30 June 2016

a new body of work

I have been working on new portrait styles and giving myself a little more freedom in my sketchbook. I think discovering new styles is so important as an artist for getting your work to the point you're happy with it. I have spent a lot of my time working on paid illustrations and commission based work and I have become rather stagnant in what I have been creating. 

So my new portraits have been created in Gouache and a simple black brush pen. I want to create a body of portraits that as a mix of all things I love, colour, people and tattoos So this little lady will be the start of my new collection. I find myself feeling a lot more excited when I am working on something new, the endless possibilities.



  1. This portrait is just beautiful Ella! I can't wait to see more of your new work, it's bound to be absolutely amazing! x


  2. really love this style ella! really like the little white accents you've added to it!

    Hannah at Hannah Venables / A CREATIVE LIFESTYLE BLOG

  3. This is a gorgeous illustration Ella, really excited to see what you come up with next!

  4. Do you have any tips for a person who is searching for their own style??? I always feel hesitant and angry when my artwork doesn't seem "beautiful" which leads me giving up easily.

  5. I love this orange lady! Can't wait to see more! x

  6. I love that portrait, it's so cute. I like to try out new styles all the time. It's hard for me to settle on one style. It definitely creates an evolution throughout all of my sketchbooks.



Thank you for leaving a comment, i read every single one. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, i will endeavor to answer them in the same comment box. So remember to check back for an answer to your question....
thank you


© Illustrated Ella - The art of living | All rights reserved.
Blog Design Handcrafted by pipdig