Elli Maanpää

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

Elli Maanpää

Tag: Toronto

Forest Queen's Getaway

While on my walking adventures around Toronto I got obsessed by the Queen Anne’s Lace in their hibernation form. They look like delicate nests. So for the Matte Painting assignment I knew I wanted to use photographs I took of them as the base for a warm whimsical sunset setting. I’d like to knock on

New Horizon Rising

It is the 1st of 1st of 2018. New year is starting. Even though 2017 is blurring out in the horizon I’m not done with the year yet. The strike stirred up the schedule: the Autumn 2017 Semester in Centennial College is still going until the 12th of January. Thanks to the modern technology it’s possible

Home Away From Home

Do you remember last summer when I was looking for a room to rent from Toronto for the Autumn? I do. It felt like a hard task since the real estate market is booming: everybody want’s to move to Toronto. But thanks to good luck angels I found a room before I it was time

Halloween Art

It’s the Halloween holidays. This is actually first time I’m officially celebrating Halloween since in Finland we don’t really have it. Some of the yard decorations in Toronto are just amazing: ghosts, zombies, skeletons, spiders… you name it. Tomorrow I get to help my roommate to hand out candies to kids. I wanted to celebrate

Classmate Sketching

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

5 Things To Love About Toronto

I’ve been planning and filming material for this video since I arrived to Toronto. The video was first called 5 things about Toronto but as I noticed my tone talking about these five things it’s clear that it’s a matter of love. I will do another video later about my animation studies here in Toronto.

Blind Contour Self Portrait

This was one of the exercise we’ve done for Beverley Ransom‘s wonderful Drawing for 3D Modelling and Animation -course. Blind Contour is a drawing technique where you draw the contour of an subject – in this case my own face – while you’re not allowed to look at the paper. You can look at your drawing

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