These days we always have a good camera with us where ever we go. The cellphones take remarkably good photographs. So use it for your advantage and always collect inspiration photographs from everything that draws your attention. This way you don’t need to rely on finding a perfect reference from the internet because you have
Sometimes it’s time for a change and this week was one of them. I chose to redo my profile picture. I used the old photograph loosely as a reference but I added some important extra parts like my cat Cocco the Coconut Boy. Nowadays he does everything with me so he deserves some profile picture
The Little Mermaid was one of my favourite films as a child. We didn’t have the video at home so I went to my brother’s friend’s house to look at the film with his mom. So when I found out that May is the month of drawing mermaids I wanted to give it my own go.
Happy Easter! I drew bunnies on this week ‘s video in Elli Maanpää Art. I used gouache, pencil, ink, brushmarkers and cotton swaps. Inspired by the season and free stock photographs. Have a good one. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDopOuGgMt8&w=640&h=360]
Has that happened to you that you’d like to draw something from your imagination but when you stare at that blank sheet of paper all the ideas you had just a moment ago, vanishes? It for sure has happened to me. When I’m ready to fall asleep or walking outside my mind is full of
We are approaching the end of the first third of 2017 and it means that Seasons are about to change. It’s hard to talk about proper Spring when there is still snow in the ground here in Turku but as an optimist I’m already all about the Spring. This weeks video is first of it’s
Hello Handsome the 2nd! Here is the brother of the 1st Handsome as promised. The second Handsome started his life as quite an ugly duckling. I used an card board cover of an old A2 sketchbook. That’s why the canvas was full of black spots. I made the piece with color pencil, gouache paints, little bit of
Hey Handsome! He (the intellectual poem boy below) is the first out of two men portraits I painted in August. The two are going to be stars of my upcoming artsy-fartsy short film about relationships. But since it sometimes takes years before I actually finalize the film ideas I have I now thought It would