Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Taidetta luonnon puolesta

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Elefantti, Elli Maanpää, 2020

TAIDETTA LUONNON PUOLESTA

Elli Maanpää 2020 // Joululahjaksi eläinaiheisia guassimaalauksia

Joululahjat ovat ihania – mutta myös haastavia. Miten voisin antaa joululahjan joka ilahduttaa, mutta ei tuota tuhoa luonnolle? Ja toisekseen mietin kenelle minä haluaisin erityisesti antaa lahjan jouluna? Vastauksesi nousi eläimet ja luonto.

Taidetta luonnon puolesta on pensselinojennukseni luonnonsuojelulle.
Olen WWF -kummi ja kuukausilahjottaja. Kummipinssini koristaa maalaustakkiani. 2020

Olen WWF -kummi ja kuukausilahjottaja. 2020

Marraskuussa 2020 Taidekauppaani tulee myyntiin 10 pientä eläinaiheista guassimaalausta. Lahjoitan teoksien myynti hinnasta 50% WWF Suomelle. Alla oleva teksti on lainattu WWF:n sivuilta 17.12.2020:

“Alle 50 vuodessa maailman villieläinten populaatiot ovat kutistuneet keskimäärin 68 prosenttia.Teemme joka päivä töitä tämän ympäristökriisin ratkaisemiseksi, mutta se on mahdollista vain tukijoidemme avulla.”

Nyt sinulla on mahdollisuus tukea maailman eläimiä ostamalla originaali taidetta.

LUONTOYSTÄVÄLLINEN TAIDELAHJA

Uniikit taideteokset ovat täydellinen joululahja kulutustietoiselle ympäristöihmiselle – esimerkiksi itsellesi. Inspiroidaan toisiamme auttamaan. Luonnon lisäksi taideostos tukee luovaa suomalaista yrittäjyyttä sekä on taidesijoitus. Katso kaupasta lisää kuvia teoksista.

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Lumileopardi, Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Lumileopardi, Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta: Elli Maanpää, 2020

Elefantti, Valkohäntäpeura, Leopardi, Makaki, Meduusa, Kilpikonna, Simpanssi, Tiikeri, Orangutan ja Lumileopardi. Löysitkö jo suosikkisi kymmenen taideteoksen joukosta?

KIITOS SINULLE JA HÄNELLE 

Teosten mukana tulee ”Kiitos” kortti, jonka voit paketoida joululahjan mukaan. Näin lahjansaaja tietää inspiroineensa hyvään tekoon luonnon puolesta. Kortti on painettu kierrätetylle puuvillalle, joka on kerätty t-paitojen leikkuujäämistä.

Taidetta luonnon puolesta // Kiitos -kortti. Elli Maanpää 2020

Taidetta luonnon puolesta // Kiitos -kortti. Elli Maanpää 2020

MUISTA TILATA ENNEN ITSENÄISYYSPÄIVÄÄ

Netissä toimiva taidekauppa on auki sunnuntaihin 6.12.2020 asti – tai niin kauan kuin teoksia riittää. Kauppa toimii suomalaisen pankin Holvin domainin alla ja se on helppokäyttöinen. Toimitusaika on noin viikko.

KIITOS SINULLE TAITEEN & LUONNON YSTÄVÄ! IHANAA JOULUN ODOTUSTA.

Ystävällisin terveisin, Elli Maanpää

Taidepostikortit: Jänis ja joutsen, Elli Maanpää, 2020

Taidepostikortit: Jänis ja joutsen, Elli Maanpää, 2020

Psst. Taidekaupassani on tarjolla myös Suomessa painettuja taidepostikortteja sekä minun ja Vesa Kuulan kuvittamia joulukortteja. Myynnissä 6.12. asti. Toimitusaika noin viikon.

Procreate Tutorial: Symmetry

"Granberry Girl", Procreate, Elli Maanpää, 2020

PROCREATE TUTORIAL: SYMMETRY TOOL

Elli Maanpää 2020 // Procreate on iPad

Procreate Drawing Guide tool Symmetry is handy tool. It’s perfect for drawing for example Christmas ornaments like snowflakes, Christmas trees and wreaths.

"Snowflake", Procreate Symmetry tool, Elli Maanpää, 2020

“Snowflake”, Procreate Symmetry tool, Elli Maanpää, 2020

See how to draw your own Christmas ornaments in the tutorial video below.

How to draw Christmas Ornaments in Procreate, Elli's Illustration, 2020

How to draw Christmas Ornaments in Procreate, Elli’s Illustration, 2020

SYMMETRICAL FACES & CHARACTER DESIGN

You can also use the Procreate Drawing Guide tool Symmetry in designing characters and drawing faces. You can draw line art or do a fully rendered painting in color. You only have to draw half of the face to get fully finished illustration.

Drawing Faces in Procreate, Elli's Illustration, 2020

Drawing Faces in Procreate, Elli’s Illustration, 2020

The feature image “Granberry Girl” is a digital illustration where I used the Symmetry tool and my own Procreate brushes for the first time. The illustration is Painted with Apple pencil in Procreate App in 6th generation iPad. 2020

WABGNET – Pala Pinkkiä Hattaraa

WABGNET - "Pala Pinkkiä Hattaraa" juhlataidenäyttely Kulttuuritalolla 2020 loppuun

WABGNET – Pala Pinkkiä Hattaraa is an art exhibition featuring 16 Finnish female artists. It’s celebrates the WABGNET community and it’s curated by Rigulio Graak.

My “Horisontin yli” // ”Beyond the Horizon” painting is part of the exhibition. The Art Show in Helsingin Kulttuuritalo and Sture4 cafe. Art Show is open from today until the end of 2020. 

Welcome to the opening today from 3-5pm!

WABGNET - "Pala Pinkkiä Hattaraa" juhlataidenäyttely Kulttuuritalolla 2020 loppuun

WABGNET – “Pala Pinkkiä Hattaraa” juhlataidenäyttely Kulttuuritalolla 2020 loppuun

Take Me To The Sea

"Take me to the sea", Procreate, Elli Maanpää, 2020

TAKE ME TO THE SEA

Elli Maanpää 2020 // Procreate on iPad

“Take Me to the Sea” painting is based on a photograph by Vision Pic from Pexels. In the video I show my process when painting a digital image from reference photograph. First I paint with a large brush to get the color composition right. Only after that I go into details with a smaller brush. Painted with Apple pencil in Procreate App in 6th generation iPad.

“Faces” Group Show in Helsingin Kulttuuritalo Until 11th of November

Group Show "Faces" in Kulttuuritalo until 11th of November 2020

My “Sohvaa pitkin”/”Couchsurfing” painting is part of art exhibition “Kasvot” / “Faces” in Helsingin Kulttuuritalo at the moment. Art Show is open until 11th of November 2020. Welcome!

Group Show "Faces" in Kulttuuritalo until 11th of November 2020

Group Show “Faces” in Kulttuuritalo until 11th of November 2020

Moon Gazing

"Moon Gazing", Procreate, Elli Maanpää, 2020

MOON GAZING

Elli Maanpää 2020 // Procreate on iPad

“Moon Gazing” digital painting is inspired by Halloween. It’s based on a photograph by Oleg Magni from Pexels. Speed painting of my painting process available below. Painted with Apple pencil in Procreate App in 6th generation iPad. 2020

Augmented Paintings in Animatricks 16.-18.10.

AR Paintings in Animatricks Animation Festival in Bio Rex 2020

At last I and my Augmented Paintings will be attending the Animation Festival Animatricks in Helsinki. Jey!

Animatricks was supposed to happen in May last Spring but it was cancelled due to CVID19 situation. But NOW it’s really happening.The festival is starting today and it’s filled with interesting animation films in different locations in Helsinki: Bio Rex, Orion and Oodi. See the whole timetable here. The festival is keeping extra sure everybody is staying safe in the animation screenings and other events. Here are the safety instructions.

AR Paintings in Animatricks Animation Festival in Bio Rex 2020

AR Paintings in Animatricks Animation Festival in Bio Rex 2020

My AR paintings will be in the lobby of Bio Rex from Friday 16th of the Sunday the 18th of October. Augmented painting combines acrylic painting with 2D animation trough augmented reality. Scan the painting with Arilyn App on your smartphone to see it come to life. Remember to turn on the sound. You can download the free Arilyn App to your smartphone beforehand.

Paavo Pykäläinen Photography from TAFF Turku Animated Film Festival 2019

Paavo Pykäläinen Photography from TAFF Turku Animated Film Festival 2019

The artworks are inspired by my Finnish roots. Finnish idioms are famous for their pessimistic undertone. For example “Whoever is happy should hide it.” It’s time to give the idioms a second viewpoint. What if being the “Painter of the skyline” wouldn’t mean a pointless dreamer but she who points out the beauty in our world.

See you at the festival!

Helenen Peilikuva

"Helenen peilikuva" Acrylic on mirror. Close up. Elli Maanpää. 2020.

HELENEN PEILIKUVA // Eng. MIRROR IMAGE OF HELENE

Elli Maanpää 2020 // Acrylic portrait painting on vintage mirror

I painted a portrait of the Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck to little broken vintage mirror. Broken because we all are little broken but we are still bold and beautiful. This was my art work for the HELENE20 -project organized by Helsinki Hospital.

I talk about more in depth about the HELENE20 -artist support project here. I filmed the painting of this piece. You can see the video in my Instagram here. This painting was exhibited in HELENE20 exhibition in Kulttuurihalli in Helsinki Railwaystation in September 2020. More photographs from the exhibition in my blog here. The painting was sold in Hagelstam & Co auction on 13th of October 2020.

Elli Maanpää: Helenen peilikuva, Acrylic paint on vintage mirror, 32x23cm, 2020

In the atelier - Elli Maanpää: Mirror Image of Helene, Acrylic paint on vintage mirror, 32x23cm, 2020

In the atelier – Elli Maanpää: Mirror Image of Helene, Acrylic paint on vintage mirror, 32x23cm, 2020

Support Independent Artist While Holiday Shopping In Redbubble

Did you know you can support independent artists while doing your Holiday shopping? And the products are super unique one-of-a-kind? Perfect gifts for people who are beyond common people. All from the comfort of your own home.

**Please note that I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

I asked myself to be an Redbubble affiliate after years of being an Redbubble artist. I’ve been happy with the products I’ve ordered from Redbubble. Today I’m going to talk about products I’m familiar with AND give shoutout to artists whos work I admire.

Psst. Redbubble is having at the moment promotion offering up to 60% off. Promotion is running through the 15th October site wide. Use the code FALLDEALS at the checkout.

DRAWSTRING BAG

This has been my go to backpack for five years now. I’m using it pretty much daily. It’s super light weight but it also fits my laptop when needed. It’s easy to take along inside my bigger backpack when I’m traveling.

The bag is made from 100% polyester woven fabric and the design is printed both in front and back. Here is cute black (cat!) design from Michelledraws in the left and in the right gorgeous abstract pattern by Tracie Andrews.

PHONE CASE

I’ve had two Phone Cases from Redbubble. First one for two years and then I wanted to change the design. The latest I’ve had for 4 years. It still looks brand new – both the case and the phone. I don’t want to buy new phone every year so it’s important to keep the phone protected.

I recommend ordering the Tough Case from the Case Style options. It has shock absorbing liner as an extra layer which keeps the phone unharmed even when dropping the phone to floor – done that multiple times and the phone didn’t break. Redbubble has a variety of cases available for all the different smartphone models. This classy Oranges design is by Finnish artist Iisa Mönttinen.

FACE MASK

Face Mask is the new must-have accessory. Redbubble Face Mask is non-medical mask. It’s two-layers and made from polyester and spandex. There’s different mask sizes available for kids, teens and adults. I made a tutorial on how to design a face mask with your own pattern. You can see it here.

If you’re not interested designing your own here some cute ones to choose from. In the left Tropical Flower design by Alja Horvat. In the right fresh Bird design from Tiga Tiga.

Holiday 2020 is NOT cancelled…

…even if most of the Holiday Markets are. Put on some of your favourite Christmas music, make a mug of hot cocoa and indulge in some online shopping. You can get all your must-have Christmas gifts from Redbubble. To keep your shopping unique and special be sure to search for the little guy: the local artist who is designing from the heart.

I hope you enjoyed this post. THANK YOU FOR READING. Cheers, Elli

Mirror Selfie

Elli Maanpää: Mirrorselfie, Acrylic paint on mirror tile, 30x30cm, 2020

MIRROR SELFIE

Elli Maanpää 2020 // acrylic paintings on mirror

Bathroom selfies are a thing. I’ve taken more than one myself. This is for sure my most succesful mirror selfie up to date – double layer mirror selfie. I wanted to test out how acrylic paints behave on mirror surface before painting the official HELENE20 -portrait of Helene Schjerfbeck. This selfportrait is painted to left over bathroom mirror tile.

Elli Maanpää: Mirrorselfie, Acrylic paint on mirror tile, 30x30cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: Mirrorselfie, Acrylic paint on mirror tile, 30x30cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: Mirrorselfie, Acrylic paint on mirror tile, 30x30cm, 2020