Elli Maanpää

Art, Illustration, Film // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

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The Pros and Cons of Art School

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The pros and cons of Art School. Is Art School worth all the trouble? On today’s video I talk about things to consider when you’re thinking about going to art school. I point out six topics to ponder about: Entitlement, Connections, Critique, Time, Paper work and Money. Even when coming from a country where education

Sweet Procrastination

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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

Freakishly Accurate Personality Test

Have you done the 16 personalities test? I did it last night and got ENFP-T. I was so overwhelmed how point on the result was: creative, enthusiastic, charismatic, curious, friendly but also over thinking things, emotional and very independent. I couldn’t have described my personality better myself. I’m going to use this knowledge to better

Inspired By Own Photographs

These days we always have a good camera with us where ever we go. The cellphones take remarkably good photographs. So use it for your advantage and always collect inspiration photographs from everything that draws your attention. This way you don’t need to rely on finding a perfect reference from the internet because you have

30 Minutes To Spare For Drawing

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Do you sometimes feel like drawing but don’t really know what to draw? I thought I’d make a series from that topic to my YouTube channel Elli Maanpää Art. This weeks video is the Part 1 on What To Draw. In this video I share one of the coolest websites: line-of-action.com where you can take

Water On Nonexistent Planet

I finally reached the end of my sketchbook. When I had only one spread left I asked what should I draw on it in my instagram @ellimaanpaa. I got two great answers: 1st Draw a nonexistent planet & 2nd Draw a landscape with water. I decided to try to combine these two. I drew the

Christmas Cards Like 17th Century Dutch Portraits

I had so much fun designing Christmas Cards for my Christmas card shop Joulukorttikauppa this year. Among other things I was inspired by Dutch 17th century portraits with an animalistic twist. See how I made the sphynx, buldog and frog paintings in the Joulukorttikauppa – Part 1: Animal Portraits video below. You can purchase these postcards