Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist Elli Maanpää // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

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Pitching Animation

Pitching animation at Cartoon Forum 2018

I felt so privileged to attend the 29th Cartoon Forum in Toulouse France this September. Cartoon Forum is one of the largest international pitching forums in Europe for animated TV projects. Pitching in Cartoon Forum means that you present your animation project in front of an auditorium full of producers, broadcasters and investors in 20 minutes

Art Print Giveaway

Art Giveaway // Elli Maanpää Art Blog 2018

ART GIVEAWAY time! There is an Art Print Giveaway going both in my Instagram @ellimaanpaa and in my Facebook Page Elli Maanpää Art. The details how to enter and what-not are all there. Go check them out by clicking the image. I’m giving away gallery-quality giclée art prints with my Penguin and Angry Bird illustrations.

Visit Gotland

Visit Gotland! Since it’s like a place from the fairytales. Gotland is Sweden’s largest island surrounded by the gleaming Baltic Sea. I travelled to Gotland for the first time last week with my mom, brother and nephew. We travelled trough Stockholm to get to the Nynäshamn where we took the Destination Gotland cruise ship to

What I’ve Learned

33-years-old // What I've learned // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

What I’ve learned before turning 33-years-young. It was my birthday yesterday and here is some simple things I’ve learned along my 33-years-of-living. I’m never too old to to learn new things / start studying new subjects. I’m never too old to be a kid at heart. There’s no generally approved “life plan” that I need to

Facing Failure

Facing Failure // Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

Facing failure is obligatory. Still it stinks like a skunk. But the failures are also the path way to success. I’ll let you know how I handle this failure sh**. It’s like studying how to fall safely when you’re learning how to ice skate. It’s important topic to tackle since we’ve all been there. Summer

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