GARDENERS Elli Maanpää 2019 // Acrylic on canvas In summer I was inspired by the nature’s ability to take care of itself: self-gardening. The plants turn their faces to the sun to absorb energy and when it rains they drink until they drop. These three paintings are called “Gardener Taking a Break”, “Gardener Contemplating” and “Triumphant Gardener”.
Do you know those people who do everything with mouse – even graphic design and illustration? Or even worse: the people who use only the trackpad of their laptop? Well. I was one of those people. I’ve been doing all my computer graphics using the trackpad of my macbook for the last 10 years. Now
I couldn’t keep the secret anymore. I did one more art video before Christmas. Happy Holidays to you guys!
More about cats. New speed drawing video in Youtube. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCfi0zJTohU?rel=0]
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
Hello. Hello. I uploaded new Dood Elli Doo video already on Monday but only today I added the English subtitles. I love how convenient the Youtube subtitle tool was so I’m gonna use that also in the future. You can click on the subtitles by finding the sub icon from the right down corner of the
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
This is the fastest ever I’ve organized an exhibition. On last Tuesday I got an email that Eteiskabinetti in Kirjakahvila has no reservation for April. That if I wanted to I could hang my UHANALAISET paintings there. So I did do just that on Friday morning and now the UHANALAISET are in the walls of this
2/3 How about school. (1st post here) One of the most demanding (and awarding) courses from last Autumn – Turku University of Applied Sciences / Film and animation – was taught by creative maniac called Chrzu Lindström. For his class I created over 30 drawings and wrote about 20 scripts for 3-min-long animations in less than a month (as did all
ENG: Pssst. Still in time for Christmas. I have limited edition of my Lovely Ladies as A4 sized prints for sale. They cost 10€ a piece (+ the postal cost 4€). Three prints are 20€. Payment can be made trough Paypal. Each print is hand signed by me. Order by sending me email at elli(at)manpaa.com