SUPERRADIO

This was fun. One of the biggest projects I worked on this summer was making a cover illustrations for Ville Karttunen‘s upcoming children music album Superradio. I did the drawings with ballpoint pen which was a new art supply for me. But I love the end result. See the whole process of the cover illustration from this week’s video at Elli Maanpää Art. Ville Karttunen is having a crowdfunding campaign for the album so go check out mesenaatti.me. You can also buy cool merchandise from there: like the Superradio Tee I designed too. Picture below. Check out also the shorter art music video for the single Superradio.

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Which Tee I Choose?

Draw With Jazza announced the Artsy Tee Design challenge finalists. There were over 800 designs submitted and three finalists chosen. Sadly my design Art Is Not For Ninnies didn’t make the cut. So it was time to take this shirt into my own hands – since I want it so bad. I uploaded the design into my Redbubble store. Now I should just choose between the Women’s Fitted Scoop or Women’s Relaxed Fit T-shirt. What do you think? Which one should I order? You can also comment by participating the Twitter poll.

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Art Is Not For Ninnies also on Stickers, Tote Bags and Wall Clocks.art-is-not-for-ninnies_elli-maanpaa_shop_2017

Art Is Not For Ninnies

“Hard work beats talent every time.” – Jake Paul

I noticed the art related tee print design challenge by Jazza – from Draw With Jazza YouTube channel – week ago and remembered this tee print design Art Is Not For Ninnies I’ve sketched couple of months ago but never finished. Now I got the perfect opportunity to finish it up. This is a shirt I would proudly wear myself.

The idea behind the design statement is that sometimes people don’t think visual arts for being a real profession. It takes time and dedication to make a hobby into an prospective reality and that applies from professional football to making art. When you put the hours and heart into it, it can turn into a profession. It’s not easy but when you have only one life to live you might as well spent the time working on the things you really want.

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Spring Postcard Pop Up Shop

Remember Joulukorttikauppa: my online Christmas Card Shop? Well it’s not Christmas right now – even though it snowed yesterday in Finland – but I decided to open a Spring edition of the shop. There I sell my non-Christmas postcards and art prints during May 2017. kevat_joulukorttikauppa_2017

From the selection you can find postcards for Finnish celebrations like high school graduation and confirmation party but also all kinds of postcards from my illustrations and paintings. I will post the orders on Saturdays. Check also Joulukorttikauppa’s facebook page.kevat-kortteja

Thank you for checking out my postcard shop. Have an awesome MayDay! Or as they say here in Finland: Hauskaa Vappua!VAPPUA

Inspiration From The Forest

When one drawing isn’t enough. On this weeks Elli Maanpää Art -video I take you with me to our summer cottage in the Finnish countryside in Ähtäri. There I love to walk around in the forests. I was so inspired by the surroundings I did two illustrations: the first one I painted with gouache and the second one I did with Adobe Illustrator. I uploaded the later design also to my Redbubble store. Thank you for helping me choose the background colour for it in Twitter and Instagram. I appreciate the helping eye.

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Hugging Trees from up left: Women’s t-shirt, Pillow, A-line dress

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!

UHANALAISET Art Prints

ENG: There is couple of prints left from the Christmas market of the UHANALAISET paintings. These are also A4 sized. They are printed on a about 150 gsm photo paper. There is a thin white border around the picture. They cost 10€ a piece (+ the postal cost 4€). Three prints are 20€. Payment can be made trough Paypal. Each print is hand signed by me and they are very limited edition. Order by sending me email at elli(at)manpaa.com. I will send the prints on next Monday. Have a relaxing weekend!

FIN: Joulumyyjäisistä jäi jäljelle myös muutamia UHANALAISET taideprinttejä. Ne ovat myös A4 kokoisia. Ne on printattu noin 150gsm valokuvapaperille. Kuvien ympärillä on ohut valkoinen reunus. Printtien hinta on 1kpl 10€ ja 3kpl 20€ (+ postitusmaksu 4€). Maksun voi tehdä suoraan tilille. Jokainen printti on käsin signeerattu ja niitä on erittäin eksklusiivinen määrä. Tilaus onnistuu lähettämällä sähköpostia osoitteeseen elli(at)maanpaa.com. Postitan teokset ensi maanantaina. Rentouttavaa viikonloppua!

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