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

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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Lovely Ladies as Art Prints

ENG: Pssst. Still in time for Christmas. I have limited edition of my Lovely Ladies as A4 sized prints for sale. 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. Order by sending me email at elli(at)manpaa.com

FIN: Pssst. Vielä ehtii jouluksi. Myynnissä nyt rajattu valikoima muusa-maalauksiani A4 kokoisina taideprintteinä. Niiden hinta on 1kpl 10€ ja 3kpl 20€ (+ postitusmaksu 4€). Maksun voi tehdä suoraan tililla tai Paypalin kautta. Jokainen printti on käsin signeerattu. Tilaa lähettämällä minulle sähköpostia osoitteeseen elli(at)maanpaa.comelli-maanpaa_art_2015_1 copyelli-maanpaa_art_2015_2 copyelli-maanpaa_art_2015_3 copyelli-maanpaa_art_2015_4 copyelli-maanpaa_art_2015_5 copy

With Diamonds

“Diamonds are girl’s best friend” they say. I’m not sure if I agree since it does sound quite a lonely life to have only cold shiny diamonds as your best friend. I prefer something that can love you back. Still I do think diamonds are pretty. Especially I love the simplified shape of the diamond when it’s drawn. This watercolor work started as a platform for a crazy diamond pattern. But the message is that despite the huge amount of diamonds around the girl herself is the biggest diamond of all just the way she is.
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Here is a making of photographs of the progress. I started with a pencil sketch and then added layers of watercolor.

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For the pattern I wanted brighter colors so I used ink instead of watercolor.

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Only thing still missing is the floating diamonds.

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Here below is the finalized illustration With Diamonds.

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Some details. First close up of the face. I kept it very natural.

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2nd close up – the pattern: diamonds, plus sign, round seeds and ribbons.

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Have an absolutely diamondy week!