Congratulations Harri for winning Doodle Clash! What better way to understand your field better then to ask and learn from the experts? Here we have a better understanding about the person and ideas behind the Eager Beaver doodle. To see more of his collection, click here.
Is there anything you’d like to say to all the people that voted for your Doodle?
A huge thank you to everyone who voted. Free hugs if I ever see you in person.
What was your inspiration for your winning doodle called Eager Beaver?
The beaver doodle was part of an animal alphabet that I started working on when my wife and I were expecting our first child. I tried to draw mostly Canadian animals and, naturally, I started with the industrious beaver.
So tell me a little bit about yourself
What genres of music do you listen to?
Generally, anything that’s at least 2 decades old gets a listen.
If you can only live on one type of food, what would it be?
If Twinkies count as a type of food then I would be happy to eat them for the rest of my life. Donuts are a close second.
If you were a colour, what would you be?
Do you have any other hobbies and/or interests?
Hockey, golf and Netfilx.
I noticed your doodle is pretty patriotic. What are some things that make you proud to be Canadian?
The people, the weather, the land. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone in Canada, and I like that.
Tell me one thing about yourself that most people would never guess.
I speak Finnish and once fired a rocket launcher.
Any career advice for future graphic designers and illustrators?
If you find yourself working on a project that doesn’t allow you to be creative, you’re not trying hard enough.
Who is your favourite illustrator or graphic designer?
Bill Watterson, the magician behind Calvin and Hobbes, will always have a special place in my heart.
Any interesting tips that you personally use to make your illustrations?
I start with paper and pencil.
When you have a creative block, what do you do to rekindle inspiration?
What is your favourite media to use?
How would you describe your artistic style?
Clean and simple with a sense of humour that straddles the line between immature and witty.
What interested you to Baby Nimbus?
The opportunity to have my son’s favourite t-shirt be one that his dad drew.
Thank you for the opportunity to give us an insight about your doodle and the person behind it!