Blind Contour Self Portrait

This was one of the exercise we’ve done for Beverley Ransom‘s wonderful Drawing for 3D Modelling and Animation -course. Blind Contour is a drawing technique where you draw the contour of an subject – in this case my own face – while you’re not allowed to look at the paper. You can look at your drawing only when repositioning the pen. I absolutely love this technique. It’s so much fun. And the self portrait turned out freaking awesome.

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Art That Sells

This week I had a chance to visit Mikkeli Housing Fair. I spent my time well by studying what kind of art have people put on the walls of their dream houses. I found three recurrent themes: Abstract, Typography and Travel. Back home I combined all of them and came up with my own design: Inspire And Be Inspired. It’s now available in my Redbubble Shop as a wall tapestry, posters and much more. See on this weeks video the visit to Mikkeli and progress of the design. Have a great weekend.

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Acrylic Block – Click the image to see more.

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Tee – Click on the image to see more.

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Large Poster – Click on the image to see more.

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Finnish Movie Biz

This week I was inspired to make a second video – a vlog about my last day as a trainee in Pyjama Films Animation Studio and about my trip to Helsinki to the premiere of the Finnish feature film Viraali. I named this new style of videos with the title: ON THE GO. Please let me know if you like to see this kind of videos next to the more art related stuff on my channel. Have an extra lovely summer weekend. 

P.S. If you’re in Finland you should definitely go see the film Viraali! 

Here I am at the red carpet with my avec the handsome Herra Kuula. Photo credit belongs to Viraali

Doodling Tourist In Stockholm

Last week we were in Stockholm with my bf and family. We saw vikings, beaches and lot of red dots. I had my sketchbook with me so I made another Travel doodling video to Dood Elli Doo Youtube channel. Hope you enjoy it. With love, Elli.

P.S. I try to post new video every Thursday

Travel Doodling in TALLINN and RIGA

This weeks Dood Elli Doo was little different but even more exciting. I edited all the material I drew and filmed during our short trip in beautiful Tallinn and intriguing Riga into one four minute long travel video. I hope you enjoy it!

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My art vlogging career started today. The idea of Dood Elli Doo has been spinning around my head quite a while now but this week I got it done: speed drawing meets vlogging my way. I chose to keep the spoken language in Finnish which is my mother tongue but there is subtitles in English. If you’d like to see more videos like this please subscribe to my channel and also feel free to like/follow Dood Elli Doo in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Woop. Thank you! Now I’m off to a mini vacation in Stockholm. Fun times.