Elli Maanpää

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How to Make a Repeat Pattern

How To Make A Repeat Pattern - Elli Maanpää Design Talk // 2018

How to make a repeat pattern has been on my video ideas -list for a year. Finally this spring I asked in my Instagram stories if it would be something people would like to see. They answered 100% YES. So here we go. Fresh from the rendering oven. How to Make a Repeat Pattern -tutorial. I

How To Get What You Want In Life – 5 Essential Tips

How the Get What You Want In Life, Elli Maanpää Blog 2018

How to get what you want in life? How to make it from where you are now to there where you want to be? I’ve fulfilled many of my dreams: lived in Paris working in fashion for one summer, held solo art exhibitions in a gallery, had a leading role in an international short film.

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

Triumphant Week

Musamaatio animation for Loiskis - Elli Maanpää 2018

Last week was a triumphant one. On Monday I got the news I’d won the Musamation contest by the Loiskis orchestra. On Friday I got email saying I was accepted to the The Finnish Illustration Association.  The Musamation animation competition is held annually by Finnish children music orchestra Loiskis. I made an animation for their song Kaikki

Forest Queen's Getaway

While on my walking adventures around Toronto I got obsessed by the Queen Anne’s Lace in their hibernation form. They look like delicate nests. So for the Matte Painting assignment I knew I wanted to use photographs I took of them as the base for a warm whimsical sunset setting. I’d like to knock on

Rocking Duck

One of the most challenging classes for me in Centennial College 3D animation was the Introduction to Maya: Modelling and texturing with the great Bohdan Ruzycky. Maya is known to be the Mount Everest of 3D programmes. It’s a fantastic programme since you can do so much with it. But the learning curve in the

Pikku Kakkonen

Here it is as promised. My masterpiece = the first 3D animation I’ve done. It’s a TV broadcast identity for the Finnish children TV channel Pikku Kakkonen. The name means Little Two… and that’s where I got the idea. I have lot to thank to our wonderful instructor John Lee back at the Centennial College 3D animation

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