Elli Maanpää

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

Elli Maanpää

Tag: inspiration

Biking Trip to Artipelag

This week we took our bikes along and took the cruise ship from Turku to Stockholm. In Stockholm we biked our way by the archipelago to Artipelag Art Museum in the Gustavsberg in Sweden. It was more than 55km of bicycling in one day. But the sun was shining and summer travelling have never felt

Art That Sells

This week I had a chance to visit Mikkeli Housing Fair. I spent my time well by studying what kind of art have people put on the walls of their dream houses. I found three recurrent themes: Abstract, Typography and Travel. Back home I combined all of them and came up with my own design:

Looking For Home/Room In Toronto

My way of focusing is to do picture collages and make them as my wallpaper. All these images are from Pinterest. So what I’m looking for is a rental room with nice roommates from Toronto for Fall starting from Sept 1st – or Aug 29th. I’d be a nice non-smoking, clean, friendly roommate. Just making

Inspired By Own Photographs

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

Aid For Imagination

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

Chat With Dreams

What a better day to post this video about dreams than the one when I finally saw the movie “La La Land”. Loved it. I hope you like half as much my today’s speed drawing with brush markers. The work (both drawing and video) could be called “Chat With Your Dreams”. That’s the way to

August Favourites

1) Frannerd Illustrator and Youtuber – I actually stole this idea for monthly favourites from her. I hope she’s not upset 😳 (sorry and thank you). I adore her personal illustration style and charismatic Youtube artist persona. 2) Balcony – I’m moving to a new flat in September which has a balcony. 3) Taco Nitos