Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist Elli Maanpää // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

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Draw Something Every Day

I have a strong work ethic on everything I love to do: art, design, animation. There is the constant need for improvement. I’ve been drawing daily for maybe three years now. Of course I’ve always drawn a lot but about three years ago I started the 365-drawings-a-year challenge. After the year ended I chose to

Guinea Pigs

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Piirsin veljenpojilleni – jotka asuvat aurinkoisessa Californiassa – marsupostikortit. Jotta rauha säilyy kotona, lähetin molemmille oman kortin. Mukavaa viikkoa! I drew my nephews – who live in sunny California – guinea pig postcards. To keep the peace in the family I sent both their own card. Have a enjoyable week!

Third Week Of Postcard Art

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The past week I’ve been on a road again. But that has not affected to the amount of days and postcard artworks done this week. 7 days 7 new postcards. If you have no idea what I’m talking about here is the Postcard Project in a nutshell: For every day in October 2014 I draw a

Postcard Project Continues

Here I am: the crazy postcard maker making my art. Today I’m going to show you to last weeks postcard sketches of the Postcard Project. Are you ready for 7 more postcards. If yes, roll down.Lady in Red. I bought a new shade of ink to celebrate the upcoming Christmas. 9.10.2014 Dramatic woman in the

First Week Of Postcards

October’s Postcard Project had a good start. All the 31 cards were reserved in about 36 hours. Since the beginning of the project I’ve drawn and sent eight self drawn postcards. One every day. And they’ve gone / are going all over the globe. My plan was to take photograph with my good camera out of

Want a Postcard?

Would you like to receive a self-made… …postcard… …from me? Yesterday I got an lovely idea thanks to my mom who asked me to draw a “Thank you” -card for our relatives. There is still couple of months left of my sketch-a-day challenge. For the whole year I’ve been sketching daily – sometimes big and bold paintings

Greta Garbo

I read a book about Hollywood legend Greta Garbo. The book was called Conversations With Greta Garbo and it was written by journalist Sven Broman. Biographies of famous actresses and filmmakers are interesting. But sometimes reading a book written by an confident of an star leaves me feeling like a voyeur especially when the book is about

Big And Small Cats

Tonight is the second Night Of The Cats in the Korkeasaari Zoo. I wrote a post about the event last Saturday. So last few weeks been very much about cats – small and big ones – and that can be seen in my sketch-a-day drawings as well. Here are couple of smartphone photographs of the

I Will Make It Happen

Today started with mixed feelings since I had to make some hard choices. Nothing too dramatic but choices of how I want’t to use my time this Autumn. Do I want to take singing lessons (yes) or take part in a improvisation course (I’d love to but couldn’t register on time). In the end of

Pastel Story

This is a story about big package of oil pastels. And about the fact I love receiving new free art tools. These pastels belonged to my boyfriend who was cleaning the house and thinking about getting rid of them. He said: “I haven’t use them in 10 years so I’m probably not gonna use them