Greetings!

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It’s been a long time since I have posted something on my blog – I am happy to be back and share the love of creating fun illustrations. A seasonal one this time and hope you enjoy. My greetings to you and may your heart be filled with joy, love and happiness now and in 2016!

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

Mills and Castles

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Hello! Keeping the creativity promise as per 2015’s resolution and here is the latest illustration called ‘Mills and Castles’ and -inspired- by beauty that older buildings have. Also by mentioning some inspiration by warriors, nature, castles here is a contemporary version of a static vector building construction. Clean shapes and of course keeping it as colourful as ever!
Elli Chortara © 2015

No title – Don’t know what it is called yet illustration!

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Hello! As promised this year will be a creative one with more and more illustrations coming up and and even more creativity for good measure! Well just a few days after the start of the new year and feeling more motivated to be creative than ever.. – here is the newest illustration full of colours, shapes and shades for your eyes enjoyment all combined with a smile to keep lighting up our hearts! 🙂

Copyright © 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 🙂