This video is dedicated to my nephew Teo. Since we ran out of time to draw this Teddy Bear together this summer – he lives in California and I in Finland – I decided we could do it in this modern telecommuting way. The art supplies I used were a paint set gotten from a Kinder chocolate egg and a red blue pencil.
Are you gonna draw your own Teddy Bear? If you are and want me to see it either send me a note or add a hastag #lookellilook to it in Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and I will check it out.
Vincent Van Gogh painted sunflowers over and over again. Some say it’s because in his time sunflowers were popular decorative theme in art. Paintings with sunflowers were easier to sell. That might be true but for sure not the only reason to Van Gogh’s endless desire to convey the beauty of that golden flower. There is soul in a flower that’s been given a name of the sun. And even when the flower is in the end of his lifespan it still shines like a beautiful memory.
This week’s video is a new episode of What To Draw and – as you might have guessed – the theme was drawing flowers. Enjoy.
This week we took our bikes along and took the cruise ship from Turku to Stockholm. In Stockholm we biked our way by the archipelago to Artipelag Art Museum in the Gustavsberg in Sweden. It was more than 55km of bicycling in one day. But the sun was shining and summer travelling have never felt better. Enjoy my little On The Go video from our trip.
This week I had a chance to visit Mikkeli Housing Fair. I spent my time well by studying what kind of art have people put on the walls of their dream houses. I found three recurrent themes: Abstract, Typography and Travel. Back home I combined all of them and came up with my own design: Inspire And Be Inspired. It’s now available in my Redbubble Shop as a wall tapestry, posters and much more. See on this weeks video the visit to Mikkeli and progress of the design. Have a great weekend.
Acrylic Block – Click the image to see more.
Tee – Click on the image to see more.
Large Poster – Click on the image to see more.
“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.
This weeks art work in Elli Maanpää Art was inspired by the music lyrics by the classic song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. I worked with just 4 colours of Aqua Markers. We also visited Pori Art Museum which is also great source of inspiration.
This week I was inspired to make a second video – a vlog about my last day as a trainee in Pyjama Films Animation Studio and about my trip to Helsinki to the premiere of the Finnish feature film Viraali. I named this new style of videos with the title: ON THE GO. Please let me know if you like to see this kind of videos next to the more art related stuff on my channel. Have an extra lovely summer weekend.
P.S. If you’re in Finland you should definitely go see the film Viraali!
Here I am at the red carpet with my avec the handsome Herra Kuula. Photo credit belongs to Viraali.