High On Spring

We are approaching the end of the first third of 2017 and it means that Seasons are about to change. It’s hard to talk about proper Spring when there is still snow in the ground here in Turku but as an optimist I’m already all about the Spring. This weeks video is first of it’s kind of the Story Time Art videos where there is a “plot line” hidden in the image I speed paint. I already did these back in the Dood Elli Doo videos but this is the first one in English. How do you like it? I also finally purchased some gouache paints and I loved painting with them.


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Kosmonautti

Kosmonautti (meaning Cosmonaut in English) is new beautiful song by Finnish singer-songwriter Tuomas Peurakoski. The song combines storytelling pop music to the celestial space vibes. Tuomas approached me last spring if I could create visuals for his single. I fell in love with the song right away so I was excited about the project. Tuomas talked about Georges Melies, 1920’s steamboats and star gazing. I got free hands to interpret those themes with the technique of my choice. Below you can see the final illustration. Be sure to give Tuomas Peurakoski a follow in WordPress, Spotify, Facebook and watch this meditative lyric video. You can also find a little traces of my design in the all the sites.


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Birds Getting Ready For Holidays

You know I’m just genuinely so happy right now. It’s one month to Christmas. My Christmas Cards in Joulukorttikauppa are selling well. I’m excited about the short 2D animation film I’m working on at school. Next Saturday I’ll attend a Cat Exhibition TUROK in Turku Fair Center. Besides Christmas cards I’ll be selling cat themed art prints there. That’s gonna be so much fun. I’ve never attended a Cat Exhibition before.

In this super fresh youtube video – which I posted last night to my Elli Maanpää Art channel – you’ll see me working on the Christmas birds illustrations for Joulukorttikauppa. Enjoy!

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Paper Art Snowflakes

Snowflakes have danced they way to Finland. My home town Turku is snowy white this week. Inspired by the icy stars I created these three paper art illustrations for Joulukorttikauppa: Ballerina, Snow Queen and Hot Air Balloons. See the Joulukorttikauppa – Part 2: Snowflakes video in Elli Maanpää Art channel to see how I made them.

Christmas Cards Like 17th Century Dutch Portraits

I had so much fun designing Christmas Cards for my Christmas card shop Joulukorttikauppa this year. Among other things I was inspired by Dutch 17th century portraits with an animalistic twist. See how I made the sphynx, buldog and frog paintings in the Joulukorttikauppa – Part 1: Animal Portraits video below. You can purchase these postcards in here.

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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

Bye For Now Dood Elli Doo

Last Thursday I posted the last (for now) Dood Elli Doo on Youtube. It took 2-years of pondering before I got the channel started but it took only couple of days to decide to put it off.

I love doing these artsy videos but each one take 2 whole work days to accomplish. So now when animation classes start again and I need to find work that would pay the bills – like for example concentrate on Joulukorttikauppa – I just have to put Dood Elli Doo on a break.

Thank you so much for your support and likes! It means everything to me.
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