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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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:iconarchangeltidusx:
No problem! You have some awesome ideas there!
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Astalo 3 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it and thanks also for the watch. :thumbsup:
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:iconsholosh:
Thank U for the fave!
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Astalo 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome.
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Gawerath Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave and the Llama! :)
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Astalo Apr 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome. :)
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DougCamp-77 Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much for the fave man, you have some relly nice work here.
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Astalo Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome and thanks for the compliments. Your organic repousse style look very interesting.
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DougCamp-77 Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I am tring to develop it more at the moment, I am going to start transfering/mixing it up with larger sections now, its getting to the stage where I realy want to do some mad morphed out pieces, but to do forward with that I will probably have to start designing some pretty funky biomechanical pieces.

Should be good fun, though if I am not careful maybe a little too niche market, so I will have to watch how far I take it.
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:icontrippomuppo:
Very diverse gallery ! I like almost everything ! Good work , mister !
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