Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter - Spreading wonder with colorful creative creatures

Elli Maanpää

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Daily Journaling

BULLET JOURNAL // Daily Journaling - Elli Maanpää Blog - 2018

Daily journaling keeps me both sane (as sane as it’s healthy to be) and productive. Today I want to share two journaling habits that I find truly beneficial. BULLET JOURNAL You’ve probably heard of bullet journaling (BUJO). It’s super trendy – and I totally understand why. I’ve been bullet journaling couple of years now. What

Aspiring Artist Blog – New Posts On Tuesdays

Elli Maanpää Art Trailer 2018

Welcome to the aspiring artist and animation student blog. I decided to simplify my posting schedule a little bit. For now on there’s a new blog posts every Tuesday. Every other Tuesday the post is also a vlog: a video published in my Elli Maanpää Art YouTube Channel. But my main focus is in my own

What Should I Do With My Life?

Sun - Illustration - Elli Maanpää Art - 2018

“What should I do with my life?” I asked from myself last week. My identity crisis came so strong that I kept on Googling the question. I found some career test but they really weren’t what I was looking for. And then: I found this blog post and these 6 questions. It makes sense that

The Pros and Cons of Art School

art school worth it elli maanpaa art 2018

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

cupcake body image elli maanpaa 2018 illustration

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

Hugging Trees

hugging trees illustration Elli Maanpää

HUGGING TREES Hugging Trees is a illustration project where I wanted to express my affection to forest. There is a study that people are generally happier if they can see at least 10 trees from the home window. I also turned the illustration to tiling pattern. The design is for sale in my Redbubble shop. 2017

Unfinished Hues

Huevember 16 - Elli Maanpää 2017

Even though I didn’t complete Huevember – which I talked about in this post – I’m still pretty amazed of the 18 digital paintings I was able to create in November-December 2017. The Penguin In The Sky (3rd from top) is probably my personal favourite. It’s based on a sketch I did earlier in ROM: Royal Ontario Museum