Elli Maanpää

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

Elli Maanpää

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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

Summer Recap

Before we head into Autumn and the exchange studies in 3D animation in Toronto Canada I wanted to give my last tribute to an awesome summer in Finland. Weather-wise it wasn’t the warmest but otherwise it was one warmhearted summer with awesome people (and cats). Thank you summer for being so good for us. See

How to Draw A Teddy Bear (Eating a Banana With Kinder Toy Paint)

This video is dedicated to my nephew Teo. Since we ran out of time to draw this Teddy Bear together this summer – he lives in California and I in Finland – I decided we could do it in this modern telecommuting way. The art supplies I used were a paint set gotten from a

Finnish Movie Biz

This week I was inspired to make a second video – a vlog about my last day as a trainee in Pyjama Films Animation Studio and about my trip to Helsinki to the premiere of the Finnish feature film Viraali. I named this new style of videos with the title: ON THE GO. Please let

Coffee and Doodling

Dood Elli Doo 2016

I love to sit in nice cafes and doodle. That’s what I’m gonna do a lot this summer too. This weeks Dood Elli Doo was about coffee shop doodling. The main speed painting was sketched while sitting in the window seat of the wonderful Cafe Kokko in Helsinki while sipping tasty cappucino. Then the giant

Pikkupanda of Finland

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Last but definitely not least the Pikkupanda of Finland (below in right) from the UHANALAISET exhibition. Tom of Finland (artist name of Touko Laaksonen) might very well be the most known artist from Finland internationally. His skilful homoerotic pencil drawings of sailors, cops and bikers were widely admired when he drew them during the 80’s and

Dreaming about Amur

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As you wished I’m going to continue posting progress stories about the paintings for the UHANALAISET exhibition. It’s open until the 14th of September in the Karhulinna of Korkeasaari Zoo. This Unelmointia Amurista (Eng. Dreaming about Amur – in right below) was the 5th painting for the exhibition. It’s based on the famous Muumipeikko unelmoi (Eng.

Moments from the UHANALAISET Opening

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Yesterday was the opening of the UHANALAISET (Eng. Endangered) art exhibition in the Karhulinna in Korkeasaari Zoo. Here are photographs from the event taken by my beloved V. Kuula. Enjoy! Hey! It’s my painting and name in the poster. Cool.It was easy to smile. All ten paintings I did during this summer were here and

Virgin Snow

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Here is the making of -photographs of the painting Virgin Snow which is part of the UHANALAISET art exhibition. I was inspired by the great Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt’s painting of her French lover and muse Virginie from the year 1883. My muse was the very endangered and beautiful animal Snow leopard. Below you can see my progress