This was fun. One of the biggest projects I worked on this summer was making a cover illustrations for Ville Karttunen‘s upcoming children music album Superradio. I did the drawings with ballpoint pen which was a new art supply for me. But I love the end result. See the whole process of the cover illustration from this week’s video at Elli Maanpää Art. Ville Karttunen is having a crowdfunding campaign for the album so go check out You can also buy cool merchandise from there: like the Superradio Tee I designed too. Picture below. Check out also the shorter art music video for the single Superradio.




Piece of Cake

Plenty of things to celebrate. 1st) There was the channel’s birthday last week. 2nd) Today we are officially over 100 subscribers. 3rd) It’s Midsummer – Juhannus this weekend. So this week I illustrated a cake using Adobe illustrator snd Photoshop. Thanks for the idea Shankar. Enjoy!

Christmas Card Elf

Hello. I am Elli and I love Christmas. If my name is too hard to pronounce you can also call me Christmas Card Elfess.

I’m grateful that Joulukorttikauppa (Eng. Christmas Card Shop) has been very popular this season. I thought it would be fun to share some making of photographs from this year’s Joulukorttikauppa illustrations. I’ve been planning the Christmas themes since September. Now it’s almost the last days of preorders. On Thursday I’ll send the illustrations to printing studio Painola. I already reviewed the sample cards and they look awesome (in the last picture).

P.S. I’m also gonna sell the christmas cards in person in Christmas Market on the 5th of December in Turun Messukeskus in Turku Finland. Welcome to meet-and-greet me there!
joulukorttikauppa, Elli Maanpää, 2015Superjoulukissa – Super Christmas Cats: Skater, Flyer and Skier. joulukorttikauppa_2015Lisää vain Joulu – Just Add Christmas: Couplejoulukorttikauppa_2015Printed cards. Check for more. We are also in Facebook.joulukorttikauppa_2015