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

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Waiting For The Winter Sleep

It’s heaven to run away from the hectic city life to the forest of Southern Ostrobothnia. These photographs are from last weekend which I spent with my parents at our summer cottage. I hiked hours and hours in the countryside landscapes and found my zen. Now the nature and me are ready for the hibernation.
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Camera: Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6