Mills and Castles


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!

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


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.




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


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 🙂




Here is my latest one! Bridges it is called, I like bridges because they bridge – create communication and many places to go! While usually looking beautiful there with their structures too. Mine over here are simple but incorporated within a colourful, sea and retro fun landscape.


Clocks, Birds & Stairs!


Here my the latest illustration the first for 2014 on this blog and it is focusing on time, transport and travelling – Umbrellas, birds and aeroplanes, buildings, clocks, suitcases and stairs all in one! All rights reserved © Elli Chortara 2014


Ice Cream Made


New illustration with info graphic style without being one 🙂 Suited to this summer heat it was fun and cooled down the hot air while making it, fruity, cold and summery and all about some ice cream.


Birds with Cold Summer Drinks


Here is the latest image I have done, it is called Birds with Cold Summer Drinks. Those friendly but naughty birds approach our tables to play with our summer drinks. Enjoyed working on this piece, while adding more details incorporating human figure and some sort of motion playing around with vectors and creating some texture styles. © Elli Chortara. All Rights Reserved.


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