Mountain Getaway

My this week`s speed drawing Youtube video is done with Winsor & Newton brush markers. I saw this view in Argentina Bariloche back in the 2006 when I was backpacking there. It’s hard to imagine that this dreamy place actually exist but it does.

As you can see in the video my cyan blue marker is pretty much dried out. I said this out loud last week and my boyfriend got me new blue markers for Valentine Day surprise. That was the best gift I could have ever had. Thanks to him there is more brush marker landscapes to come. Hope you enjoy my video.

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Animated Dreams in Tallinn

Greetings from Tallinn. I’m at the moment travelling back home from animation festival Animated Dreams held in the beautiful city Tallinn in Estonia. I was there for 4-days with my schoolmates and it was a blast. We ate well, enjoyed the historic scenery and shopped cheap art supplies. 

But I must admit I was little disappointed by the dark tone of most of the festival short films: they were often violent and rough. Nevertheless I managed to see few shorts that I was inspired by. Those were G-Aaah by Elizabeth Hobbs, Parade by Digna van der Put and You Are Not The Strongest by Emilio Yerba. These three were delightful, witty and pleasant to look at. I also saw the most enjoyable French feature animation film called Louise By The Shore by Jean-François Laguionie about an old lady and a dog in a seaside town. As my friend said it, it felt like a warm hug after all the war themed shorts. 

Now heading back home and school to finish my own very first drawn animation short. Here are some snaps from the trip. Enjoy!

Video Mapping In Viborg

Couple of weeks ago I had a chance to participate in a Video Mapping Workshop in Viborg Denmark. Here’s my video documentation from the trip.

The workshop was organized by Euranim. It’s an European project that involves 6 animation schools around Europe. The hosting school for this workshop was The Animation Workshop in Viborg Denmark.

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Our lead guru to the magical world of Video Mapping was Tamás Zador from Hungary. Also Lasse Andersen from Denmark englightened us with his video mapping works. The wonderful hostess and coordinator Lana Tankosa Nikolic from TAW made us feel welcomed.

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In this workshop there were 13 students participating. We formed 3 groups and each group made 1 minute 52 second long animation. The building Arsenal (in the picture below) was divided to three sections and every group got one section. My group had the left side of the building.

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The week was wonderful: exhausting and inspiring. I learned so much. I’m super thankful of the experience. Thank you Euranim and Turku Arts Academy!

Summer Mashup

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.

Doodling Tourist In Stockholm

Last week we were in Stockholm with my bf and family. We saw vikings, beaches and lot of red dots. I had my sketchbook with me so I made another Travel doodling video to Dood Elli Doo Youtube channel. Hope you enjoy it. With love, Elli.

P.S. I try to post new video every Thursday

Travel Doodling in TALLINN and RIGA

This weeks Dood Elli Doo was little different but even more exciting. I edited all the material I drew and filmed during our short trip in beautiful Tallinn and intriguing Riga into one four minute long travel video. I hope you enjoy it!

Menu’ Turistico Venezia

We booked last minute flights to Venice – “the city of winged lions” – with my partner-in-adventure since traveling does good for your soul. I made these photo collages to illustrate our visit to the magical city. Some of the photos are taken by him and others by me. There are glimpses of the canals, gondolas, cats, lions, couples in love, glass work from Murano, lace from Burano and my own travel sketches. We also spent hours in the Venezia Biennale Arte so here are some photos from the art we witnessed there (sorry for not being able to name to artists but I was impressed for example by Kerry James Marshall’s, Isa Genzken’s and Adrian Ghenie’s works). Breathing in the inspiration from the summery Venice.
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