Elli Maanpää

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Elli Maanpää

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Make Art Every Day

MAKE ART EVERY DAY // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Make art every day …with some additions and exceptions. I’ve been making art pretty much daily for four years and this is some stuff I’ve learned along the way. MAKE ART EVERY DAY – SINCE IT BECOMES A HABIT I started 2014 with the new year resolution that I would draw every single day. You

Ladybug Illustration

Ladybug Illustration - Elli Maanpää 2018

When I’m not painting I’m working on illustration commissions like this ladybug illustration. My favourite Finnish children music artist Ville Karttunen won the national The Best New Kid’s Song -contest this year with his song Leppäkertun sadelaulu. The title means Ladybug’s Rainy Day Song. The song is cute and cosy and made me remember that

Dreams Vs Reality

Dreams vs Reality // Elli Maanpää Art Blog // 2018

Which is better: dreams vs reality? I think reality and I tell you why in a second. DREAM But first. Let’s look at this amazing image of a painting studio. It has been on my Pinterest Living Like a Hippie Royal wish list for a long time. Quite a dream, right?! Well let me tell

Art Idols

Elli Maanpää Blog: Art Idols, 2018

I have a new set of Art Idols. Here is three artist who’s works I found and fell in love with recently. I also want to share why their works speak to me. They are both contemporary and historical painters. HENRI DE TOLOUSE-LAUTREC Let’s start from the turning point of visual arts – especially in

Art Progress

Art Progress // Aspiring Artist Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Art progress – or art journey – is not a straight line from not-being-an-artist to being-an-artist. As an aspiring artist I’m still only starting but I can share a little bit of my personal art progress. I’ve stumbled upon a lot of my old art works lately since I’m turning my old childhood room into

Childhood Week

Childhood Week was awesome.  I got five out of the seven prompts done and I’m super pleased with that. I have now brand new illustrations to show you. I’m also going to share the stories that inspired the artworks. In case you missed it, I talked more about what the Childhood Week is in the

Childhood Pictures

Childhood pictures // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Childhood pictures since I’m participating to the Childhood Week. Jey! I want to show you couple of photographs from my childhood taken by my dad and mom. Don’t tell my brother that I posted a picture of him as a child since he might not be as thrilled. I know my parents won’t mind. I

Change Ahead

Change Ahead // Life update // Elli Maanpää 2018

Change is ahead. But that is good since only thing constant in life is change. I got great news this Monday. Next Fall I’m going to do internship in an exciting firm in Helsinki. I’m going to tell more about that later. This is fabulous but it also means I need to speed up with

Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature - Elli Maanpää Photography - 2018

I am so inspired by nature. This is not the first – nor the last – time that I talk about the inspiration I get from the nature. Last year I made blog post about a Inspiration From The Forest and I’ve shared my nature photographs here in the blog every once in a while.

How to Make a Repeat Pattern

How To Make A Repeat Pattern - Elli Maanpää Design Talk // 2018

How to make a repeat pattern has been on my video ideas -list for a year. Finally this spring I asked in my Instagram stories if it would be something people would like to see. They answered 100% YES. So here we go. Fresh from the rendering oven. How to Make a Repeat Pattern -tutorial. I