some digital paintings and 3D-renderings.)
Favourite cartoon character: Lobo, Ghost rider, Wolverine, Slaine, Nemesis, Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack and Nick Knatterton..
Personal Quote: When it`s too loud, you`re too old
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Hi!  My name is Mikko Anttonen (A.K.A. "Freaky Mike") and I work as a traditional blacksmith and jewelry artist in one small village in the eastern part of Finland. I'm pretty mad on science fiction- & fantasy art/literature, historical times and metal music as well.. I have always liked drawing and making objects from metal, wood and other natural materials.

Link to my personal web gallery: www.saunalahti.fi/~wfan - (Text is mainly in Finnish..)

I drew a lot, when I was a kid.. In my teenage years that went to the backround, but after 2002 I got extremely interested it again, and draw and paint a lot of scifi- and fantasy themed works etc. (Mainly in Wacom tablet and Photoshop.)
I have made all kind of metalworks for hobby over ten years and I started finally my own business in 2007. My workshop is situated in one over hundred years old  barn house in our farmyard  and it's called "Taidetakomo Astalo" so I decide to use it also my nick in here. (Astalo is really a finnish name for temporary striking weapon.)

Many people have asked, that do i sell my metal works in online or make some commissions in there, but i have to say no for all of them.
I have already so much work to do in our farm/forests and my little company, that i don't have any meaningful reasons to expand my "business" to outside Finland.. I started to post my works here, because it's quite interesting to hear some feedback and comments also from around the world, and not only from my local circles and customers.

Sorry about typos.. English is not my native language. :)

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:iconandrewlyle:
AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
 i hed skill yes but i be a friends
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding my weapon picture folder to your favourites.
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:D (Big Grin) me and watch:D (Big Grin) 
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! 
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Very glad you liked it.
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FijettCraft Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Llama!
:)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you in return for following my gallery. :thumbsup:
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SybilThorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thx4llama by MeloCardio  
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Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also for you.
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DragonNomNom Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello there! I'm new to the smith world and am taking some lessons from a master smith. Could you give me any pointers? Thanks and love the page! 
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