The time has come. My Elli Maanpää Art channel reached the 100 subscribers limit and now I got my own YouTube url ellimaanpaaart. To thank you I decided to do an art giveaway. So you can get this Aqua Marker Watercolour original art piece by commenting what is your favourite things to do during the summer. Mine is swimming and eating ice cream. You can comment directly on YouTube or here in the blog or in the other social media outlets. You have until the end of July time to enter the giveaway. Thank you for all the support. Until next time. xx
Watch today’s Dood Elli Doo and find out. Don’t forget to turn on the English subtitles. Plus there is a give away lottery of the postcard art so be sure to participate. Awesomeness!
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!
Kesä on täällä. Minun kesääni kuluu lomailun lisäksi kaksi innostavaa työ/taide/intohimoprojektia: Dyykkariprinsessa lastenkirjani kuvittaminen ja Uhanalaiset (Korkeasaaressa tarhatut uhanalaiset eläimet taiteessa) -maalausnäyttely, joka tulee elokuussa Korkeasaareen. Molemmista projekteista kerron teille myöhemmin lisää. Voit myös seurata edistymistäni reaaliaikaisesti instagramista: ElliMaanpaa. Ihanaa kesäkuun jatkoa ja Juhannusta, joka sekin on jo ihan oven takana.
Summer is here. Besides sun bathing my summer is about working on two exciting work/art/passion projects: illustration to my children’s book Dyykkariprinsessa (Eng. Dumpster Dive Princess) and art exhibition Uhanalaiset (Eng. Endangered) which will be held in Korkeasaari in August. I’m gonna tell you more about both projects later. You can also follow my progress in real time in Instagram: ElliMaanpaa. Have a lovely June and Mid Summer celebrations!
Yllä oleva kuvitus on tekemäni kesäversio Keltainen villasukka -blogin otsikkokuvakkeesta. // The illustration above is the summer version for the Keltainen villasukka -blog’s header I did a while ago.
If you’ve been following my instagram you’ve probably noticed glimpses of cottage paintings every once in a while. Last week I got the cottage assignment finished so now I can share some images with you. My task was to create 2nd edition of Cottage Books to cottages in Ähtäri: Orava (Eng. Squirrel) and Mustikka (Eng. Blueberry).
Here you can see some making of -photographs of the illustration progress. I worked with pencil, color pencils, watercolors and inks. Then I scanned the picture and perfected it in Phototshop. First Majatalo Orava.
For the most of the other illustrations I used the ones I did last summer since the subjects were the same but there was couple of Ähtäri tourist attractions that needed a new picture. For example below are the happy shoppers visiting Veljekset Keskinen.
And here is the cute bear of Ähtäri Zoo.
In addition I made deal to created an artistic advertisement poster of the cottages to display in our HEYA workroom window which is located in the vibrant area of Ullanlinna in Helsinki. It’s a win-win both to HEYA and the cottages.
If you’re looking for luxury holiday cottage to rent for a week or two in Finland take a look at www.mocqi.fi.
Lovely week to all!