Beautiful and Sunlit

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New illustration created this week including beautiful flowers with shining sun light. @ Elli Chortara 2015

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The Cheetah

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Here is the illustration for this week a proud and beautiful Cheetah! Cheetahs are animals of extreme beauty and of course speed – they are the fastest animals on land, so I have read recently – but unfortunately also an endangered species. If you like big cats please contribute here:
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats-initiative/get-involved
Cheetahs are dynamic, wild, beautiful and fast – so here she is – an illustrated version of one! Font used courtesy of Retro Fonts from Laurence King Publishing.
http://www.laurenceking.com/

A great way to start this month and the last of winter too, the month that prepares us to welcome spring and wishing you all a Happy February!!!!!!! Elli Chortara © 2015

Collaboration theme

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Here is my latest one! Very vintage indeed – Combining F1 car style with a some kind of random space ship from the past – parked into an abstract port and using some reds, yellows and blues for a retro style palette – and with this composition visually ‘completing’ a circle of collaboration of blog posts – adding of course a cup cake on the side for a blog anniversary – since it is a due collaboration theme time of month and it has been almost a year this theme choice challenge has started! Also have added some texture a technique I have been trying a bit more recently.

Cosmic

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Here is the latest illustration it is called ‘Cosmic’ and has been created in probably more that 2-3 cafes – as all my illustrations made with the best possible intentions. It might seem strange to some going to a cafe all the time especially on sunny weekends and doing all these drawings instead of just lying down somewhere in the sunshine – oh well – I like to create my illustrations somewhere with people and noise, especially after work or during the weekends when I simply like to have some creative fun, and I live in tiny tiny room too! Such is the life of a creative – what can be done – this is a blessing or a curse – take it or leave it – I think I ‘ll take it 🙂

new illustration! collaborative theme

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So here is the latest piece which is the collaboration theme selection with a friend of mine. This one is called ‘Hectic Day’ which is not far from the truth at least for me at the moment! Hectic mornings rushing to do things as portrayed in this illustration! Well a little bit more about myself here I have settled back in London for a while now near my old neighbourhood and am rediscovering the big city. Working and exploring town, perhaps trying to meet some new people – if I am not busy I tend to take massive walks in town – go to cafes markets and try food sometimes all the same but some other times sometimes different! I enjoy the city life and walking around my area and exploring the nearby ones too perhaps taking some guided walks, because I think it is vital to appreciate and find out more about the place I live in. That’s all for today – but l’ll keep a promise to post more regularly my new illustrations 🙂

Music Around me

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Here is the collaborative theme illustration for this month. Spring has well arrived and the selected theme is same as the title of this blog post – music is everywhere to explore! © Elli Chortara 2014 All rights reserved.

Some Street

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Back to updating my blog, here is my latest one! This is called ‘Some Street’ and is inspired by constant long walks that involve exploring new areas and urban or outdoor landscapes.