Today I uploaded new video to my Youtube channel Elli Maanpää Art. It’s a speed painting of the Atlantic Puffin. I did it as a commission for a friend Linnea from the Kujerruksia blog. She asked if I could design another tattoo for her this time about Atlantic Puffin. I’ve drawn a kolibri tattoo for her five years ago. That time my design was just the outlines and the tattoo artist made the shading. Linnea also got the tattoo colored later.
This time Linnea asked if I could include the colors to the original sketch. Since I’m not an expert in the tattooing I was first little nervous if I could do it right. Later I realized that I could just do my thing and the tattoo artist will translate the design into a form of a tattoo. I have such a high respect on the craft of tattoo artists. They know their thing.
Did you know there is less than 100 days to Christmas? Wow. I have a countdown to Christmas going on in my Joulukorttikauppa facebook page. It’s featuring sunny shots from Turku seen trough holiday themed paper frames. Please come count with me and share your countdown pictures on the site.
Less than two weeks ago I said I’m gonna quit my Youtube channel Dood Elli Doo because of time issues. But after the decision I started missing the video making. I started to think if there would be a smarter way to do this. How could I keep on being an Youtube artist, an animation student, a Christmas card entrepeneur and freelancer illustrator at the same time? The obvious response was that if I could combine my projects I could still keep on doing all of them. So say hello to my new born Youtube channel Elli Maanpää Art where I share making of videos of my art projects. The first video is in English and I’m still not sure how I feel about my accent. What do you think? Can I do this? I’m also looking dazzling in the thumbnail. I love it. Life is more fun when you are a bit goofy.
1) Frannerd Illustrator and Youtuber – I actually stole this idea for monthly favourites from her. I hope she’s not upset 😳 (sorry and thank you). I adore her personal illustration style and charismatic Youtube artist persona. 2) Balcony – I’m moving to a new flat in September which has a balcony. 3) Taco Nitos Taco Tuesdays – Their gluten free vegetarian tacos are tan ricos. 4) Sleep With Me -Podcast in Spotify. 5) Julieta – Almodovar’s new film. Perfect story telling, fantastic performances, enjoyable colour scheme. And it was such a special experience to see it with my mom. 6) Designing Patterns – Book by Lotta Kühlhorn. 7) Jazz dance classes – Autumn semester started after summer break. 8) Gluten free cake – cafe Agata opened in Helsinki (Annankatu 22). 9) Braids – My hair is finally long enough to make this crown like hairdo again. 10) Mänttä Art Festival – Amazing art all over Mänttä. Pic featuring Kalevi Helvetti’s drawing: Haikala
Today it’s raining and cold outside. In just couple of days it’s going to be September. So I guess this is what I have left of the summer 2016. These photographs have been taken in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia by me and my boyfriend with my Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6 and iPhone 5s. If interested to see more check out also the travel videos from Tallinn & Riga and Stockholm.
So many sunny memories. Thank you summer for being amazing. Bye now and see you next year.
Last Thursday I posted the last (for now) Dood Elli Doo on Youtube. It took 2-years of pondering before I got the channel started but it took only couple of days to decide to put it off.
I love doing these artsy videos but each one take 2 whole work days to accomplish. So now when animation classes start again and I need to find work that would pay the bills – like for example concentrate on Joulukorttikauppa – I just have to put Dood Elli Doo on a break.
Thank you so much for your support and likes! It means everything to me.
This week there is wonderful chance to see top animation in the Turku Animated Film Festival. Check out the schedule from their site. And since I’m there volunteering you might also run into me.