Water On Nonexistent Planet

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 Spacescape with brushmarker and it took about one hour to make. 

Perfect Day

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 with my loved one and I photographed the city scenery with my phone. Then at home I drew the photos to my sketchbook with the brushmarkers Santa gave me for Christmas. What a perfect day. 

Going Retro With Chroma Key

Last week in school we spent (well) with the teacher Leo Liesvirta in front of green screen and After Effects.  I was in a group with Sade Lahti, Anton Lipasti, Ossi Haapanen and Ville Kankaanpää. We five created these opening titles for a imaginary TV show called the Supreme Individual. We did them in just four days without any previous experience in chroma key. So proud to present you the outcome. Enjoy!

“Bye Bye” Says the Christmas Card Shop 2016

Joulukorttikauppa Christmas Card Shop 2016 is now closed. Thank you so much for all the orders. I love making christmas cards for you guys. Have lovely Holidays!

P.S. Phototgraph taken yesterday in front of the Turku Art Museum. Aren’t the christmas lights pretty? kiitos-tilauksista_2016_netti

Saara Aalto Takes It All

Finnish song bird Saara Aalto competes in the finals of X Factor UK this evening. She is amazingly talented and she has fought hard for her success. I’m rooting for her big time or as we say in Finnish: “Näytä niille närhen munat Saara” Watch her breathtaking performances for example here and here.

Saara Aalto, Elli Maanpää, X Factor UK