Sometimes I get shy when sketching people in public. People often sense that someone is looking at them. If they catch me staring at them I get embarrassed. Some people smile and that smile I love. That means they give their approval. They are ok that I’m inspired by their appearance. But if they seem
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
I finally reached the end of my sketchbook. When I had only one spread left I asked what should I draw on it in my instagram @ellimaanpaa. I got two great answers: 1st Draw a nonexistent planet & 2nd Draw a landscape with water. I decided to try to combine these two. I drew the
I’m planning to do a post about 2016 favourites. But before that I just want to share with you what a perfect day the 1st of January 2017 was. Great start for a new year. It all started with a perfect winter weather. Sun was shining and Turku looked beautiful. We took a long walk
Boys fell in love with her. I wanted to be like her. The force was strong with Carrie Fisher. Rest in peace. Edit: I just heard that the world also lost her wonderful mother Debbie Reynolds yesterday. I hope they are now together in a heavenly place.
Last week we were in Stockholm with my bf and family. We saw vikings, beaches and lot of red dots. I had my sketchbook with me so I made another Travel doodling video to Dood Elli Doo Youtube channel. Hope you enjoy it. With love, Elli. P.S. I try to post new video every Thursday
This weeks Dood Elli Doo was little different but even more exciting. I edited all the material I drew and filmed during our short trip in beautiful Tallinn and intriguing Riga into one four minute long travel video. I hope you enjoy it!
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
Postikorttiprojektin jälkeen olen jatkanut postikorttipapereille piirtämistä. Olet saattanut nähdä osan näistä piirustuksista instagram-tililläni @ellimaanpaa aiemmin. After the Postcard Project I have continue sketching on the postcard papers. You might have seen some of these drawings in my instagram account @ellimaanpaa earlier. Jos minulla ei ole musteita käden ulottuvilla olen käyttänyt väritykseen myös puuvärejä, … If I haven’t had inks at hand
Liilasävyinen kuva viime vuoden lokakuulta (alla oikealla) on ensimmäisiä luonnoksia joissa käytin musteläikkämaalausta pohjana lyijykynäpiirustukselle. On miltei taianomaista miten väriläiskät saavat rennosta luonnoksesta syntymään paljon valmiimman taideteoksen. Käytinkin tekniikkaa paljon mm. postikorttiprojektissa. That lilac shade picture from October last year (below on right) is one of the first sketches where I used colorful ink-splash-painting as a base