Taitteessa

I mentioned this project briefly before but now it’s happening. Taitteessa is an short vlog style documentation of Media studies in Turku Arts Academy in Turku University of Applied Sciences. Us four students – Kia, Emilia, Venla and I – filmed our study life during January 2017. Emilia and Venla study Advertisement, Kia studies Journalism and I study Animation. The Taitteessa workgroup edited the material into four times four short episodes. Two first episodes from each of us have already come out. The next episode featuring me will come out on Wednesday on the Turun AMK:n Taideakatemia facebook page. And on Friday on the TurunAMK YouTube page. Below is the trailer. Episodes 1 and 2 you can find by clicking one or two. Enjoy also the selection of my crazy facial expressions in these video thumbnails.

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My Animation studies

This weeks Youtube video in my Elli Maanpää Art channel is a coktail of video clips of me working on my very first drawn 2D short film at the University. My film is called Näkökulma – Point of View. It should be ready in two weeks. Oh, I’m so excited.

I was actually filming my study life because I’m taking part in this Taitteessa project where four Turku Arts Academy students vlog about their studies and everything else young people do or/and wonder about. Those episodes will be in Finnish and published in Turku University of Applied Sciences in February-March 2017. I’ll let you know when they are out.

Saara Aalto Takes It All

Finnish song bird Saara Aalto competes in the finals of X Factor UK this evening. She is amazingly talented and she has fought hard for her success. I’m rooting for her big time or as we say in Finnish: “Näytä niille närhen munat Saara” Watch her breathtaking performances for example here and here.

Saara Aalto, Elli Maanpää, X Factor UK

Just In Time For Christmas

Have you gotten all the Christmas gifts ready for the Holidays? Well. I haven’t yet. Luckily there is still time to order some amazing unique gifts from my Redbubble store. I think I’m finally gonna get that Pikkupanda of Finland drawstring bag for myself – who said you’re supposed to only buy gifts for others 😉

Direct links to the products below: Cats Are All Around – Black – Laptop Sleeve, Pikkupanda of Finland – Drawstring Bag, When Words Say It All – Hardcover Journal,  Cats Are All Around – Red and Blue – Hoodie. And in the shop there is much much more.

Thank you so much for all the orders I’ve gotten this Holiday season. Happy December to you all!

Joulukorttikauppa Is Open

Joulukorttikauppa Christmas Card Shop 2016 is now open in. The shop joulukorttikauppa.fi is featuring not only the favourite cards from last year but thirteen new and fresh Christmas card illustrations from me and Vesa Kuula. I will share making of videos of my illustrations later on my Youtube channel. Also if you’d like to keep updated be sure to like Joulukorttikauppa’s facebook page. Thank you. Have an awesome Halloween weekend!joulukorttikauppa_header_2016

Newborn Youtube Artvlogger

Less than two weeks ago I said I’m gonna quit my Youtube channel Dood Elli Doo because of time issues. But after the decision I started missing the video making. I started to think if there would be a smarter way to do this. How could I keep on being an Youtube artist, an animation student, a Christmas card entrepeneur and freelancer illustrator at the same time? The obvious response was that if I could combine my projects I could still keep on doing all of them. So say hello to my new born Youtube channel Elli Maanpää Art where I share making of videos of my art projects. The first video is in English and I’m still not sure how I feel about my accent. What do you think? Can I do this? I’m also looking dazzling in the thumbnail. I love it. Life is more fun when you are a bit goofy.