31 July 2010
Hey everyone, after watching to Episodes of midsummer Murders and Victorian farm inspired me to go out and do some drawings of the beautiful English Countryside. I have a really really weird morbid fascinations of drawing graveyards and churches, the church that is the Second image i drew in a place called the Lee its is a place where the founders of Liberty's of London lived and they are buried, i find local history and these sort of historical reference really fascinating. We drove around buckinghamshire all day, being followed by a rather weird lady in a black Citroen. I love the fascinating little stories that are folklore and old wives tales, i think places like Quainton (last image) and Winslow (First Image) are the sort of places that inspired me as a child to want to be an artist and an illustrator i think Old English and Peter Pan, miss Marple all the wonderful quintasessentail things that are English to me.
Alot of people say they like to spend their spare time shopping i love to spend my spare time drawing places and recording them, i am really inspired by places and the history behind them Uber geeky! if you ask me
28 July 2010
I have re-stocked my Etsy and Folksy site with Original and Prints, at very reasonable prices. I have mono-prints and large watercolour paintings for sale. I am really excited about all the new pieces and also I have put up the necklaces that I am doing in my give away. Please pop over and have a look or even better buy some wonderful stuff. I have been job hunting sooo hard that i could cry i have applied for like 150 jobs varying from teacher to market stall holder and i actually want to give up, does anyone know of any really good places to work?
On a little happier note i recieved an email from The thread paper journal asking me if i wanted to submitt some work for their journal this is really exciting stuff so iam working hard on ideas And also on new illustration ideas but i have been speaking to my dad about re-training in another field other then art maybe something like archiology or conservation, its just so hard estblishing myself as a good illustrator....
Me and my mum have been thinking about creating a vintage shop? She discovered a really lovely Egyptian leather handbag with Queen Nefferiti on the front she got it for £1.50 my mum is literally the best bargin hunter ever!
26 July 2010
I wanted to thank people for joining my Giveaway and i would like to say a massive HELLO! to my wonderful new followers, i have been getting quite a few tweets from lovely people saying they like my work i am trully greatful for these comments it was only a few days ago that i wanted to give up on illustration and art all together so this is giving renew engergy in my work so thank you so much.
Also i anyone fancies any other type of video.... related to my illustration and art please feel free to request be it drawing hands, clothes or painting go for it @ ella_masters
23 July 2010
Imagine wearing a wonderful summer dress and this beautiful piece of art, that only a few people will be wearing...
- Friday 6th August that gives you two weeks from today Friday 23rd to enter
- You must be a follower of my blog
- There will be 4 Individual winners!
- Leave a comment on this post with your name and i would like to win
- Open to everyone + international
- You will be sent either of the portraits above it will be between the two styles.
- Please Leave you Email or Blog contact so i can email you if you win.
-Four individaul winners will be selected by random.org
You will also be able to enter just follow me on twitter ..
-Tweet @ella_masters is having an illustration give away
If you want to buy these necklace straight away i am selling them on Etsy & Folksy site, head over and send me a message and you will be able to buy one.
Please comment or message me if you have any problems..
22 July 2010
But im Feeling its all really a little bit pointless at the moment. It would be great if you guys could let me know if you like these.....this may be my last post ever....
21 July 2010
I am not really a person that wears sunglasses i always wear to large or too small making me either look like a child or a fly and neither is a good look and seeing as it is summer i thought i would combine my illustration and fashion and i created a 'what to wear' sunglasses i apologies for the slack writing but i thought experimenting is the way forward, it would be great to know what you guys thought of my creations.
Once again this is a drawing that i had stuck in my sketchbook for the past months, and i decided that lastnight was the right time to colour her in, im not to sure on the face but hey nevermind i havent photoshop this one either you can see the colour of the watercolour paper eek i really need to get photoshopping where is my boyfriend when i need him hey! This girl has the perfect bikini body damn her! why do i always draw skinny pretty girls huh!? i never ever draw boys why is this? i think i might tackle drawing a boy today i might darw my boyfreind ha
On another note im in the house on my own and it is rather creepy eeekk!! doors are moving and the sound of footsteps creepy stuff, my little brother decided to draw me today what do you reckon...ignore the double chins hahah
My little brothers nickname is norman no eyes haha look at his drawing he has no eyes classic!
I also wondered if anyone knew of any good illustration agencies? and how to contact them?
wooo a new improved version of my illustration I photoshopped it and now its all white good times
i remember the first time i wanted to do art for ever, i was sat in my brothers room and i had a million diffrent types of sequins and pom poms and i knew from that moment that i wanted to create things forever i think i was about 6, but i do remember painting a picture of a lady bird when i was about five and i was really proud, i think thats my earliest memory of painting. But i was a really messy child so i wasnt really allowed to paint or even use crayons i would always melt them on the radiator ha!
20 July 2010
So the boyfriend went to morroco with strict instructions to take some lovely photos of buildings, boats and other lovely stuff, i got this wonderful postcard arrived today, after 6days of him staying at mine it arrived today quite some time after he had been here and told me all about the trip but it is still something lovely to have, the painting at the bottom, of a the window is by me its from a photo joe took in morroco.... im still learning i did thin layers instead of slapping it onto the canvases and bonus i found to antique oil paint boxes filled to the brim with oil paint so i didnt have to go out and buy any result the antique oil paints came from my great Uncle a famous railway poster artist...they had been hidden in my shed/room for sometime good stuf!
I have also been working on my watercolour sketchbook, me mum, dad and joe ventured to essex so i could do some drawing in the sunshine. I decided that i wanted to lovely boats and tiptree ketchup with no one stopping except for the evil woman with the dogs that attacked me and i got abuse for it, i hope the lady with the orange top and the loud mouth beilieves in Karma because i do.
I have missed the freedom of drawing and painting what i want to its great, i have also been venturing into alot more fashion illustration this is as far as i have got atm... i saw a lady in paddington station wearing these shorts yesterday she had a really littlw waist and she was wearing this lovely leather belt. Let me know what you think of my paintings its always great to get feedback.
Hey everyone i have been away for i think about a week now, too long in the blogging world hey! To start off with i was given this award by the lovely Stacey of Oh i love you pretty baby thank you its the first award ever! :) fabulous even if it is something little it means alot to me....
1. Name who gave it to you
2. State 10 things you like
3. Give this award to another 10 bloggers and tell them about
10 things i like (in no particular order)
1. Antique books
4. Tea cups
6. Patterned jumpers
8. Magnolia trees
9. My boyfriend
And the 10 people i tag are;
Check out their fab blogs if you get the chance :)
11 July 2010
I've had some really lazy days recently really with nothing much to report, but i have really been focusing all my time into finding jobs how very boring, all i want to do is paint.
This isnt the final product this is just the last picture i took to show the progress of the painting i didnt do any under coats i painted directly onto the canvase.
I think Oil painting is the only art technique that i have never really used so when i started creating this painting i felt like a child slapping onto the canvase and not caring what it looked like..greatest fun ever. I have decided for my summer that i will take the summer to learn this wonderful new skill....has anyone else got things they wish to learn or the summer?
9 July 2010
I have decided that maybe it would be better to get a part-time job so i can focus my time on my carear as an illustrator/artist i have save enough money to get equipment i have ben emailing Julia Pott and she has been fantastic with answering questions i have had on printing i am going to invest in some great paper to creat great prints soo please people spread the word of my work i really want to be creating fantastic pieces for people i have applied for some Freelance jobs one about nursery rhymms how exciting!
OOh i was today sooo tempted by an amazing ring i found in Topshop today it was a large gold antique style metal ring i was so tempted to buy it but i have a thing about rings that make my finger green i wear things to death you see! I can't manage to find an image of the ring i found today but this is alovely ring i discovered on Pamela Loves i love bears i really do.