Pikkupanda Of Finland Bags and Other Goodies In My New Redbubble Store

HOX! Sale 20% off of everything at Redbubble until midnight 25th of July. Use poromo code SCREAM20.

I have good news for everyone who fancied my UHANALAISET – ENDANGERED paintings. Remember: the animalistic take on Finnish art history and the exhibition held in Korkeasaari Helsinki Zoo in August year ago? Now you can indulge yourself in my Redbubble store. Imagine summer travels with the Pikkupanda of Finland string bag or snapchatting under the warm gaze of Virgin Snow. Not bad, huh? Get the whole look of the Uhanalaiset goodies in my Redbubble Elli Maanpää store. Thank you!

Pikkupanda of Finland: Drawstring bag, Tote bag, iPad case

Virgin Snow: Drawstring bag, iPhone case, Throw pillow

Elonaali: Tote bag, Throw pillow, Spiral NotebookAd Leo Astra : Tote bag, Samsung Galaxy case, Drawstring bag, Spiral notebook

Wounded Snowy Owl: Travel mug, Framed print, Hardcover Journal, Sticker

The Convalescent Emperor: Throw pillow, Tote bag, Greeting card

P.S. The store operates from Europe (it also operates in the States) so no extra custom duties if you order for example to Finland. Jey!

Business Pigeon

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 display screen.

This is actually the first Dood Elli Doo video where do what I’m gonna do: tell stories while making illustrations. This one is about a Business Pigeon in Manhattan New York. Hope you like it. If you do I’m ever so grateful for likes, shares and subscribes. I’m gonna upload a new video this week. I think Thursday will become my day of new content. Wohooo!

Coffee and Doodling

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 walked down the Kalevankatu street. Well. In doodles you don’t always need to be 100% realistic. Happy midsummer everyone!

Dood Elli Doo

My art vlogging career started today. The idea of Dood Elli Doo has been spinning around my head quite a while now but this week I got it done: speed drawing meets vlogging my way. I chose to keep the spoken language in Finnish which is my mother tongue but there is subtitles in English. If you’d like to see more videos like this please subscribe to my channel and also feel free to like/follow Dood Elli Doo in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Woop. Thank you! Now I’m off to a mini vacation in Stockholm. Fun times.

My Grand Jewel of Animation: Scene About Gardening

As I promised: here it is. This is the final work I did for our 2D animation class in my school Turku Arts Academy this Spring semester. The task was to create a scene with two characters. The other one had to be a human (my bucket head is considered to have the anatomy of a man). The human has do at least one whole body movement and the other character reacts to that. We were allowed to either work on paper or on TV Paint. I chose the later because I feel it’s quicker, it’s easier to test things if they work or not (and I love using colors).

This is what I came up with. It’s a 20 second long loop. It took me week and half to do. It turned out looking a little like stop motion animation eventhough it is drawn on a wacom. I used my favourite color combination: blues and reds. The story is about gardening. The beauty and the constant work.

So please take a look and let me know what you think. Besides looping gif I made into a video which I downloaded to Youtube and Vimeo. Do you think I should add sound design to the video and make it a “real” short film? Thank you for accompaning my journey as a developing animation artist.

With love, ElliElli_Kukkienkastelu_FINAL.gif

Practise Makes You Perf… Better

My school year ended. Just like that it’s already June and time to enjoy the Summer holidays. The last months of school for the Spring was just about 2D animation. Which is awesome.  Almost 3 months we set by our illuminated desk and drew. Our critical and charismatic teachers were Joni Männistö and Erkki Lilja.

We started the old school animation training from the classics (pendulum and bouncing balls) and slowly evolved into animating more challenging stuff and living mammals. The clips in this video below are pretty much in the order I made them. Enjoy!

Below are making of photographs from the way. Also check out bestestanimation.tumblr.com to find out what my talented classmates have been doing.

P.S. I will post my final work for the animation class later this week. Excited yet?