Elli Maanpää

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

Elli Maanpää

Tag: digital illustration

5 Ways to Make Monday Feel Less Like Monday (Even After Holiday)

monday motivation - blind contour - Elli Maanpää

Monday can be a challenge. I don’t know if there’s statistic on this thing but it seems it’s always more likely to rain on Monday. Especially if Monday comes after a week of vacation. Today I wanted to share some of the tips to how to make Monday feel less like Monday. 1. Schedule Fun

Sweet Curves

cupcake body image elli maanpaa 2018 illustration

Sweet curves come in all sizes. A week ago I sat by myself in a coffee shop in downtown of Turku. I was doodling ideas to my sketchbook and eavesdropping juicy coffee table conversations. I heard two teenagers – about 12-year-old girls – chatting in a table next to me. The whole time they were

There Is No Rush – If We Decide So

Elli Maanpää illustration rush 2018 art

I wrote the first notes for this video already last December. I really needed a reminder that lot of the rush I was feeling was really up to me. Nobody would die if I couldn’t do weekly videos, finish Huevember or even complete all the classes for the Fall semester. I would survive nevertheless. And

Unfinished Hues

Huevember 16 - Elli Maanpää 2017

Even though I didn’t complete Huevember – which I talked about in this post – I’m still pretty amazed of the 18 digital paintings I was able to create in November-December 2017. The Penguin In The Sky (3rd from top) is probably my personal favourite. It’s based on a sketch I did earlier in ROM: Royal Ontario Museum

Learning Digital Painting – Huevember

Huevember 04 - Elli Maanpää 2017

Do you know those people who do everything with mouse – even graphic design and illustration? Or even worse: the people who use only the trackpad of their laptop? Well. I was one of those people. I’ve been doing all my computer graphics using the trackpad of my macbook for the last 10 years. Now