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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Business Pigeon

Hello. Hello. I uploaded new Dood Elli Doo video already on Monday but only today I added the English subtitles. I love how convenient the Youtube subtitle tool was so I’m gonna use that also in the future. You can click on the subtitles by finding the sub icon from the right down corner of the display screen.

This is actually the first Dood Elli Doo video where do what I’m gonna do: tell stories while making illustrations. This one is about a Business Pigeon in Manhattan New York. Hope you like it. If you do I’m ever so grateful for likes, shares and subscribes. I’m gonna upload a new video this week. I think Thursday will become my day of new content. Wohooo!

Coffee and Doodling

I love to sit in nice cafes and doodle. That’s what I’m gonna do a lot this summer too. This weeks Dood Elli Doo was about coffee shop doodling. The main speed painting was sketched while sitting in the window seat of the wonderful Cafe Kokko in Helsinki while sipping tasty cappucino. Then the giant walked down the Kalevankatu street. Well. In doodles you don’t always need to be 100% realistic. Happy midsummer everyone!

UHANALAISET in Kirjakahvila

This is the fastest ever I’ve organized an exhibition. On last Tuesday I got an email that Eteiskabinetti in Kirjakahvila has no reservation for April. That if I wanted to I could hang my UHANALAISET paintings there. So I did do just that on Friday morning and now the UHANALAISET are in the walls of this small study room in Kirjakahvila until the May Day. The room is located right next to the entrance.

Kirjakahvila is a nice cafe in the old centrum of Turku. The area is called Old Great Square. The name of Kirjakahvila means “book cafe” and there are tons of books to be bought or read. They also organize all sorts of events and film screenings. I also recommend their vegan brunch every sunday. And they give discount for students. Jey! Go check out the Uhanalaiset Goes Turku mini exhibition before May.

P.S. The paintings are for sale so send me a message elli(at)maanpaa.com if interested on doing some art investements.

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