Bearskin

February 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Ellen Li Elface Bearskin

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Illustrations from earlier this year based on the folk tale Bearskin. The story exists in quite a few different cultures, but what they all have in common is a man wearing a bearskin and not washing or shaving for many years (which was actually the reason why I chose the story!) These were some of the more successful paintings done to test out the mood and style of the illustrations. These lead on to the paintings of the nine skin walkers posted earlier.

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Armadillo’s Ghost Cowboys

February 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Here’s something a little different. Work has been getting particularly fast paced lately and nothing like a short deadline and quick turnover time to keep you (or me rather) on my toes! It’s for a Polish magazine that publishes short stories, more info on that soon!

EDIT: The magazine is out! If you happen to be able to read Polish or curious enough to want to Google translate the story that comes with the illustration, (it’s short read!) you can find it here http://szortal.com/nawynos . It is a file titled  Szortal na wynos – luty 2013.pdf (click for direct download) Thanks!

Herbalist

February 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Another instagram recap. A part of a set of illustrations about Hong Kong I also did for the small exhibition a few weeks ago. More details about the project and scans coming soon!

Folk tales and skin walkers

February 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Illustrations of skinwalkers from folktales around the world painted on a really, really tight schedule for an exhibition. They were done in a 14 hour-ish sitting.. (minus the first image). Intense and quite freeing to just consider makes a striking image and to use only two base colours.  Find the cleaned up versions here!

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