PROCREATE TUTORIAL: SYMMETRY TOOL Elli Maanpää 2020 // Procreate on iPad Procreate Drawing Guide tool Symmetry is handy tool. It’s perfect for drawing for example Christmas ornaments like snowflakes, Christmas trees and wreaths. See how to draw your own Christmas ornaments in the tutorial video below. SYMMETRICAL FACES & CHARACTER DESIGN You can also use
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 DIGITAL PAINTING Elli Maanpää 2017 // Adobe Photoshop Huevember is an international art challenge that takes place in November. The task is to go trough the colour wheel in daily paintings during November. One hue for a day. Here is some of my favourite paintings from my Huevember 2017 efforts. Painted with Adobe Photoshop.
ALBUM COVER ILLUSTRATIONS I’ve worked with talented musicians to create visual for their albums. Here is some samples of the album cover illustrations I’ve created for Ville Karttunen, Ukkosmaine and Tuomas Peurakoski.
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