Elli Maanpää

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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

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

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

Adventures of the Animation Student

Animation Student & Director at the Animation Festival Animatricks 2018 - Elli Maanpää

I’m now at my third year in the animation studies in the Turku Arts Academy. This weekend I got to attend Animatricks animation festival in Helsinki as an invited director. My 2D animation Point of View was competing in the National Contest. I wanted to take you along so I filmed a vlog during the

Storytelling in Art – Questions

Questions about storytelling in art// Illustration by Elli Maanpää 2018

What do you think about storytelling in art? Narrativity was the main purpose of visual arts until the last centuries. Paintings were commissioned to tell stories about the events in religious mythologies. The gap between illustration and fine arts was not big. Only fairly recently – 19th century – the fine art took a turn

Aspiring Artist Blog – New Posts On Tuesdays

Elli Maanpää Art Trailer 2018

Welcome to the aspiring artist and animation student blog. I decided to simplify my posting schedule a little bit. For now on there’s a new blog posts every Tuesday. Every other Tuesday the post is also a vlog: a video published in my Elli Maanpää Art YouTube Channel. But my main focus is in my own

Key To Happiness In Life

Key To Happiness in Life // Elli Maanpää Art Blog and Illustration // 2018

Key to happiness in life is… moving to Finland. According to the report made by UN 2018 Finland is the happiest nation in the world. Read an article about it here. The funny thing is: most Finns don’t have a clue that were so happy. We think it’s the opposite. We know our neighbours, people

Sweet Procrastination

Elli Maanpää Digital Art 2018

Sweet procrastination. Days go by while thinking about the things that should be done some day in the near future. Not today but maybe tomorrow. After finishing my January goals I’ve now spent about a week in a state of mind where I’m productive without a clear aim. I’ve been drawing a lot with my

Classmate Sketching

Sometimes I get shy when sketching people in public. People often sense that someone is looking at them. If they catch me staring at them I get embarrassed. Some people smile and that smile I love. That means they give their approval. They are ok that I’m inspired by their appearance. But if they seem