Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Tag: aspiring artist

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

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

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

Daily Journaling

BULLET JOURNAL // Daily Journaling - Elli Maanpää Blog - 2018

Daily journaling keeps me both sane (as sane as it’s healthy to be) and productive. Today I want to share two journaling habits that I find truly beneficial. BULLET JOURNAL You’ve probably heard of bullet journaling (BUJO). It’s super trendy – and I totally understand why. I’ve been bullet journaling couple of years now. What