Flowery Midsummer

It’s time to celebrate Midsummer here in Finland. It’s the most magical time of the year with the never ending days. Nature is blossoming and the colour schemes are gorgeous. Today I was inspired to draw this flower scenery I found on our leisure walk – to wish you: Hyvää juhannusta!

Moving To Toronto

Lats Friday it was exactly one year from the first video published in my art related YouTube channel. To celebrate that and explain why I’m moving to Toronto for the Fall I did a quick live video in YouTube on Friday. If you weren’t able to catch me live you can still watch the recording. Let me know if you have some recommendations for Toronto. Thank you.

Tyrannosaurus Tietta

My 3-year-old godson Viljo had a request for my art channel. He wanted to see “fierce angry Trannosaurus Tietta” so this week I drew my very first dinosaurus. I used an old board – which I’ve used as a colour palette before – as the canvas and worked with oil pastels and acrylic paints. It was fun. If YOU have ideas or requests  please send me a comment. Sunny weekend to all!

What Do You Think About Tracing?

On this week’s video on Elli Maanpää Art I ponder aloud if tracing in art is ok. What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments. While talking about it I speed paint the painting for our puppet animation. The painting – both 3D and 2D version – is inspired by Picasso and Mondrian. I also mention the postcard shop with cat themed postcards. Enjoy!

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30 Minutes To Spare For Drawing

Do you sometimes feel like drawing but don’t really know what to draw? I thought I’d make a series from that topic to my YouTube channel Elli Maanpää Art. This weeks video is the Part 1 on What To Draw. In this video I share one of the coolest websites: line-of-action.com where you can take online drawing classes. I’m especially addicted to the figure drawing classes since it’s such an essential craft for an artist. I hope you enjoy my speed drawing female figures -video.

Chat With Dreams

What a better day to post this video about dreams than the one when I finally saw the movie “La La Land”. Loved it. I hope you like half as much my today’s speed drawing with brush markers. The work (both drawing and video) could be called “Chat With Your Dreams”. That’s the way to know where to head next.

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