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 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
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
Here we are now in my new Elli Maanpää website and blog. Everything is all brand new and exciting. The reason I wanted to renew my website was because before my site was a blog that expanded into a portfolio. Now this site is firstly an artist portfolio and secondary a blog. It also felt
HUEVEMBER Huevember is an international art challenge that takes place in November. The task is to go trough the colour wheel in daily art works during one month: one hue for a day. Here is some of my favourite paintings from Huevember 2017.
This weeks art work in Elli Maanpää Art was inspired by the music lyrics by the classic song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. I worked with just 4 colours of Aqua Markers. We also visited Pori Art Museum which is also great source of inspiration.
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
Last week was spectacular. It was also so intense that after getting back home I’ve been down with a cold whole week. But nevertheless I’m so proud of the work we did last week in Lille in France. I’m excited that I’m able to share how the week went by in my workshop & travel vlog
I had so much fun designing Christmas Cards for my Christmas card shop Joulukorttikauppa this year. Among other things I was inspired by Dutch 17th century portraits with an animalistic twist. See how I made the sphynx, buldog and frog paintings in the Joulukorttikauppa – Part 1: Animal Portraits video below. You can purchase these postcards