Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Tag: drawing

How To Draw From Reference

How draw from reference - 30 second tutorial by Elli's Illustration

This video tutorial is a 30 second Drawing Lesson that shows the basics of how to draw from reference. In the video I used as a reference my Cat Cocco sleeping in a basket. In this blog post I illustrate the same principles with more details with a green col-erase drawing of a Gecko. Before

Home Away From Home

Do you remember last summer when I was looking for a room to rent from Toronto for the Autumn? I do. It felt like a hard task since the real estate market is booming: everybody want’s to move to Toronto. But thanks to good luck angels I found a room before I it was time

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

Blind Contour Self Portrait

This was one of the exercise we’ve done for Beverley Ransom‘s wonderful Drawing for 3D Modelling and Animation -course. Blind Contour is a drawing technique where you draw the contour of an subject – in this case my own face – while you’re not allowed to look at the paper. You can look at your drawing

Trip To OIAF

Last weekend I hopped on a school bus and travelled to Ottawa International Animation Festival OIAF. I was so happy I went. I saw amazing animation feature films and short films all over the world.  Especially I enjoyed attending the talks where the artists shared their behind the scenes stories for example from such films as

Piece of Cake

Plenty of things to celebrate. 1st) There was the channel’s birthday last week. 2nd) Today we are officially over 100 subscribers. 3rd) It’s Midsummer – Juhannus this weekend. So this week I illustrated a cake using Adobe illustrator snd Photoshop. Thanks for the idea Shankar. Enjoy! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKbShMZ9AfM?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Animation Newbie

Elli Maanpää Animation 2017

I made a little showreel of the clips I did during the one week workshop with Kari Pieskä and TVPaint. Combining animatics and shor animations. I’m still a bit clumsy drawing with the wacom drawing board so you can see the difference in the amount details when I used cintiq (the kind you draw directly

Story Board

Hello folks. I have a spear moment while sitting on a school computer. I thought I might as well be productive and do a blog post. Here is a simple story board I created for our cinematography class. It’s about a boy who goes to his teacher’s house to propose only to wittness that she is already taken.