Elli Maanpää

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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 Curves

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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

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

There Is No Rush – If We Decide So

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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

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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

New Horizon Rising

It is the 1st of 1st of 2018. New year is starting. Even though 2017 is blurring out in the horizon I’m not done with the year yet. The strike stirred up the schedule: the Autumn 2017 Semester in Centennial College is still going until the 12th of January. Thanks to the modern technology it’s possible

Building A Cartoon Character

This was one fun assignment in the Drawing for 3D animation class by Beverley Ransom. The task was to design your own cartoon characters and then draw their skeletons. This is pretty much what riggers in 3D animation need to do. I drew my guardian angel Mikael and his sidekick Furry.

How About The 3D Animation Studies?

I finally had a chance to look trough the material I’ve filmed at school here in Toronto. I edited a video about my 3D animation studies in Centennial College. I also list 5 good reasons why to do exchange studies – and 1 reason why not. As it is the 4th week of the Ontario

Halloween Art

It’s the Halloween holidays. This is actually first time I’m officially celebrating Halloween since in Finland we don’t really have it. Some of the yard decorations in Toronto are just amazing: ghosts, zombies, skeletons, spiders… you name it. Tomorrow I get to help my roommate to hand out candies to kids. I wanted to celebrate

Sunflower Fields Forever

Vincent Van Gogh painted sunflowers over and over again. Some say it’s because in his time sunflowers were popular decorative theme in art. Paintings with sunflowers were easier to sell. That might be true but for sure not the only reason to Van Gogh’s endless desire to convey the beauty of that golden flower. There